What is chiropractic?
A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation. – Definition by the world federation of chiropractic
What is manipulation?
In chiropractic, we term spinal manipulation as a ‘chiropractic adjustment'.
It is a high velocity, low amplitude thrust delivered to a joint that is fixated or displays aberrant motion. The purpose of the adjustment is to restore movement to joints that have such loss of normal motion.
Often, a ‘click’ or ‘crack’ sound is heard when an adjustment is performed. The sound, although often considered to be scary by some, is not painful.
There are some techniques that are used to correct joint movement without creating a ‘click’ or ‘crack’. It is not dangerous to have spinal manipulation done when performed by a properly trained chiropractor.
HADLEY SHAPIRO - South Africa
In December 2010 I was involved in a serious, high speed car accident that luckily left me with no major injuries at first. However, within a month I developed extreme pain and movement restriction in my neck.
I was referred by a friend to Dr Sery whom I first saw in January 2011. He diagnosed me with severe whiplash. He started to treat me with normal chiropractic treatment along with a specialist technique called Graston Technique. Dr Sery was one of two chiropractors in South Africa who is licenced, trained and talented in the use of Graston Technique.
With Dr Sery's different methods of treatment, I had almost immediate relief of pain as well as more mobility. My long term condition gradually improved. Over the time as a patient of Dr Sery I found him highly professional and an excellent chiropractor who is extremely skilled in his line of work.
Dr Roy Sery is an Israeli born chiropractor who was raised and studied in South Africa. He completed his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa in 2005. The University of Johannesburg Chiropractic School is recognized internationally and is accredited with the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE).
He had been practicing and managing his own chiropractic practice in South Africa until 2012 and from 2012 he has been practicing in Israel.
He is one of very few chiropractors in Israel that holds a specialist diploma in sports chiropractic. This Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) Diploma provided by the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) places him in elite standing in treating sports injuries as well as the many other conditions treated by chiropractors.
In the past, he has lectured and taught in the field of clinical biomechanics and kinesiology at the University of Johannesburg. Today, he teaches in Israel and Europe for Rocktape.
Dr Sery is a member of the Israeli Chiropractic Society (ICS) and is an executive board member.