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Our team at Body Brilliant believe in the amazing power and potential of the body to heal itself. We are dedicated to providing the absolute best in natural health care, knowledge and resources to our community, so that we can help as many people as possible on their journey towards optimal health and vitality.

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WHY DO PEOPLE VISIT A CHIROPRACTOR

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    Primarily to create a healthy functioning spine and nervous system ... you know your brain and nervous system controls and coordinates your whole body? ­ right!


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    We specifically detect and correct postural abnormalities that create stress and breakdown in your body.


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    Many of our patients notice an improvement in their energy and sleeping habits and overall sense of wellbeing.


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    Certainly to improve athletic performance, strength, coordination and recovery.


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    As a great ‘side effect’ to functioning better ­ chiropractic is shown to safely, gently and effectively resolve neck pain, back pain, sciatica, headaches & migraines.


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    Our youngest patient is just hours old ­ right through to our silver foxes in their 90’s


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    Let’s face it ­ you get every other part of your body checked ­ your teeth, your blood pressure, your cholesterol, your eyes, your hearing and so on ... so it makes sense to get your spine professionally checked.


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    It might well be the missing piece to you realising your greatest health potential


Why See a Chiropractor?

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Misaligned Spine

The power problem paradigm Back in the 1920’s a medical pathologist named Dr Henry Winsor was intrigued how so many people were dying of s

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Sitting is the New Smoking

Never Give a Caveman a Chair The ever increasing prevalence of pain, depression, fatigue and chronic diseases is not, as many are led to be

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DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS

Getting the Most Out of What You Eat More than ever before, people are moving away from simply reacting to symptoms and searching for a bet

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Improve Mindset

The Role of Chiropractic in Genetic Repair In 1989, Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in the USA stated that, “Chiropractic may optimise whateve

Chronic conditions & Symptoms

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis: Risks, Causes and Correction What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is generally diagnosed when there is a lateral (sideward) curvature in either

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BACK PAIN: LOWER

6 Secrets to a Pain Free Low Back... Finds Chiropractic is Second to None What does the scientific evidence tell us about the effective

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Headaches & Migraines

Headaches: Not All In Your Head About 20% of the population suffers from the pain of chronic headaches. These same people spend over 5 billion dolla

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Ear Infections and Tonsillitis

Drug Free Approach to Ear Infections and Tonsilitis “All prescribed and over the counter medications are high risk substances for a child.” Dr

ChiropracticFAQ

Chiropractic is Safe

In the words of the New Zealand Government’s Inquiry, chiropractic care is “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.
In relation to the treatment of neck and back pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti­inflammatory drugs.


How does it work?

A chiropractic adjustment is the skill of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the joints to gradually regain more normal motion and function. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to permit improved spinal function, improved nervous system function, enhanced posture and improved health.
There are many ways we adjust the spine. Usually the chiropractor's hands or a specially designed instrument called an activator delivers a brief and highly­accurate motion to allow greater motion. We can also use pelvic blocks to re­align the body. Special techniques are used for adjusting infants and children. Whatever the technique, Chiropractors use skill, not force or strength, to conduct a safe, effective adjustment.
After years of university training and clinical experience, each of our chiropractors have become highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches designed to suit your needs.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

The adjustment is very safe, gentle and effective. In fact most people find having an adjustment very relaxing.
With some adjustments you may sometimes feel or hear a popping sound from the spinal joints. This is simply caused by a gas release from the joint as spinal movement is restored, such as when a wet glass is removed from a table.

Can my baby receive Chiropractic Care?

Newborns are often checked by Chiropractors after birth to ensure their spine and nervous system is healthy. Click here to read more about Chiropractic care for Kids.

How late in Pregnancy is it possible to receive a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Many of our patients have come in and been adjusted during the early stages of their labor. It is never too late. The Chiropractic adjusting tables can also accommodate a growing belly, to ensure your comfort during your adjustment.

Is Chiropractic Safe During Pregnancy?

Yes. Chiropractors train specifically on the care of a pregnant mother from preconception to birth.

Chiropractic care is appropriate for babies and children?

