We’re passionate about delivering the best chiropractic care there is, which starts at your initial examination and carries on throughout your chiropractic journey.
All the tests we do are non-invasive. This means that we don’t put anything nasty or harmful into your body, and we don’t take anything out. It is 100% safe!
Chiropractic adjustments focus immensely on rehabilitating our innate ability to be healthy. To do this, a great emphasis is put on removing the interference in our nervous system caused by the many stressors in our life, so that the brain and the body can communicate using a flawless and cohesive pathway.
By finding these areas of dysfunction and determining the cause of why you are feeling the way you are, we are then able to promote a healthy transmission of nerve impulses by knowing which areas we need to stimulate, stabilise and strengthen.
Our adjustments involve very precise input to areas of dysfunction to support pain reduction, improve blood flow and a greater range of motion and mobility, decrease muscle spasm and decrease scar tissue breakdown.
As a secondary outcome of our adjustments, there’s pain relief and symptom management; however, the most important thing that occurs with Chiropractic is enhancing the neurological stimulation and input to the brain so that it has the optimum and maximum level of information and signals to effectively function and heal our body.
So you’ve had your Dr Call with us and we know that you’re in the right place. From here, we start your treatment in person at one of our clinics, whichever is most convenient for you.
We’re passionate about delivering the best chiropractic care there is. That is why we leave no stone unturned and thoroughly test your nervous system and spine to establish why you are feeling the way you are.
Your Initial Examination is thorough and detailed. We want to ensure we create a clear and detailed picture of how your body and nervous system is working. We test the function of the 3 levels of your body through 88 individual tests, all of which are up-to-date, science-based assessments. By evaluating the function of your brain, spine and muscles, we can form a clear picture on how we can help and what treatment plan works best for you. Your Initial Examination consists of the following assessments:
In most cases, we provide some form of treatment on your first visit as long as it’s clinically indicated and safe. We practice low force techniques, as well as traditional manual adjustments, but can vary our techniques to suit your needs if this is not ideal for you. Sometimes, we may require more information to ensure that the treatment we give you is safe. In these cases, we will refer you for further diagnostic imaging before we commence care.
Our goal at the end of your initial examination is to ensure we understand how close, or how far from, optimal function you are. This then gives us a clear and detailed understanding on how to structure our care plan for you, as well as which techniques would work the best for your body. We explain why you’re feeling the way you are, and help you understand what level of dysfunction your body is in. More importantly, we talk to you about how we can help and what your next steps are from here.
After a Chiropractic adjustment, there are a few things you can do to sustain and maximise the effects of your adjustment:
In the words of the New Zealand Government’s Inquiry, chiropractic care is “remarkably safe” (1). Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.
In relation to the treatment of neck and back pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs (2).
The US Governments’ National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine rated Chiropractic treatment effective and relatively safe for the treatment of lower back pain when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner (3). In fact, 14 out of the 16 International Clinical Guidelines for the treatment of lower back pain recommend Chiropractic care (4).
So you can rest assured you are in safe hands.
Of course! Your nerves that exit from your spine connect with many areas, including the muscles. When nerves are irritated at the spine, there is spasming and tightening of the muscles that are connected to those nerves.
For chiropractor tension headache relief, we can alleviate discomfort by adjusting the body. Many people find that once they get adjusted and the nerves are functioning well, the muscles naturally relax. We use soft tissue techniques to further address the muscles and also have a local referral network if further work is needed.
At My Health Chiro, we endeavour to provide the best care possible. If at any point we find that your headache or migraine treatment in Melbourne isn’t achieving our intended goals, we will make sure we find out why. If we find at any point we are unable to help you toward your goal, we will find someone who will. We want to make sure you get the care you need, not waste your time or money!
Certainly! At My Health Chiro, we’re a patient-centered chiropractic wellness practice for Maribyrnong, Maidstone, Footscray, Aberfeldie, Essendon and Ascot Vale areas. We are more than happy to help you or direct your friend or family member to a chiropractor closest to their location.
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