We have practiced chiropractic in Reykjavík since April 1998. In that time we have given care to about six thousand different individuals.
Egill Þorsteinsson, D.C. a Gonstead chiropractor works at Kírópraktík, and receptionists, Agnes Matthíasdóttir. Egill and Agnes are married and run the office together. They feel that the fact that they are working together as a married couple is helpful in effectively assisting the customers of Kiropraktik in a personal manner, to reach the highest health potential possible.
It is our belief that health is of great value to the individual. Bad health is an obstruction in our path to a fullfilling life. Good health gives us an opportunity to use our full potential and have a productive, happy life.
We can help
The nervous system is the master control system of the human body. Problems in the spine can exert direct pressure on the nervous system, causing nerve interference. This is of course negative for normal body function and health in general.
Doctors of chiropractic choose to positively affect peoples health by utilizing the universal principles that the practice of chiropractic is based on, to normalize the function of the spine and the nervous system. Joints that have lost their normal position and motion are putting pressure on nerves, causing abnormal nerve function are generally referred to as vertebral subluxations. They are not necessarily painful. Our job is to examine the spine, find and correct those vertebral subluxations. Correcting subluxations is done by hand. A quick, short, specific thrust is used to help the joint into a better position, restoring normal motion and removing the nerve pressure. This allows the nervous system to do what it does best, control all the billions of cells that our body is made of. This is called an adjustment.
In the beginning when people come in for the first visits, they are often in bad health. Our help then includes:
- To find the cause of the problem.
- Organize a plan of action, aimed at getting good results safely and as fast as possible.
- Start chiropractic care.
- Inform the patient on his responsibilities in his own healing process.
- Explain the value of chiropractic wellness care after recovery has been made.
Patients should expect coming in quite frequently during the first few weeks, then visits become less frequent.
Most disease processes develop within the body for a long time before people realize something is wrong. Symptoms are often one of the last things to show up. Therefore it is important to take steps to protect our health also when we do not have any signs and symptoms.
To maintain good health
We wish to see as many people as possible reach the highest possible level of health and to see them maintain it. We hope that people see the value of coming in for regular wellness care after good results have been achieved. That does not mean coming in all the time for the rest of your life but it does mean coming in regularly even when you have no symptoms. We are then able to get away from disease care and move toward serious health care, preserving health. Hopefully, that is our future. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
Feel free to contact us to make an appointment, our phone number is +354 553 4400.
You will receive a warm welcome.