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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 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.

Are you ready to prioritise your health?

We welcome your call!


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


Monday: 1pm-7pm
Tuesday: 2pm-7pm
Wednesday: 7am-6:30pm
Thursday: 1pm-6pm
Friday: 8am-2pm
Weekends: Closed

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