A chiropractic adjustment is defined as a high velocity low amplitude thrust. The adjustment is delivered to restricted joints in the spine or peripheral joints and is often accompanied by an audible pop or click. This is called a cavitation and is just the release of gas (in the form of a bubble) in the joint being adjusted.
Soft Tissue Therapies
A variety of soft tissue therapies are used including massage, cross friction, passive release and ischaemic compression, to name a few. These techniques are used on your muscles, tendons and ligaments to increase blood flow to the area and help to reduce healing time.
A very thin and sterile needle is inserted into the muscle spasm (trigger point) to allow blood flow into the trigger point. This will reduce pain, improve muscle function and increase range of motion.
Taping and Strapping
The application of rigid tape, K-tape or elastic adhesive bandages. Depending on the injury being treated a different type of tape/strapping will be used to stabilise a joint, support a joint/muscle, reduce swelling or offload/activate a muscle.
Dr Johnston is also available to do talks at gyms, schools or clubs. Topics covered include:
How to reduce your risk of injury and optimise performance
Effective warm ups for athletes
Posture – the effects of poor posture and how to improve it