The chiropractors at Inverurie Chiropractic Clinic employ a wide range of techniques for each individual case. Below you'll find a brief explanation of the most common chiropractic techniques in use today. Our aim is to help you being able to self-manage your musculo-skeletal health.
Working on all the joints of the body, concentrating particularly on the spine, chiropractors use their hands to make
gentle, specific adjustments (the chiropractic word for manipulation) to improve mobility of the joints, and their effects on the nervous system.
The primary purpose of trigger point therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive, tense muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle. A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle as a result of physical, chemical or emotional stress.
The activator is a small handheld spring-loaded instrument which delivers a small impulse to the spine. It gives no more than 0.3 J of kinetic energy in a 3-millisecond pulse and the aim is to produce enough force to co-activate mechano-receptors in the vertebrae, but not enough to cause harm. It is extremely gentle and safe to use even in the elderly, where osteoporosis may be present.
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This technique makes use of specialised drop piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Each drop piece then gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
Our practice employs other very gentle techniques including Sacro-Occipital Technique. This, along with sleeping advice, exercise recommendations and advice about the best positions to adopt to support the back.
You can read more about which techniques each chiropractor uses under the Meet The Staff tab
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Inverurie Chiropractic Clinic
27 North Street
Aberdeenshire, AB51 4RP
Mondays 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesdays 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesdays 9 am - 5 pm
Thursdays 8 am - 6 pm
Fridays 8 am - 6 pm
Saturdays 9 am - 12 pm
Out of hours: Please email us or leave message on our answer phone and a member of staff will get back to you
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