Most people wont ever think about their posture or back until they develop a problem.
As Chiropractors specialise in the spinal and structural alignment of posture in order to stay healthy and pain free. How you feel is obviously important in the short term but how your spine works is what matters long term. Postural deviation can effect disc and wearing processes longer term. This can lead to some very serious spinal conditions, that are debilitating.
We initially identify what level or change or damage has developed through the spine & back. In the clinic we utilise some of the most advanced postural scanning technology. From there we initially work on allowing the back to heal and work normally again. Once this is happening we can start developing movement and strength strategies.
Over 10years our protocols have helped thousands of people, here are just a handful of some of our happy patients & their results!
If you’re struggling with posture, aches or pain! Its time to make your first appointment!
70% of people who come visit us at Dublin City Chiropractic come from word or mouth referrals!
That is previous and current patients who’ve had great results through our care & entrusted their close friends, family and colleagues, to us. Knowing that they will be taken care of with the same levels of professionalism & results that they themselves have experienced.
There is not greater compliment and whilst we endeavour to make every visit as valuable and impactful as ever, we always like to really go the extra mile with those, who we know you have specifically sent into us.
Lets face it once you’re back on your feet feeling better, you don’t really want to be listening to those around you complaining all the time about stiffness niggles & pain.
So to say thank you, we automatically credit the accounts of our referrers as our way of showing our thanks and appreciation. Meaning that next time you’re in clinic there will be a nice little reduction to your treatment price.
Not only that but also the person attending will receive a 50% reduction on their initial consultation, assessment, digital postural scan & treatment!
Understand how your spine and discs are inclusive of each other. How we are helping more people then ever with their back and disc issues successfully.
By treating the spine and helping with spinal health a massive component of this is 1)keeping the spine and discs as healthy as possible 2)if there is already damage minimising that impact.
Short term to heal and feel better but longer term to support the health of your spine and discs long term.
We all know friends, family or colleagues who’ve had severe disc and nerve issues. Its one of the worst spinal conditions you can get and requires expert guidance and treatment, to avoid longer term pain and disability.
Chiropractic treatment provides the most affordable, effective measures to help reduce your pain & manage your spinal health conditions.
At Dublin City Chiropractic we offer very competitive rates for world class Chiropractic spinal health treatment & maintenance.
We offer a fair and transparent pricing structure as not to discriminate making affordable chiropractic care accessible to everyone who needs it.
Ultimately the real cost is can you afford to be sick or out of work due to pain and disability, as well as the quality and enjoyment of life
In Ireland health insurance policies cover your chiropractic care, meaning that with the reimbursement, treatment could work out almost totally free. There is also a med one form which can allow a tax rebate of up to 20% of the cost of your health expenditure.
We offer a free initial assessment for anyone wishing to come and meet our Chiropractor to discuss their individual issues. We then can offer treatment prices from as little as €30 a session.
All research and guidelines state that non invasive treatments should be used and exhausted before any form of invasive medical procedure. Even in regards to imaging, unless there is significant progressive neurological deficit or red flags present. Which in my 10years of experience is very rare.
How I Moved & Opened My Own Chiropractic Clinic in Dublin
My Chiropractic Journey Started in my early teenage years with a sports injury, that wasn’t recovering, until I had a Chiropractic Treatment!
However I was always sure from an earlier age that my passions lay with helping and healing people in need!
From Studying & Graduating in Wales to moving to Dublin in 2010.
Learn about my journey to opening a clinic at the age of 24years old and how Ive gone on to help thousands of people get better over the last 10 years, including famous actors and professional sports people.
5 Best Stretches to help with hip and pelvic stiffness & Pain
Never Stretch into Pain or feel aggravated through these positions, you are to guide and progress not be aggressive through these actions.
