We use a number of adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and years of experience.

Docklands Chiropractic Techniques

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

Chiropractic Neuro-Rehabilitation

Dr Michael Edgley has completed a 2 year post graduate course in Chiropractic Neuro-Rehabilitation. This gives him additional skills necessary to help people with more complex cases including dizziness and some balance disorders.

Functional Neuro-Orthopaedics Rehabilitation

Functional Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation (FNOR) is a rehabilitative approach to chronic and acute pain based on the latest developments in neuroscience and pain science. The FNOR approach includes an evolving range of innovative, clinical techniques drawing from a number of clinical disciplines intersecting at the human nervous system.

The FNOR approach emphasizes the role of the nervous system in both function and dysfunction (e.g. adverse changes in the nervous system that are associated with injury), integrating orthopedics, biomechanics, pain management and neurorehabilitation.

FNOR  at Optimize Sports Chiropractic

At Docklands Chiropractic, Dr Michael Edgley utilises and integrates FNOR as part of the comprehensive neuromusculoskeletal (neuro-orthopedic) evaluation, diagnosis and individualized multi-modal management approach – dedicated to help you achieve optimal Movement, Function, Performance and Health.


Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction.

AK Applied Kinesiology

Testing the strength of specific muscles of your body helps us find structural, chemical and mental problems and monitor your results.

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust.


After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints.