Joint Manipulation by a Chiropractor is often called an Adjustment.
This is a gentle, safe and effective technique designed to restore the normal movement to a joint (any joint in the body) that is stuck or not moving properly.
Our university trained Chiropractors will assess and advise you if one or more joints in your body are restricted in the way they move. Restricted joint are often associated with pain and restricted movement as well as tight and sore muscles.
If a chiropractic adjustment is appropriate for your specific condition they will position your body to enable the practitioner to place a controlled pressure over the joint to restore its normal range of motion. This is often accompanied by a popping sound. The sound is simply gas bubbles that are released from the fluid within the joint at the time of the manipulation.
Please note that NOT EVERYONE who sees a Chiropractor at South Eastern Active Health will have their joints manipulated/adjusted. This is only one of many techniques that are used in joint therapy and only performed with the your consent and if the practitioner deems it appropriate for the condition being treated.