Chiropractic

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Our chiropractors consider elements of your lifestyle that affect your body such as:

Repetitive stress | Emotional stress | Posture | 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 we will provide you with support (postural advice, stretches, exercises etc.) to help improve their effects.

 

Patients frequently see our chiropractors for:

ACC injuries | 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 | Sciatica | Disc injury, slipped disc | Arthritism, wear and tear

 

We can also help with:

  • 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

View some short videos on chiropractic care.

Southern Cross Health Society Easy-claim available for members 

Female Chiropractor treating a female client who is lying on her back

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 5-minute appointments where you receive a quick adjustment and are told to re-book. As our patient, you 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.

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Female patient receiving an adjustment to her head and neck by female chiropractor

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.

Activator

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.

Drop Technique

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.

Flexion Distraction

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.

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Mosgiel Clinic

We provide chiropractic care at Knox Podiatry Clinic every Wednesday.

Knox Podiatry Clinic is located at 128A Gordon Rd (opposite the pedestrian crossing at Mitre10).

​Please check availability and make your booking online or via the Dunedin clinic by calling 03 474 0517.