Elite Health and Performance staff are well trained in the safe and effective use of joint manipulation. Joint manipulation used when indicated and works by restoring motion to specific segments normalising sensitised nerves, inhibiting pain and decreasing associated muscle spasm. Joint manipulation aids in restoring movement to the area allowing for optimal nutrition and blood supply to discs and ligaments deep in the vertebral column. Manipulation, when used in conjunction with other modalities, creates a holistic and balanced treatment approach.
Prior to manipulation patients are always tested to ensure safety and patient comfort.
X-rays are very rarely required for this style of treatment and long term manipulation plans are never a focus of Elite practitioners.