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Chiropractic Care Auckland

Our Specialities, Tools & Techniques

Welcome to our Chiropractic clinic on the North Shore, Auckland!

Gain mobility and heal pain naturally
with Chiropractic care...

Techniques for Chiropractic Care

At the Balanced Spine clinic in Albany, Auckland we use a variety of techniques depending on your needs.

Diversified Technique

The most common type we use in chiropractic care is called a ‘diversified technique’. This is a manual manipulation method in which we use our hands. The diversified technique was developed in ancient Egypt and has been used ever since. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, also makes mention of its use in ancient Greece. In fact, he goes on to say that the key to a healthy life, is a healthy spine. At balanced spine we believe the best chiropractors use techniques like this.

This is because your spine is the switchboard of your body and any disruptions in the spine can lead to a disruption of the whole system. The spinal manipulation is what we call an adjustment, it is a controlled thrust applied precisely on the desired area by the chiropractor’s hands. It helps to restore function to the spine and nervous system and is effective and extremely safe for patients of all ages.

Both Dr Elise and Dr Sara also use soft tissue techniques for those that wish for a more gentle approach.

Sacro Occipital Technique

All our chiropractors have an interest in incorporating the Sacro Occipital Technique (or SOT for short) within their practice, which looks at the relationship between the sacral bone and the occiput (the skull bone)

Proper movement of both these bones is essential for the efficient flow of cerebral spinal fluid up and down the spinal column which has the role of delivering nutrition, removing waste products and acting as a shock absorber for the brain.

SOT is a gentle and effective technique for helping to restore and enhance the body’s natural healing ability.

At Balanced Spine in Albany we only use the best chiropractic techniques for you helping gain the best results.

“We are always aiming to be the best chiropractor on the north shore to give you the best results.”

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Routine chiropractic care can help with:

  • Nerve Communication in the Body

  • Joint Motion and Coordination

  • Physical Function and Performance

  • Improving Posture

  • Natural Back and Neck Pain Relief

  • Leg, Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain Relief

  • Arm, Wrist, Shoulder & Elbow Pain Relief

  • Stress and Tension Disorders

  • Joint Discomfort

  • Help with Bursitis

  • Relief from Arthritis

  • Migraine Treatment

  • Support the Healing of Chronic Injuries

  • Overall Health and Wellness for Adults, Kids and Babies

How Does Chiropractic Work?

Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is to correct structural alignment and improve your body’s physical function.

Adjustments bring balance back to the spine and take the pressure or irritation off the nerves, allowing the body to do the healing naturally.

Chiropractic Equipment

Drop Piece Table

A drop piece table is available at Balanced Spine. This is a table with a segmented drop system that quickly lowers the section of the body being adjusted and allows us to reduce the strain on your vertebrae. This means there will be no “click” “pop” or “twist” to your back when being adjusted.

Chiropractic Blocks

We also use chiropractic blocks at the clinic, this is where two blocks will be placed under your pelvis in specific positions and directions. Your body weight and breathing help to balance the pelvis and your lower back, this takes the pressure or irritation off the nerve and allows for healing.

Chiropractic Activator Device

Another technique requires the use of an activator device. This uses gentle impulse force to restore motion to joints and muscles by allowing us to target small, yet vital areas of your spine and muscles.

Our hands

The most important tool we will use is our hands to locate, analyse and adjust the areas of your spine that are not moving correctly. With our hands we use gentle but fast movements to help the segments in your spine realign, stabilise and function at its best.

Our Chiropractic Specialties

Welcome to our Chiropractic clinic in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland. We offer an innovative style of chiropractic care specialising in pain, mobility issues, pregnancy and family care.

If you can't see your needs covered here please call and we can discuss your needs.

Chiropractic care for Arthritis

Chiropractic Care for Arthritis North Shore

In our Albany clinic, Chiropractic treatment for Arthritis focuses on two clear and well-established functions.

The first is to enable the body to move more freely. The second is to provide optimal central nervous system functioning to enable the body to best fight the condition over time.

Chiropractic focuses on physical manipulation called chiropractic adjustments, which allow your chiropractor to work directly on your joints to enable mobility and reduce pain.

In addition, the lifestyle benefits of chiropractic include maintaining the body’s alignment and immune system (through optimal support of the central nervous system) which are essential in limiting the devastating effects of all forms of arthritis but especially rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Chiropractic and arthritis are uniquely entwined. Whether the cause of arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, endocrine system failure, environmental factors or genetics chiropractic is uniquely placed to help deal with both the physical symptoms and the whole-body health that can help your body heal and yes… actually help prevent arthritis.

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

Chiropractor Sciatica Treatment

Common causes of sciatica include: misaligned vertebra; herniated or bulging vertebral discs; pregnancy; childbirth; slips and falls; arthritis; difference in leg length; diabetes; constipation; and even sitting too long with that wallet in your back pocket!

Chiropractic treatment is the ideal resolution for sciatica and sciatic pain. But because the cause of your sciatic nerve issues and your experience is unique to you, your chiropractic treatment plan will be tailored to your specific situation. 

Once we’ve established the likely cause and the intensity of your symptoms we’ll put in place a treatment plan to get you quickly on the road to recovery.

There are two key components as to how chiropractic can help you to complete pain relief and ongoing pain-free existence. The chiropractic adjustment itself helps restore mobility to joints (spine and hip) where the injured tissue is restricting movement.

Just as importantly, by properly aligning your musculoskeletal structure and specifically the spine; we allow your body optimal access to heal itself, now and into the future.

