Why we’re different

At Chiropractic De Pijp we understand that your posture plays a major role in your health and wellbeing. Despite the considerable evidence that posture affects how well your body functions, most doctors, physical therapists and even most chiropractors don’t actually correct posture.

We are the only chiropractors in The Netherlands who use an innovative chiropractic technique aimed at correcting posture, called Advanced BioStructural Correction™. It’s the only method of body treatment that results in your body staying upright all by itself without effort. You will find that a good posture depends on the positioning of your spine, not on how strong your muscles are.

We transform your posture to help your nervous system work better, take pressure off your joints and muscles, and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Do you believe that everything in your body is connected, and that true health comes from the inside out?

Are you not just looking for a quick fix, but do you want to get to the cause of your problems?

Are you willing to try something new?

Great! We’ll work really well together.

We help you reach your goals; whether it’s improved posture, pain relief or better overall health and functioning. We always aim to help you get consistent, predictable and lasting results.

What we do

Everyday stressors and overuse of your spine can push spinal bones forward. When this happens your body has no way of correcting these bones, because you have no muscles behind your spine to pull them back into place. Over time misaligned bones and the resulting compensatory twists in your body cause your spine to collapse, creating a bad posture.

This collapse of your spine puts pressure on your nerves, bones, muscles and organs. We improve posture by correcting the bones your body can’t self-correct. This allows your body to untwist and release the layers of compensations it created so that you can become upright again.

We achieve this by using a combination of deep, precise body stretches and gentle repositioning of your spinal bones, but we also address your pelvis, hips, ankles, feet, knees, ribs and skull.

Our focus is on detecting and correcting only the misalignments that your body cannot self-correct. By doing so we respect your body’s innate ability to heal and regulate itself.

Why we do it

Your body is constantly striving for balance. The natural innate intelligence of your body makes sure that you heal without having to think about it, like when you cut your finger.

With this innate intelligence running the show, your brain processes millions of automatic functions every second. These are the aspects of your health and life that you take for granted every day. Every second hundreds of thousands of new cells are made by your body. The quality of these cells depends on how well your central nervous system communicates with the rest of your body.

Your brain is the most important organ in your body. It’s the central processing unit that, together with your spinal cord, forms the central nervous system. Your spine protects your nervous system. Nerves come out from between your spinal bones and travel to the rest of your body. The state of your nervous system directly determines the state of your health.

Your body isn’t completely self-healing. When spinal bones misalign in a forward direction your body can’t pull them back into place, and they interfere with the communication between your brain and your body. This affects how accurately your brain is able to detect what is going on in your body and respond correctly. When there is interference in your nervous system your body can’t function optimally.

Therefore posture is not just about how you look on the outside, it’s about how your body functions on the inside. By keeping your posture upright you can ensure a clear brain body communication pathway. This way we can help with various health problems.

Babies and children

The birth process can have a big impact on the spine and nervous system. Think about the pressure on a babies’ head and neck during a normal birth, and how there is even more stress on the baby’s spine with a C-section, forceps delivery or vacuum extraction. The resulting misalignments in the spine and skull can be the cause of many newborn health complaints.

Later on holding up the head, sitting, crawling and walking are all activities that affect spinal function and are important times to have your child checked by a chiropractor. A child will fall over approximately 2500 times before the age of three, so misalignments can easily build up in the spine. They often remain undetected until symptoms show up later in life.

Because children are constantly growing and developing, it’s especially important for them to have their spines checked regularly. Many children develop a bad posture, which is why it’s important to recognize these problems early on and correct them where necessary. It’s easier to prevent problems than it is to cure them!