Our imaging referrals and services
ChiroCure Clinic® offers state of the art digital X-ray services for your convenience. X-rays are bulk billed directly to Medicare, saving you time and money.
Our practitioners will refer your to have X-rays taken by a qualified radiographer in Balaclava. Referral allows us to view your X-ray images immediately online to assess the results. During your X-ray report of findings consult, our Chiropractor's will explain the results and provide a detailed written report for you to take home.
We can guarantee you will be receiving a safe and accurate diagnosis from the X-rays, which will aid your chiropractor’s recommended course of treatment.
Is having an X-ray dangerous?
Modern X-ray facilities such as ours pose very little risk to adults and are considered to be a safe dose of radiation. X-ray imaging is only deemed harmful for a developing foetus.
For this reason you should inform us if you have any reason to believe you may be pregnant. In which case, alternate testing methods which do not involve radiation will be sought.
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We are very excited to be able to offer Dr Matthew's clinical experience and passion for health care to our patients and the local community.
Mon 2pm - 9pm
Wed 12pm - 9pm
Thurs 10am - 8pm
Sat* 12pm - 6pm
#1 Chronic Pain
Fibromyalgia patients experience a condition known as central sensitisation. This means that the body is constantly in a state of wind-up where stimuli are perceived as far more painful than they should be. Central sensitisation causes the body to categorise non-dangerous stimuli as dangerous, leading to widespread pain in the body.
#2 Overwhelming Sensory Responses
For fibromyalgia patients touch is not the only sense that is easily overwhelmed, you may also experience changes in sight, smell, and hearing. Thus, a loud noise, bright lights, or pungent odour may prove exhausting, or trigger a flare-up in symptoms. Unfortunately, sensory overload is often unavoidable for a fibromyalgia patient.
#3 Extreme Exhaustion
The exhaustion associated with fibromyalgia can be debilitating. Exhaustion may be caused from the stress of dealing with pain on a continual basis. This may in turn cause sleeping problems. incorrect sleeping posture or pillow support - we can help you with this at the clinic.
#4 Difficulty Sleeping
For someone suffering from fibromyalgia, sleep problems can result in a debilitating cycle. Lack of sleep actually causes a person to experience higher pain levels. However, that pain can also make it difficult to sleep.
Our practitioners can offer recommendations on lifestyle changes that may help improve sleep habits, including therapeutic pillows and sleep posture. We can also offer support to help you find your best environment for sleep.
#5 Associated Conditions
Research has found a link between fibromyalgia and an increased risk of IBS - irritable bowel syndrome. Patients may also be at greater risk of suffering from emotional conditions including depression and anxiety. Whether the pain or uncertainty of the fibromyalgia symptoms and create negative effects in a patients social life, personal life or career.
#6 Cognitive Symptoms
For many fibromyalgia patients, this can be one of the toughest parts of the condition to deal with. Pain can make it difficult to focus. This can affect both work and home life. Short-term memory issues and information retention problems are common. You may wander the house for half an hour looking for your keys only to forget what you needed to go to the store for in the first place. It can be tough to explain to family and friends what it is like to feel as though you are in a fog at all times.
#7 Chronic Headaches or Migraines
Fibromyalgia patients are at risk of experiencing for more frequent migraines or headaches, including tension headaches, as chronic pain and stress can lead to tension in the neck and shoulders and spine. Our practitioners can help with specific treatment techniques and home care exercises to relax the muscles around your tension areas.
Our practitioners can offer you chiropractic, osteopathy and remedial massage treatments to help manage your condition and symptoms.
Our Chiropractors and Osteopaths will focus treatment around the cervical region, specifically the top two bones in the neck, being the C1 and C2 vertebrae, as well as the cranial region.
To learn if upper our cervical specific treatment is the right option for you, please come and see us at ChiroCure Clinic in StKilda.
Our therapists will take a patient history and perform a physical examination. We may refer you to have some diagnostic imaging, which may help to determine the degree and location and extent of any upper cervical misalignments that are present.
We will discusstreatment options and a plan of care can be determined to meet your specific needs.
Also known as manual chiropractic manipulation, this chiropractic adjustment technique is the most commonly used of all techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients.
It involves a quick, yet gentle, pressure to the joint using the chiropractor’s hands. It often results in an audible ‘pop’. This sound is created by the change of pressure within the joint that results in gas bubbles being released.
The Activator adjusting instrument provides a low force approach to adjusting within chiropractic care. The Activator instrument assisted treatment has been used on patients of all ages since the late 1960s and has a steadfast reputation for bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns including back pain, neck pain and headaches. It is gentle and pleasant in application, and an audible 'pop' may be heard.
The Foam Roller is great for increasing mobility throughout your spine and extremities. You can focus on loosening tight and tender muscles, through direct pressure or stretching over the foam roller. It is a great tool that you can easily store and use anywhere at home that will help you strengthen and protect your body. We offer a detailed manual with images and descriptions, created by one of our chiropractors, to assist you to create a personalised rehabilitation program.
Manuals can be purchased online and mailed out, as well as supplied in PDF form so you can view it on your phone or tablet!!!
A tool prescribed regularly by your Chiropractor to help correct postural abnormalities, strengthen weak muscles or muscle groups and stretch those that are tight and tender. Resistance Bands are a great alternative when you are not able to attend the gym, as it gives you the ability to strengthen or stretch specific muscles or muscle groups anywhere in your own home. The Resistance band can be accompanied by detailed direction through rehabilitation from your Chiropractor.
Exercises aim to:
Increase range of motion through specific movements, improve muscle Strength through Isometric, eccentric or concentric exercises & decrease Muscle tightness through stretching
Last but not least, the Spikey ball is fantastic at pinpointing specific muscles that are tight and causing restrictions through movement.
It plays a similar role to your Foam Roller, but with more specificity.
Through correct application the spikey ball can be used to complete self myofascial release exercises as well as trigger point therapy and massage in your own home.
Exercise manuals aim to:
Release tight and tender muscles, prevent muscular pain and spasms,
& lengthen muscles to reduce pull causing misalignment.
Dr Tania Leski
Chiropractor @ ChiroCure Clinic