Chiropractic care is an increasingly popular and accepted healthcare choice because many people prefer a natural approach to health, avoiding addictive drugs or irreversible surgery.
Chiropractic stands out for its professional, holistic approach to spinal and overall health. It focuses on the relationship between your spine and nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and nerves exiting the spine) and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health and well-being.
Chiropractic can be beneficial for people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Gently removing pressure on the nerves in the spine takes away interference that stops your body working properly.
At Te Atatu Chiropractic, we are committed to helping babies, children and adults achieve improved health and function. We recognise that a healthy spine and nervous system, working at its very best, can help anyone at any time in their life; regardless of age, condition, presence or absence of disease, or obvious symptoms.
A safe, natural, drug-free, and effective method of health care, with highly-qualified professionals who are committed to Chiropractic care aimed primarily at the detection and correction of abnormal spinal movement and position (termed the vertebral subluxation). Chiropractors also recognise the importance of wholistic approach for your total wellbeing.
After thorough examination and analysis, chiropractors use carefully controlled and directed pressure (adjustments) to restore proper spinal function and thereby reduce interference to the vital nervous system. Chiropractic is not a 'treatment' as such for any particular symptom or disease, but rather a method of helping to ensure optimal joint function and nerve communication and is thus able to effectively assist the body in healing a wide array of symptoms and conditions.
Chiropractors undergo a minimum 5-year full-time tertiary education with an emphasis on neurology, diagnostic imaging, physiology, and spinal adjusting.
If your visit is related to an accident or injury then you may qualify for ACC to help cover some of your costs. You can go direct to a chiropractor and do not need a referral from a GP.
Hello! Call me 'Rob', your local chiropractor in the the busy hub of Te Atatu Peninsula.
I am a father of two active boys and my journey into chiropractic care started in the mid-eighties. Because I suffered from sciatica for years, I tried everything I came across to help alleviate my symptoms but nothing helped until one day I had a chiropractic adjustment. A week later when I still felt no pain, I was intrigued.
In1993, I left the police force and moved my family (wife and oldest son) to the United States so that I could train to become a chiropractor with the Sherman College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. My youngest son was born there while I pursued my studies, so to support the family, I studied during the day and waited at tables in the evenings.
In 1997, we returned to New Zealand and opened a practice in Ponsonby, which I consequently sold in 2005. I then moved premises and opened a practice in Te Atatu Peninsula. I have been here eversince.
No matter what the age; from new born babies to my oldest patient who is 90 years old, I love being able to help people naturally. I believe whole-heartedly in the benefits of chiropractic not only because of my training but also because of my personal experience and also from the feedback and gratitude expressed by relieved patients whom I have had the pleasure of assisting.
Chiropractic allows individuals to live a healthier life by clearing interferences in one's nervous system and allows the immune system to function properly.
Nerves go to every part of your body and are constantly sending messages from the brain to the body to enable it to function. These nerves exit the spinal cord from between the vertebra (bones) in your spine. Every time one of these vertebra go out of position they put pressure on these nerves. This is called a subluxation and can affect the function of the nerve by sending wrong messages through the body, therefore affecting the area the nerve is going to. As a Chiropractor, I re-align the vertebra and therefore release the troublesome trapped nerves, allowing them to function properly. This in turn, results in a healthier you.
I love working with babies especially because it is amazing how they respond to treatment. Babies with colic, reflux, sleeping disorders, flat head, pretty well anything. In adults, chiropractic can help alleviate back pain, headaches, etc.
Te Atatu Chiropractic can help!
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