Our Philosophy

  • A Family Chiropractor Philosophy

    The body has inherent power to restore and heal itself without the use of unnecessary drugs or surgery. At A Family Chiropractor, we use traditional hands on treatment followed by corrective spinal adjusting techniques, structure, balance and flexibility can be restored and the nervous system better integrated to provide healing and restorative vigour to the body.

    We influence structure to restore function.


repetitive strain injuries (RSI)


Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) - is generally described as an overuse syndrome. Poor postures at work, computer/mouse work, musical instruments and certain sports can contribute to RSI. The strain is generally within the ligament and tendons, commonly at the elbow, wrist or hand. It is caused by repetitive use of the joint(s) causing inflammation, pain, weakness and swelling. Chiropractic can improve joint alignment and any muscular imbalances and reduce the problem with RSI.


A question commonly asked is if you suffer from RSI, how is your body affected? Primarily RSI damages your muscles and tendons as well as the nerves that run through your muscles and tendons. Every time your muscles are used tiny tears happen in your muscle tissue, this area in your muscle then becomes inflamed, your body tries to repair it but if you continue with the repetitive actions it becomes very thick and scar tissue forms over the torn muscle tissue causing even more pain. If you do not seek treatment, the cycle gets worse and worse causing further damage.


The team at A Family Chiropractor have noticed a strong correlation between poor posture and RSI. When the head is forward and the upper back is a bit hunched it affects the nerves that come out between the neck bones often putting them under increased tension. There is usually associated muscle spasm and increased neck and back stiffness. In this altered posture the functioning of the shoulders and upper limb often right down to the hands is affected and can lead to RSI.


It is at the early stage that you should really seek assessment and treatment, but if you have let it go and you are at the severe stages it is essential that you seek urgent assessment and advice. A Family Chiropractor at St Marys have found that by correcting posture as well as treating the RSI directly is a great combination for sufferers.