Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments, including spinal manipulation.
The Chiropractic profession emphasizes the natural power of the body to heal itself (homeostasis) and therefore does not include the use of drugs or surgery. Patients requiring these interventions are referred for medical care. Chiropractors use natural or non-invasive treatment approaches including manual treatments, physical therapy modalities, exercise programs, nutritional advice, orthotics, lifestyle modification and other patient education. There is an emphasis on joint manipulation, for which the traditional chiropractic term is adjustment, because of its proven effectiveness. (Chapman-Smith 2000)
At the Hope Island Chiropractic Centre we practice a variety of Chiropractic techniques including: Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson terminal point technique, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Activator. Our goal is to provide our patients with the techniques and modalities needed to resolve particular neuro-musculoskeletal problems as quickly as possible and achieve optimal health.