What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a science that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. 

Manipulations (which most people call chiropractic) are only a fraction of the science of chiropractic and one of the techniques that chiropractors, physiotherapists, and osteopaths who practice chiropractic and osteopathy techniques use in their offices. 

The purpose of manipulation in therapy is to increase mobility and function in the treated joint with the quick and effective movements of chiropractors / physiotherapists / osteopaths. 

Chiropractic of the spine

How do manipulations work?

Manipulation (HVLA) is a manual technique in which the therapist uses high-speed and low-amplitude movements to relieve blockage within the joint and restore normal mobility. 

Manipulation works through 3 mechanisms:

  1. Biomehanički mehanizam – manipulacijom zgloba oslobađamo međuzglobni prostor i uspostavljamo normalnu pokretljivost
  2. Mišićno – refleksni mehanizam– spinalna manipulacija izaziva refleksne reakcije u mišićima koje posljedično znatno smanjuju tonus (napetost) mišića 
  3. Neurološki mehanizam – mehanizam unutar živčanog sustava tijela 

History of chiropractic

In 1895. Dr. David Palmer (in the picture) made what is now considered the first chiropractic treatment in history on a half - deaf janitor who worked at his facility. The janitor, while working in Dr. Palmer's office, bent down to pick up the trash can, at which point he heard a “crackling” sound inside his spine and partially lost his hearing. Dr. Palmer asked the janitor to lie down on the therapy table and manipulated his spine. The next day the janitor said to the doctor, " I hear the noises from the road!”. This is why Dr. Palmer opened the world's first chiropractic school. 

Throughout history, there have been conflicts between osteopaths and chiropractors who have been doing similar techniques and yet very different philosophies regarding the sciences they practice. 10 years before Dr. Palmer laid the foundations of chiropractic science, Dr. Andrew Still laid the foundations of Osteopathy, which were very similar to those of chiropractic. Chiropractic focuses more on the joints and the spine, while osteopathy is based on a holistic (body and spirit are one) approach.

U našoj ordinaciji vjerujemo u i primjenjujemo temelje osteopatije jer smatramo kako bi dugoročno riješili uzrok problema ne smijemo gledati segmente ljudskog tijela odvojeno, već u cjelini. 


Frequently asked questions about chiropractic:

Short answer: No. 

The longer answer: depending on in whose hands the manipulation is in, the dose of danger is determined. 

In the hands of an unprofessional and self-taught person performing manipulation can be extremely dangerous.

 In the hands of a highly trained physiotherapist, osteopath, or chiropractor, the technique is usually harmless.

Short answer: No

Longer answer: chiropractic or spinal manipulation does not set the joints in place as widely believed.

The sound of ”cracking " that occurs during manipulation is actually a pop of air inside the joint of the spine. 

Like all manual therapy treatments, chiropractic treatments do not need to be done regularly. 

The purpose of the manipulation is to release tension in the joint, restore normal motion and allow the patient to continue with mobility and strength exercises. 

Why our therapy?

Progress after the first treatment.

We work on quick and long-term solutions for the problem and after the first treatment you will feel improvement and relief of the symptoms.

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In our clinic, we maintain a pleasant and friendly atmosphere so that you do not have additional stress.

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In cooperation with you, we create an individual, fast and effective rehabilitation plan and program that will surely lead you to optimal condition.

3. Return to normal life

Finally you will be pain free again and move with ease.

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Anja GrgicAnja Grgic
11:50 13 Dec 22
I booked the first appointment based on a recommendation due to long-term problems with the lumbar region, cervical spine, migraines, tingling in the feet and sciatica in both legs. With the first treatment, we solved the inflammation and pain in the upper back and trapezius, for which I ended up in the emergency room before arriving. With the second treatment I no longer feel sciatica or tingling in my feet. My body is recovering phenomenally every day. I booked a third appointment, so long-term constant problems (12 years!!!) Toni solved in just 3 treatments. I am delighted with the approach and professionalism of physiotherapist Toni. It is not enough to say that I am grateful and sincerely recommend it from the bottom of my heart.
Bojan MihalicekBojan Mihalicek
21:30 17 Nov 22
I came with a problem of the cervical and lumbar spine (which lasts 15 years), tingling in the legs (as a consequence of sciatica), and injury of the ankle and Achilles tendon of the leg from a year ago. He solved all my problems with dry needling and chiropractic techniques. Tony is extremely accessible and explains everything he does in detail. Expertise, customer relationship, and communication are at a very high level. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who has not been helped by conventional techniques.
Bernard ButoracBernard Butorac
21:10 17 Nov 22
I came to Tony through the recommendation of a handball player friend and I did not regret it. In several treatments, he solved the problem of a painful cervical spine and jaw that was painful to the movement and bite. The mobility of the jaw is very important to me because I'm in the singing business. The boyfriend also came with a problem with the cervical and lumbar spine, tingling in the legs, and injury to the wrist and tendon of the leg. He solved our problems with dry needling and chiropractic techniques. Toni is very approachable and everything he does he explains in detail, and also without hesitation you can ask him anything you want to know, so we let him in without fear. Business, expertise, customer relationship, and communication 5+.
Vesna KlanacVesna Klanac
17:44 28 Oct 22
After two dry needling treatments, my shoulder and neck loosened up, and the tension eased enough that after two months I finally have no headaches and no more dizziness. After the third dry needling treatment, the remaining pain on the right side, like muscle tension, has almost disappeared. I'm looking forward to the last treatment. Although it is known as a painful treatment, it was very tolerable for me, and it even seemed very relaxing. I am very glad that I found Toni on IG.
Sonja BrajkinaSonja Brajkina
04:31 12 Oct 22
Physio Toni is a very pleasant, educated and humble young person, who knows his job without much mystification and philosophy "hits the head" and immediately goes to solve the problem as quickly as possible and more than successfully. In communication, he is also pleasant and measured, adapts to the patient and has wide knowledge and can talk to him about various topics, which makes the treatment even easier and leads to the feeling that the treatment lasts much shorter than it really does.So successful in my case that after 9 months of almost vegetating due to enormous pain, after the first treatment, I started walking at least 5 km a day, and after the second I started again working out! I can only recommend this young expert in his field and say a big thank you to him.
10:11 26 Sep 22
If I could give 100 stars, it would be small. It's actually hard for me to put together impressions and sentences and to fully express how grateful I am. What a relief after years of shoulder discomfort and inability to rotate, when you finally manage to rotate your shoulder all the way. No pain! Tony's expertise, knowledge, and love for his job are evident in his every sentence. The problem is approached directly, without BS, immediately tells what and how to expect. I had high expectations that he exceeded. Tony, thank you!
16:37 24 Jul 22
The man, without any philosophy, quickly and efficiently solved the problem of the lower spine, which had followed me for more than five years and which I thought would remain chronic. I recommend everyone to go and let Tony examine him and decide which solution is best. Tony, thank you again!
Janja MuzinaJanja Muzina
07:42 14 May 22
I'm gonna use the kids 'dictionary and say," I don't like dry needling!". With the recommendation of a friend who I talked to about the pain I was living with due to a messy life and long hours of computer work, I came to Tony for treatment. During the treatment, Tony eased my pain by talking and explaining. I went back for another treatment. Today I live without pain and I recommend Tony to everyone for his professionalism, expertise and human approach with respect to the client.

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