Some conditions successfully treated with chiropractic care include:
Hip & Knee Pain
Neck & Shoulder Pain
Arm & Hand Pain
What is Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology is a chiropractic system of analysis and treatment that uses resistive muscle testing to identify functional problems in your spine and body. It is utilised by Dr. Mitchell as an adjunct to general chiropractic care in order to provide a more accurate understanding of what corrections need to be made.
The other joints in the body can also misalign at times - shoulders, knees, elbows, feet, ankles, wrists, etc. Although these problems are often referred to as "sports injuries", they can develop from a variety of non-sport related activities at any age. Dr Mitchell specialises in treating these injuries as well.
Does Chiropractic treat Arthritis?
The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a "wear and tear" condition usually caused by years of heavy lifting, poor posture or repeated injury. An X-ray of the spine may often show signs of this condition as we age - thinning, degenerated discs with excess bony growths (osteophytes). However, it does not have to be painful. It is the misalignment of the vertebra over time that wears down the disc, irritates the nerve and causes the pain. Realigning the vertebra with chiropractic care removes the nerve entrapment and pain, and reduces the excess pressure on the discs.
Other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are auto-immune diseases. There is no known cure for them, but chiropractic treatment often eases the pain associated with them.
Dr. Mitchell received his Bachelor's Degree (B.Sc.) in 1974 and his Master's Degree (M.Sc.) in 1976 in Psychology from the university of Scranton, Pennsylvania. After a successful career as a psychotherapist, he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.) Degree from the Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in Sunnyvale, California in 1990. He has also received post-graduate training in Applied Kinesiology and in the treatment of extremities/sport injuries.
Dr. Mitchell was in private practice as a chiropractor in New York City before moving to Ireland in 1996.
Dr. Mitchell is an active member of the Allied Chiropractic Group. He is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (U.S.) and is licensed to practice in the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
What are the educational requirements for a Chiropractor?
To obtain a Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree in the United States, a student must complete a minimum of six years full time university study in the Sciences (i.e. organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, biology, neurophysiology, radiology, etc.) and complete a one-year supervised internship.
In order to practice as a Chiropractor he must then pass a four day national board examination, followed by written, oral and practical examinations in each state in which he wishes to be licensed.