Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system.
The nervous system is essential to the control of your senses, your organs, your body’s movement, thoughts, emotion, and the coordination of the healing process.
Central to the chiropractic philosophy is the recognition and respect for the body’s natural healing ability; engaging a drug-free approach to restoring health.
The term “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and "praxis (practice) to describe a treatment performed by the practitioners hands. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustments and other joint and soft-tissue techniques, with the goal to correct posture, alleviate pain, improve function, and support the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Beyond the physical, health comes from within, and the state of our health is a product of our beliefs, thoughts and actions, or inactions.
Living a healthy lifestyle means you are conscious of these elements and how they may be impacting your health. At Kula Health our chiropractor located in Brisbane will teach you to listen to your body and its feedback, to be responsible for what you think and feel, to be curious with an open-mind and to make informed choices.
We want to ensure you find what it is that will enable your body to thrive – and quite simply, do more of what makes you healthier, and less of that which depletes your life-energy.
Who will be my doctor?
Meet Dr. Laura Elliott; she has Masters in Chiropractic, Honors in Health Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science but she’s also an experienced Yoga and Meditation teacher. Remember those traits of exceptional chiropractors we have mentioned? Laura has them all. She might just be the best chiropractor for you!
With a powerful philosophy, that healing is much more than physical, Dr. Laura Elliott has developed a unique approach using manual chiropractic adjustments with myofascial and neuro-emotional release techniques.
What to expect?
Your first visit to a chiropractor will include a thorough patient history, postural assessment, range of movement, muscle tone and strength testing, and a neurological examination.
Central to the chiropractic philosophy is recognising and respecting the body’s natural healing ability. So you can expect a hands-on approach that we refer to as an adjustment; a therapeutic manipulation that uses controlled force, direction, velocity, and amplitude directed at specific joints.
When should I visit a Chiropractor?
Most commonly, people come to see us when they are experiencing back pain, neck pain, or even frequent headaches. However, you do not have to be experiencing pain to get adjusted.
Our goal is to have you moving freely in your body, thinking clearly and living a healthy lifestyle. Alleviating pain is only a small part of the work we do.
Chiropractic benefits including helping to naturally improve problems such as:
- Back pain
- Bowel regularity
- Improved mental clarity
- Ear infections
- Neck pain
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Blood pressure
- Healthy pregnancy
- Organ function
- Surgery prevention
A treatment plan at Kula Health will not only be tailored to suit your needs, it will also be carefully lead and continuously supervised.
- Thomas A. Edison -
"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
A Chiropractor’s treatment involves a physical manipulation of the joints and spine with a goal of alignment. They use hands-on spinal manipulations but also other alternative treatments; exercise or health and nutritional counseling.
Yes, it's great to go to a chiropractor especially if you are experiencing back pain, headaches, neck pain, arthritis and joint pain, or if you are suffering from ear infections, asthma, and scoliosis. Chiropractic treatments are also effective when it comes to improving mental clarity.
Chiropractic care is not covered by Medicare. The only exception is when you need a manual manipulation of the spine in order to correct a subluxation. That happens when the bones in your spine move out of position.
First-timers get this pretty often. It’s normal to feel tired, even to experience flu-like symptoms after your chiropractic treatment. But that’s a good thing –it’s called toxic relief. Your body is adjusting to the treatment, and the symptoms will soon pass.
Chiropractic treatment is documented to be safe and it has a low-risk level as long it is performed by someone trained and licensed to deliver chiropractic care. There are certain conditions that are not suitable for chiropractic treatments. Those conditions are severe osteoporosis, bone tumors, Paget’s disease, osteomyelitis, and multiple myeloma.