The Science is based on the relationship between the body’s structure and function. It is the study of how the nervous system affects the body’s system functioning and repair processes and the enhancement of both. The science of chiropractic is one of diagnostic, clinical trials and research.
The philosophy of chiropractic is based upon the body’s innate intelligence. That is, the wisdom of the body to heal itself.
Chiropractic philosophy is based on four principles of health:
- The human body has the ability to self heal and regenerate.
- The nervous system controls ALL body functions and processes, including it’s healing.
- The structure of the spine influences the function of the nervous system.
- Abnormal spine structure can affect the nervous system and may affect your health.
The Art of chiropractic is in the hands-on sensitivity that the Doctor of Chiropractic learns through time and experience. Through motion and static touch the Chiropractor becomes skilled at the art of an adjustment, which involves a specific force, speed, and torque.
Chiropractic techniques vary greatly and all are an art form that require a vast amount of skill and practice to master. We use multiple technique approaches at the Peterborough Chiropractic Health and Wellness Group including, Gonstead (an advanced and specific technique from the USA), Diversified (the most common chiropractic technique used globally) and McTimoney (a very gentle British technique that maybe favoured by our more senior patients).