How Does Chiropractic Work?


After a thorough discussion of any issues you may be seeking care for, we will conduct an examination to determine any areas that need attention. From that, we will develop a plan to get you headed in the right direction. The most common approaches that we use are chiropractic adjustments which aim to restore better movement to spinal joints and exercise to help improve your strength, mobility and posture. We use a range of techniques matched to your needs.


In the words of the New Zealand Government’s Inquiry, chiropractic care is “remarkably safe.”1 Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.

Like most forms of healthcare though it may cause adverse reactions in some people.


Our chiropractors have a special interest and are experienced in the unique needs of kids and have attended many postgraduate seminars on chiropractic and kids. We have been providing safe, gentle and effective chiropractic care for children for the past 20 years.


Many women experience, back pain, neck pain, headaches and other spine related issues while they are pregnant. Our chiropractors have a special interest, experience and postgraduate training in the unique needs of pregnant women.



After your First Visit we will typically focus on eliminating or reducing the majority of your discomfort and stabilise your initial complaint and health concerns.

Visits are frequent and regular, normally two to three times a week.


From this point our objective is to then correct any underlying spinal problems, as well as strengthen the muscles, improve spinal function and promote healing of tissues.

Visits are less frequent, normally once a week or once a fortnight.


At Vitality Chiropractic we appreciate that everyone has individual health goals. Some people seek adjustments only when they are in pain while others more frequently choose proactive care for themselves and their families.  

Maintaining a properly functioning spine and nervous system may catch small problems before they become serious and allow you to be your best. People commonly choose to come in monthly, fortnightly or weekly, we’ll help you ascertain what works best for your lifestyle.

REFERENCES: 1. New Zealand Government Commission of Inquiry into Chiropractic. New Zealand Government Printer. 1979;1- 377;25.