What does a chiropractor do?

By Margot Monmousseau

A chiropractor addresses conditions related to the neuro-musculo-skeletal system.

The nervous system is in constant communication with the rest of the body, including all the joints and tissues. Chiropractors act on these joints and tissues to help restore optimal function and support the nervous system.

It is important to point out that symptoms/ pains perceived by patients do not necessarily correlate with where the cause of those symptoms actually is. For example, pain felt in the hip could actually come from a dysfunction in the low back. Again this is only one example among many other possibilities.

Chiropractors can treat and even potentially help prevent a wide varieties of conditions related to the neuro-musculo-skeletal system, which include but is not limited to: Low back pain, hip pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, foot/ ankle pain… and the list goes on!

The most common approach used by chiropractors to address some of these complaints is called a chiropractic adjustment.

An adjustment is performed when a joint is restricted and no longer has access to its full range of motion. This does not mean that the joint is “out of place”. It simply means it is not able to use the whole range of motion that would normally be available to it. This can affect the nervous system, especially if the restrictions or fixations are located in the spine.

Chiropractors perform adjustments to clear out any fixations or restrictions in any joints of the body, most commonly in the spine, to help restore optimal function and support the nervous system.

In France and in Europe

Chiropractic arrived in Europe around 1950. Initially it was not regulated nor legal. In 2005, the World Health Organisation published texts to assist in the regularization of chiropractic as well as standards on the training process. They were officially implemented in 2009.

In France, since 2011, chiropractors , as specialists in the neuro-musculoskeletal system, are the only non-medical therapists with the right to manipulate the vertebrae of the entire spine without medical advice. .

About me

I am a French chiropractor. I love to help people, go outdoors, swim, and enjoy life. I went to Palmer College of Chiropractic West in California, USA to obtain my Doctor of Chiropractic degree and I have passed all 4 parts of the American National Boards of Chiropractic Examiners. I am part of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic and I have passed the International Certification in Sports Chiropractic. I am also part of the Council of French Chiropractic Sports.

After graduating and traveling in Asia/Oceania, I worked as an associate chiropractor in a clinic in Ireland before deciding to move back to France . . . I practice in Toulouse and Roujan

40 Bis Boulevard des Minimes, 31200, Toulouse

La Grange de Bouys, 34320, Roujan

Although I am French, I have lived over 15 years in English speaking countries so I am always happy to welcome you and communicate in English if it’s your preference. https://chiromouv.eu/

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