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Happy New Year 2024

New Year New Me? If only it was that easy! Thankfully our Melbourne chiropractors are here to help smash your physical and wellness goals in the new year of 2024!

How Can A Chiropractor Help This New Year?

Chiropractors help in many ways not just with regards to aches and pains but also functional goals. Exercise and stretching are components which need to be tailored to the individual to bring out the best in them.

What Else Do Chiropractors Help With Apart From Back or Neck Pain?

Our Melbourne Chiropractors help with various musculoskeletal conditions such as headaches, sciatica, sharp rib pain, vertigo, BPPV, pregnancy and paediatrics (colic & reflux). Apart from symptoms our chiropractors help with functional and mobility of a patient by creating change through both joints and muscles of affected regions found on the initial examination and ongoing assessment!

How Do I Create A Wellness Plan This New Year?

Creating a wellness plan in 2024 is simple and easy. Just think about what your goals are and write them down and set yourself a timeframe to complete these all! Remember rushing your goals may cause injury or unwanted stress so make your goals realistic and achievable!

If you are someone who wants to make a difference this new year and wants to get the added benefits of seeing a chiropractor you can call us on 9302 1023 or book online to organise your first appointment!

We offer specialized appointments for pregnancy and paediatrics also with the added benefits of various techniques used during standard appointments to enhance patient care!

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Baby Constipation!

Do you have a new born that is struggling during the day. Always feeling uneasy and sore? Constipation is a big issue for newborns and can be caused by various physical and environmental factors. In this blog we will be talking about babies with constipation and how our paediatric chiropractors in Melbourne can help!

How Does Constipation Start?

Constipation in babies can start from many different things. Food is always going to be the main cause and limited fluids. Allergies and other factors may contribute with this aswell as imobility of the child.

What Are The Symptoms?

– Decreased frequency of stools

– Straining on bowel movements

– Hard stools can be pebble like

– Bloated abdomen

– Spasms and cramps

How To Prevent Baby Constipation?

Baby constipation can be prevented by giving the baby a fibre nutritious diet that includes fruit and vegetables. This not only gives the child their well needed fibre intake to grow but also enhance other vitamins to build immunity. Increasing fluids and making sure water is given in their diet about from milk is also a great way to help supplement and get those bowels moving.

How Can A  Paediatric Chiropractor Help?

Our team of paediatric chiropractors can help by using mobilisations to increase bowel movement and help with constipation. Babies do not need allot of force and hence why specialized training must be done to assess, examine and treat issues such a constipation. Colic and reflux is also a common complaint treated by our paediatric chiropractors!

If you are someone that has noticed a change in your babies bowel movements our team of paediatric chiropractors can help! Call us on 9302 1023 or book online today.

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Neck Pains & Strains

Are you someone that has woken up with a sudden neck pain or maybe done an awkward movement at the gym that has caught your neck in an excruciating position? Well thankfully in this blog we will be running through some reasons of why this can occur, ways to help combat this from happening again and how you can eliminate the pain when it does happen!

How Does Neck Pain Occur?

There are many different variables that can cause neck pain. These can include simple things we do from day to day such as sitting or slouching at a desk, to sleeping on the couch or in funny positions in bed. Obviously trauma always plays a part in pain meaning that most contact sports can make you susceptible to not only neck pain but general low back pain.

How To Manage Neck Pain?

Neck pain can be managed in a few ways including stretching and massage therapy. Other natural remedies include heat or warm baths. This can help to ease muscle tension within the region.

How To Stop Neck Pain From Happening?

The easiest way to stop a pain from occurring in any region of the body is to first identify what is the cause!

This can be something as simple as a bad pillow or poor ergonomic seating at work. A quick search on sleeping positions and effective seating for desk jobs can get you sorted out real quick!

How Can A Chiropractor Help?

Chiropractors are a go to specialist when it comes to neck pain. Being that neck pain is a general term it is ideal to be assessed and diagnosed with the underlying issue from the get go. Neck pain can be a cause of muscle tightness or joint restriction and this is something a chiropractor can identify. The goals of a chiropractor may be to use chiropractic adjustments or stretches, including rehabilitative exercises to strengthen any weak muscles.

If you are someone that is currently suffering from sudden neck pain or limited neck mobility, our chiropractors may be able to help get you sorted! We have multiple clinics with both chiropractors and remedial massage therapists available 7 days late!

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Reflux & Colic In Babies

Reflux and colic is a common symptom found in babies which causes them to take in excessive amount of air causing them to feel uncomfortable and u settled throughout the day/night.

At times this can limit your child’s ability to sleep and hinder their development. As we know sleep is the foundation of a babies growth and must be taken seriously to ensure optimal function and wellbeing.

How Do I Know My Child Has Colic/Reflux?

