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How to relieve shoulder and upper back tightness after a long day in front of your computer?
Is sitting at your desk all day bothering you.... Dont worry, we can help!?
Below we have detailed a couple of stretches for sedentary occupations and those who suffer from neck pain or upper back stiffness.
You can perform this stretches on a daily basis, while at work or home to help improve your posture and reduce your pain.
* Come in to ChiroCure clinic in St Kilda for a free spine assessment, postural screen and we canCH offer you some personalised rehabilitation advice and give you rehabilitation manuals.
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When Should You See An Allied Health Professional at ChiroCure Clinic!?
How Can The ChiroCure Clinic Team Help With These Issues?
At the ChiroCure Clinic we provide evidence-based treatment protocols that focus on improving the musculoskeletal system to help with the pain and discomfort people experience. This is accomplished by using different techniques and modalities of treatment based on patient requirements.
Our experienced Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Massage Therapists will complete a thorough assessment of your condition / problem to ensure we know exactly how we are able to help. Our approach to treatment may include manual adjustments, handheld adjustments, manual assisted techniques, soft tissue techniques, rehabilitation exercises & personalised rehab manuals, depending on your problem/s and allied health professional you are with!
How Does Osteopathy & Chiropractic Help With Your Pain? Dr. Matt Explains
Pain is our body’s mechanism of alerting us when there is something we are doing wrong for our bodies. Meaning that if we want to continue to operate to the best of our abilities, we must create a change in both our habits and behaviours. If we do not, the pain can return and at times worse than before!
As pain disappears and the body begins to feel like it's as good as new again the question is… What will you be doing differently next time to avoid this pain!?
If the answer is NOTHING, then using osteopathic or chiropractic treatment to your advantage to help decrease the severity of flare ups/relapses is ideal! Why? Because many of the injuries we manage are caused by poor posture and overuse injuries! We offer the rehabilitation needed to overcome these issues!
HOW OSTEOPATHY & CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT CAN HELP!?
The Chiropractic and Osteopathic team at the ChiroCure Clinic understand that pain is best managed by creating long term changes! Firstly, the pain needs to be alleviated with adjustive techniques or low force techniques to the spine, soft tissue massage to the surrounding musculature and accompanied by an exercise regime to help make the changes needed to influence bad habits and behaviours!
Many of our patients seek Chiropractic or Osteopathy care for conditions such as headaches, neck pain, back pain, sports injury and postural related issues! By creating a change to your musculoskeletal system, it will enable you to function to the best of your abilities.
If you are seeking treatment which will help restore your structural and functional health our chiropractors and osteopaths at the ChiroCure Clinic are here to help get you back on track!
Dr Matthew Samartzis
Dr Matthew is one of experienced chiropractors at ChiroCure Clinic StKilda. He has a specific interest in the treatment and management of sports injuries, degenerative conditions and acute pain presentations including headache & low back pain. Dr. Matthew is passionate about providing holistic care that includes manual adjusting.
Our St Kilda clinic will reopen after lockdown for in-clinic patient treatments from Thursday 18th February
BOOKINGS AVAILABLE from 8am!
Don't stress about getting a booking, we will always make a spot available for you outside our normal working hours in coming weeks!
You can view all available services, appointment times, as well as login to our patient portal to change current bookings!
VISIT @ https://bookings.gettimely.com/chirocure/bb/book
Do you need a helping hand during isolation and social distancing?
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!!!
Ask Your Chiropractor about these products and how they can help you reach your health goals while at home.
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.