Health-Performance Chiropractic - Hamilton

Dr Michael Hooker | Health-Performance Chiropractic | Hamilton, NZDr Michael Hooker | Health-Performance Chiropractic | Hamilton, NZ

Do You Suffer With.....

Back and Neck Pain, Headaches, Behaviour and Learning Difficulties, Gut Bowel, Bloating, Ankle Knee and Hip problems, Shoulder, Elbow and Arm Problems

Our Chiropractic Techniques

We use a number of highly-effective approaches to help improve your body function. The approach we use is based on our judgment, your body's response to tests and years of experience.
The primary techniques we use are based within the Applied Kinesiology protocols we also utilise other chiropractic techniques which include:

Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology borrows from many different disciplines, using muscle testing as a guide for diagnosis and patient care.

Finding the Problem
Applied Kinesiology | Health-Performance Chiropractic | Hamilton, NZ

First, we review the history of your health situation. This is followed by a thorough physical examination. Instrumentation and laboratory tests may be needed. Then we analyse your posture, the way you walk, turn and bend. By combining these findings with muscle testing, we develop a unique insight into the cause(s) of your problem.

Testing various muscles of the body (one of your arms is convenient) helps reveal underlying health issues when the muscle goes weak.

Resolving the Problem
With an understanding of your problem, we select from a variety of healing modalities, which may include:
Applied Kinesiology | Health-Performance Chiropractic | Hamilton, NZ
    •    Chiropractic adjustments
    •    Joint mobilization
    •    Acupuncture meridian therapy
    •    Nutrition supplementation
    •    Osteopathic cranial techniques
    •    Muscle rehabilitation

As the discipline of Applied Kinesiology has been refined, it has broadened to include the evaluation of vascular, lymphatic systems and cerebrospinal fluid circulation.

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Diversified Technique | Health-Performance Chiropractic | Hamilton, NZFirst, an analysis of your spine is performed. This can initially involve a case history and X-ray pictures of your spine.

A special hand arrangement called a “pisiform contact” is used to deliver a specific thrust at the right place and the right time.
Subsequent visits may include motion palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend. Or, a leg check may be performed, to uncover an imbalance in the neck or lower spine.

With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.

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Activator Methods®
We use one of the most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques in the world.

First the EvaluationActivator Methods® | Health-Performance Chiropractic | Hamilton, NZ
We begin by analysing how well your spine moves. We test how well you turn and bend. While you’re lying face down, we’ll evaluate the length of your legs. This simple procedure can reveal significant differences in leg lengths. Click here to try a simple leg-length home test.

This time-tested protocol tells us if subluxations exist and their location. It also helps us know when to adjust and when not to adjust.

The Adjusting Instrument
The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust.
Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.

The Follow Up
After your adjustment, we retest to make sure changes have been produced. Testing afterwards helps us deliver high-quality care and high levels of patient satisfaction.

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Thompson Technique | Health-Performance Chiropractic | Hamilton, NZ
The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and a way of adjusting the full spine. The combination produces precise adjustments and high levels of patient comfort.

A System of Analysis
Early chiropractors noticed that subluxations would produce the appearance of a short, or contracted leg. Using a protocol of comparing leg lengths while the patient turned their head, helped determine whether the subluxation was in the upper, middle or lower back.

Terminal Point Table
What patients often notice first is our segmental “drop” table. After stepping onto the platform, the table gently lowers you into a horizontal position. This helps preserve any leg length inequality.

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Common Chiropractic Myths

If chiropractic care seems promising, but you have doubts, join the club. Chiropractic is different. And it is this difference that has brought results to millions since 1895 and caused them to rethink the nature of health and the role of chiropractic care in it.

Once and for all, let’s put to rest some of the most common myths;


CLICK HERE for the most common myths answered

When you’re ready to take action, ring us at Health-Performance Chiropractic to arrange your first visit: 021 2447648.

Health-Performance Chiropractic - Hamilton
Dr Michael Hooker
20 Peachgrove Road
Hamilton East
Hamilton City 3214

Phone: 07 856 0205

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