How We Treat at Coastal Chiropractic

a chiropractor adjusting a man's shoulder

Not knowing how a condition is treated can often prevent people from seeking treatment altogether.  Here at Coastal Chiropractic we use a variety of techniques which take your health status, age and medical history into consideration. These are the primary methods we may use to treat you.


Here at Coastal Chiropractic in Burleigh we use an instrument called an Activator.  We use this gentle technique for all ages including people with arthritis or osteoporosis. The activator is a simple tool that realigns the misaligned vertebrae taking pressure off the nerve.

Coastal Chiropractic Activator

Chiropractic Activator

Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology is a system using muscle testing as a functional neurological evaluation.

A knowledge of anatomy, neurology, physiology, bio-mechanics, biochemistry, x-rays and lab findings is essential. It is practiced by Chiropractors predominantly, but also Osteopaths, Homeopaths, Doctors and Dentists.

Its applications are vast, therefore it can be used to help treat structural, chemical (nutritional deficiencies, allergies or toxicities) and emotional blockages. We look at the nervous system, lymphatic drainage, blood supply, nutritional excess or deficiency, the craniosacral mechanism and imbalances of the meridian system.

 Applied Kinesiology may be of help with…

  • Looking at chemical, structural and emotional components.
  • Identifying toxicities, nutritional excesses and deficiencies.
  • Clearing any emotional components.
  • Improving mental clarity.
  • Supporting the body’s natural healing process.
  • Strengthening muscles for day to day or athletic activities.

In the following study; On the reliability and validity of manual muscle testing: a literature review.

“More than 100 studies related to MMT and the applied kinesiology chiropractic technique (AK) that employs MMT in its methodology were reviewed, including studies on the clinical efficacy of MMT in the diagnosis of patients with symptomatology. With regard to analysis there is evidence for good reliability and validity in the use of MMT for patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction. The observational cohort studies demonstrated good external and internal validity, and the 12 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that were reviewed show that MMT findings were not dependent upon examiner bias.”

To summarize the results; Inter-examiner reliability of the Manual Muscle Testing technique (AK) has been reported by 19 papers which were peer reviewed showing 82%-97% agreement in on inter-examiner reliability.

“After 42 years of development and research, the chiropractic profession’s use of MMT and AK chiropractic technique has become one of the many diagnostic methods from which some doctors of chiropractic draw their clinical procedures. In the last forty years we have become more aware of the nervous system. This awareness has allowed us to evaluate patients more completely and from an integrated neuromuscular perspective. This holistic system of approach for the evaluation of neuromuscular function continues to be updated on a regular basis with new and exciting research.”

Taken from; On the reliability and validity of manual muscle testing: a literature review. Scott C Cuthbert and George J Goodheart. Jnr

Please follow the link below for the full review…


Chiropractic is based on the fact that your body is self regulating and self healing. All bodily functions are controlled by the brain and nervous system and the hormonal systems. Here at Coastal Chiropractic in Burleigh we use diversified, drop piece and activator techniques.

Please see our About Us page or call us for more information.

NET: Neuro Emotional Technique

Sometimes our body can hold on to emotional responses whether they be subconscious or conscious.  These responses can possibly manifest into aches and pains and other health concerns.

If you have a long standing problem such as fibromyalgia, body pain, addictions, or negative sabotaging behavior and you have tried everything… NET uses the art of muscle testing to ask the body what emotions may be causing a physical problem and where it is possibly coming from in your life, eg: finance, relationships, family or even negative self talk.

188 new patients with anxiety and depression improved after presenting to a Neuro-Emotional Technique Practitioner.

Citation: Peter Bablis and Henry Pollard. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. February 2009, 15(2): 121-127. doi:10.1089/acm.2007.0805.

Please follow this link to read the complete article:

NET: for Sensitivities

If you are sensitive to certain foods, drinks, pollen, grasses, animals, moulds, smokey environments, electromagnetic or skin sensitivities to chemicals we may be able to help by using NET and possibly homeopathic remedies if required.

Our philosophy is to help make your body stronger and able to adapt to the environment, not to simply remove what you are allergic to. Interestingly, negative emotions and stress often come into play with allergies. We may help to remove the stress from your body.