What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a holistic approach to someone’s health and wellbeing. Doctors of Chiropractic focus on the proper alignment, integrity, and movement of the spine and apply adjustments (gentle and specific input into the spine) to promote healthy spinal function.
Why is Chiropractic important for your health?
Chiropractic care is an integral component of living a healthy lifestyle. Just like proper nutrition and regular exercise play an important role in an individual’s overall well-being. Health is your most valuable asset and we encourage everyone to be proactive in seeking out effective means to keep their body functioning at 100%.
How can Chiropractic care be suitable for all?
We use a patient-centred approach whereby every Studio Member is cared for on an individual basis. We take into consideration their personal goals, level of activity, and specific stresses that act on their body to fully customise the care they receive. An elite level athlete will have different demands on their body than a desk bound office worker, and thus our clinical recommendations may vary slightly. However, the goal for an adjustment remains the same no matter whom the individual is – to promote better alignment and movement patterns of the spine!
In addition to chiropractic care, what other measures do patients generally have to take to see results?
Our Studio Members see great results with chiropractic care alone. They typically experience a reduction or complete resolution of their pain and symptoms and report an overall increase in their quality of life. However, to help support their chiropractic adjustments we also provide our patients with recommendations for changing daily habits in their life such as improving posture, exercise, nutrition, and stretching regimens that will help take the improvements they see with chiropractic care to the next level.
What is the right approach for you?
There are many variations in adjusting techniques and methods of practice amongst chiropractors. We strongly encourage that you find a chiropractor who takes the time to do a thorough consultation and examination prior to administering any form of treatment. It’s important that the chiropractor is well aware of any condition(s) you may be experiencing and properly evaluates the spinal structures before treating the patient.
How does one know when the issue is fixed? When the pain is gone?
Pain isn’t necessarily the best indicator that there is a ‘problem’ present. Pain is generally one of the last symptoms to manifest and typically the problem has been developing over quite some time. We assess many other indicators of spinal health such as range of motion, integrity of soft tissues, and structural alignment of the vertebrae to give us a better indication of the health of the spinal joints. During the recovery process the patient might start to feel better and the pain will diminish, but we must make sure that our clinical indicators are clear before we can be confident that the problem won’t return. Many patients also report increased mobility, less stiffness, and other improvements such as better sleep, moods, athletic performance, and overall bodily function and quality of life.
Chiropractic Studio Singapore’s Doctors
We are a husband and wife team with distinct international accreditation in both the USA and New Zealand. Dr. Andrea has specialised training in paediatric and prenatal care to help mothers and babies with challenges during pregnancy and beyond. Dr. Aaron has a background in exercise prescription who loves working with active and positive people. He himself is a competitive level rugby player with the Singapore National Team and fully understands the complexities of training, competitions, and performance related injuries.
We opened the doors to our Studio with the intention of creating a warm, positive, and inviting space for patients to receive chiropractic care. We utilise state of the art technology in our Studio for our assessments and re-evaluation protocol to provide clinical justification and objective measures for everything we do. Our Studio is a place that feels more like home than a clinic, where Studio Members can come and go as they please with warm smiles and great conversation! We’ve evolved into a beautiful family of devoted members and we are so grateful for everyone that has supported us along the way.
Is there more to chiropractic than simply alleviating back pain and nerve issues?
Research shows that chiropractic can help with a number of different health problems far beyond back pain and nerve issues. We aren’t necessarily out to treat specific issues, rather we work with the body’s ability to heal and self-regulate provided it has the optimal environment to do so.
Chiropractic Myths Debunked
1) You only need to see a chiropractor if you’re in pain
Anyone with a spine and nervous system can benefit from chiropractic care. Just as you would visit a dentist for regular teeth cleanings and checkups, we encourage everyone to visit a chiropractor to have their spine properly assessed. Regular maintenance care can help to prevent many spinal problems from occurring, and preexisting spinal conditions are much easier to care for when detected early.
2) I’m already seeing a different type of practitioner for my spinal issue, I don’t need chiropractic care.
We love to hear that people are seeking out alternative forms of therapy to improve their health. We work closely with several physiotherapists and also encourage our patients to continue with their other therapies while undergoing chiropractic care. Every practitioner has a different specialty and as Chiropractors we are focused on the spine. We believe an integrated approach amongst different practitioners is the best way to ensure patient-centred care and see the best results possible.
3) Chiropractic isn’t safe for pregnant women
One of the most important times to see a chiropractor is during pregnancy! There are so many changes that take place in a woman’s body during pregnancy from the increased hormones, relaxation of the pelvic ligaments, increased weight gain, and shifting of the body’s centre of gravity. With all of these changes in such a short amount of time many women experience discomforts such as low back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, symphysis pubic dysfunction, and difficulty sleeping. We utilise specific adjusting techniques for pregnant women which are extremely gentle and help to balance the pelvis and sacrum. We also work with the supporting soft tissues to ensure the muscles and ligaments stay relaxed to promote optimal foetal positioning and healthy development.
4) I can ‘crack’ my own back / neck… how do your adjustments differ?
When you hear a ‘popping’ sound in your joints, it’s simply gas releasing from the joint capsule. This is known as a cavitation. Often times when people attempt to adjust their own back or neck with forceful twisting motions they are placing undue stress on the spinal joints. The cavitation typically occurs in joints that are hyper-mobile. The problem areas are usually the joints above or below these segments which tend to be fixated and not moving properly. The expertise to understand precisely where to apply the adjustment rather than performing a general manipulation takes years of postgraduate study. As Doctors of Chiropractic we are trained to specifically detect the fixated joints and apply a very specific adjustment to these joints to promote healthy movement patterns.