What will treatment at Omagh Chiropractic Involve?
Chiropractic provides a unique approach in detecting and correcting, structural, biomechanical and nervous system interferences and imbalances of your body.
To achieve these changes in your body, your Chiropractor will use a number of highly effective adjustive techniques. If you ask 100 chiropractic patients to describe their adjustments, you may get 100 different answers! That’s because there are many adjusting techniques (treatments) for the chiropractor to choose from. Your Chiropractor will select techniques which will most effectively assist in achieving your health goals.
Advice is clearly not a technique but probably the most important part of managing your condition outside the clinic, hence we feel it warrants a mention here as well. In fact, we think it is so important that we have dedicated a separate section for it under ‘Advice’. The advice given is tailor made to your condition and lifestyle and could be all or any of the following: Exercises (stretching, strengthening, cardiovascular, Pilates, Yoga etc), Postural awareness and ergonomics, Nutrition, Heat/Cold therapy, Massage or other Therapies your chiropractor may recommend for your condition
Stands for Sacro- Occipital Technique. Sacro relating to the sacrum (the triangular base of the spine) and Occipital relating to the Occiput (the base of the skull). S.O.T is a form of diagnosis as well as treatment. It looks at the Sacrum and the Occiput and the balance of the spine and spinal fluid between these two points, it is truly holistic.
It is a method of chiropractic based primarily on the identification and treatment of three bodily systems: the cranial sacral respiratory system, the weight-bearing system and the function of the lumbar spine. An SOT chiropractor analyses your body, concentrating on these three areas. They integrate large amounts of information, and then use several different techniques and approaches simultaneously, including the use of blocks, joint adjustment, organ/soft tissue reflex manipulation and cranial corrections.
One major advantage of SOT is that high velocity motions are often not necessary in the treatment process. Integral to S.O.T is correct cranial function, this is not only important in newborn and infants, though throughout our lives. SOT patients are also routinely given guidance regarding home care, diet, and nutrition.
Is the classic Chiropractic technique developed by the founder of Chiropractic DD Palmer. It is the most widely used chiropractic technique and is the one most patients are familiar with. Diversified adjustments entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a change in position of the joint, and the cavitation of a joint (the popping noise created when is gas released from the joint) and most importantly a change to the proprioception of the joint. Whether a joint makes noise or not, is not an indication of the effectiveness of the adjustment. As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body.
We use one of the most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques in the world.
The activator is a tool used to gently adjust vertebrae and relax muscles. It is ideal for elderly patients, children, nervous patients, disc patients and patients post-surgery.
This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. Part of the evaluation is carried out whilst you are lying face down, we assess the length of your legs. An imbalance in your leg length can then lead to biomechanical faults in your pelvis and even as far reaching as your shoulders and neck which results in symptoms in those areas.
The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective.
Rehabilitation is a course of exercise therapy designed to strengthen and restore the normal function of muscles, improve endurance and stamina, increase flexibility and range of movement of tight muscles, and reduce pain. Balance exercises are also included to improve the reaction time of lazy muscle groups. Each patient is individually assessed and a programme is devised specific to individual needs and level of ability.
Is a system of analysis with treatment involving a special chiropractic couch. The couch has segments or cushions that lift and then gently drops away when a force is applied to your body, reducing the amount of force needed to move specific joints.
Trigger point Therapy
The primary purpose of trigger point therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.
A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle as a result of physical, chemical or emotional stress.