03 9572 0277
195 Waverley Rd, Malvern East 3145
At Waverley Road Chiropractic Centre we offer three stages of care for you to choose from.
TO HELP YOU FEEL BETTER
Many people begin Chiropractic care as a result of some sort of symptom. After a thorough history and exam, specific recommendations will be discussed with you in order to help you get the most out of your treatment and to assist your body to function optimally again. When you are in acute pain, visits may be more frequent as your body repairs.
TO HELP THE CAUSE OF YOUR PROBLEM
After your symptoms have subsided or improved, this type of care helps you achieve increased function and mobility. Our goal is to correct the underlying spinal problems that caused or contributed to your initial complaint. At this stage of care we look to strengthen and stabilise the spinal joints and muscles.
KEEPING YOU STRONG AND SWITCHED ON
Our goal is to maintain the health of your spine and nervous system, helping you to catch and correct small problems before they become serious. The majority of our clients choose this form of care (normally monthly) for them and their family so they can all feel great and function at their best.
Please allow 30min-45min for your initial chiropractic consultation. During this visit, your Chiropractor will assess your spine, nervous system function and overall health and well being. A health history will be taken and specific postural and musculo-skeletal testings will be performed. These tests are gentle and non-invasive. If required, you may be referred for x-rays or other investigations. Once all the relevant information is gathered, your Chiropractor will have a better understanding and will know exactly how to help you. Depending on your condition you may or may not receive your first adjustment on this visit.
Please allow 20-30min for your second consultation. During this appointment your Chiropractor will discuss your findings from your first visit and will give you their best recommendation to get you back on track and explain their management plan specific to you. You will begin Chiropractic care during this appointment.
Once your chiropractor knows your history and creates a care plan for you your regular Chiropractic visits are approximately 10 - 15 minutes. Along with your adjustment, our Chiropractors are trained to provide advice on; stretches, exercises, work ergonomics, correct posture, health and wellness, nutritional guidance and much more.
Your Chiropractor will diligently and methodically examine your body and assess if x-rays are required. X-rays may help your Chiropractor to have a better understanding of the condition of your spine. It is not always necessary to have x-rays in order to receive chiropractic care.
Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive approach to better health. Research suggests that it is 250 times safer than an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication and is suitable for all ages. While Chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no form of healthcare has 100% guaranteed safety. For your peace of mind, our Chiropractors will use clinical skills to assess and examine your body before providing any treatment.
Our Chiropractors are trained in several techniques and modify the techniques that they use so that you receive the appropriate individualised care that you require. Stretches and corrective exercises that are tailored to your body to help it heal, repair and rebuild may also be prescribed. Our chiropractors will always take the time to explain their recommendations and answer your questions in order for you and your family to feel happy, comfortable and relaxed at each visit.
In order for you to achieve the best results, Your chiropractor may enquire about your lifestyle, including; physical, emotional, chemical and environmental factors, stress, immunity, nutrition and other health related factors that may be affecting your health and body function.
Diversified technique is the most commonly used technique within Chiropractic. It's main purpose is to restore joint motion and improve the alignment of the spine. Diversified involves a quick, low amplitude thrust. It is an effective technique to help restore spinal movement that is commonly associated with a chiropractic adjustment.
Our chiropractic tables are fitted with a drop piece. This means that a section of the table will lift up and when an adjustment is performed, the table will drop down. The table sounds loud but is a gentle and effective form of chiropractic care, so gentle, it is an appropriate technique of choice for pregnant women (with a pregnancy pillow in place).
SOT is a chiropractic technique that focuses on the relationship between the sacrum at the bottom of the spine and the occiput at the top of the spine. It has a focus on the flow of cerebrospinal fluid which is important for the nutrition of the brain and spinal cord. SOT uses triangular blocks placed under the pelvis which allows your body weight and gravity to make gentle corrections.
The activator is a hand held device used by chiropractors to apply a small impulse to the spine. It is used as an alternative to manual adjusting and is appropriate for people of all ages. The activator has multiple settings - gentle settings for babies and more firm settings for adults. We choose to use this technique for patients that may wish to have a more gentle experience with Chiropractic.