At The Muscle Joint we specifically appoint practitioners that are closely aligned in knowledge, diagnostic approach and in treatment style to get the real results we strive for and expect in every case. We like to get down to the core issues through thorough diagnosis and work completely hands on with refined and very specialised techniques to realign the structure. Due to our highly trained professional practitioners (having minimum 5 years university training). Our practitioners are trained to understand and treat difficult medical cases with complex long term symptoms and resolve to complete recovery in most cases.
We treat many of New Zealands's elite sports professionals - where performance in biomechanics is key - from Olympic TriAthletes, Endurance Event Champions - Iron Man/Coast to Coast winners, International Snow Sport Olympic Teams. Our approach to Sports Medicine focuses on performance/ resolving compromised function through biomechanics / overall alignment, muscular balance -complete muscloskeletal fitness - pre and post event.
Dr John Gibson DC Chiropractor (Australian trained)
Chiropractic / Osteopathic practitioners treat many conditions..
Back and Neck pain
Rotator cuff injuries
Pain associated with pregnancy
Tennis elbow & Golfer’s elbow
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
.....and many more...
We cover ACC treatments and no GP referral is necessary.
The body's total musculoskeletal structure is thoroughly analysed,
examined and realigned from
head to toe, using
refined and very specific structural alignment and soft tissue techniques.
DR OF CHIROPRACTIC VS GP -GENERAL MEDICAL
TO AVOID ANY MISCONCEPTIONS THE FOLLOWING EXPLAINS THE LEVEL OF EDUCATION CHIROPRACTIC DOCTORS (DC) HAVE TO ATTAIN TO ACHIEVE REGISTRATION COMPARED TO MD
These basic educational requirements for graduates of both chiropractic and medical schools show that although each has its own specialties, the hours of classroom instruction are about the same. (The class hours for basic science comparisons were compiled and averaged following a review of curricula of 18 chiropractic colleges and 22 medical schools.)
Minimum Required Hours
Chiropractic Medical Training Medical School MD Training
456 Anatomy/Embryology. 215
243 Physiology 174
296 Pathology 507
161 Chemistry/Biochemistry 100
145 Microbiology 145
408 Diagnosis 113
149 Neurology 171
56 Psychology/Psychiatry 323
66 Obstetrics & Gynecology 284
271 X-ray 13
168 Orthopedics 2
2,419 Total Hours for Degree 2,047
The Department of Health Education, through accrediting agencies for chiropractic and medical schools, dictates the credentials of faculty members. In both chiropractic and medical schools, the classes for the first two academic years are usually basic medical sciences.
Faculty members in the basic sciences divisions are either Ph.D.s in each subject taught (such as microbiology or biochemistry), or D.C.s, M.D.s, or D.O.s (Osteopathic Doctors - post MD training in United States) who also have bachelors, masters, or Ph.D. degrees in the basic science subjects being taught. Classes in the clinical sciences division are usually taught by D.C.s, M.D.s, or D.O.s.
Some medical schools have D.C.s as full-time faculty members. It's not unusual for D.C.s and M.D.s to co-teach both medical and chiropractic audiences. Most often, chiropractic physicians and medical neurologists or neurosurgeons co-teach.
Licensing and Postgraduate Education
After graduation, the DC may undergo postgraduate training to become board certified as a chiropractic radiologist, neurologist, orthopedist, internist, family practitioner, sports physician, rehabilitation specialists, clinical nutritionist, or pain management specialist. Medical and Chiropractic physicians also become board certified. Chiropractic physicians are required to obtain continuing education units each year for license renewal.
BECAUSE CHIROPRACTIC IS A DIFFICULT SKILL TO MASTER AND CAN TAKE YEARS OF PRACTICE TO ACHIEVE THE DEDICATED HIGH LEVEL OF REFINED SKILL REQUIRED TO
1. MAKE SPECIFIC, DETAILED AND ACCURATE MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS VIA PALPATION THAT ALLOWS CLEAR PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESULTS AND
2. DELIVER SKILLED HIGHLY SPECIFIC BIOMECHANICAL TREATMENTS THAT CORRECT DETAILED COMPONENTS OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL STRUCTURE TO RESOLVE A PATIENT CONDITION..
WE TAKE GREAT TIME AND ENERGY TO ENSURE OUR TEAM HAVE THE SKILLED PRACTICED TECHNIQUES TO BRING EXCELLENT RESULTS AND RECOVERY BASED ON WHAT THE BODY NEEDS.
ACC TREATMENT $65
PRIVATE TREATMENT $89