Our bodies are amazingly designed, allowing us to engage with and respond to our environment. We can use it to walk, play, run, swim, crawl, sit, stand, tumble, flip and move in all kinds of incredible ways.

If there is a problem somewhere in our body, we can find ourselves in pain. Unfortunately, most of us have experienced pain in one way or another over the course of our lives. Back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, joint pain, muscle aches and tummy pain are daily occurrences for some people.

When we are in pain it tends to affect things such as:

  • Movement
  • Posture
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Concentration
  • Co-ordination


The way you use your body is controlled, coordinated and regulated by your nervous system which is made up of your brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Nerves are the communication system from the brain to the cells of the body and back again. Any interference to this communication can cause dysfunction and interfere with health. Chiropractic involves adjusting the spine and other joints in the body to restore appropriate signalling between the brain and the body via the nervous system. This facilitates proper movement, posture, muscle tone, balance, co-ordination and strength, while reducing pain, inflammation and swelling.


There is an increasing amount of scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness and relative safety of chiropractic care.

Dr Heidi Haavik is a Chiropractor with a PhD in Neurophysiology. Her research includes investigating the effects of chiropractic adjustments of dysfunctional spinal segments (vertebral subluxations) on somatosensory processing, sensorimotor integration and motor cortical output.

To view her amazing evidence based videos showing just how effective Chiropractic care can be, click here.