Chiropractic is a natural approach to health and well-being. It is based on the knowledge that all your bodily functions are ultimately controlled by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down your spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue of your body. Any interference to this communication results in a breakdown to the body’s function. The goal of chiropractic care is to correct these areas in order to allow effective and efficient function of the body.
A Vertebral Subluxation Complex (Subluxation) is an abnormal movement of the spine which will interfere with the nerve messages between the brain, nervous system and the body. Subluxations negatively affects your brain and nervous system which controls your muscle balance, posture, balance and the production of important body chemicals and hormones.
An adjustment is a very specific force given to your spine to help your body correct a subluxation. There are many ways to “adjust” the spine. Some methods use the doctor’s hands, an instrument, a special table or the force of gravity.
YES, we are ACC registered. We provide ACC to anyone who has received an injury or accident, such as a slip or fall, heavy lifting, sports or work injury.
Your medical and health history will be discussed in detail. A full examination will be performed so that we can make an accurate diagnosis.
The initial consultation usually takes 40-60 min depending on your current health issues.
From the assessment, we create a care plan. If other health issues are identified that are outside chiropractic care, we will refer you to an appropriate health professional.
Our location allows us to refer you for x-rays, ultrasound etc. The radiology services is located in the same building as our clinic which will be convenient for you.
If you are eligible for ACC, the cost of plain film X-rays is largely covered by ACC.
Appointments can be made via telephone on 09 263 8902, and we will guide you through the process. If you phone outside of consultation hours (see clinic hours of operation), then please leave a message with your name and telephone number and our staff will contact you as soon as they return.
Alternatively, don’t hesitate to email the clinic reception with a request for an appointment. Our staff will contact you by telephone.
Once a suitable time has been arranged we will send you our Initial Clinical Questionnaire via email.
Our philosophy of health is a unique, simple and completely natural way to a happier and healthier You.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR YOU
MANUKAU CITY MEDICAL CENTRE
18 MANUKAU STATION ROAD
(NEXT TO RAINBOWS END)