Treatment is very gentle and our chiropractors tailor each treatment to the individual as well as take into consideration age and medical history.
Sometimes people can feel a little achy or sore after treatment, just like with massage but this is part of the healing process and shouldn't last more than 24-48 hours.
Something loose and comfortable. Men often wear shorts or tracksuits and women wear a vest and loose trousers. Gowns are often provided at the first consultation and underwear is kept on.
This depends on factors such as the length of time the problem has been present, the motivation to get well, the ability to carry out home care instructions (exercises, stretches, etc) and the severity of the issue. Every individual is different and we will put together a treatment programme that will suit your needs.
There are many different chiropractic adjusting methods. Some methods involve the spine making “popping” sounds and some work with much more gentle methods of mobilisation. Some adjustments work with the soft tissues of the body. Liz Garvey is skilled in many techniques that do not involve popping sounds. Whilst some people really enjoy the feeling of the spine moving and audibly 'releasing', others do not. Liz will work with each individual to determine the best method of treatment to achieve the best results.
Initially patients usually need more frequent treatment in order to quickly reduce pain and discomfort. Repetition of the treatment at the beginning is similar to training the body to perform a new task, the more it’s done, the quicker your body is able to hold the new balanced state. Frequency of visits is reduced as bodily function improves.
Like regular opticians and dentist check ups, Chiropractic can help determine potential problems in the body before they become a problem or become painful. Life throws many physical, chemical, emotional and mental stressors at us and our body learns to compensate in ways that can have long term detrimental effects. At Back in Shape we work with each individual to understand their personal needs. Some people want a specific complaint dealt with and then choose to end care once the problem has ceased and others choose ongoing chiropractic prevention and maintenance care.