Massage Treatment Options & Styles Explained.
Our Massage Therapists are highly skilled, knowledgeable & qualified practitioners that offer a range of massage services & techniques specific to your presentation.
With many years of clinical experience, they are excited to help support your body & health. Treatment is suitable for patients of all ages.
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ChiroCure Clinic will remain open for the duration of this second lockdown period.
Our practitioners will be available to patients for all treatments via appointment booking.
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:
DRY NEEDLING TREATMENTS
Our practitioners education in dry needling is Chiropractic Australia and Osteopathy Australia accredited. Chiropractors and Osteopaths alike, have extensive anatomical knowledge of the body and vast training in the management of neuromusculoskeletal problems, so they are well placed to deliver dry needle therapy.
Patients should enquire during an appointment as to whether or not Dry Needling or Myotherapy would be an appropriate treatment for them.
Our Osteopaths, Chiropractors, and Myotherapist's who practice dry needling, have undergone appropriate postgraduate training beyond their chiropractic degree that allows them to perform dry needling.
Dry Needling Explained
Since dry needling in our practice will be performed by a registered practitioners as part of a comprehensive musculoskeletal treatment program, treatments are eligible for rebates by private health funds with extras cover and benefits.
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ONLINE CONSULT FEES for non bulk billed patients
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So, as we all know, Corona Virus is everywhere. People are panicking, buying all the toilet paper they can and ducking for cover when they hear a cough. I thought, it’s not worth panicking, just be smart, practice excellent hygiene habits, especially at work where I see so many different people, people who have different health problems that could put them or their families more at risk of serious complications with this virus.
Then I found out I was potentially exposed to it by someone else. And then I started to get sick, so i followed the guidelines, called the hotline, talked to the GP, got tested and am now self-isolating until I get my results.
While it was a welcome few days off at first, I am already bored and struggling. It is hard to go from speaking to, being around and connected to people every day, to suddenly being by myself. I can’t grab a cup of coffee (HORROR), I can’t go to work (stressful), and I can’t go to the gym (that one might be a relief for now!).
Once I started feeling better, I started trying to do things that were somewhat productive. My room has literally never been this clean, I’ve finished a book I’ve long been meaning to read and have binged a LOT of Netflix.
However, it can be stressful, boring and lonely. I am very thankful for my friends and family, who have been very supportive – offering to bring me food, or just calling for a chat or messaging to check on how I’m doing.
That is the best thing you can do for someone if they are in isolation – let them know they aren’t alone, that you’re there for them if they need someone. If you are the one in isolation, and are feeling this way, reach out to someone. Keep yourself busy, eat healthy fresh food to support your body, keep moving, and if you need to, switch off from all the corona virus news.
We at ChiroCure have been brainstorming ideas on ways we can provide the best support for you, our patients. We know getting adjusted helps the function of your nervous system, which regulates everything including your immune system and we have practitioners available for appointments at the clinic.
We are taking every precaution we possibly can – cleaning and sanitizing between every patient, encouraging best hygiene practices, education on Corona Virus and following very closely what the government and health groups are saying.
However, for those of you who are unwell or are in isolation, or if you can’t get to our clinic, we are offering online Skype sessions to at least help you get through the next few weeks. These will include rehab exercises, stretches, ergonomic advice for working at home and home care advice, especially those of you in acute or severe pain.
We are happy to listen to your concerns, can answer any questions you may have and make sure you are doing the best exercises for you and properly. We even have personal trainer Louise McDonald on board, who is providing consults and PT programs over Skype as well.
If you need to book an appointment, or want to talk to one of us to find out more, please call us on 9013 5133, book online at chirocure.net or jump onto our social media pages.
Lower Cross Syndrome / Incorrect Lumbar Curvature
Lower cross syndrome
Lower Crossed Syndrome is a muscular imbalance syndrome, which results in postural changes, postural dysfunction and visible unleveling; particularly in the lower spine, that our Chiropractors are trained to identify. We will complete an assessment, posture scan and posture report during your first visit.
