Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a hands-on method of improving the spine, posture and coordination of the body. It started in Canada with a gentlemans hearing being restored after his neck was adjusted by D.D Palmer, the first chiropractor. It is based on the principal that structural misalignments, called subluxations, in the spine affect the surrounding musculature as well as neurological output of the spinal levels causing back pain and neck pain as well as other health issues. Chiropractors use various techniques to correct the misalignments, from very gentle manoeuvres on the spine to manual manipulation, it is often accompanied with soft tissue methods such as trigger point therapy and massage, dry-needling and pelvic adjustments. The hands on care is also associated with a rehabilitation programme to ensure the structural changes are sustained. In the UK the training to become a chiropractor is 5 full time years and all Chiropractors must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council who govern the profession to ensure all patients recieve the highest standard of care.

Network Spinal Analysis
NSA ( Network Spinal Analysis) involves gentle, precise touch to the spine which cues the the body to spontaneously release tensions from the nervous system resulting in new wellness- promoting strategies. Through the different levels of care (Discover, Transform, Awaken and Integrate) the individual learns to use existing tension as fuel for spinal re-organisation and enhanced wellness. It allows a greater self-awareness and conscious awakening of the relationships between the physical body, mind, emotion and spirit. In the early stages NSA provides relief from a broad range of physical symptoms, however its long-term aim is to create lasting change by encouraging refinement and integration of strategies which allow you to live life to the fullest. Network care is suitable for all ages: babies, children adults and seniors. Greater self-awareness and conscious awakening of the relationships between the body, mind, emotion and expression of the human spirit are realised through this powerful healing work. NSA Care has been studied at several major universities, and has been the subject of the largest retrospective study ever conducted in the chiropractic profession demonstrating broad reaching improvements across several domains of quality of life and health. Regarding this exciting new course offering at the college, Dr. Donald Epstein, founder and developer of NSA Care stated, “I am thrilled about the new NSA elective at Sherman College. This offering advances the many wonderful contributions of NSA Care to the academic and chiropractic community, which include numerous international conference presentations and published papers demonstrating NSA Care’s unique spinal reorganizational properties, enhanced nervous system coherence, and wellness benefits.”
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Posture Pro Analysis
At Ola we use digital software to to take a pre and post care postural photo. This photo is measured against the plumb line of optimal spinal structure to be able to see exact areas of deviation and misalignment. From this analysis a tailor-made programme of strengthening exercises is designed and can be emailed to you to start along side the chiropractic adjustments for maximum results. Check out some of our pre and post care postural photos to see the changes that are possible!
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Surface Electromyography (SEMG)
Our spinal electro-myograph is a fantastic diagnostic tool for highlighting muscular imbalance of the spine. Using electrodes on the spine that measure the activity of spinal muscles it shows areas of compensation and dysfunction. This is helpful for the Chiropractor to understand the complex tension patterning we each have built up in our spine from years of poor posture habits as well as acute flare ups and seeing exactly where the problem is communing from. It can often explain why certain parts of the body have reoccurring injuries.
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Chiropractors

Chris Bundy
Claire Ryan
Claire Ryan