Chiropractic care takes a focus on the spine first. Chiropractors will attempt to find spinal dysfunctions a.k.a. subluxations, joint positioning errors or pinched nerves. They will use these dysfunctions to try and explain pain and symptoms based on where the nerve supply from that spine part goes to. For example, there is a nerve in the upper part of your neck that supplies the skin in your temple and behind your eye.
So, if you suffer from headaches and neck pain you may choose to see a Chiropractor to assess if the joint is causing referred pain into your head. This is known as a cervicogenic headache, meaning a headache caused from your neck. Chiropractic care holds one of the highest ratings in satisfaction of any health profession due to the immediate results it provides and then the long-term changes in body habits that occur over time. Our Chiropractors assess the spine to find incorrect movement patterns that are sending faulty signals from the spine to the brain (aberrant signals).
When dysfunction occurs and the brain is receiving incorrect signals, then the signals that your brain sends out in return can also be incorrect, and this can lead to pain or dysfunction. Our Chiropractors are trained to assess these areas and perform techniques that restore normal function to your spine. As a result of restoring this function the signals from your spine to your brain become normal and healthy. As a result the signals from your brain to your body also become normal and healthy. Since a normal and healthy person does not experience pain or dysfunction, it makes sense that by restoring normal function your body will feel better, lighter, looser and freer.
Our Chiropractors have a special interest in chronic pain conditions, headaches, migraines, neck pain, middle back pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, jaw pain, hip pain, and more. You only need to ask us if we can help and we will let you know if we can, or if you need to see another specialised healthcare practitioner or your GP. We have extensive experience dealing with all kinds of issues from providing relief to people who are waiting in line for back surgery or hip replacements to helping people who wake up with a stiff and sore neck or have hurt their lower back in the garden. Justin’s knowledge of neurology and the brain also allows him to manage muscular tension of people with symptoms such as vertigo, nausea and concentration problems.
Our patients come from a wide variety of backgrounds and different lifestyles. We have many teachers, nurses, CrossFit athletes, groundskeepers, administration staff, café staff, stay-at-home parents, business managers, truck drivers, taxi drivers, and even GPs, physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage Chiropractors and more!
Typical benefits from our patients that they tell us after starting care include improved ability to move their neck or lower back. Improved flexibility of their muscles and joints, reduced neck stiffness and soreness, reduction in days where they have pain.
Our treatment methods range from a wide variety of chiropractic techniques based on what the individual patient needs. Both of our Chiropractors have additional training and experience in low force Network technique, low force Torque release technique, Activator methods, sacral occipital technique (or SOT), Thompson drop piece technique, drop Table technique, toggle, traditional hands on manual spinal adjustment techniques for full body adjustment, cranial work, Diversified technique, Gonstead technique, orthopaedic rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation.
Chiropractors study body anatomy and the way the body works and interacts with chemicals and physical stresses. Chiropractors must understand patient health and how to treat people appropriately and cautiously, to become qualified. In their final year of Chiropractic education all Chiropractors must pass a five-hour examination that includes any question from within the entire five-year course and pass with a 70% pass rate. They are interviewed and constantly monitored through the university journey by some of the most experienced Chiropractors in the profession to ensure the continuation of high-quality Chiropractors graduating from the University. Our own Chiropractor Dr Justin graduated with Distinction from his university, which is the highest honour.
Chiropractors are given the doctor title because they are primary healthcare practitioners. This means you can walk in off the street to a Chiropractor and receive a diagnosis for your condition, only practitioners who can do this receive the doctor title. Chiropractors are constantly expected to improve their knowledge through hours of continued learning every year that they are practising.
There is a regulatory body called the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Association (AHPRA) that guides Chiropractors as well as nurses and other health professionals on how to act and make sure that the public are kept safe. Chiropractors are expected to follow scientific data constantly and perform up to a minimum industry standard, otherwise risk losing their licence and facing disciplinary action. Chiropractors are trained in every muscle, nervous, ligaments, tendon, bone, and musculoskeletal condition known to mankind. Find us here to get more information.