Since significant trauma can occur at birth, many parents choose to have their newborns checked for any spinal health related problems. Later, learning to walk, riding a bicycle, and other childhood activities can cause spinal health related problems.
While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, the potential underlying structural damage to the child’s spine, skull, pelvis and extremities is the unique domain of a chiropractor.
Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as “growing pains” may be able to be traced to the spine. Regular chiropractic checkups may be able to identify these problems and help avoid some of the health complaints seen later in adults. Naturally, Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine, particularly babies.

Is Chiropractic Safe During Pregnancy

Yes. Our chiropractors train specifically on the care of a pregnant mother from preconception to birth. Many of our patients have come in and been adjusted during the early stages of their labor. It is never too late. The Chiropractic adjusting tables can also accommodate a growing belly, to ensure your comfort during your adjustment.

Am I too old for chiropractic care?

More and more people are consulting chiropractic doctors, especially in their later years. With growing concerns about over-medication and the side effects of combining various prescription drugs, safe, natural chiropractic care is growing in popularity.
Restoring better spinal function can help improve mobility, vitality, endurance, and appetite. Many patients report improvements with arthritic symptoms and other chronic ailments often associated with the ageing process.
The adjusting technique used by your chiropractor will be modified for maximum comfort and results. As we get older and wiser, the simplicity and effectiveness of chiropractic care becomes more and more obvious.

You Get to Choose!

Although the vast majority of people report significant improvements in their pain within just a few adjustments, spinal problems that have been neglected since early childhood may require ongoing supportive care for optimum spinal function for up to 12 weeks. Long­standing problems that are associated with muscle weakness, soft tissue and ligament damage, as well as degenerative changes to the spine can require 12 months to fully restore. This is not unlike correcting the shape of
the teeth if they are misaligned. Our role is to give you the best recommendations for care, but you are always in he drivers seat to choose how you use chiropractic.

Crisis Care

Some patients seek chiropractic care only when their ache or pain becomes unbearable. While this style of “crisis management” is usually more costly and time consuming, our chiropractors stand ready to help all patients, regardless of
their health goals.

What about Wellness care?

Most patients find that regular chiropractic checkups help keep them in tip­top shape. Those who are active, have stressful jobs, or want to be their very best, find that a schedule of wellness visits are helpful in the enhancement of good health.How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

What results can I expect?

We will work with you closely to ensure you reach the levels of health you desire by completing a thorough assessment of your current health and giving our best recommendations to reach them in the quickest possible time. The more you participate in your care by following our recommended exercises, the better our patients tend to respond. Statistically, research shows that Chiropractic care is more effective and economical and also gives longer lasting results for disorders of the spine than other forms of health care.

Chiro or Physio?

In understanding the difference between Chiropractic and Physiotherapy, we recommend referring to the definition of each practice. Chiropractic is a health care discipline based on the scientific premise that the body is a self­regulating, self­healing organism. The practice of Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine, and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Physiotherapy, as described by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, “uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. It can help repair damage by speeding up the healing process and reducing pain and stiffness."
Each individual is different and when we conduct our comprehensive evaluation, we can let you know which modality of careis going to be best to suit your health goals and tailor a strategy specific to you.

Do you need a referral from a GP?

Chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners therefore a referral is not necessary. In fact, more and more GP's are referring to Chiropractors via the Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC).
1) Chiropractic in New Zealand: Report of the Commission of Inquiry. (1979). Hasselberg PD, Government Printer, Wellington, New Zealand.
2) Dabbs,V., & Lauretti,W.J. (1995). A Risk Assessment of Cervical Manipulation vs NSAIDs for the Treatment of Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 18(8), 530­536.
3) Meade TW, Dyer S, Browne W., Townsend J, Frank AO. (1990) Low Back Pain of Mechanical Origin: Randomised Comparison of Chiropractic and Hospital Outpatient Treatment. The British Medical Journal 300: 1431­7.
4) Manga P, Angus D et al (1993) The Effectiveness and Cost­Effectiveness of Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain. Pran Manga and Associates, University of Ottawa, Canada.
5 Shekelle PG, Adams AH, Chassin MR et al. (1991) AHThe Appropriateness of Spinal Manipulation for Low­Back Pain: Indications and Ratings by a Multidisciplinary Panel. Santa Monida, Calif: RAND Copr, 1991

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