Chiropractic Treatment | Stockport Manchester-The Family Chiropractic Clinic

What Do I Do?

 Introduction
The Family Chiropractic clinic can offer you a new and extraordinary treatment, to help you become healthier.  I combine my knowledge of ‘clinical neurology’ with a relatively gentle treatment protocol that I have developed, to enable me to treat many difficult and chronic ailments.  Please do not expect to be 'cracked' or 'popped', as many traditional chiropractors practice.

My objective in the examination and treatment, is to identify and correct muscle imbalances that have a detrimental affect upon the joints of your body.    From the information given to me during the consultation, I will form a ‘picture’ of what is likely to be causing your pains.  Muscle imbalances may cause joint pain, muscle pain, trapped nerves but may also cause stiffness, fatigue and abnormal spinal curves.
 
Your muscle imbalance is not caused by working long hours at a computer or heavy lifting, but these activities may exacerbate your symptoms.  The ‘tone’ of your muscles are regulated by specific nuclei from within the brain stem.  When our muscles are in a state of ‘balance’, then the body will easily maintain a stress-free upright posture.  When mucle groups become ‘imbalanced’, then abnormal posture and subsequent pain occurs.


The Examination and Treatment
When you lay down on the treatment table, I put a pair of flat-soled shoes on you.  These shoes allow me to compare your leg lengths.  In the relaxed lying position, your legs will be the same length.  However, one leg will become shorter (approx half inch), whenever you do something (or I do something to you) that causes a greater muscular imbalance or increases joint displacement. 

The leg length difference (LLD) is caused by reflex muscle contractions in one leg that result in one leg becoming shorter.  Like a concertina, the joints of the ankle, knee and hip become more compressed.  This reflex will happen if you contract a muscle (anywhere in the body) that is already over-active (hypertonic) or if I gently push a joint further out of place.  Strangely, this reflex / LLD will also occur when you contract specific eye or facial muscles that are associated with your brainstem imbalance.  This may be by simply looking up or down, left or right.


We all have a brainstem imbalance, which is a consequence of our genetics.  Certain nuclei within the brainstem regulate specific muscles in our body.  Our posture is reflective of brainstem function.  If you are one of the many people who suffer from car sickness or have a dis-like of spinning, then this is a strong indicator that your vestibular nuclei are imbalanced, which regulate the tone of spinal muscles.  The treatment is designed to reduce the muscular imbalances and ultimately to reduce your symptoms.  

The above hand-held tool (that sounds like a staple gun) is pressed into a tight muscles and ‘fired’.  This mechanical spring-loaded impulse, quickly stretches some receptors close to the muscle tendon called ‘golgi tendon organs’.  When these receptors are quickly stretched, there is a neurological reflex that helps to relax the muscle.   Alternatively, deep pressure vibration into the same receptors for a few seconds, will have a similar affect. 

In order to increase the tone of a flaccid muscle, ultrasonic vibration is used to stimulate the spindle cells, found within the belly of the muscle.  Stimulation here will increase the feed-back to the under-active regions of the brainstem.  Once I have treated your muscular imbalance, gentle adjustments to your pelvic / sacral complex can be made (if appropriate), which may have been displaced by the muscle imbalance. 

Take a look at our discounted rates on the Costspage. You could pay as little as £21.00 per treatment.
 

Please phone 0161 482 0786, to make your consultation and examination appointment or to make further inquiries.

The Family Chiropractic Clinic, 15 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. SK8 5AF.
Chiropractor serving the people of Cheadle, Stockport, Manchester, Trafford and Tameside.

 
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