Reaching Your Potential

Experts in Cranial and Spinal Health

Chiropractic

Discover the benefits of chiropractic care from qualified healthcare professionals. Our chiropractors assess, diagnose, and treat various conditions, including back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, and sciatica. Gain relief from pain, improved mobility, and reduced disability through our regulated and GCC-registered chiropractic services. Trust our qualified team for optimal health and wellness.

We are unique in Cardiff, understand how we unlock the mysteries of your musculoskeletal health with our chiropractic expertise. Discover why chiropractors utilise X-rays to provide personalised care tailored to your unique needs. Our thorough X-ray assessments offer insights into underlying issues, enabling precise diagnoses and targeted treatments. Whether addressing back pain, neck discomfort, or other conditions, our use of X-rays ensures a comprehensive understanding of your health, leading to effective chiropractic solutions. Experience the benefits of informed and customised care.

Healthcare professionals can subscribe to our x-ray referral service. Our service provides the opportunity for healthcare workers to access high-quality diagnostic data, enhancing the efficiency of the diagnostic process. Additionally, our effective use of the x-ray service contributes to improving healthcare and maintaining clinical experiences through it. Contact our centre directly to find out more information.

Chiropractors are qualified health professionals who can assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, such as back and neck pain, minor sports injuries and sciatica.

Chiropractic treatment can be beneficial for a number of reasons; relieving symptoms of pain and discomfort, improving mobility and reducing disability associated with muscle and joint problems.

Chiropractors are regulated healthcare professionals. To practice in the UK, a chiropractor must be qualified and registered with the GCC. It is illegal for anyone to describe themselves as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC.

Chiropractors are trained to use a range of techniques when treating their patients. They are best known for using manual methods of care, including spinal and joint manipulation (also referred to as ‘adjustment’) but may also use other hands-on or instrument-assisted approaches.

Many chiropractors will also provide lifestyle advice and exercises to help you manage your condition. This may include dietary and nutritional advice as well as strategies to manage stress and discomfort.

Before starting treatment, a chiropractor will assess your symptoms to determine if chiropractic treatment is right for you and your condition, and what techniques are most likely to help. Chiropractors are trained to recognise when chiropractic treatment will not help a medical condition and will make a referral to your General Practitioner or another healthcare professional, if necessary.

Before starting any treatment and to determine the best plan of care, your chiropractor will undertake an initial assessment of your health. This will involve gathering information on your condition, relevant lifestyle aspects and your current and past health history. In addition, your chiropractor will usually perform a physical examination and may recommend further investigations, such as X-rays. Parts of the initial assessment may require you to remove some items of clothing. If this is the case, you will be offered a gown.

Following your initial assessment, your chiropractor will provide you with an explanation of their findings, what recommended treatment options are available and the benefits and risks of care.They will also explain alternative treatment options and what happens if your condition does not improve as expected. This may include referring you to another healthcare professional.

At all stages of treatment and care, you will be involved in shared decision-making with the chiropractor.

Once the initial assessment visit is complete, the chiropractor will create a plan of care, which they will discuss with you and answer any questions.

Spinology

Embark on a journey to holistic well-being with spinology, a transformative approach to spinal health. Discover the essence of spinology and unlock its potential to enhance your overall wellness. Our expert practitioner delves into the intricacies of spinal alignment, promoting balance and vitality. Explore how spinology can alleviate discomfort, improve posture, and contribute to optimal health. Embrace the benefits of this unique discipline tailored to empower you on your path to a healthier, more aligned life. Trust our dedicated team to guide you through the wonders of spinology for a revitalised and harmonious well-being.

