We understand that choosing the right office for your health concerns can be a very personal and important exercise. You’re welcome to explore our site and use our knowledge as a resource for your healthcare needs. You’ll see that we’re much more than a traditional chiropractic office. To book an appointment, or to arrange a Complimentary Consultation with a Chiropractor, simply click here.
THE PLATINUM DIFFERENCE
Structural Corrective Chiropractic Care
Platinum Chiropractic focuses on Structural Corrective Chiropractic. Our purpose is to provide a comprehensive solution to resolving problems related to structural abnormalities in the spine and nervous system, to allow your body to work at its highest capacity, allowing you to recover from injury, accident and trauma, improve your day-to-day function and optimize body performance.
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation
You are in for a rare experience when you schedule a complimentary consultation at Platinum Chiropractic. You will sit down with a member of our our team and have a real conversation. This is not a high-pressure sales pitch or a bait and switch deal. This visit IS NOT an Initial Structural Examination and it is not a commitment to care in our practice.
When you visit Platinum Chiropractic for a complimentary consultation, two things will happen:
- We will listen to you, get to know you and learn what your health concerns or goals are. We will give you our best understanding on your unique condition.
- You will get to know Platinum Chiropractic, and how we may be able to help you achieve better health and, ultimately, a better life. We will provide you with an overview of Chiropractic and explain our unique focus called Structural Correction. This is quite different than conventional Chiropractic care and we’d love the chance to share it with you.
At Platinum Chiropractic, we believe that there should not be surprises in healthcare. Before moving forward with your exam or with care here, you will have a complete understanding of what to expect from your relationship with our practice.
Following your consultation with us, you will have the opportunity to undergo a complete Structural Chiropractic Examination should you decide that our process makes sense. The doctor will review all of the details of your case, explain the findings and cover your options for care during your Recommendation Conference.
Conventional Chiropractic Care
Conventional chiropractic care typically aims to increase range of motion, decrease muscle spasms and relieve pain. This type of care falls under the category of symptom reduction/management and conventional chiropractors can be excellent at doing this.
Structural Corrective Chiropractic Care
At Platinum Chiropractic our approach is different, focusing on Structural Correction by utilizing objective indicators to determine the presence of Structural Shifts. Focusing on, examining and identifying UNDERLYING Structural dysfunction, allows us to correctly identifying all contributing factors to poor health, injury and function.
Think about it like this, if a house has a poor foundation, you may find that you have problems with the walls cracking, the plumbing and electric systems malfunctioning, and the doors and windows not closing correctly. You can keep addressing these individual issues but they are likely to keep recurring until the underlying cause is corrected. Your spine is the foundation of your body, and all of the organs, muscles and connective tissue are built around it. The band-aid approach will only take you so far.
What is a Structural Shift?
While no one is structurally perfect, there is a ‘normal range’ when it comes to the structure of our spine. In the same manner, we can understand what a fever is because we know what the normal temperature is. There are established “normals” almost everywhere we look, including the gauges and warning indicators on the dashboard of our cars… letting us know when things are abnormal.
The body uses symptoms as warning indicators of a potentially more serious condition. A Structural Shift is just such a condition that may be the cause of your symptoms. Platinum Chiropractic focuses on detecting and correcting these shifts so that the body can heal on its own and you can function optimally.
These Structural Shifts create a fragile foundation that eventually results in Secondary Conditions.
Once again, we think of your spine as the foundation of a building. If the foundation shifts, what would happen to the rest of the building? Cracks in the walls and foundation, and doors and windows that are hard to open? We could conceal these “symptoms” by continually covering the cracks, putting more screws in the floor or applying lubrication in the window rails. However, the structure of the building is abnormal and these conditions will continue to occur… again and again.
What are Secondary Conditions?
Secondary Conditions are our body’s warning signs that something isn’t right. Any time you have a secondary condition, it is important to ask why that symptom has occurred. At our practice, we will determine whether you have a Structural Shift and whether or not it may be causing your secondary conditions.
Below is a list of some of the more common secondary conditions that we see here in the practice.
- Degenerated Joints
- Disc Herniations
- Low Back Pain
- Muscle Tension
- Neck Pain
- Poor Posture
What do I Need to Know Before My Examination?
