Chiropractor Caulfield

Who can help you…

Dr Sandra Buchanan

Chiropractor CaulfieldChiropractic focuses on the biomechanical function of the spine and extremities, as well as the function of the musculoskeletal system as a whole.

Chiropractic care is used most often to conservatively treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to
back pain
neck pain
headache
pain in the joints of the: arms, legs, and jaw.

A Chiropractor has a hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, treatment, and patient education.

Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills, are trained in a multimodal approach to manual treatment, and can recommend a range therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises.

Dr. Sandra Buchanan (Chiropractor Caulfield),  will take a thorough history and examination to determine if chiropractic is right for you. She works in conjunction with several local GPs and is happy to co-manage patients if necessary or refer to another practitioner if required.

The chiropractic adjustment is designed to restore motion to a joint that is not moving well (hypomobile). Joints lose their ability to move well due to
trauma (such a lifting a heavy object improperly)
through repetitive stresses, such as poor postural habits.

Adjusting usually involves applying a conservative and specific low amplitude force to the area to allow for better movement. Dr. Sandra Buchanan (Chiropractor) uses a range of low-force and manual techniques that will be selected for people’s individual needs and preferences. There are specific techniques that can be selected for use if a person is pregnant, young, or frail.

Chiropractor Caulfield

Dr. Sandra Buchanan (Chiropractor) does not only rely on adjustments to correct a patient’s problem. She believes strongly in using an integrated multifaceted approach of treating a neuromusculoskeletal condition. She uses a range of techniques suitable for addressing dysfunction in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments). To do so, she implements a variety of manual therapy techniques to effectively treat the soft tissues. These can include massage/effleurage, trigger point therapy, and PNF techniques.

Dr. Sandra Buchanan (Chiropractor Caulfield) may also suggest specific rehabilitation or stabilisation exercises to improve strength and function and prevent further injuries.

 

Who can help you…

Dr Sandra Buchanan