Spinology
The magnitude of human potential will never be fully understood. It defers imagination, for imagination itself is but one small expression of the very potential it would seek to envision. Certainly, human potential is multifaceted. To even begin to appreciate it, one would have to consider such manifestations as:
  • The ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment, agreed by most biologists to be the essence of life itself.
  • The ability to convert food into walking, talking, flesh and blood.
  • The ability to manufacture and balance, in perfect quantity and quality; insulin, cortisone, adrenaline, and every other hormone, enzyme and chemical needed for normal life.
  • The ability to reproduce.
  • The ability to resist and prevent disease.
  • The ability to recover from disease and to repair injury.
  • The ability to engage in creative thought and analysis.
  • The ability to compose music, prose and poetry.
  • The ability to draw, paint and sculpt.
  • The ability to adapt to emotional stress and to develop appropriate emotional responses.
  • The ability to maintain balance and to simultaneously coordinate a multitude of different muscular skills for work or play.
  • The ability to study and learn.
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • The ability to shut of conscious thought, to relax and meditate or sleep.
These are but a few tangible and intangible expressions of human potential. What a tragedy it is for any part of this potential to be unfulfilled. In a society committed to specializing, we tend to lose sight the fact that all of these potentials must interact together in harmony if any are to reach their full expression. The human being is not a collection of misrelated parts, but an integrated whole with each facet dependent on every other. The communication and control system (brain, spinal cord, nerves and chemical messengers) coordinate and run the entire human being. Damage to this control system must inevitably result in failure of the parts to interact properly. This, in turn, causes a lessening of the ability to express full potential in both tangible and intangible manifestations. Spinologists are committed to unleashing full potential by maintaining the integrity of the body’s control and communication system.

Zone Technique

Observe the revolutionary benefits of Zone Technique. Rooted in the principles of chiropractic care, the Zone Technique is a holistic approach that identifies and addresses specific zones in the body connected to different organ systems. Our expert practitioners utilise this technique to restore balance and promote optimal functioning within these zones, leading to improved overall health. Discover how the Zone Technique can unlock your body’s natural healing abilities, bringing harmony and vitality to every aspect of your well-being. Work with our team to support you through the profound impact of the Zone Technique for a balanced and vibrant life.

Developed in 1931 by Dr. Thurman Fleet, the Zone Technique—which was originally called Zone Therapy—is based on the notion that there are six potential zones of the body that, when disturbed by emotional, physical, or chemical stressors, can lead to a variety of diseases and discomforts.

In short, the Zone Technique operates on the belief that the body operates like an electrical device. As such, each zone is regulated by a specific center of the brain (formed during the embryonic stage), with each center considered a “positive pole.” There are also “negative poles” which exist in certain areas of the spinal cord according to Zone methodology. So, if a disturbance exists, the brain’s centers can essentially be “shorted out,” causing them to malfunction. The six zones or systems identified by Dr. Fleet as being critical for optimal health are:
  • The glandular system. This system involves the pineal gland, pituitary gland, thyroid, uterus and ovaries, prostate and gonads, and several other glands. They are responsible for important bodily functions related memory, energy, appetite regulation, sleep, and relaxation.
  • The eliminative system. The eliminative system includes all of the organs involved in waste elimination, such as the kidneys, bladders, skin, and lungs. This system is designed to reduce toxin buildup within the body which, in turn, helps strengthen immune function, eases respiratory function, and reduces bloating.
  • The nervous system. The S. National Library of Medicine explains that the nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) and all of the other nerves (the peripheral nervous system), and that each one responsible for a different function. For instance, some contribute to better mood and improved sleep, whereas others promote eye and ear health or balance the body’s hormones.
  • The digestive system. The human body needs certain nutrients to survive and the digestive system is responsible for taking these nutrients from the food sources we eat and breaking them down so they are more available for the cells that need them. This helps normalize weight, while also boosting energy.
  • The muscular system. The muscular system includes muscles, tendons, and ligaments as all of these sofa tissues are responsible for helping the body move more freely and without pain or tenderness. This system is also responsible for our strength, flexibility, and ability to retain balance.
  • The circulatory system. To function efficiently, the body’s cells need to intake nutrients and oxygen and expel waste. The circulatory system assists with this process by circulating blood-based “carriers” responsible for picking up and dropping of these substances, sending them through the body at a normal pressure and rate.
  • It is the goal of Zone Therapy, then, to take these systems and identify which brain centers are out of sync, causing issues within the body.

In a conversation between Fleet and author William Wolf recorded in Wolf’s book Psychic Self-Improvement For The Millions; The Story of Concept Theory, Fleet revealed that once he knew that his new therapy would work, he promised himself that he would “organize classes and teach it so that all could benefit.” And that is what he did.Fleet went on to say that, initially he offered these trainings free of charge. However, he soon realized that people tend to de-value things which are available without cost. So, in 1937, he began going around the country to share what he learned. Since that time, those interested in learning this technique have to look to other trainers who are familiar with and willing to certify healthcare professionals in proper Zone Technique application. Dr. Peter Goldman, commonly known as Dr. Pete, is one of the most well-known. On his The Zone Technique website, it is explained that Dr. Pete was mentored by one of Fleet’s students, further refining what he’d been taught to develop his own Zone Technique.