– Sleeping Problems

– Struggling To Eat

– Unable To Put On Weight

– Pain or Discomfort In Chest

– Consistent Hiccups/Coughing

What Should I Do As A Parent?

Best plan when babies are suffering with reflux or colic is to visit a paediatric professional. Our chiropractors not only assess and diagnose your babies symptoms but we can treat the underlying cause without the use of pharmaceutical products.

How Does A Paediatric Chiropractor Help?

A paediatric chiropractor helps by using gentle techniques and motions to help correct issues in the babies musculoskeletal system. This can include specific areas such as the TMJ or low back (hip) areas.

If you are a parent that currently has an unsettled baby and are wondering what could be the causes. Our Paediatric chiropractors may be able to help decrease these symptoms and allow the baby to fully recover.

To book online use the link provided or call on 9302 1023 to schedule your first appointment.

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Child Day Care Preparations in 2023!

Are you a parent that has a newborn and are worried about the germs, bacteria and crazy children that day cares can have? Well this is the child care blog for you!

How Do I Know What Child Care To Enrol In?

Every child care is different and you may be doing your research for months on end although the best thing to do is create a list of your top 3 care centres that are not to far away but also look like they cater for your child’s needs. Thankfully these days child care centres allow you to check out their facilities and see for yourself how your child could fit in and also ways in which they monitor the kids to ensure they are kept safe.

What Are The Benefits Of Child Care?

Child care enables children to socialise and engage with other kids their age allowing them to learn new skills and prepare them for their later years of interaction at school. Child care also gives children opportunities to make new friends and experience different things through activities.

What Age Should My Child Go To Child Care?

Child care is not a necessary thing! It is just another way to stimulate your child’s brain to get them use to being in different scenarios. This is all obviously dependant on whether or not parents are working. Day cares offer day to day based care where you can choose to only send your child 2 or 3 days a week allowing you to create some form of structure not only for you as a parent but also for your child to prepare them for Kinder/Montessori. Usually a great time for day care would be btw the ages of 2-3 years old. This is always a great time as not only will the kids grasp things and learn but they are able to move around themselves and be self sufficient.

Is Child Care Necessary?

In Short, No. This is just another way of structure your child’s week and also give parents the ability to work on those days.

What Else Can Be Done Instead Of Child Care?

Many Things! Taking your kids to extracurricular activities such as the library or different classes such as Gimberoo (activity based learning) or baby language/reading classes can all help stimulate your child’s brain.

How Can Chiropractors Assist?

Our Chiropractors work with pain but we also help correct structural imbalances and also have an effect on making changes to babies with colic and reflux. We have trained paediatric chiropractors who target regions with low force/ gentle techniques to enhance bodily function and wellbeing of your child.

If you are someone that has noticed any changes to your child’s posture, gait (walking) or are noticing that your child is suffering from colic/reflux our chiropractors may be able to help improve your child’s symptoms!

To book online use the link provided or call 9302 1023 to book your first appointment today!

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Back To School In 2023!

It’s 2023 and children all over the world are suffering from inadequate posture due to daily activities. These activities carry a burden on your child’s shoulders and decrease their ability to function optimally. Some of the easiest ways to encourage proper posture and limit these stressors will be identified in this blog post!

Back Packs

Back packs cause allot of strain on a child’s posture when it is worn incorrectly. Loose straps and heavy bags increase the amount of load on the spine and in turn create unwanted change to posture long-term. The easiest way to limit this from occurring is to wear a bag with both straps, positioned in the middle of your child’s back with no more than 10% of your child’s total body weight in books inside the bag!

Screen Time

Screen time is a big one when it comes to your child’s posture! Long periods of sitting in awkward positions that cause both neck stiffness and pain should be limited. Having designated times for screen time and even an area that is setup for your children to sit comfortably is a great way to keep them not only entertained but also pain free!

Physical Activity

Physical Activity and exercise are both great ways to get your child moving! Movement is key when it comes to mobilising joints within the body. When kids stop moving and become sedentary not only can it lead to health issues but it can cause unwanted stress on joints of the body! Whether it is a ground sport such as tennis or something as simple as walking it can go a long way when it is put in to a routine.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is great for kids as they are continually jumping and jolting around especially when out on the playground. The amount of pressure some of their joints can sustain may cause injury as time goes on. Our chiropractors are not only able to big up issues with your child’s spinal health but they are able to help improve their postural wellbeing for the better!

If you feel like your child needs help with their posture or is struggling with aches, pains or even headaches our team of experienced chiropractors are here to help get them back on track!

Our clinic also offers pregnancy care and paediatric care for children under the age of 3 and have practitioners who have specialised in this field to give the most optimal care!

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Babies & Tummy Time!

Is your baby lying face up most of the time?

Have you found that their head control is lacking?

Are they struggling to roll?

All of these are common concerns of parents with babies that are finding it hard to do the above!

