Chiropractic is an allied health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders associated with the musculoskeletal system, and the effect these disorders have on the general wellbeing of the individual. The philosophy of chiropractic is based on the fact that the body is self-regulating organism that has the inherent capability to heal itself without drugs or surgery.
Using a set of manual techniques and skills acquired over 5 years of university education, Chiropractors focus on both structure and function to find and treat the cause of the musculoskeletal issue. Chiropractic techniques used in Macquarie Chiro include manual Diversified adjustements/manipulations to the joints, drop piece table technique and activator techniques. Additional supportive therapies used include joint mobilisations, treatment of sciatica, dry needling, trigger point therapy and myofascial releases.
Dry needling, also known as myofascial trigger point needling and intramuscular stimulation, is an invasive but very effective technique for the treatment of trigger points or knots within the affected muscle, and for the treatment of muscle pain and dysfunction.
Dry needling involves inserting acupuncture needles (thin solid filament needles) directly into a muscle trigger point or knot to relax the overactive muscle. When the needle is inserted, a local twitch response or short muscular contraction may be felt, indicating that the muscle knot or trigger point has released.
RockTape™ is premium type of elastic kinesiology tape that decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin, when applied in the correct manner to a specific muscle group.
RockTape™ is believed to be beneficial in promoting both blood flow and improving lymphatic drainage to the taped areas. It also provides an improved gliding between tissue layers while moving. The elastic and stretchy nature of the tape has a neurological effect on refining body awareness, joint proprioception and altering pain perception.