Adult patients present to us for chiropractic care with a variety of conditions including
back and neck pain
shoulder and arm pain
knee and ankle pain
jaw and sinus issues
Our chiropractors are all government registered with the National Chiropractic Board, a legal requirement for all chiropractors. They are all University trained and between them hold memberships to the Chiropractor’s Association of Australia, Sacro-Occipital Technique Organization of Australasia and the Chiropractors and Osteopathic College of Australasia.
Our chiropractors are constantly updating their knowledge and skills in order to provide the best care possible. Our clinics have a warm and caring environment with highly qualified staff and modern equipment to assist you with your health needs.
A misalignment of the spine and interference to the nerve system with become evident by way of symptoms if left long enough without care. Chiropractic care can help many people not only get out of pain, but help to improve their function, be that at work, in the gym or just around the home. Growing research studies now show that chiropractic care can alter and enhance muscle function in the general population and in some types of pain syndromes. (1.1, 1.2, 1.3) In addition it also shows that for those in sports, chiropractic can improve reaction times (1.4) increase muscle strength and prevent muscle fatigue. (1.3)
Chiropractic care is for anyone with a spine and nervous system, no matter the age. With falls being a significant cause of death and serious injury in the elderly (1.5), we value the importance that chiropractic care to help with these balance issues, as well as many other symptoms associated with aging and the degenerative process. Research shows that chiropractic care can help to improve sensorimotor function related to falls risks in the elderly as well as have benefit in quality of life improvement. (1.6)
A Chiropractic Initial Consultation takes about 30-40 minutes.
In this time your Chiropractor will discuss your current concerns and past history.
This will be followed by a thorough chiropractic, orthopaedic and neurological examination including x-rays if required. The chiropractor will explain the process of chiropractic care and talk you through your first adjustment.
At this stage any x-rays you may have had will be fully explained to you and reported on, we call this the ‘Report of Findings’. The chiropractor will then continue with care and discuss your health care goals.
From this a comprehensive plan will be prepared in order for you to achieve these goals.
To arrange your first appointment please contact our receptionists to arrange a suitable appointment time and they will be more than happy to answer any further questions you may have.
1.0 Fast A. 1987 ‘Low Back Pain in Pregnancy’ Spine. Volume 12 Issue 4
1.1 Haavik Taylor H, Murphy B. Transient Modulation of intracortical inhibition following spinal manipulation. Chiropractic Journal of Australia. 2007;37:106-116.
1.2 Haavik Taylor H, Murphy B. Altered sensorimotor integration with cervical spine manipulation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2008;31(2):115-126.
1.3 Niazi I, Turker K, Flavel S, Kingett J, Duehr J, Haavik H. Increased cortical drive and altered net excitability of low-threshold motor unit levels to the lower limb following spinal manipulation. Paper presented at: World Federation of Chiropractic’s 12th Biennial Congress April 6-9, 2013; Durban, South Africa.
1.4 Kelly DD, Murphy BA, Backhouse DP. Use of mental Rotation reaction-time paradigm to measure the effects of upper cervical adjustments on cortical processing: a pilot study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therpaeutics. 2000;23(4):246-251.
1.5 Stephenson S, Langley J, Trotter M. Impact of Injury in New Zealand. 2nd ed. Dunedin. Injury Prevention Research Unit; 2005.
1.6 Holt, K. Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care in Improving Sensorimotor Function Associated with Falls Risk in Older People. Auckland, New Zealand. Department of Population Health, University of Auckland; 2013.