The sole purpose of Chiropractic is to reunite man the physical with man the spiritual.
D.D. Palmer, the Founder of Chiropractic
Chiropractic is an art; the application of this art is through the chiropractic adjustment.
The adjustment is the utilisation of a precise contact on a specific location in the body in order to restore neurological connections and skeletal alignment.
The focus of the adjustment is primarily directed to the vertebral column and cranium (head and facial bones), due to their close relationship with the central nervous system, which is composed of the brain and spinal cord.
The finesse of adjusting takes into account that a good adjustment is not only ‘received’ in a passive sense, but is actively embraced by the patient as a team working together with the chiropractor.
The more receptive and open to the adjustment the patient is, the more welcome the adjustment is by the body. The best chiropractors are sensitive to this and work with the patient to gain trust and give an adjustment that is both honouring and powerful.