Dr. Lina Shiyab with patient

What Techniques Do We Use?

At ChiroRelief we use a selection of chiropractic treatment techniques based on the latest evidence-based research, with a customised treatment plan built for you based on your examination and imaging findings. Below is an outline of some of the chiropractic techniques that help bring our patients relief and mobility.

Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic adjustment is the gentle mobilisation or manipulation of your spine in order to identify and realign areas that may be misaligned, stiff or causing pain in the body. In order to resolve these misalignments your chiropractor will apply localised pressure to relax the surrounding tissue and create a cascade of healing effects. Read more on chiropractic adjustments…

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a gentle technique commonly used for scoliosis, leg and back pain, compressed nerves and herniated or bulging discs, and it is ideal for those recovering from or looking for an alternative to back surgery. The patient lies clothed on a gently moving traction table, which stretches and flexes the spine. This movement creates a micro-tearing of the problematic disc, allowing it to heal in a more elongated and elastic state and provide its primary cushioning effect to stop nerves from being compressed. Read more about spinal decompression…

Drop Piece Adjustment

A drop piece adjustment is well suited for those in significant pain and with limited movement due to musculoskeletal complaints, or those simply looking for a gentle method. The technique uses a specially designed chiropractic table that moves with very small up and down motions. When an adjustment is applied to the spine the drop piece cushion falls away, using gravity to assist in the adjustment of the structure that is misaligned or restricted in movement, and returning movement and function back to that segment.

Activator Technique

Activator technique uses a spring-loaded handheld tool which helps to provide force to targeted points on the body. Ideal for a number of patients including young adults and the elderly, the pulse from this tool is applied faster than with other techniques. As a result the body does not feel it as a strong input and is more relaxed for the adjustment.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal injuries including rotator cuff tendonitis, knee sprain strain, tennis and golfer’s elbow, trigger points, Achilles sprain/strain and muscular pain amongst other concerns. Your chiropractor will work to identify trigger points and apply an acupuncture needle to these specific points to release tension from the appropriate muscles. Read more on dry needling…


Cupping is a technique used in combination with acupuncture or dry needling. Cupping pulls blood to a specific region to stimulate healing. It is very effective at stretching tight fascia and muscles. Cupping supports tissue to develop new blood flow and causes anti-inflammatory chemicals in the body. Cupping is generally painless, although it can cause discomfort when using this technique on parts of the body with underlaying issues. Many say it is more effective than massage for muscle problems. Read more on cupping….