Chiropractic is the reference medicine for back care (lumbago, neuralgia, sciatica, herniated disc, scoliosis, back pain, neck pain ...) and joints (osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis ...). It is defined by the CAI ( Chiropractic Association of Ireland) as "a manual practice aimed at the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, the spine, and the lower and upper limbs. their adverse effects on human health ".
It is based on a global conception of the functioning of the organism and the relations existing between the vertebral column, the nervous system and certain health disorders. It takes into account the faculties of recovery of the human body.
- BJ Palmer
Welcome to Advanced Chiropractic Clinic
Chiropractic Clinic - Clare and Tipperary
Our Principal Chiropractors, Dr. Heather Thompson and Dr. Heather Godkin are passionate about improving health every day at their Chiropractic clinics in Clarecastle/Ennis and Nenagh. Furthermore, their range of care is vast and includes General Chiropractic, Dry Needling, Active Laser Therapy and Orthotics treatments.
We are happy to have a full, frank chat with you at our chiropractic clinics about your issues and expectations. Above all, building trust is extremely important to us.
Our range of chiropractic and orthotics procedures therefore includes the following:
General and Advanced Chiropractic
On the first consultation, the chiropractor will take a full health and medical history and perform a comprehensive physical examination before diagnosing the problem and deciding which treatment interventions will be appropriate and most effective. In general, however, chiropractic care typically involves the application of specific, gentle manipulative procedures, called "adjustments", which are used to restore normal joint mobility and alignment. Additional therapies, such as massage therapy, activator, HyperIce Technology, assisted stretching, functional exercises, etc., will also be used to assist with pain management and to address weakened or injured muscles and supporting tissues.
Depending on the nature of the condition, clients may also receive relevant advice on posture, lifting technique, home or workplace exercises, and dietary and lifestyle advice to help maintain the benefits of treatment and prevent re-occurrence. Regular check-ups may also be recommended to further help manage the condition in the long-term.
(*The application of any therapy is dependent on the type of injury or condition, and will be discussed with each patient before treatment begins.)
Dry Needling & Acupuncture
Acupuncture is useful in the treatment of neck strain, low back pain and headache. It is also used to relieve pain and increase mobility after an injury or accident. "She wears cortisol to penetrate pain points, helps move joints for movement, and relaxes and relaxes muscles," says Gayle Hulme, owner of Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture in Calgary. The ability of acupuncture to relieve pain has led many physiotherapists, such as Hulme, to add to their range of treatments. Sometimes the needles will be inserted to the point of pain to help relax a muscle, or to energize a weak muscle or move it again. Practitioners are also looking for other areas of the body that may add to the pain - tight feet or shoulders twisting the spine - and will treat that too.
Currently acupuncture is only offered by Dr. Heather Thompson in the Clarecastle Clinic, as Covid unfortunately interrupted the studies and completion of courses for the other doctors.
Advanced Chiropractic uses the advanced technology of GaitScanTM to assess foot function and gait mechanics (the way you walk). The TOG GaitScanTM system utilizes a pressure plate linked to a computer which digitally scans the feet while you walk to provide a detailed analysis of your foot and gait pattern, and helps detect any unusual pressure points or signs of abnormal foot function. This technology enhances traditional foot assessment methods by providing a more detailed understanding of your feet and any foot-related problems, while also helping to determine your need for orthotic therapy.
For kids, we use a semi-prescriptive product called Little Steps TM to help dynamically challenge their nervous system, encourage development of better gait patterns and correct alignment.
We also have a range of off the shelf orthotics for all ages, when prescriptive orthotics are not necessary.