Muscular imbalance can lead to an unstable back, which increases the risk of injury and dysfunction in the joints in the lower back and pelvis as well as the hip joints. It may also impair your sporting performance as a result of reduced core stability and stride length.
This condition is often caused by poor posture, prolonged sitting or standing, and a lack of core stability for the spine. Lower Cross Syndrome is characterised by weak or inhibited abdominal and buttock muscles with tight, overactive low back extensors and hip flexors.
Often the gluteal and hamstring muscles becoming inactive or weak due to remaining in a sustained incorrect lengthened position. And one or both hip can become tight or stiff, caused to the muscles spasms from prolonged shortening of the muscles that cross the hip joint.
X-ray findings and outcome
We can refer you for imaging and provide you with a management program and treatment plan.
ChiroCure Clinic offers treatment that can help you to manage lower cross syndrome including Chiropractic, Remedial Massage and Myotherapy treatment.
Our practitioners offer specific adjustments and a treatment to regain normal function in the joints in the lower back and pelvis. They will also address the muscular imbalance by relaxing the over-tightened muscles and ensuring you have a programme of self-help exercises to specifically target the weak muscles causing the imbalance. You will also be given advice of your posture and how to correct it whether it be at home, work, whilst driving or sleeping.
It is not normally enough to just keep stretching and massaging the tight muscles. This will only give short-term relief. Chiropractic treatment is aimed at dealing with the underlying cause of the tight muscles, which is the joint problem.
Welcoming our new ChiroCure Chiropractor - Dr Jen Lew
Dr Jennifer Lew has been practicing Chiropractic in Sydney for the past 5 years at an integrated health clinic. Ultimately it was a combination of growing up in a Medical family (both parents are GPs) and the love of sport, health, fitness and performance that lead her to pursue a career as a Chiropractor. From a young age Dr Jen has has had a passion for an array of sports and has competed at the National level in Athletics. She has been involved with several Sydney football clubs, and is currently pursing her dream of playing in the womens AFL.
Dr Lew believes that Chiropractic is about total wellbeing, and the health benefits of Chiropractic treatment span well beyond acute pain relief. She applies several chiropractic treatment techniques into her treatments including the use of structural techniques including Diversified and Thompson, drop-piece adjusting, along with more gentle techniques such as SOT, Activator and soft tissue therapy.
Dr Jen also applies the Denneroll and Scoliroll blocks during some treatments, as well as implementing the Webster technique as required. She is focused on providing patients with home care advice to compliment her care by including a home care plan that addresses nutrition, lifestyle advice, ergonomic assessment and rehab exercises.
Read more about our Chiropractors on our 'Practitioner' Page
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By ChiroCure Clinic Chiropractors
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to require chiropractic treatment for a sports injury or trauma. Whether you are a runner, cyclist, rower, footballer or cricket player; if you compete at a high level or just play for fun it is more than likely that at some time or another you’ll find yourself suffering from an injury.
Chiropractic treatment at ChiroCure Clinic in StKilda emphasis on restoring the body’s natural balance. Our techniques enable flexibility and mobility to injured joints, tissues and tendons to reduce pain.
Our methods are an effective and holistic for sportspeople of all abilities and levels.
We employ a natural approach that supports your health and may include:
• Spinal care
• Muscle release techniques
• Balance exercises
• Eye tracking and saccadic exercises
• Sound therapy
• Breathing and postural care (including postural reflex training)
• Nutritional advice to support to reduce inflammation when appropriate and care of the nervous system
• Mindful meditation
• Ergonomic advice
Bra Strap Cushions are available for purchase at Chirocure Clinic in StKilda East.
They are effective and discreet posture aids. Women simply slide their bra straps into the specially designed bra strap cushion channels, for instant pain relief, and additional support.
Bra support cushions help to eliminate deep shoulder grooves, and bra slipping, whilst helping to prevent added pressure that bras may cause on the cervical and thoracic spine.
Our patients have found bra support cushions helpful with preventing headaches, migraines, shoulder tension and slouching.
