Chiropractic Services

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Chiropractic - the largest non-surgical, non-drug prescribing, primary contact health care profession in the world. A natural approach to health, chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. 

The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine, cranium and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system).

The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the intricate communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. Chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutrition and exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications. 

Chiropractic care uses no drugs or surgery – it puts nothing in and takes nothing out of the body. It is gentle and effective from the very young, to the very young at heart!

Chiropractic for Kids

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Don't forget... your children need Chiropractic care too!

During the early formative years, spinal problems have a way of happening from a variety of reasons. These commonly include such things as mishaps while at play as well as poor postural habits.

It's important for a parent to know that any condition left untreated may eventually progress and degenerate, causing more serious problems later in life. Happily, if discovered early enough, most childhood conditions recover relatively quickly and completely.

An example of this is scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. It can develop quickly during the periods of rapid growth. However, in many cases, early detection and treatment can correct the problem.

Why Do Children Need Chiropractic Care?

Learning to walk, ride a bicycle and other childhood activities can lead to altered spinal biomechanics and musculoskeletal symptoms.While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, chiropractors can often help manage the symptoms associated with these thrills and spills.

Naturally, chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child's spine. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic sessions!

Chiropractic for Pregnancy

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Chiropractic care can be seen as a beneficial part of your pregnancy plan, from preconception through to birth.

Common complaints during pregnancy range from niggly aches and pains, to sciatica, and pubic pain as well as other symptoms like indigestion that can be associated with disruptions to the body's normal structure and neurology.

It is important that your spine remains in the correct alignment, as the weight of the baby increases and the hormones change which soften and relax the supportive tissues.

Our chiropractors are trained in techniques for examining and treating pregnant women. (Webster technique).


Chiropractic FAQ's

1. Is chiropractic care safe?

Chiropractors are registered by the Chiropractic Board of Australia and like all other registered health care providers, must adhere to National Law and profession specific codes of conduct and guidelines. Chiropractic care is delivered by university educated, regulated healthcare professionals. The profession is committed to ensuring evidence informed care is provided to patients.

2. What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the skill of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the joints to gradually regain more normal motion and function.

There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually the chiropractor's hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly-accurate thrust. Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require a slow, constant or indirect pressure.

After years of university training and clinical experience, each chiropractor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.

3. Is chiropractic care appropriate for children?

Since significant trauma can occur at birth, many parents choose to have their newborns checked for any spinal health related problems. Later, learning to walk, riding a bicycle, and other childhood activities can cause spinal health related problems.

While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, the potential underlying structural damage to the child’s spine, skull, pelvis and extremities is the unique domain of a chiropractor.

4. Am I too old for chiropractic care?

More and more people are consulting chiropractic doctors, especially in their later years. With growing concerns about over-medication and the side effects of combining various prescription drugs, chiropractic is providing an alternative treatment.

After a careful examination and history, the adjusting technique used by your doctor will be modified for maximum comfort and results. As we get older and wiser, the simplicity and effectiveness of chiropractic care becomes more and more obvious.

5. For how long will I need chiropractic care?

Spinal problems, neglected since early childhood, may require ongoing supportive care for optimum spinal function. These long-standing problems are often associated with muscle weakness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine.

Most patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help keep them in tip-top shape. Those who are active or who have stressful jobs may seek preventative visits.

Some patients seek chiropractic care only when their ache or pain becomes unbearable. While this style of “crisis management” is usually more costly and time consuming, chiropractors stand ready to help all patients, regardless of their health goals. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

6. Do adjustments hurt?

In most cases, not at all. In fact most people find having an adjustment very relaxing.

With some adjustments you may sometimes feel or hear popping sound from the spinal joints. This is simply caused by a gas release from the joint as spinal movement is restored, such as when a wet glass is removed from a table. Some Chiropractors use a hand held instrument to adjust the spine.

Others use pelvic blocks to re-align the body. Special techniques are used for adjusting infants and children. Whatever the technique, at Body Balance we cater the treatment to you and your body’s needs. Personal preference for treatment types is always a consideration.

7. What results can I expect?

If you’re new to Chiropractic care, you’ll want to know what type of result you can expect. Individual experience varies from person to person, but most people can expect some benefits soon after beginning care and for these to consolidate further as therapy continues. Statistically too, research shows that Chiropractic care is more effective and economical and also gives longer lasting results for disorders of the spine than other forms of health care.

8. The difference between Chiropractic and Physiotherapy?

In understanding the difference between Chiropractic and Physiotherapy, we recommend referring to the definition of each practice. Chiropractic is a wholistic health care discipline based on the premise that the body can respond appropriately to its environment. The practice of Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine, and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system. Chiropractors are five year university trained including studies in nutrition, pharamacology, radiology, rehabilitation and neurology.

Physiotherapy, as described by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, “uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential.

Each individual is different and must make their own choice about the most appropriate method of care for them. We believe Chiropractic, with its central focus on the spine, nervous system and their impact on entire body provides a health care option that can assist most people with their needs.

9. Do you need a referral from a GP?

Chiropractors are primary health care practitioners therefore a referral is not necessary. However more and more GP's are referring to Chiropractors via the Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC).

Chiropractic Techniques

There are many chiropractic techniques that we utilise at Body Balance Chiropractic including:

  • DIVERSIFIED
  • THOMPSON/DROP PIECE
  • WEBSTER TECHNIQUE
  • GONSTEAD
  • ACTIVATOR
  • SOT
  • SOFT TISSUE THERAPY
  • REHABILITATION
  • CRANIAL MOBILISATIONS
  • PERIPHERAL JOINT ADJUSTING

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Wellness

At Body Balance Chiropractic we believe that being healthy is about being proactive about your life and the choice you make.

We believe that knowledge is empowering, and the more we understand about our body and its intrinsic mechanisms the more committed we become to being the best we can be. At Body Balance Chiropractic we are devoted to educating you about your body, its true potential, how it works, and how it will heal.

Whether its relief from neck pain, lower back pain, headaches, postural problems, common pregnancy related aches and pains, specific injury management, prevention and rehabilitation or common childhood complaints we are here to help you. What you put into life is what you get out of it.

Are you functioning at 100%?

Call Body Balance Chiropractic today to maximize your health and enjoy the journey towards a better you.

Services Overview

We provide quality chiropractic health care to the families of the Northern Beaches in a caring relaxed environment. Here are a few of the many services that we offer:

  • Paediatric & Pregnancy Care (Webster technique)
  • Neck pain, back pain, headaches
  • Sports injuries, pain management & rehabilitation
  • Bioceuticals, Kiwiherb & Metagenics Products
  • Pillows, foam rollers, massage balls, forage cereal range

Where are we?

We are located at Mona Vale Business Park at Mona Vale on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Address:MVB - 32/90 Mona Vale Rd
 Mona Vale NSW 2103
Telephone:02 9999 6676
Fax:02 9999 6675
E-mail: jess@bodybalancechiro.com.au
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