OUR SERVICES

Here at Padstow Chiropractic, our core philosophy is moving people to a greater place of wellness, for their benefit.

Our focus is to ensure our clients receive tailored personal care, so they can reach their health goals in a more balanced manner. As part of the diversity of our service, we can refer you to any of our skilled therapists for additional treatment. This means that your progress will be tracked through the one clinic, where our team can consult and prepare the most thorough and complete treatment plan for you.

Chiropractic

Based on the scientific principle that your body has the ability to self-regulate and self-heal, Chiropractic care is focused on enhancing the relationship between your nervous system and the rest of your body, such as your muscles, joints, and bones, by addressing spinal stress and nerve impairment.  

What Chiropractors Do

Chiropractors are trained to locate areas where spinal stress occurs, through a thorough examination of the spine. Soft tissue massage and specific spinal adjustments then help to reduce the irritation in the nervous system. This aids your body to heal and regulate itself naturally.

A registered chiropractor in Australia must have studied an accredited 5-year University education program including a Masters degree. Chiropractic spinal adjustments are internationally recognised and considered safe* and effective for all, young and old.

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Phases of Chiropractic Care

Initial Intensive Care

Pain and other symptoms bring most patients to the chiropractor and the first thing they want is to feel better. During this phase, your visits are more frequent and aimed at stabilizing and improving the movement of your spine, as we eliminate your symptoms.

Rehabilitation Phase

After your symptoms have improved we concentrate on restoring the joints, muscles and ligaments to the best possible state so that you gain maximum function and health. Rehabilitative care aims to achieve complete healing, not just pain relief. Your visits will be less frequent and we will introduce exercise and other self care to aid your recovery.

Maintenance Care

Treatment in this stage is aimed at preventing a chronic condition from reoccurring or the arousal of new symptoms.

*Chiropractic care is generally considered safe but occasionally may cause adverse reactions in some people. For more information regarding the risk of treatment specific to your personal situation, please consult your chiropractor.

Massage

Using the application of manual techniques to the soft tissue to mobilise them to maintain flexibility, massage is especially effective in breaking compensatory pain postures and patterns.

From the young to the elderly, the idle to the elite athlete, our therapists are equipped with the tools to consistently provide high quality and professionally tailored massage therapy treatment.

What massage can help with

At Padstow Chiropractic, our therapists can tailor treatment programs, which can be used to successfully treat a variety of disorders, including:

The benefits of massage

One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. 

Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.

AROMAREFLEX FOOT MASSAGE

If you suffer from aching calves and feet, our therapists now offer Aromareflex foot massages. An Aromareflex foot massage combines both Aromatherapy and Reflexology techniques to rejuvenate your calves and feet through the use of essential oils and massage.

The benefits of Aromareflex are:

* We only use Organic Essential Oils and Carrier oils.

Dietitian and an Accredited Sports Dietitian

Our Accredited Practising Dietitian and an Accredited Sports Dietitian uses a well-rounded view of nutrition, fitness and general health to practise a client-centred approach. Offering advice tailored for the individual, clients are provided support and motivation to assist in making sustainable lifestyle changes to optimise their health and performance.

The Services

With a passion for all things nutrition, we offer consultations on general nutrition issues including;

  • Healthy eating
  • Food intolerances
  • Diabetes management
  • Cardiovascular health

A healthy balanced diet and regular physical activity are fundamental to wellness and the prevention of injury and disease. Additionally, food is more than just energy and nutrients, being also a source of enjoyment and pleasure. 

General Exercise Physiology Services

About Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs)

AEPs hold a four-year university degree and are Allied Health Professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.

Exercise Physiology can help with:

The process

Our AEP will conduct an initial interview collecting information about health history and physical activity habits assess your functional capabilities and devise a customised exercise program to complete in the facility or at home.

The Services

Programs can be devised to be conducted in a gym, in our studio or in your home. Some Private health funds offer rebated for exercise physiology services.

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GP EXERCISE REFERRAL SCHEME

The GP exercise referral scheme has been developed to assist individuals overcome some of the barriers to increasing their physical activity by providing safe, supervised exercise programs.

The Process

Following your GP referral, our ESSA (Exercise & Sport Science Australia) Accredited Exercise Physiologists will assess your functional capabilities and customise an exercise program to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. Including;

  • Initial Assessment – Health Plan and evaluation.
  • 10 Supervised Exercise Sessions – Progression of fitness/health.
  • Reassessment – Future health and treatment pathway.

 

The Services

Qualified fitness professionals will supervise your exercise whilst helping you to build your confidence and motivation and help with:

  • Exercise and Lifestyle support.
  • Weight Management.
  • Osteoporosis and arthritis management.
  • Diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol control.
  • Cardiac or respiratory exercise prescription.
  • Optimise musculoskeletal function.
  • BMI >30 or Waist Circumference > 90cm.

DVA (DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS) SERVICES

Gold Card holders

Entitled to clinically necessary treatment covered by DVA’s health care arrangements for all health conditions.