Following a complimentary consultation, you will be given the opportunity to undergo a comprehensive 30-minute Initial Structural Examination during which we will gather information. The exam will include:
- A complete and thorough Medical History
- Orthopaedic and Neurological Testing
- Structural Spinal Analysis
- Photographic Structural Analysis
- Should the clinical need arise, Digital Structural Analysis will be order through a local radiographic department
Please be prepared appropriately for your Initial Structural Examination:
- Wear workout type clothing that you can move freely in
- Refrain from working out within 5 hours of your visit
- Refrain from smoking within 90 min of your visit
- Refrain from medication within 90 min of your visit
- Refrain from consuming alcohol
- Refrain from consuming more caffeine than normal and avoid all caffeine for 90 min min before your appointment.
After your examination, we will schedule a Recommendations Conference, during which you and the Chiropractor will go over the information gathered during your examination. If a Structural Shift has been identified, the Chiropractor will discuss the nature of your specific Structural Shifts and care options. You will also have the opportunity for your first Structural Correction (specific Chiropractic adjustment) if a shift has been identified.
Your Treatment Options
There is a myriad of treatment options offered by both medical and natural health practitioners. Most doctors and healthcare providers are focused on pain and symptom relief (Secondary Conditions), regardless of whether they do so naturally, medically or therapeutically. People often start with medication or herbal/homeopathic remedies which help turn off pain receptors or decrease the symptoms. If that doesn’t work, then courses of physical therapy may be used to strengthen muscular weakness, address spasm or increase mobility. Injection programs to calm the site of pain come in next. When those don’t work, more invasive procedures like surgery start to fall into the picture.
All of these treatment programs are effective in the appropriate time and place but have different goals. Our goal at Platinum Chiropractic is to restore the structural integrity of your spine.
In our practice, we focus on specific chiropractic adjustments to remove Structural Shifts of the spine. Many of our patients come to us frustrated after trying traditional treatments which helped temporarily, but did not fix their problems or keep them from returning.
Our plans are tailored to the individual, depending on the severity of specific concerns/complaints and the Structural Shifts of the spine. The adjustments are precise and are part of a comprehensive plan to improve and restore structural stability and function. Complimentary recommendations will be made to assist the body in quicker recovery and help achieve optimal correction of your structural abnormalities.
It is important to note that correcting a Structural Shift does not happen overnight. It takes time and repetition. However, investing the time and energy into fixing your body’s foundation is one of the best things you can do for your health.
If during your consultation or exam the Chiropractor finds that what we do isn’t the best option for you, or if additional care is indicated, then you will be referred to someone in our preferred network, which consists of excellent doctors and health care providers in the East Auckland Area with whom we have developed a professional relationship. This will ensure that your needs will be met and you will be put in the right hands
What Can Platinum Do for Me?
At Platinum Chiropractic, we are focused on providing you with a fresh experience, one where you are not “just another case.” We’ve seen and heard what else is out there, and think that you deserve something different.
This is why we provide you with:
- Access to a complimentary consultation designed to make sure we are well informed about your health situation, and that you are well informed about the type of care we provide and how things work at our practice. You’ll be armed with the right information, so you can make the best decision for your health needs.
- An Initial Structural Examination Chiropractic Examination comprised of objective tests to determine your health status and what may be the underlying cause of your health issues. This allows us provide the most specific care we can, tailored to your individual needs, to consistently provide the best outcomes.
How Do I Work with Platinum Chiropractic?
You have two options!
If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with us, please call us at ☏ 09-272 2353 or fill out the form and we will help you get started.
Remember, this is a conversation, not a commitment to an examination or care. You’ll be given the opportunity to sit down with the doctor so that he can learn more about your condition. Additionally, he will explain all of the details about the practice.
If you would like to get started right away, you will undergo a complete Structural Chiropractic Examination. We will review all of the details of your case, explain the findings and cover your options for care.
If you are an organization or business interested in providing our services for your members or employees, please contact us and ask about our Business/Organization options and programs.
Just Want to Speak With a Doctor?
The way to talk with us is to schedule a Complimentary Consultation. In our office, a consultation is a conversation, NOT a commitment. You and our Dr’s will discuss your primary health complaint and talk about how Platinum Chiropractic may be able to help. We also will discuss how our office runs and answer any other questions. This is a time for you to interview us and for us to interview you. We want to make sure that your expectations are met and feel this is a great time to get to know one another.
To schedule your appointment click here. We look forward to meeting you and showing you the Platinum Chiropractic difference.