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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Our treatment techniques
Below is a brief description of the primary chiropractic adjustment techniques we use.
Each method of chiropractic treatment has its advantages and our chiropractors will work with you to determine if one or a combination of methods are right for you.
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Spinal Manipulation Therapy
Impulse Adjusting is a new technique purposely created to deliver gentle, controlled and precise chiropractic adjustments to the joints of the spine and extremities to relieve pain and restore function.
The Impulse Adjusting Instrument is specifically tuned to the natural frequency of the body, thus allowing the creation of more bone movement with less force. Effective for low force chiropractic adjustments with great results.
There is no popping or cracking with these adjustments, but rather very precise and targeted adjustments designed to specifically care for just the right areas.
This specialised chiropractic technique uses a special table with sections that move up and down under your body to lightly unlock specific segments of your spine. Drop table adjustments allow our chiropractors at ChiroCure Clinic to minimise the force used for the adjustment and avoids any twisting positions.
Flexion distraction therapy is a lighter technique utilising a specialised table that provides flexion and traction to specific areas of the spine to aid in the recreation of lost movement and the decompression and realignment of the spine.
This chiropractic technique is primarily used to manage:
Do you need a helping hand during isolation and social distancing?
Here at ChiroCure Clinic our practitioners can provide advice and recommendation about several exercise options including rehab tools and equipment that can help you maintain your health at home! We can pair this with an individualised program prescribed by one of our Chiropractors that will focus on your main area of concern and help you stay focused while in isolation!!
ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH OUR ONLINE STORE INSTANTLY, OR PURCHASED IN OUR STKILDA CLINIC.
For more information and pricing please the clinic on (03)90135133
Ask Your Chiropractor about these products and how they can help you reach your health goals while at home.
Attention valued patients & friends:
Chiropractic is considered an essential health service. Because of this, we are currently OPEN as usual.
The role chiropractic has to play in the current climate is one of importance - bearing the load and reducing an influx to the local GPs and or the emergency department.
Chiropractic Care is aimed at helping the nervous system flourish so that our immune systems can work optimally. Please note that during this time we will continue to strictly enforce the high cleaning and safety procedures, in addition to thorough screening protocols. We are receiving constant updates and information from the Australian Health Department and Australian Chiropractors Association.
We understand that you may not be able to physically come into our office, therefore we are offering Online Telehealth Appointments that can be booked either through our website or calling us on (03) 9313 5133.
The Australian government has released new health care medicare claim codes that help alleviate some of the financial stress so you can access these services. Please see below a schedule of the fees and the out of pocket gap.
A description of each service is available through our online booking portal to see which best suits you @ https://www.chirocure.net/gclid=CjwKCAjwvOHzBRBoEiwA48i6AqUKGTIiC2xUV2ti6AJ0yX_PhF1c_g8tpPThNx3EznoO2OdzqEXZWBoCuv4QAvD_BwE
We look forward to continuing to deliver care to our community and do whatever we can to help during this time.
Medicare Cover & Fees:
Standard Consult 30mins - $42 Gap / $38 covered
Extended Consult 45mins - $34 Gap / $61 covered
Supplements/Nutrition Advice 30mins - $35.30 Gap / $44.70 covered
Ergonomics Advice 15mins - $39 Gap / $21 covered
For Online Appointments, these will have to be claimed back through the Medicare portal or through HPOS Website post consultation.
A service code will be provided on your invoice dependant on the service you receive.
Please see the links below as to how to claim.
How to Claim:
For any New Patients to the Clinic we will also require you to fill out the below form and email back, this consent form.
We thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, and wish to continue to support you, your family and your health.
For any questions please feel free to call our office on (03) 90135133, or if asymptomatic please make a booking to visit our office.
A little about our Myotherapist - Brendon...
Brendon's passion for myotherapy, dry needling, soft tissue work, rehab and recovery was heavily influenced when he injured his own knee as a young child. Brendon not only works with us at ChiroCure Clinic, but also works within a soft tissue Medical treatment team at the Western Bulldogs (AFL), Northern Blues (VFL) & Victoria Fury.
He has completed further training for Myofascial Dry Needling, Cupping & Taping, with a strong passion in the application of taping for sport, function, and prevention. He has a special interest in lower limb conditions, postural dysfunction and pain. He hopes to continue to offer his specialised care to ChiroCure Clinic patients.
Dry Needling Vs Acupuncture
Though those with a sedentary lifestyle are most at risk for the condition, it is not uncommon to find Upper Crossed Syndrome in athletes, particularly swimmers and weight lifters.
Headaches, neck pain and pain in the jaw may point to a case of UCS.
The effects of this condition can harm performance, reducing range of movement and inhibiting the ability to breathe fully due to the reduction of space in the abdomen.
2. Triple Extension Isometrics (with resistant band)
Start by standing upright in the extended position. Keeping your arms long, neck relaxed and shoulder blades down towards your back pocket. Increase the tension from the band by stepping backwards until you find a challenging yet manageable level. Keep your chin tucked in to avoid the jaw from jutting forward.
Hold for 60 seconds and perform 3-5 x per day. Keep breathing throughout.
4. Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
Place one foot in front of you and one foot behind you, make sure that your hips are square and that your back foot is in line with your front foot. When in a stable position, attempt to tuck your pelvis under (posteriorly tilt your pelvis) and contract your glut muscles simultaneously (on the same side as the back knee). If this isn’t enough, keep your pelvis tucked under and slowly move your hip away from back foot.
Hold the position for 30-40 seconds 3 x per day. Remain relaxed. The stretch may be uncomfortable but by no means painful.