Cranial Facial Release - C.F.R

Cranial Facial Release (CFR) is a specialised technique that focuses on the relationship between the cranium (skull) and facial structures. It involves gentle manipulation of the bones and tissues in the head and face to release tension and promote optimal alignment. CFR aims to address issues related to cranial imbalances, potentially improving various conditions such as headaches, sinus problems, and facial pain. By facilitating better cranial function, CFR seeks to enhance overall well-being and alleviate discomfort associated with imbalances in the cranial and facial regions.

It is important to note that CFR is not directed at the treatment of any one specific disease or disorder.

It’s primary objective is to mobilize the Cranial bones, unlock Cranial fixations, open the breathing passageways, facilitate cerebral spinal fluid flow, increase vascular flow to and venous drainage from the cranium, and optimize brain function. This often improves symptoms related to various neurological & structural disorders.

Cranial Facial Release (CFR) is an advanced endo-nasal “Balloon Assisted” Cranial adjusting technique that has been used quite successfully in the treatment of various neurological and structural disorders. It is a specialized technique that was derived from an earlier form of endo-nasal Cranial adjusting called Bilateral Nasal Specific (BNS) pioneered by chiropractor Richard Stober DC in the 1960’s and 70’s. CFR was originated by Dr. Adam Del Torto, DC and is an offshoot of BNS, but is much more specific and much less invasive.

The objective of CFR technique is to unlock Cranial fixations and induce mobility in the Cranial system – primarily targeting the sphenoid bone, with the purpose of facilitating normal Cranial respiratory motion and normal Cranial function. This technique is performed by inserting tiny balloons in the nose (specifically the naos pharynx) that are quickly inflated to mobilize the bones of the face and cranium. It is a very fast procedure and feels similar to the sensation of jumping into a swimming pool and having water shoot up your nose – it isn’t exactly painful, but not the most comfortable sensation either – but it’s quick! The whole process takes about 2 to 3 seconds, and is performed in a series of 4 individual days of treatment over a 7-10 day period.

To understand how CFR works, it is important to realize that the skull is NOT one solid bone. It is made up of 22 individual bones that actually move every time you breathe – or at least they are supposed to. But Cranial fixations are a common occurrence and often times the root cause of many chronic neurological conditions and recurrent pain syndromes that don’t respond to conventional adjusting procedures. Frequent causes of Cranial aberrations and sutural fixations are things like head trauma, birth trauma, uneven bite force (TMJ disorder), bruxism, etc., yet these conditions are seldom detected and rarely addressed.

It is important to realize that Cranial motion is not “gross osseous movement” – it is more of an expansion & relaxation type of movement, with each Cranial bone having its own specific direction of motion. This “Cranial respiratory motion” works in direct conjunction with “sacral respiratory motion” and is the key mechanism by which Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) is produced in the choroid plexus and circulated throughout the brain and spinal cord. This is essential to normal brain function which is essential to normal body function.

– Dr. Adam Del Torto

– Dr. Adam Del Torto

Cranial Fascial Dynamics – C.F.D

Unlock the potential for healing with CFD (Cranial Fascial Dynamics), a groundbreaking approach tailored to address trauma, traumatic brain injuries, and associated cranial facial dysfunctions.

The Howat Protocols of Cranial Fascial Dynamics (HPCFD) was established in 2019 to support the work of Jonathan Howat. HPCFD is committed to continuing development of Cranial Fascial Dynamics (CFD) relating to the intricacies of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), through research, education and certified training courses.CFD is a breakthrough approach to bringing healing to traumatic brain injuries and associated cranial fascial dysfunction and distortion. It addresses the intricacies of vascular brain congestion, dural membrane distortion, venous sinus stagnation, brainstem torque and possible underlying neurological problems that may ensue as a result of:

  • Unnatural intervention at birth (induction, forceps, ventouse and caesarean delivery)
  • Whiplash/ head injuries Concussion (sports including Rugby, Boxing, NFL, Martial Arts, cycling etc.) Dental malocclusions Pelvic instability

Since 2004, Jonathan Howat’s extensive research has led to the implementation of The Howat 8 Step Protocol, a breakthrough clinical application in traumatic brain and head injuries. The Howat 8 Step Protocol is designed to unravel the effects of cranial trauma and re-establish homeostasis within the brain. It has transformed both Jonathan Howat’s clinic and the lives of thousands of patients.

– by Jonathan MP Howart

– cranialfascialdynamics.com