We, here at Dulwich Hill Chiropractic & Therapeutic Centre, have been in the chiropractic industry for more than 10 years, and it is amazing how we still get the same questions thrown at us all the time.
We find it amazing because we just expect people to know. The reality is, some do, but many don’t. So here is our chance to share with you 5 things you may not know about chiropractic.
1. Chiropractors study for 5 years
Now that is a long time to be a university student. Not only do they have to complete a 3 year undergraduate degree, they also have to complete a 2 year master’s degree. This takes a lot of dedication & time, so their heart must be in it.
2. What? Do Chiropractors treat more than back problems?
Chiropractors are well known for treating all forms of back pain. Many are shocked to find out that they treat other aspects of the body. The amount of times we have heard someone say, ‘oh, really? I didn’t know that you treat knee pain’, or ‘oh, really I didn’t know you do rehabilitation for sports injuries’.
Chiropractors treat holistically, so they analyse everything when they treat you. So it is not uncommon for a chiropractor to treat a foot problem to help with a back problem, or treat a hip problem to help with a shoulder issue. It is important to ensure the whole body works together properly so there are no compensations later on.
3. Chiropractic insurance premiums are one of the lowest in the health insurance industry.
All health professionals need to have professional indemnity insurance before they can treat, otherwise they are simply not allowed to touch you. Now due to the low risk of chiropractic treatment, premiums stay low and consistent.
4. Its not the bones cracking.
The term ‘cracking’ is used quite frequently. In reality it is just a release of gases moving out of the joint that makes the popping sound. Quite a safe routine (when done by a professional that is), and no bones are cracked in the process.
5. It’s not only about the crack
Most people think that if you go to a chiropractor, you will be getting your back ‘cracked’. That is not the case. These days chiropractors do use adjustments to help reduce tension through the joints but there is so much else that they do. The adjustment in many clinics is about 1/8 of the actual consultation. Many consults include massage, muscle manipulation, stretching exercises, balancing exercises, strengthening exercises, nerve testing, reaction exercises, and more.
So next time you think about going to see a health professional, you can make a more informed decision.
We hope this article helps.
Please contact us on 95645222 or send us an email for more information.