Hip Flexor Stretch – Keep the low back tall, move the hips forward, raise the arm above the head on the stretch side and hold for 10seconds on each side, repeat 3x
Hip Flexor to Hamstring – From the hip flexor stretch position you can then move the hips backward, straightening the bent leg in front of you. With this leg straight and low back supported lean into the hamstring. hold for 10seconds and repeat 3x on both sides
Hamstring Progression- Using a strap, band or towel, laying on your back, try and gently straighten the leg. Both sides hold for 10seconds repeat 3x.
Hip Rotation -Lying on your back bend one knee and bring the ankle or foot of the other side onto the bent knee. Use your hands on the bent knee side to gently pull towards yourself. On both sides hold for 10seconds and repeat 3x.
Pigeon – (Advanced rotation) with one leg in front of you bent and folded across across your centre line, your back leg should be straight and hips level. Use the arms and upper body to move forward over your front folded leg. Both sides 10second holds and repeat 3X daily.
If you need any more help or advice please email info@dublincitychiropractic.
Exercises are only supportive of a working body, If you are inflamed or experiencing intense pain levels. These are not advisable and please make an appointment with your Chiropractor.
Only to be done when recommended by your chiropractor. These positions are advanced with the potential to aggravate any underlying issue or effect your recovery. Do not try until you have mastered the beginner core exercises.
1) Plank Taps & Plank Rolls – Each can be done for 30seconds- 1minute, control the movement, contract the core.
2) Extension Superman – Lift chest arm and head with legs at the top end squeeze for 2-5seconds, should be slow and controlled not jarring.
3) Bear Walk – On toes and hands with knees up, straight back and spine – move forward and back a few steps with control & keeping height in the back.
4) Plank Walks- From a plank position walk the hands in towards the feet whilst hinging the hips, loading the gluts and hamstrings not your low back. (hinge)
5) Boat Pose – 10seconds Holds, tall and long through your low back with chest high, keep the back engaged and not rounded in this pose
From the moment we are born until we take our last breath…..how much time do you take to think about breathing?
Pulmonary Oxygenation in your lungs is a key component of life, health & wellbeing. This should be done normally through diaphragmatic (belly) breathing. During this blood oxygenation, digestive organ stimulation, and normal blood flow & tissue nutrition is achieved.
Chiropractic patients with chronic pain, hyperalgesia, muscular tension, sitting ergonomics, postural disturbance, thoracic & rib issues classically costochondritis have common breathing pattern disturbances which utilise the upper chest and shoulders. Negatively effecting the diaphragmatic musculature and making accessory breathing muscles work harder – adding to tension in the shoulders, upper back, neck & jaw.
Chest breathing is also a key component of our flight or flight sympathetic stress response & a hallmark of hyperarousal. Which is why as times of peak stress we can hyperventilate and a sign often associated with panic or anxiety attacks.
We take diaphragmatic breathing into account during spinal rehabilitation as it a as it helps create healthier movement patterns, to develop normal movement & strength from. Which will help the process of healing, stress and wellbeing.
Breathing Exercise One;
Lying on the ground body relaxed pelvis and low back comfortably tucked back to the floor. Place your hands below your your rib cage and above your belly button (as shown below).
Aim to breath into your abdomen/stomach area. Advancement of this is to start tilting your pelvis back and forward whilst concentrating on your smooth even full breath. Practise breathing through your nose and exhaling through your mouth.
A continuation from the above exercise is to start following a set pattern to control the diaphragm, volume and rate of breathing. Its an extremely good when anxious or stressed to reduce sympathetic stress and bring you into a more parasympathetic state. The change this can create an incredible lowering of your heart rate..
Take your time with this the aim is to be controlled and relaxed. Even starting to do this 1 or 2 times a day for a few minutes can create physiological body changes.
When mastered, this can then be done in sitting, standing or normal day to day activities
Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth!
Remember we are breathing to mobilise the rib cage and reduce physical tension throughout the body, promoting mental/emotional relaxation, deeper sleep, improved energy levels, and decreased levels of stress.
Day to Day also try and practise nasal breathing as much as possible!
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