The word Chiropractic comes from the Greek words cheir and praktios meaning “Done by hand”.
Chiropractic is a healthcare modality that is focused on the diagnosis, management and prevention of neuronmusculoskeletal (nerves, muscles and bones) conditions. Australian chiropractors attend a minimum of 5 years at university (bachelor and masters degrees) where they study anatomy, physiology, neurology, radiology, rehabilitation and nutrition. Once meeting the requirements, they are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and like all other AHPRA registered professions (GPs, physiotherapists, dentists, nurses etc) are committed to continual professional development every year.
Chiropractors use specific techniques to treat areas of dysfunction within the nervous and musculoskeletal systems of the body. Removing these areas of dysfunction allows natural healing to begin. They are also trained in modifying their treatments to suit the age and presenting condition of a patient. Chiropractors often prescribe exercise and nutrition advice to further support healing.
Here at Ohana, we have a focus on gentle “low force” techniques to restore normal function within the body. Our practitioners are self described nerds that thrive on research as well as attending conferences and seminars to continually update their skill and knowledge base. We enjoy collaborating with other professions to attain the best possible health outcomes for our patients.
You can find out more about our resident chiropractors when you Meet The Family.