What is Chiropractic?
A Chiropractor offers a thorough assessment and examination of the spine and nervous system for the diagnosis of joint misalignment (known in the profession as a subluxation). A subluxation can cause nerve irritation and biomechanical problems such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, joint pain, as well as many more.
However, the purpose of chiropractic care isn’t just about treating these symptoms. We also want to help you move better and more often, eat well and live a healthy lifestyle. It is about helping your body function at its greatest so you can achieve optimal health!
Chiropractors adjust the spine and other areas of the body to correct problems with alignment and improve movement and function.
Chiropractors know that a properly functioning spine reduces stress on the nervous system allowing the body to function optimally.
Chiropractors can help spinal issues involving back pain, neck pain, head ache, whiplash and pain in the arms and legs. They also provide important advice on how to improve wellbeing with nutrition and exercise.
If you're unsure if Chiropractic can help you, why not call the clinic and ask. Dr Damien and Dr Julian are always happy to discuss your issues and offer genuine advice on whether treatment will benefit you or your family.
Nutrition, Exercise, Emotional wellbeing
A Gonstead Chiropractor is skilled in a precise method of spinal analysis and treatment to achieve the best outcomes for you and your family. Gonstead Chiropractic is named after its developer, Dr Clarence Gonstead, this approach came from his engineering background. Dr Gonstead’s 55 years of continuous practice and experience resulted in the most complete method of biomechanical analysis available for use by Chiropractors today. The Gonstead ‘foundation principle’ explains how a subluxation pattern in one area of the spine can produce compensatory changes in another. The Gonstead chiropractor goes beyond what many Chiropractors consider a spinal assessment by conducting a thorough analysis of your spine using five criteria to detect the presence of the vertebral subluxation complex, which are: Visualization. Instrumentation. Static Palpation. Motion Palpation. X-Ray Analysis. Once detected, the Gonstead chiropractor begins to specifically correct the subluxation, thereby restoring proper nerve function and ultimately, health. This is what sets Gonstead chiropractic apart from many other chiropractic approaches. There is no substitute if you want the best and most time-tested Chiropractic care available.
The Gonstead Chiropractor goes to great lengths to identify exactly what the issue may be with your spine. Only by following the following 5 important steps can a Gonstead practitioner identify the CAUSE of your pain and effectively remove the underlying issue and allow your body to function at its PEAK.
Visualisation – Visualisation gives an overall assessment of your spinal alignment.
Instrumentation – The Nervoscope ( a small hand held device that locates swelling under the skin) detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure.
Static Palpation – Your chiropractor will feel for the presence of swelling (or edema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.
Motion Palpation – This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending it at various angles. This enables the chiropractor to determine how easily each segment in your spine moves in different direction.
X-Ray Analysis – x-ray films enable your doctor to visualise the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating posture, joint and disc integrity, vertebral misalignments and ruling out any pathologies, or recent fractures that may be present.
Utilising the Eat well - Move well - Think well program developed by Dr. James Chestnut, a leading chiropractor and wellness expert and researcher, we aim to provide the key information to achieve optimal holistic health and well being.
We provide basic spinal hygeine and core strenghtening exercises, high level fitness programs, diet and nutritional information for all circumstances as well as strategies for stress management and improving intellectual and emotional wellness.
For personalised coaching on these areas, please contact Sarah Sampimon at www.sampimonwellness.com.au
Myotherapy and Massage
Massage can help remove tightness and tension from muscles and such, is a perfect complementary therapy to chiropractic.
Adam, our massage therapist, uses varied techniques to tailor a massage to your specific needs.
- remedial massage
- sports and deep tissue massage
- relaxation massage
Benefits of massage can include;
- reduction in stress, increase in relaxation/calmness
- increase in joint function and range of movement
- increase in blood circulation
- loosening and reduction in scar tissue
- assists lymphatic drainage