Whether you’ve had your pain for a long time or recently, we can help you get your life back! With our comprehensive history and examination, we will be able to tell you what is happening, and how we can help. Each presentation is unique, and we tailor each approach according to your needs.
Physical discomfort occurring anywhere on the spine or back, ranging from mild to disabling. Back pain can be brought on, or ‘triggered’, by everyday activities either at home or at work. Pain can also develop over time as a result of sitting, standing or not lifting correctly. Chiropractic is an extremely effective treatment for almost all types of back pain.
Sciatica affects the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. Sciatica is often caused by irritation of the root(s) of the lower lumbar and lumbo-sacral spine. Chiropractic treatments can help to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Injuries can occur across aspects of life ranging from sport and recreation to work and activities of daily living. If you are an athlete or engage in an exercise routine, it is recommended that you have a Chiropractor as part of your healthcare team to support your body. Chiropractic adjustments have also been found in several studies, to increase athletic performance.
Kids may benefit from Chiropractic care. Not only can problems be addressed, but also to work towards prevention of a healthy spine as they grow throughout the many developmental stages. Chiropractic adjustments for infants and children are very gentle and differ significantly from techniques performed on adults.
Neck and Shoulder Tension
The neck is very mobile, which means it is less stable than other areas of the body and more susceptible to injury. Trauma, poor posture and degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, are the most common causes of neck pain. Correct alignment assists to reduce pain and tension, and increase mobility.
As discs lose their water content because of disease or age, they lose their height, bringing the vertebrae closer together. As a result, the nerve openings in your spine become more narrow. These discs don’t absorb the shocks as well, particularly when you are moving.
There are many physical changes you can experience during a pregnancy which can have an impact on posture and comfort. As baby becomes heavier, a Mums centre of gravity shifts, and her posture adjusts accordingly. Chiropractic care can include support and alignment for your back, pelvis and posture, and can reduce back pain!
Dr. Andrew is a Webster certified Chiropractor, which can balance the pelvis, and help with many issues.
Maintenance Chiropractic care supports the body to assist the systems to function correctly and maintain flexibility and movement through the spine. Much like exercise, Chiropractic can be helpful with regular visits. Prevention is better than cure!
A range of massages are available by Massage Therapist, Abbey. From a relaxing massage through to a therapeutic one, Abbey caters to your body. You may also be covered for her services by your health fund.
DEEP TISSUE - uses a deeper pressure which is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia.
SWEDISH - one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.
RELAXATION - is a smooth, gentle, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, relieves muscular tension, plus improves circulation and range of movement.
Only natural oils are used (no mineral oils).
Abbey is available for appointments after-hours and weekends.