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Structural Care

In some cases, long term postural changes have had the chance to “set-in” over many years, and may require more extensive treatment approaches to correct.

 

When this is the case, our chiropractors are trained to help you with our Structural Care Program – a specialised program of traction, exercises, and adjustments designed specifically to make gradual changes to long-established poor postural patterns.

 

We can show you examples of before and after x-rays of some of our previous success stories with improved posture after completing a Structural Care Program.

Exercise

Maintaining some degree of regular exercise is a crucial part of staying healthy for every one of us – no matter how old or young.

 

Essential components of exercise include:

 

Strength work – to maintain "core" muscles as well as aiding bone density.

Cardio - exercise for a healthy heart, circulation and general energy levels.

Stretching – to maximise joint and muscle flexibility which helps to prevent injuries and arthritis

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Our chiropractors have vast experience in assessing your exercise needs and will often make specific recommendations for you from one or more of the 3 categories above.

 

Whatever your exercise need, our chiropractors try to ensure maximum convenience in their recommendations and will often suggest use of simple aids such as Theraband/Theratube or SwissBalls so that you can exercise easily at home.

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In some cases a more extensive range of exercise equipment may be necessary, in which case we can help you with a referral to a gym or personal trainer.

 

 

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Stretching is an important part of warming up before physical activity and cooling down afterwards. Stretching helps to prepare the body mentally and physically. Additionally, regular stretching routines will help to improve individual flexibility and prevent injury.


Here are some tips for safe stretching.


Try to do stretches once per day. Regular stretching improves your balance, strength and flexibility. Gentle stretching can improve your circulation and a steady blood flow helps reduce muscle tension and soreness.


Get advice to avoid injury. Check with your chiropractor before stretching if you have an injury or are unsure of the correct technique or are recovering from injury.


Warm up your muscles before stretching. Try 10 minutes of gentle exercise like brisk walking. Stretching cold muscles may result in injury.


Hold a sustained stretch for 10 to 20 seconds. Don’t bounce when stretching. Overstretching causes muscle to contract and can cause small tears in fibres.


Only stretch to the point of mild discomfort. Once your muscle feels comfortable, increase the stretch then hold it again. If it hurts, you’re pushing too hard.


Breathe normally when stretching


Keep it balanced. Work opposing muscle groups each time you stretch. If you start by stretching the muscles at the front of your hip, then follow by stretching the muscles at the back.


Keep it interesting. Add variety to your routine by increasing your stretching repertoire. For example, you could join a yoga class or ask your chiropractor for new stretches.


Make stretching part of your other warm-up and cool-down activities. It can help your mental preparation before exercise and help you relax afterwards. 

 

 

Massage Therapy

At Chiropractic Solutions we have two full-time and very experienced massage therapists:

 

You can read their profiles here:

Hartmut Radies

Rob Scheer

 

Hartmut and Rob have a combined 30 years of experience in massage and hold qualifications in Remedial and Therapeutic Massage. Between them, they incorporate a wide range of massage techniques including Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Dry Needling and Hot Stone Massage as well as incorporating exercise and stress management into their practice repertoires.

 

They work in close conjunction with our chiropractors and our practitioners will often confer together (with your permission) to discuss the management of your treatment.

 

Fee Structure     

Standard     

Concession

30 minutes               

$ 49                  

$ 42

40 minutes

$ 58

$ 48

60 minutes

$ 77

$ 64

90 minutes

$109

$102

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Products

We stock a number of products which will assist with your spinal care and general health –care.

Pillows

We carry a range of foam rubber and latex contoured pillows designed to optimise your cervical spine position when sleeping. Check out our display in the atrium on your next visit to our practice.

Orthotics

We stock a range of high quality “off the shelf” orthotics for those who need a little extra support with their foot posture but don’t need a fully customised podiatric orthotic.

Posture Pole

A great stretching and posture aid for those who spend too many hours at the computer work station. Fantastic for cyclists who spend many hours hunched over the handlebars every week!

Home exercise aids

Swiss Balls

Theratube

Neck Resistance Exerciser

Supplements

A range of “Practitioner Only” supplements to counter common nutritional deficiencies.

Traction Aids

We stock a range of specialised home traction aids for use as prescribed by your chiropractor.

They include:

Cervical and Thoracic Denneroll

Lumbar and Thoracic foam bridges

Ice Packs

Re-usable icepacks for use with acute injuries.

The Therapeutic Use of Ice Fact sheet

Keep a couple in your freezer ready for when you next need some ice in a hurry!