Chiropractor for Kids & Babies

Chiropractor for kids North Shore

Studies have shown that chiropractic care is not only safe but beneficial for children!

Chiropractic care can aid your child's immune system, development, cognitive functioning, and improve behaviour.

At Balanced Spine Chiropractic we take pride in being able to offer care to enhance your child's health and well-being.

Chiropractor for Pregnancy

Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy

Whilst pregnancy has a major positive (!), it can also take a toll on your body.

Chiropractic care can help pregnant women with pelvic balance, reducing the delivery time, and ensuring better posture during breastfeeding.

Chiropractic care can make pregnancy easier for both mother and baby!

Chiropractor for Sports Injuries

Chiropractor for Sport Injuries

Sports injuries can benefit significantly from a Sports Chiropractor.

While you can get a sports injury at any time; in many cases, chiropractic is able to help you not just heal more quickly but also stabilise your musculoskeletal structure to help prevent future sports injuries.

In our Albany clinic, the focus of a Sports Chiropractor for sports injuries is to provide management, rehabilitation and performance optimisation through improvements to your neuro-musculoskeletal system to help you recover.

As your Sports Chiropractor, we can assist you with a sports injury from contact sports as well as provide athletic health maintenance, therapy and enhanced rehabilitation for sports injuries – no matter what sport you play.

Your sports injury will be unique to you and your chiropractic treatment will also be tailored to your unique circumstances to help you from recovering from injuries faster. Our initial examination will identify if you are suitable for chiropractic treatment and we commonly work alongside allied health professionals to provide a complete and holistic sports injury treatment plan.

In many cases, as your Sports Chiropractor, we can help identify underlying causes of your sports injury as well as provide effective treatment to help you gain a swifter recovery to optimal health.

By helping your central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and the nerves which exit it) work more effectively, Chiropractic provides the means for your body to more efficiently heal itself.

Chiro for Migraine Treatment & Headaches

Chiropractic Care for Migraines & Headaches Albany

Tension headache or migraine is one of the most common reasons to visit a Chiropractor.

There is a wealth of research now available to suggest that not only does chiropractic ease the frequency of tension headaches or migraines – it actually can help ease the symptoms when you’re under attack.

One of the pieces of evidence of chiropractic’s effectiveness for a migraine or tension headache is that 80% of respondents in one study attributed their headache to stress.

Researchers believe that chiropractic helps reduce the body’s physical response to stress through optimised neuro-musculoskeletal pathways as a result of regular treatment.

And in addition, research suggests that the greatest cause of headaches is muscle tension in the neck. Our sedentary lifestyles and hours spent in a fixed position can increase joint irritation and muscle tension through the neck, upper back and scalp – all of which effective chiropractic can help relieve.

The New Zealand Report – a 20 month Government Commission on chiropractic concluded that the majority of people who suffered from spinal misalignments had their headaches reliever or condition improved through chiropractic treatment.

And follow up studies found that many were without recurring headache pain two years later! So if you regularly suffer from a migraine or tension headache, then chiropractic is very likely to help you.

Chiropractic Care for Hip Pain

Hip Pain Treatment Albany

With age, your hips may start to hurt due to muscle degeneration or accumulated stress or a misalignment of the spine. Reducing the accumulated stresses through chiropractic care can be beneficial toward reducing pain in your hips

In many cases, chiropractic provides immediate and long term relief. Understanding the central nervous system is complex but the first thing to realise is that only some of our nerves actually ‘feel’ pain.

What this means is that in many cases the area we feel pain, is actually the consequence of a misplaced spinal alignment.

Because the goal of chiropractic is to fully align the spine and the neuro-musculoskeletal system, in many cases chiropractic provides immediate relief for hip pain and hip flexor pain – even that hip pain at night only! Chiropractic provides help to both mobilise the joints and to ‘fire’ the central nervous system to enhance support for the body’s natural healing process.

There are numerous studies supporting the positive effects of chiropractic for hip pain and hip flexor pain, covering many different causes. Your hip pain chiropractic treatment will be tailored to your specific situation to provide both short term and long-lasting relief.

Chiropractor for Back Pain Relief

Back Pain Treatment North Shore

Back pain, a sore back or back spasms are one the main reasons you might visit a Chiropractor.

Research suggests about 35% of all visits to a Chiropractor are due to back pain from various causes including accidents, sports injuries and muscle strains.

Chiropractic treatment is a safe and effective treatment for both an acute or chronic sore back. It can work incredibly quickly and a growing body of research shows that ongoing treatment with chiropractic adjustments can help prevent future back pain.

Spinal manipulation or a chiropractic adjustment helps restore mobility to joints restricted by injured tissue, whether that is a result of a traumatic event like a fall or repetitive stress such as sitting with poor back support. But what is every bit as important is that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, enables the body to heal itself – without surgery or medication.

Simply put, every signal, every message our bodies send are carried through the central nervous system (the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves exiting the spine). Chiropractic ensures that the central nervous system is working to its optimal best. And that’s the additional benefit that

Chiropractic delivers for back pain, a sore back and even back spasms – ongoing optimal health to help heal faster.

Are you ready to prioritise your health?

We welcome your call!


Balanced Spine: North Shore Chiropractor Clinic
All visits by appointment only.


Monday: 9am-4pm
Tuesday: 2pm-7pm
Wednesday: 7am-7pm
Thursday: 12pm-7pm
Friday: 2:30pm-6:30pm
Weekends: Closed

Please note: we close for half an hour each day for lunch and cleaning (times may vary).