Bra Strap Cushions are ideal for everyday wear and will ensure that every bra you own is super comfortable.
They will helps to promote the correct posture and aid in quicker recovery.
And the Best Part? Our Bra Strap cushions go unnoticed to ensure that you can't see them or feel them under any piece of clothing.
Our bra support cushions are:
Throughout pregnancy an expectant mother experiences many hormonal and structural changes in order to prepare the mother’s body for the developing baby, as well as for the birth process.
Our chiropractors and remedial massage therapists may be able to help you to better manage pain and stress through all stages of your pregnancy and after birth.
For more information regarding appointments and therapeutic services available, please go to our pregnancy page.
Our massage therapist Grace Foong has done 6 years of pregnancy training and further learning courses. She has also completed an obstetrics massage course at university.
Dr Leski has a passion for working with pregnancy and paediatric chiropractic therapies, having worked with patients in the field for the past 7 years. She has completed four paediatric courses and pregnancy related seminars.
Changes to the body during pregnancy may include:
> Weight gain, as the breasts and uterus grow.
> Protruding abdomen - the abdominal muscles and tissues start to stretch as the baby continues to grow.
> Pelvic ligament loosening - due to the increased amounts of hormones necessary for birthing.
> Pelvic strain - this can occur as the body prepares to give birth.
> Joint instability - movement may become more difficult or painful, especially during the third trimester.
> Changes to the pelvis and sacrum position - muscles may strain to support the weight of the foetus.
> Postural changes; including an increased lumbar curve, low back sway, hip rotation, pelvis un-levelling.
> Ankle or knee strain - inflammation or pain is common as weight distribution changes occur.
Therapy may include:
- Exercises and stretches
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Decompression therapy
- Anti-inflammatory creme
- Rehab program (swimming/pilates)
- Therapeutic pillows
- Posture support
- Natural supplements
- Activator adjusting
Our Chiropractors can check and assess your posture at ChiroCure.
We are excited to help ensure that you have good spinal alignment and function during your pregnancy!!
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What can exercise do for you?
• Strong Body – Exercise helps strengthens joints and muscles all over body.
• Osteoporosis prevention – Regular exercise promotes bone formation and can help prevent bone loss associated with aging. Treatment with our chiropractors and remedial massage therapists, along with exercise can help prevent pain and stiffness in the body.
• Balance – Exercise improves your balance, and good balance will certainly help you avoid future injuries.
• Injury – Exercise is essential for overcoming injuries. Injuries prevent you from using the affected or weakened. Rehabilitation exercises alongside chiropractic adjustments at ChiroCure can help to strengthen the body, and restore proper balance.
• Rehab – While timely rehabilitation is very important, exercise can also help in coming back from old injuries. This process will not happen as quickly as immediate rehabilitation, but is well worth the time spent.
• Helps with Exercise – Before you start an exercise program, be sure to consult with ChiroCure practitioners for an individual exercise and stretching program. It is important to understand that some forms of exercise may slow down rehabilitation, or even make your problem worse. Make sure you speak to your ChiroCure doctor about rehabilitation (don’t rely on the fitness staff at the local gym)
• Weight and Posture – Exercise helps you maintain a healthy weight. This, in turn, contributes to good posture and the lessening of unnecessary stress on the body.
We offer customised rehabilitation exercise programs for a wide range of injuries that will accelerate your recovery and strengthen the injured area reducing the likelihood of relapses.
Whether you are recovering from a lower back injury, disc bulge, arthritis, hip replacement, neck, shoulder, wrist, elbow, ankle or knee injuries, we can customise an exercise program that will suit your recovery pace.
All our rehabilitation exercises are based on best current practices that are evidence based. Every rehabilitation protocol is phased with goals and criteria to progress through each phase.
The rehab program that our chiropractor with create for you will also explain sets / reps / intensity / times per day etc. We will also provide a hard copy as well as an email copy of your program, so that exercises can be accessed electronically.
For more information please contact the clinic on (03)90135133
You can ask Dr Tania Leski about these programs on your next visit to ChiroCure Clinic.