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Chiropractic Care

Whether you want to pursue your favourite sport, pain-free, or be able to keep up with your grandkids, chiropractic care could help you enjoy greater mobility and a higher quality of life.

At Rhapsody’s Chiropractic and Wellness, our focus is on getting the spine healthy versus relieving symptoms. When the spine is working properly the body is able to heal itself at a much higher level.

When you come in Dr Estelle Oertel (Chiropractor) will do a thorough check of your spine and nervous system to see how well your nervous system is functioning. She also will look at where you might have misalignments or interference in your nervous system.

If she establishes that you may benefit from chiropractic care, she will adjust you—after getting your permission.

Our Techniques

Estelle has an array of chiropractic techniques at her disposal:

  • Activator Methods®
  • Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP®)
  • Diversified Chiropractic Technique
  • Drop Table
  • Extremity Adjusting
  • Upper Cervical

Available Products

In addition to providing chiropractic care, Estelle also sells various products that may benefit her practice members. These include chiropractic pillows and a broad range of supplements. The brands she carries include Forever Living, LifeVantage and USANA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is chiropractic care safe?

The New Zealand government conducted an inquiry and found that chiropractic care is “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic has been shown to have an excellent safety record. Our best recommendations are tailored to suit your individual needs and help you get the best results.

Is chiropractic care appropriate for children?

Challenging or traumatic birthing experiences are some of the reasons we have newborns checked for any spinal health-related problems. As children grow up, learning to crawl, learning to walk, riding a bicycle, partaking in school and sports activities, it may cause spinal health-related problems.

The adjustments performed on the spines of babies and children are significantly modified to those performed on an adult. The best way to explain the amount of pressure used to perform an adjustment on a child is to compare it to the gentle pressure you would use to test whether a tomato is ripe.

How long will I need to be under care?

The length and frequency of your care depend on your health concern and future health goals. We take time at the beginning of your care to get to know your case in detail and make our recommendations accordingly, ensuring that you get the best from your chiropractic care.

Some spinal conditions may require ongoing maintenance care for optimum spinal function. We have some practice members who include chiropractic care as part of their healthy lifestyle to maintain their spine and nervous system.

If you want to just come in when you’re in pain, we’re happy to help assist you to get the most out of your care. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments are gentle, specific, specialised forces applied in a specific direction to a spinal joint. Estelle performs these either by hand or by an instrument called an Activator. Sometimes people hear a “popping” noise when the joint is adjusted, which is gas and a normal part of the joint.

Most people find adjustments very comfortable and relaxing. There is a slight chance that an area might feel a little bruised following an adjustment if the area was inflamed and misaligned for a long time. These are usually short-lived and people report improvement in both pain and functionality.

What results can I expect?

When people are first introduced to chiropractic care, they want to know what results they can expect from care. Individual experiences vary from person to person and our best recommendations are made in accordance with your health concern and future health goals.

Most people can expect some health benefits soon after beginning care and for these to consolidate further as your care continues. Your case is constantly reviewed to ensure that you get the best results possible.

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Chiropractic Care Sunnyhills AUK | 09 217 3693