The simplest answer to that question is that we specialise in dealing with the nerves, joints, muscles and bones of the human body i.e.:
We aim to correct bio-mechanical and nervous dysfunction and restore normal relation and function to the spine, joints and nerves so that the body can function on an optimum level and free of pain.
We do this effectively, naturally and gently without the use of surgery or drugs.
Our chiropractors have studied for 5 years at Macquarie University, Sydney obtaining 2 degrees in Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies:
We are specially trained in the area of the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
We specialise in the treatment of a number of conditions such as:
As primary health care professionals many patients come to us for a second opinion and to discuss their options or prognosis of their condition.
The initial consultation involves full medical history and physical examination to determine the cause of the problem. X-rays and further studies may be ordered if necessary, however this is on a case by case basis. Correct diagnosis and identification of any contributing factors or biomechanical dysfunction is essential.
We find that we are able to achieve a high success rate in terms of reducing pain and correcting biomechanical problems in both the short and the long term. Many patients that come to see us for their medical problem have been around the mill many times and have not thought to see a chiropractor.
We often hear patients say ” If I’d known about chiropractic I would have come to you years ago” instead of repeatedly having physiotherapy or massages which seems to only give temporarily releif. Physiotherapy and massage certainly works, however if the root cause of your pain is due to a joint, muscle therapy will only treat the symptoms and not the cause. On the contrary chiropractic treatment will address this directly.
Some of the most common chronic problems that we treat successfully are neck pain, back pain and headaches or migraines.
As primary health care providers we will refer you to other specialist or GP if your condition is not within our specialty. We work closely with other health professionals such as medical doctors, physios, podiatrists, dentists and others to ensure that you get the best possible care and result.
If you are looking at having surgery, get a second opinion first. Bring your x-rays and other results to your consultation and our chiropractors will be able to discuss with you about your options.
Some people are apprehensive about seeking chiropractic treatment because they think that it is going to hurt or they have heard stories about people getting their “bones cracked”. Chiropractic treatment does not have to involve any clicking or cracking at all! Although we all like to tell a good fear inducing story, chiropractic treatment is very safe and can be as gentle as you would like.
What this “cracking of the bones” is referring to, is the audible (click) produced from the synovial joint fluid as gas bubbles are released in response to movement of a joint. This phenomenon is quite natural, it is not painful and may often occur spontaneously during normal life as well.
We work using gentle joint adjusting techniques and soft tissue muscle releases. We belive that encourage patients to take an active role in the treatment that they receive and we appreciate any feedback or preferences. It”s at the outmost importance that our patients feel comfortable and secure ar OurChiro clinic.
We utilise many different types of Chiropractic techniques so that we may offer a wider variety of treatment styles to accommodate all people from office workers, athletes and tradesmen to the osteoporotic elderly, children and babies.
The length of treatment varies from case to case. Some patients may have a simple acute injury which will heal in relatively short period of time whilst others with chronic or long term problems may require more treatment.
Our chiropractors will advice you of the recommended treatment schedule based on the nature of your injury, how long you have had the problem for, your age and general health. Reassessments will occur regularly during the treatment period to ensure that the expected improvements are made and that you are on track in terms of progress. Our chiropractors will give their professional advice based on their knowledge and experience, so that you can make an informed decision.
Many patients choose to continue regular wellness care beyond the initial recovery, as part of a healthy lifestyle. Regular chiropractic visits helps the body function at it’s optimum level and can prevent injury, much like brushing your teeth and dental check ups prevent tooth decay. If you simply just want to get out of pain, or if you want to continue maintenance care periodically, it’s your choice.
Many of our patients say that with chiropractic they experience a greater feeling of wellbeing, more energy and stamina to keep up with their busy lives, work, family and play.
International studies show that Chiropractic care is by far the most effective and economical treatment for musculoskeletal issues above all other standard medical treatments (1999 the biggest independent report into chiropractic, commissioned by the Canadian Government).
In Scandinavia and other countries, chiropractic has been integrated into the health system for years, where the chiropractors are much like a medical doctor for the spine and musculoskeletal system.