The chiropractors consider elements of your lifestyle that affect your body such as:
Health and wellness
Effects of work or sports activities
How you lift and hold your children
You will be given advice on how these activities affect your body and be provided with support (postural advice, stretches, exercises etc) to help improve their effects.
Patients frequently see chiropractors for:
Neck pain and whiplash
Headaches and migraines
Shoulder pain and injuries
Postural stress and repetitive strain
Shoulder blade and mid back pain
Low back pain
Leg length changes
Pins and needles or numbness
Disc injury / slipped disc
Arthritis / wear and tear
New injuries – lifting injuries, sports related, trauma
Sports performance – muscle length and strength assessment
Maintenance care – some patients may benefit from top-up care at timely intervals
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How are we different to other chiropractors?
The importance of looking at ALL of the structures involved in your injury / problem
KRC chiropractors do not focus only on spinal adjustments! It is very rare that we find a problem that only affects the spine. We place great importance in the work done on muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia to help you get the most from your session.
Longer appointment times
Our follow-up sessions are not a 5 minute appointment where you receive a quick adjustment and told to re-book. Patients have time to discuss concerns or changes they have noticed to keep the chiropractor fully informed of the case.
We value your long term health
We provide you with ways to help yourself as much as possible. This helps you make positive changes to your lifestyle and limits the likelihood of longstanding problems. We do not have a ‘one size fits all’ attitude to your care – you will have a care plan specific to what your body needs.
We have provided care to thousands of Dunedin residents. If chiropractic care is not suitable for you we will refer you to another specialist.
What do our chiropractors do?
Manipulation or Adjustments
Specific pressure is applied to a joint with speed leading to improved movement and decreased pain. Often there is a click or pop heard and felt by the patient. This is a gas bubble releasing from a joint.
This is a chiropractic device used to improve joint function and decrease muscular adhesions. The activator makes a clicking sound and its tension can be increased or decreased to suit the joint being worked on. It is very useful for working on small joints such as the jaw, wrist and ankle.
This utilises a function built into the chiropractic table. A portion of the bench lifts a few inches and drops when the chiropractor applies pressure.
This is very beneficial for intervertebral disc injuries in the low back. The lower part of the chiropractic table is gently depressed creating negative pressure within the disc space being targeted. This modality assists extruded/bulging disc material to retract within the disc, relieving pressure on the neighbouring nerve structures.
Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
A gentle therapy utilising blocks or wedges placed under the pelvis, incorporating breathing and movement patterns to stimulate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, improve pain from intervertbral disc injuries and improve the function of the pelvis.
Chiropractic for children:
Some babies and children may benefit from chiropractic care to help their bodies function and feel better. You may have a new born baby that seems to have tight muscles that may make turning their head side to side difficult; possibly from the position the baby was lying in the womb or from a difficult/traumatic birth. Some babies suffer from trapped wind or slow bowel movements. Gentle manual therapy can often help if there aren’t other underlying medical conditions that could also be causing their symptoms.
Unfortunately we currently don’t have a Chiropractor that takes on paediatric cases. Stacey has however had a very positive experience with another local therapist when her son Tarran needed care. Please contact Stacey via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the clinic (03 474 0517) if you would like an alternative care provider for your child.
Chiropractic care provided at Clutha Health First: -
Clutha Health First is located at 3-7 Charlotte Street.
Chiropractic care provided at Knox Podiatry Clinic: -
Knox Podiatry Clinic is located at 128A Gordon Rd.
Please check availability and make your booking via the Dunedin clinic by calling 03 474 0517 or use the 'Make an Appointment' button on this page.
Please do not contact Clutha Health First or Knox Podiatry to make your appointment.