Upper cross syndrome
In the UCS, your upper back muscles become increasingly tense due to the constant strain of having your shoulders forward and positioned anteriorly, while your chest & shoulder region becomes shortened or tightened due to this constantly held posture.
Lower cross syndrome
In the LCS, your glutes have become underactive or weakened due to remaining in a sustained lengthened position. This is also often accompanied with a tight or stiff hip due to the prolonged shortening of the muscles crossing the hip joint.
A common cause of sinus pressure and pain is the common cold or allergies, causing what is known as sinusitis. Headaches are often present when a patient is experiencing sinusitis or when having a cold.
Remedial massage therapy treatment at ChiroCure Clinic in St Kilda East, aims to relieve stress on the nervous system and body structure.
in order to help the body work more efficiently and help ensure that the skull bones move freely. This will allow the body fluids to drain without interference, and in turn reduce the pressure in the face and head that may cause a headache or migraine.
Our treatment technique
treatment will generally include soft massage of the nose, forehead and cheeks, during your adjustment, to release the pressure on the sinus cavities and allow for free drainage of fluids.
Which type of headache do you have... and what may be the cause?
Our therapists can asses and diagnose the cause of your headache in order to provide superior treatment and long term care.
Ask one of our practitioners next time you visit the clinic to assess you.
Dr Tania Leski works to improve an individual's allergy condition or overactive nervous system. She will perform a series of muscle tests to discover and correct the internal imbalances and blockages that may be impairing your health. These corrections include the restoration of organ function, rebalance blood flow, restore pressure, and improve water utilization for longer lasting correction and better overall health.
Rib Misalignment is usually caused by:
- Compression or trauma to the rib cage
- excessive squeezing or coughing
- Injuries where you are hit from the side
- Twisting injuries – lifting and twisting
How can chiropractic help:
- Relief from rib misalignment is difficult to self remedy.
- You can try an ice pack on the affected area, 10 minutes on, then 10 minutes off.
- Professional assistance is recommended if the symptoms haven’t improved after three days.
Myofacial Dry Needling Technique
Myofascial Dry-Needling is the application of fine filiform needles (which are also used by but not exclusive to acupuncture) into specific points in the muscles known as trigger points, to produce a healing and analgesic (pain-modifying) outcome.
Effectiveness of myotherapy treatments?
In 2015 the Australian Government's Department of Health published the results of a review of alternative therapies that sought to determine if any were suitable for being covered by health insurance.
Myotherapy treatments are covered by a lll health funds, and appointments are claimable via Hicaps at ChiroCure Clinic.
What exactly is a healthy immune system?
How can treatment help boost your immunity?
For additional information please ask one of our practitioners, or request to talk to our principle chiropractor Dr Tania Leski.
We are excited to offer all patients a personalised rehab and home care plan to help improve boost your immune and function.
What do our Chiropractors say...
Our practitioners have reported that on many occasions while in clinical practice, they have they have experienced that their patients have reported to them that when they have more regular treatments, they feel they experience less severe cold like symptoms during winter, as apposed to when they do not have any treatment for a prolonged period.
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Hay fever is the common name for a condition called allergic rhinitis, which means an allergy that affects the nose. Most people associate hay fever with spring, when airborne pollens from grasses are at their peak. However, hay fever can occur at any time of the year.
Your nose acts as a filter. The tiny hairs and mucus that line the nasal passages trap dust, pollens and other microscopic particles. A person with hay fever is allergic to some of the particles that get trapped in the nose, such as pollen.
An allergic reaction means the immune system treats a harmless substance as if it is dangerous, and launches an ‘attack’. The nasal passages become inflamed and more mucus is produced.
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Supplements and Other Options to Treat Hay Fever
If it's not possible to avoid your allergy triggers, supplements and other over the counter natural options can be helpful. Available options include nasal sprays, tablets and eye drops. Read labels carefully and take all supplements as directed.
Sinus Tablets include ingredients such as Silica and Purple Pasque Flower that are traditionally used in homeopathic medicine to help relieve the symptoms of sinusitis and sinus pain.
Magnesium is an important mineral for improving immune function, and repairing the sinus passage that has been damaged. The mineral is excellent for reducing the nasal congestion by removing the excess mucus from the sinus passages and accelerate the healing process.
Magnesium aids in fighting bacterial, viral and fungal infection and also lowers the chances of chronic sinusitis. Food sources for magnesium include pumpkin seed, black beans, sesame seed, squash seed, watermelon seeds, peanuts, wheat germ, oyster, broccoli, whole grain cereal, tofu and soy milk etc.
10 Steps to Prevent Hay Fever
Determine what it is that you are allergic to
Pay attention to the pollen counts in your area
Stay indoors on bad pollen/mold days
Shower after you go outdoors
Avoid smoke and other irritants
“Allergy Proof” your home
Most air purifiers aren’t helpful
Check your car’s air conditions
Get help with outdoor tasks
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A report and clinical research has been performed over many years to assess and determine the science behind chiropractic treatment and chiropractic manual therapy.
Recently, a research study performed in the United Kingdom looked into the scientific evidence behind both the effectiveness and results of chiropractic manual adjustments and chiropractic treatment as a therapeutic option for managing pain and stiffness by assessing over "26 musculoskeletal and non musculoskeletal conditions" (2)
"The authors based their conclusions on the results of systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials, widely accepted evidence-based guidelines, and randomised controlled trials not yet included in the former." (3)
It was concluded that "The most common conditions treated by chiropractors are back pain, neck pain, and headaches.9 The best available evidence supports manipulative therapy as a reasonable option for many of these complaints. Manipulative therapy also holds potential value for the treatment of a variety of extremity conditions." (3)