Techniques We Use
The chiropractic adjustment is a specific force applied to a joint with the aim of restoring proper mobility and function to a joint. These changes impact tissues, the nervous system and other areas of the body. At Waters Family Chiropractic we utilise a number of chiropractic techniques which involve specific manual thrusts. The adjustment is a safe and effective technique, specific to chiropractic and is a skill refined over many years.
We use a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.
SOT (Sacral Occipital Technique)
Our Mandurah Chiropractor uses a form of blocking from a technique called Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)- the name comes from the relationship between the sacrum (base of the spine) and the occiput (base of the skull).
The pelvis forms the foundational support of the body. It supports body right up to the skull, and helps us to transfer our weight to our legs. The spine holds our body upright, supports all of our organs and provides anchor points for our muscles. It also protects our delicate nervous system. The nervous system controls our body, and can only function normally when our structures are balanced and our pelvis is stable.
This technique can be used to correct torsional strains across the pelvis, by altering the resting length of specific muscles using small wedged blocks. These pelvic blocks are placed under different areas of the body when laying down utilising gravity to correct any pelvic distortions, gently restoring balance to the body.
NOT (Neuro Organizational Technique)
Neural Organization Technique is a Low force chiropractic technique which identifies, stimulates, and re-establishes the reflex systems of the autonomic nervous system. Primarily down regulating the fight flight reflex immune, digestive and endocrine systems while stabilizing the gait mechanism and restoring structural balance to the neuro musculo skeletal system.
Pre & Post Natal Chiropractic Care
At Waters Family Chiropractic we now have a range of belly pillows which have been designed specially for pregnancy. These pillows allow pregnant mums to lie face down and still receive their adjustments. They are also really handy for post- natal checkups as a stable and comfortable nest to place your baby
If you are pregnant, you will love getting adjusted comfortably with one of these Belly Pillows.
Postural Assesment and Specific Postural Adjustments
We take postural pictures for tracking your posture as well as, looking at the way you sit, stand, bend, squat or even lay down, we can show you ways to improve your posture to help prevent further problems or degeneration to over-worked areas of your spine.
Rehabilitative & Corrective Exercise
Specific exercises and stretches are prescribed to correct muscular imbalances. This enables you as a patient to take responsibility for your own health, and permanently change dysfunctional patterns, vital to injury prevention. Exercise is necessary in injury prevention, and may include: core stability exercises, spinal strengthening exercises and postural correction exercises.
Postural Assessment & Education
Good posture is an important way to maintain a healthy mind and body and by achieving this ideal position allows the least amount of stress to be placed on the body’s tissues. By looking at the way you sit, stand, bend, squat or even lay down, we can show you ways to improve your posture to help prevent further injury or degeneration to over-worked areas of your spine.