If you’re looking for a drug-free, holistic approach to healthcare, you may want to consider chiropractic care. This practice uses non-invasive spinal manipulation, called an adjustment, to restore joint function, relieve pain and promote overall wellness. However, chiropractic treatment goes far beyond neck or back pain. It’s used to treat a wide range of health issues. This includes everything from high and low blood pressure, asthma and allergies to acid reflux, insomnia and infertility. Here, we talk to some of the top chiropractors in Singapore about what they do and the benefits of chiropractic.
As one of the top chiropractors in Singapore, this Orchard-based clinic aims to inspire people to make smart choices when it comes to their health and wellness, with natural, safe and effective methods. Chiropractor DR TRAVIS FISHER and his team have provided care to the international community in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia for over a decade. They provide corrective chiropractic care programmes tailored to each individual’s needs and goals.
According to Dr Fisher, who practises a range of chiropractic methods, the human body was built with an innate healing system. He says that chiropractic care eliminates interference of this system caused by misalignments of the spine and joints that result from emotional, chemical and physical stresses on the body. Misalignments put pressure on the nerve system; they reduce the necessary communication between the brain and body that’s required for the body to function properly. Luckily, chiropractors are highly trained to locate and correct these misalignments with adjustments to restore the proper flow between body and brain.
What to expect from your chiropractic visit
At Genesis Chiropractic, evaluations begin with a consultation, followed by a detailed examination and posture analysis. Recommendations are then made based on an individual’s unique needs, and certain rehab and posture correction therapies may be recommended. Additionally, tailored at-home exercise routines may be advised, based on Dr Fisher’s background in personal training and kinesiology.
But, don’t worry – adjustments aren’t painful. In fact, many patients report a sense of calm after their chiropractic adjustments.
Hear from Dr Travis Fisher:
“At Genesis Chiropractic, we’re not just about helping you get out of pain. We realise that every health issue brings larger consequences that keep you from being the best possible version of yourself. As lifestyle experts, we hope to prompt people to cultivate more healthy habits into their lifestyles, especially during the pandemic when people are working at makeshift home setups.
In addition to offering freedom from pain, we offer freedom from unnecessary drugs and surgeries. By removing interference to the nervous system, we often see lives transform. Many people comment on getting resolution for issues unrelated to why they originally sought care.We see ourselves as a team of guardians for the health of the families in our community by guiding each person through a systematic approach that offers results that align with their health goals.
For one person, ‘results’ may be a long-term drug-free solution to their regular headaches. For another, it may be wellness care to ensure their children are growing in alignment so they face fewer issues as adults. But, the best result is prevention; that is, doing what’s necessary in today’s modern world so we never get a lifestyle disease in the first place. Everyone has their own personal situation. We have to consider this and we tailor care to suit their individual needs. It requires careful monitoring, re-evaluation and willingness to adapt care when needed.”
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Academy of Chiropractic Clinic
Another one of the top chiropractors in Singapore is Academy of Chiropractic Clinic in Clarke Quay. This practice utilises the Gonstead chiropractic method to help patients of all ages with all kinds of conditions. In fact, Gonstead chiropractor DR WILLIAM CHOI not only encourages regular chiropractic treatment for adults, but for children as well. He says that stress to the spine can begin at birth, when an infant’s underdeveloped spine can suffer trauma during delivery. As the child grows, repeated falls, and physical activities like twisting and jumping, can cause vertebral misalignment. And, many children frequently communicate this pain through grumpiness, acting out or incessant crying. Other signs of spinal distress may include colic, poor appetite, ear infections, bed-wetting and ADHD. A properly aligned spine, however, can promote good posture, a stronger immune system and better health overall.
Like other chiropractic techniques, the Gonstead chiropractic method uses non-invasive, hands-on manipulation. However, the Gonstead chiropractor uses a set of very specific criteria to detect the presence of the vertebral misalignment. These include visualisation (looking for subtle changes in posture or movement), feeling the patient’s spine in static and dynamic positions, x-ray analysis, and the use of a Nervoscope. A Nervoscope is an instrument that measures heat on the spine to uncover any signs of inflammation.
Here’s what to expect from a Gonstead chiropractic session
The examination and treatment begins with a discussion of the patient’s case history. Your chiropractor will want to know the problems or discomforts you’re experiencing, and if you’ve had auto accidents, falls or other traumas to your body in the past. An x-ray is then be done to look for signs of disease, fracture and what position the vertebrae are in. Once the problem is detected, effective adjustments can be made. Done by hand, Gonstead adjustments are safe and gentle, and never forced. They are precise, biomechanically accurate and well-researched.
The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as specific, precise and as accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas, explains Dr Choi. If done correctly, the adjustment should be quick and painless with one segment corrected per adjustment. It’s also common for patients to feel relaxed, even sleepy, after an adjustment.
Hear from Dr William Choi:
“Gonstead chiropractors look at the spine from an engineer’s point of view. By analysing and treating the structure and mobility of each disc in relation to the overall functioning of the spine and surrounding tissues, we aim to rebuild the spine from the bottom up.
These days, more and more people are recognising chiropractic care and its value for treating many conditions, and improving overall health and wellness. More than just spinal adjustment, studies have shown that chiropractic’s holistic approach to healthcare can be used to effectively treat a wide variety of health issues.
For example, if you have trouble sleeping, a chiropractor might be able to help. As sleep is connected to overall health, a lack of spinal stability can have a negative impact on your ability to rest. When vertebrae are misaligned, signals cannot be properly transferred from one body part to another. This causes problems in the central nervous system. Regular chiropractic adjustments can keep your neck in alignment, ensuring that you get the right amount of sleep.”
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