You have one spine and one nervous system, it pays to take good care of them! Both are wondrous in their abilities to support you living and moving well. The chiropractors' main role is to assist you in the restoration of poor spinal biomechanics and the preservation of the neuromuscular system.
Your spine is an incredible structure. It provides a hard bony encasement for your spinal cord and offers openings for individual spinal nerves to exit at each spinal segment, then travelling onward to muscular and organ systems. This provides a clear line of communication between your brain and your body systems for the necessity of life and movement.
Along with a hard bony encasement your spine also provides you with three curvatures which are essential in providing optimal posture, dissipation of mechanical and gravitational forces and smoothing out mechanical load and stress from joint to disc.
Finally, your spine offers you a complex array of spinal joints which allow you a wonderful combination of multidirectional movement and stability for coordinated movement, clever huh! Mechanical stressors to the body can disturb and alter the function and performance of these spinal joints having a negative effect on posture, movement and neuromuscular function.
Australian chiropractors are five-year university-trained, and are government-registered and government-regulated health professionals.
To become a registered chiropractor in Australia you must have studied an accredited 5-year chiropractic program conducted at a University within Australia, or have completed an accredited program overseas that satisfies the requirements set by the Australian Chiropractic Regulating authority.
A chiropractor’s education never ends. After entering practice, all chiropractors must complete continuing professional development courses and seminars to upgrade and improve their skills and to stay current on the latest scientific research.