Tummy Time!

Yes, tummy time is a fantastic way to help increase your babies head control and neck musculature. It is pretty much a non negotiable and is needed to be done to ensure your baby is hitting their development milestones!

How To Get Started?

Tummy time is all dependant on babies needs. Some babies can’t handle anything more than a minute when they first start. The goal with tummy time is to increase the amount of time with each session and remember to monitor your baby to ensure they are safe.

Other Benefits Of Tummy Time!

– Stops Flat Spots In Cranium From Occuring 

– Improves Motor Skills

– Improves Sensory Skills

– Allows For Better Mobility

If you are noticing that your baby is finding it hard to engage in tummy time or is suffering from other symptoms such as colic or reflux our team of chiropractors may be able to help! 

We have specific paediatric chiropractors who have experience in treating common conditions in babies and children.

Call us on 9302 1023 or book online today to schedule in your child’s first appointment with our paediatric chiropractor!


Paediatric Care Near You!

Did you know our chiropractors treat infants and children?

What’s great about our profession is that we are given the ability to treat many different types of bodies with various techniques as we all know not one person is the same and not one method suits all!

Our approach to paediatric care is gentle and specific to areas of concern. For children under the age of 2 it is common to use low force techniques instead high velocity adjustments due to the nature of the spine whilst it matured. It is common for children’s aches and pains to go unnoticed but at times things such as colic and reflux can be a way of them telling us there is something more going on!

Common Concerns To See A Chiropractor For:

  • Pain
  • Growth
  • Co-ordination
  • Muscle Pain
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Muscle Imbalances
  • Concentration
  • Circulation
  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Bedwetting
  • Constipation

If you believe your child is suffering from reflux or colic or want to know more about what else we can help treat visit our website to find out more!

Our Clinic Offers Pregnancy Care and uses techniques that are specific for patients during their pregnancy!

If you would like to book in an appointment you can call us on 9302 1023 or book online today!

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Is Your Baby Sleeping At Night?

A quiet baby is considered a luxury to most parents although at times this isn’t in our control no matter what we do!

Sometimes babies decide to get sore or really gassy and in doing so they become uncomfortable.

Our goal here at The Melbourne Chiropractor is to provide a service that enables our practitioners to help assist and alleviate some of these symptoms that may be causing your child to feel this way!

Our approach to paediatric care is both gentle and concise and we have experienced professionals onboard in the industry who have dealt with children for many years.

Concerns That We Can Treat Include:

– Pain

– Muscle Imbalances 

– Sleep Disturbances

– Concentration 

– Colic

– Reflux

– Bedwetting 

– Constipation 

If you are someone who is unsure whether or not your child is suffering from any of the above symptoms, our experienced team of chiropractors are more than happy to do a check-up to ensure your infant is functioning to the best of their abilities! 

If you would like to know more you can call on 9302 1023 or book online at any of our Westmeadows, Fawkner or Broadmeadows Locations with one of our paediatric chiropractors!




Chiropractic Care For Babies!

The beginning of life for your child creates many new stimuli and experiences that create the most amount of change compared to any other timeframe in life. Within that first year your baby will grow by more than 50% of it’s original size whilst their brain doubles! During this timeframe it can be stressful for your child’s musculoskeletal system due to the excessive growth and changes to the overall body in a short period of time.

What Can Chiropractic Care Help Babies With?

  • Torticollis (Neck Stiffness Decreasing Mobility)
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Feeding Issues
  • Issues With Sleeping Habits
  • Irritability

What Can Chiropractic Care Help Young Children With?

  • Decrease Stress
  • Increase Mobility
  • Improve Flexibility
  • Enhance Overall Function
  • Manage Pain / Decrease Symptoms

Developmental Milestones

The usual examination for a new-born is to check on your babies motor, cognitive, emotional and speech development. It is common to ensure that primitive reflexes begin to change overtime as it has been shown to delay cognitive abilities.

Retained Primitive Reflexes Can Cause

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Fine Motor Issues
  • Gross Motor Issues
  • Sleep Issues
  • Learning Difficulties

What Will Our Chiropractors Do To Treat New-borns?

Our Chiropractors at The Melbourne Chiropractor are specifically trained for paediatric assessments and treatment. It is common for us to see children suffering with colic and reflux. Usually our chiropractors will use gentle techniques and finger pressures in areas to help change areas that are of concern. Adjustments are not going to be your usual chiropractic adjustments seen on adults as different techniques will be used to gently alleviate pain areas.

*If you have a child suffering from colic or reflux or may think they are suffering from changes due to their ongoing development! You can always contact us or book online with one of our paediatric specific chiropractors @ https://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now

For more information about your first chiropractic visit, or our team of chiropractors visit the links attached!

*You Can Visit Us At Any Of Our 3 Locations – Broadmeadows – Westmeadows – Fawkner