White Card holders

Entitled to clinically necessary treatment for the following conditions:

  • An ‘accepted’ disability, i.e. an injury or disease accepted by DVA as caused by war or service;
  • Malignant cancer (neoplasia);
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis;
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • Anxiety and/or depression

*Please note that DVA will not, under any circumstance, cover the cost of using the facility unsupervised. Referral: Can be made by GP or specialist using the D904 referral.

MEDICARE SERVICES

Patients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs and are being managed by their GP under a GP Management Plan are eligible for Medicare rebates for Exercise Physiology services on referral from their GP.

The Process

  1. Nominated Treating Doctor (NTD) Referral.
  2. Insurer Approves Initial Assessment
  3. Exercise Physiology Initial Assessment
  4. Management Plan, Goal and Outcomes Agreed
  5. Treatment
  6. Return to Work

The Services

Chronic Disease Management Plan

People with a chronic medical condition may be able to get Medicare benefits to cover up to five allied health consultations that help manage their condition. A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.

Group Services for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes and your GP has prepared a GP Management Plan, you may be referred for an assessment and group allied health services to help you manage your diabetes. Group services are in addition to the five individual allied health services available to eligible patients who have a chronic or terminal condition.

Source: health.gov.au

Injury Rehabilitation (Work Conditioning)

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists provide functional, corrective exercise services for individuals under Workplace and CTP injury claims.

Each exercise prescription is designed to restore coordination, strength and confidence in people to be able to return to pre-injury activities and ensure that they are equipped for lasting recovery.

Accredited Exercise Physiologist provide functional exercise for the purpose of returning an injured individual to pre-injury activities following the acute phase of treatment. Both Workplace and CTP claims can be catered for at Padstow Chiropractic through Exercise Physiology. Throughout the exercise prescription the goal is to restore strength, technique and confidence to ensure that an injured person is equipped for a lasting recovery.

Return to Work Outline.

  • Initial Exercise Physiology Assessment.
  • Exercise Prescription.
  • Subsequent Communication and Conferencing.
  • Return to Work Facilitation.
  • Job Preparation Services.

* Please note: Whether a patient is eligible for services is a clinical judgment for the GP, taking into account the patient’s medical condition and care needs, as well as the general guidance set out in the MBS.

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

One of the most healing of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Acupressure relies on the assumption that your body has the ability to heal itself and works by promoting the flow of blood and balancing structural tensegrity and is often combined with traditional techniques such as cupping, herbal patches and remedial bodywork to help manage pain.

Acupuncture may be combined with other modalities to optimise outcomes.  By using a few fine mostly pain free and generally relaxing points, results can be optimised by using the bodies inherent healing mechanisms.

Used for injury recovery, this may include neuromodulation for pain reduction and by promoting blood flow to help establish collagen over scar tissue or calcium within the repair process. 

Depending on the primary cause and symptoms- We suggest starting with 2-3 sessions, you may be surprised  with the effect. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a safe and effective form of health care, that has been used in China for thousands of years.

“Where there is blockage there is pain”.

The Services

TCM treatments can be integrative to support your current healthcare needs, providing lasting improvements and are side effect free and can help with the following health concerns

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Injury rehabilitation-drug free pain management
  • Pre and post surgical integrative recovery
  • Back neck shoulder, acute or chronic
  • Digestive Disorders – IBS
  • Fertility issues and natural support-IVF
  • Stress and Anxiety reduction
  • Frozen shoulder rapid recovery
  • Osteoarthritis management and pain relief.
  • Multiple sclerosis symptom management
  • Endocrine Disorders including overactive adrenals.
  • Better sleeping endocrine balance- Insomnia, PTSD.
  • Sports and running performance enhancement naturally.
  • Hormone balancing treatments for menopause and PMT
  • Chronic conditions including CFS Fibromyalgia.

How long does this take to work? This really depends on what this is and how long you have had it, however for many conditions 3-6 treatments should provide a decent indicator of your bodies inherent ability to resolve and heal itself

Pilates

If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance.

“In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference and in thirty you’ll have a whole new body.”– Joseph H. Pilates

The core, consisting of the muscles of the abdomen, low back, and hips, is often called the “powerhouse” and is thought to be the key to a person’s stability. Pilates allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced or to any other level, and also in terms of the instructor and practitioner’s specific goals and/or limitations. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.

Pilates is particularly good for dealing with injury and can be adapted to suit your individual needs. Pilates strengthens the small, stabilising muscles that hold your joints together. Chiropractors often recommend Pilates as one facet of a recovery program due to its ability to enable its users to manage their injuries while improving strength and aiding in a number of other health benefits such as weight loss, muscle tone and flexibility.

Strength & Conditioning

Focusing on cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, speed, coordination, agility and balance, our strength and conditioning class is a constantly-varied, high-intensity, functional movement class to maximize your performance and fitness.

The class maximizes your performance and fitness for any physical challenge or activity! It is perfect for runners, soccer players, netballers, cricketers and any sport that has a major focus on running. Strength and conditioning is an integral part in the development of maximising your movement.

The Services

The Strength and Conditioning discipline provides services in the areas of:

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