Tailored care that gets your body working well again
- Whole body and well-being approach - not just ‘tune ups’
- Practical exercises to help with your recovery in between appointments
- Experienced with neuro-rehabilitation and chiropractic for kids
Does your back feel "out"?
Do you get headaches or pain that never lets up?
You may have been to doctors and specialists without answers - or you are visiting us directly. You don’t need a referral, but some patients are referred by their GP, personal trainer or other practitioners.
It’s natural to be skeptical. ‘What can a chiro do that others can’t?’ you may wonder.
But you feel like you’re out of options and you’re getting worse. It’s getting harder and more painful to do normal things around the house. To get through work every day. And because of the pain, you have no patience with the kids.
What will it be like in 5-10 years?
What your chiropractor can help with
Chiropractic may help manage a range of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as musculoskeletal aspects of non-musculoskeletal conditions. Like the muscular tension associated with asthma.
- Headaches: commonly caused by muscle and neck dysfunction
- Dizziness: can be caused by a mismatch of information from your body telling you where you are, such as from the neck
- Neck pain and stiffness: eg. strains, torticollis / wry neck, disc injuries, whiplash or for arthritis relief
- Back pain and stiffness: eg. disc injuries, sprains / strains, postural dysfunction or relief from arthritis
- Sciatic pain: extending from the lower back down the leg
- Sports injuries: eg.
- ankle sprains
- plantar fasciitis
- golfer's & tennis elbow
- shin splints
- hamstring injuries
- patellofemoral pain syndrome
- hip & knee osteoarthritis (degeneration)
- rotator cuff injuries
- frozen shoulder
- Painful, clicking jaws
- Childhood conditions like limited range of motion contributing to feeding, crawling and other movement issues or assessment of their neuro-musculoskeletal health including primitive reflexes, balance and posture
What does a chiropractor do?
Our chiropractors get your whole body working well again. We diagnose and treat injuries in your bones, muscles, and nerves.
We also look at your overall well-being and health. You’ll get helpful advice on nutrition, emotional health, and exercise. So you feel empowered to take control of your health.
You want to get rid of the pain so you can get back to doing the things you love everyday. Whether that’s picking the grandkids up. Improving concentration at school or work. Or getting back on the footy field. You don’t want that niggling discomfort to affect your performance.
Is chiropractic all about getting cracked back into place?
You may have heard friends or family saying they ‘got their back cracked back into place’ or ‘I got a tune up’, or even ‘my hip was out and my chiro clicked it back in’.
So you might think that’s all we do. Just ‘clicking’ you back into place (or as we put it, we make ‘adjustments’ to your spine). It’s a common thought. But we do much more.
- Spinal adjustments and mobilisation: gentle, precise manipulations of the spine
- Extremity adjustments & mobilisations: specific manipulations of the joints in the legs and arms
- Low force (non-"cracking") techniques: Activator, biomechanical blocking / wedges, cranial techniques, drop piece
- Massage techniques: therapeutic massage, instrument assisted soft tissue technique, stretching, active muscle energy techniques
- Rehabilitation exercises: designed especially for you
- Home and work advice: such as posture, desk ergonomics, or activities to avoid or modify
- Electrical stimulation: such as TENS and other advanced forms
- Laser therapy: to reduce inflammation, promote healing and decrease pain
- Taping: supportive (rigid), functional and kinesotape (flexible)
- Lifestyle advice: including dietary supplements
- Referral: for further tests or to a specialist, if required
For more information about all of our chiropractic therapies including Cold Laser Therapy, TENS Therapy, Neuro-Modulation, Electrically-Guided Rehab and Prologel, please visit our Chiropractic Therapies Page.
You can expect
- Personalised care: we listen to your concerns so you never feel like you’re ‘just another number’
- The right treatment and a plan: we’ll help you get to the source of your pain, manage it, and help you with a rehabilitation plan
- Lifestyle advice: your overall well-being and health affects how well you recover, so we may chat about your nutrition, mental health, and emotional health
- Professional and caring service: so you always feel comfortable and know what is happening and why
- Qualified and experienced chiropractors: so you can be sure you’ll be well taken care of by professionals who are well known - and respected in their field
What can I expect at my first chiropractic session?
1. Clinical discussion about your current and past health, your presenting complaint and your goals for treatment.
2. Review of reports or imaging such as specialist reports, X-Rays, MRIs, CTs or blood tests. You don’t need these but if you have them, bring them in.
3. Assessments such as:
- Postural assessment
- Musculoskeletal examination looking at movement, strength and quality of the joints, muscles and other structures. We look for distant contributing dysfunction too. A stiff mid back could deactivate your glutes when squatting. This puts pressure on the knees.
- Neurological assessment testing the function of your brain & nerves (nervous system), such as muscle reflexes, eye movements / reflexes and vestibular function
- Chiropractic Functional Neurological or Neuro-Rehabilitation Assessment* looking at the adaptation and fatigue of your nervous system. For example the brain is known to change due to chronic pain or knee injuries.
- Computerised balance assessment using a balance platform to measure your stability and risk of falling. Find out more about computerised balance assessments here.
4. Management plan that considers your age, general health, current problems, and what type of treatment you feel comfortable with.
This first session will be longer than other appointments as we take notes about your history and do assessments.
The process is thorough so we confirm diagnosis before beginning treatment.
You can expect to know what we find, and we’ll be clear about whether we can help you - how we can help - and any areas we cannot help you with.
Our chiropractors offer a variety of treatments - including non-traditional chiropractic techniques. For example, neuro-rehabilitation, dry needling, massage, laser and home exercises.
We work as a team with other doctors and health practitioners. Some are within our clinic so that we can discuss (with your permission) and collaborate on your case.
We are focused on helping you - or your loved ones - with your concern so we understand there's no one-size fits all solutions.
FAQs About Chiropractic
At Body & Brain centre we specialise in longer appointments to ensure the best possible treatment and advice is given. For information regarding types of chiropractor appointments please visit our FAQs page.
About our chiropractors
All our practitioners have been chosen for their genuine care and dedication to giving you awesome service.
You’ll find them really easy to talk to and understand. Importantly, they’ll be there for you in between sessions - checking in on you, answering any worries or questions you may have, and getting insight from other health practitioners in the clinic (with your consent of course). So you get the best treatment possible.
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- Pascoe Vale
Chiropractic at Body and Brain Centre
- Experienced and knowledgeable practitioners
- Results-focused so you get value from every session
- Lifestyle and well-being considered during treatment
Medicine is the study of disease and what causes man to die. Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes man to live - B.J. Palmer
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