What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic treatment can be applied with various techniques to the following areas of the body: muscles, joints, bones, cartilage and ligaments and tendons; particularly around the spine. Chiropractic care can be combined with other natural therapies, supplements or adjuncts; some of which include: remedial massage therapy, myotherapy, posture supports, ergonomic advice, therapeutic pillows for sleep, back supports, home exercise programs and natural anti-inflammatory creams which can contribute to faster and more effective rehabilitation.
Common reasons to visit a chiropractor
– Dysfunction in the joints
– Muscle tension
– Mobility issues, movement restriction
– Posture correction
– Loss of functionality
– Sport injuries & overuse injury such as sprains and strains
– Whiplash and associated neck conditions
– Torticollis, neck sprain / strain, Wry neck
– Spinal conditions
- Scoliosis, Kyphosis
– Disc injury
– TMJ, Jaw pain, sinus and related musculoskeletal pain problems
– Upper cross syndrome
– Lower cross syndrome (posture cause dysfunction)
How we find the cause of your pain…
– Full body and specific orthopaedic and neurologic testing
– Computer scan with posture analysis
– Joint function assessment
– Detailed report of findings
– X-ray Images if necessary (medicare bulk-billed with chiropractic referral)
– Comprehensive diagnosis
– Comparative posture screen exam
– Condition and range of movement reassessments
What is an adjustment?
Chiropractic adjusting techniques involve a high velocity-low amplitude thrust to a designated area, usually to one or more spinal vertebrae.
An adjustment may help to:
> Restore full movement to that segment of your spine which is closely related to overall spinal and bodily functioning
>Decrease inflammation that has built up around the affected area
> Reduce nerve impediment & irritation that can cause pain and dysfunction such as weakness.
> Manual manipulation
> Extremity adjusting
> Instrument assisted adjusting
> Cervical distraction
> Joint mobilisation
> Low force & Gentle Activator adjustments
> Cranial adjustments
> SOT, NET, TBM
> Pelvic biomechanical blocking
> Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy
> Muscular release
> Trigger point therapy
What happens during an initial consult?
At your first consultation with us, we will ask you about pain, stiffness, areas of concern & other chiropractic health-related problems you may have.
We then perform a chiropracticassessment and physical exam, to diagnose and discuss treatment options that would be right for you. Our chiropractors perform a full body assessment and treatment. You may also be referred for x-ray imaging, if necessary.
Treatment Care Options…
Relief Care to FEEL BETTER!
Many individuals seek chiropractic care because they are in pain or experiencing other unpleasant symptoms. The primary goal for relief care at ChiroCure Clinic in St Kilda is to increase the function of the spine and nervous system, alleviating pain and symptoms as quickly as possible.
Corrective Care to GET STRONGER!
Wellness Care to STAY WELL!
Other reasons to see a chiropractor:
* Disturbed or broken sleep from musculoskeletal pain
* Misalignment causing discomfort within the body
* Relaxation can occur due to release of muscles & joints
* Relief from pain
* Repair general body function
* Reduce chronic pain conditions
* Some types of headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo or tinnitus
* Joint stiffness, movement restriction
* Posture correction
* Jaw dysfunction
Meet the ‘Activator’ Adjusting Tool
A Chiropractic activator adjusting instrument, with a spring-loaded hand-held mechanical instrument that provides a quick, low-force impulse at specific points (SpineHealth, 2016). The adjusting device used by our chiropractic professionals applies a pain-free, low force treatment, to release muscle spasms and correct misalignment that occur in the spine and body. By providing a high velocity, low amplitude thrust it gives a consistently effective result.
What does posture have to do with it?
A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate and impair the function of the nervous system. This can disrupt the transmission of nerve impulses that control your body. Posture is a major consideration when assessing and treating the spine. At ChiroCure Clinic St.Kilda our chiropractors aim to correct this process, thereby improving pain, movement & posture throughout your entire body.
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Therapeutic aids & Supplements…
Please visit our online store and view our practitionerrecommended posture support braces, memory foam pillows, travel pillows, therapeutic supplements, rehabilitation aids and more for patients to purchase from our St Kilda practice. For information about our prescribed therapy aids and rehab stock call ChiroCure Clinic on 90135133
Xray Imaging & Referral (bulk-billed)
Radiology Imaging can be an integral part of chiropractic diagnostic procedures. X-rays will help to determine the health of your spine by clearly showing misalignment and degeneration. They may increase the safety and accuracy of your care, and help determine the right program for you. Our chiropractors take a thorough approach to help ensure that you will be provided with the highest standard of chiropractic care.
Based on the nature of your condition as well as a number of other factors, x-rays of your spine or injured body part may be required to identify subtle abnormalities, serious pathologies, level of degeneration and nerve irritation present. If X-rays are required you will be referred to a local radiography clinic. When referred by a Chiropractor, imaging is bulk-billed with Medicare.
Our practitioners therapeutic relief practices
> Comprehensive Treatment care plans for your condition
> Professional co-management for better overall health care and results
> Ultrasound therapy for pain, scar tissue repair & swelling
> Aim to help disturbed or broken sleep coming from pain and discomfort within the body.
Our chiropractors are well equipped to treat both acute and long term conditions and causes of pain.
Our therapeutic ultrasound therapy machine uses sound waves to increase blood production and stimulate healing cells to better treat affected joints, tissues and ligaments.
It can help patients with:
>Pain Relief >Stiffness >Swelling > Inflammation
>Muscle dysfunction >Effects of calcium deposits >Improved circulation
>Pain-free movement >Tendonitis >Scar Tissue
Pregnancy treatment for musculoskeletal related conditions.
Adding a chiropractor to your prenatal care team both during and after pregnancy, can help treat and manage symptoms of muscular soreness, joint pain, pelvic pressure, uncomfortable movement, swelling, sciatica and carpel tunnel. Pelvic instability, spinal pressure, nerve irritation and musculoskeletal misalignment during any stage of pregnancy can cause a range of symptoms that our chiropractors and remedial therapists will address and treat.