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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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Pregnancy & Pelvic Pain

Are you someone that is suffering during your pregnancy? Does it feel like your pelvis is twisted and your body feels weak? Then maybe you are suffering from a well know pregnancy concern known as pelvic pain!

How Does Pregnancy Pelvic Pain Start?

Pelvic pain during pregnancy is common because of the added stress and weight from the baby. Your body struggles to keep up with the sudden changes of the bodies growth and in turn uses different postural changes to balance put the difference. In doing so, the pelvis begins to shift into an uncomfortable position and the muscles surrounding the area flare up and pull causing pelvic pain.

How To Prevent Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pain can be prevented during pregnancy from the get go but this has to be done by changing your day to day activity. This can be things such as posture at a desk, sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs or avoiding sitting and standing for excessive amounts of time.

What To Do With Pelvic Pain?

When pelvic pain arises movement is always key although depending on your progress through the pregnancy this can make things conplicated. Unfortunately excessive exercise can be harmful to the baby and keeping within your physical limits is key during the term of your pregnancy.

How Can A Pregnancy Chiropractor Help?

Pregnancy chiropractors help by increasing the joint space and creating positive changes through pregnancy specific mobilisation. There are also soft tissue therapies and stretches done to help alleviate pressure and tension within the area. Pelvic pain can become consistent and sharp meaning that gentle care must be taken to help alleviate the area.

What Does A Pregnancy Chiropractor Do Differently?

Pregnancy chiropractors help bridge the gap by using specific techniques to help alleviate pressure and tension within the body without harming the baby. Unfortunately general chiropractors who use heavy forces and rotational movements are not able to treat anyone who is pregnant. This is mostly due to the fact of having not specialised in pregnancy care and the different ways to help improve pain and function.

If you are someone who is suffering from pelvic pain and looking for a pregnancy Chiropractor we have a team of practitioners who are pregnancy specific. Book online today or call 9302 1023 to get yourself back on track 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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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Pregnancy causes the body to go through many physical emotional and hormonal changes in such a short period of time hence why it is common for pregnant people to feel the stress and the strain during this period. Pregnancy is common for low back pain.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?

This is a Frequently Asked Question! Chiropractic care is tailored specifically for pregnancy care. Chiropractors who treat pregnancy do extra studies to understand how to best treat during each trimester of pregnancy. Be sure to find someone who has got experience and the correct tools to be able to treat for pregnancy including an understanding of what could be done to help reach your goals as a patient. As with anything remember that the earlier on you start to work on your aches and pains the quicker it will be to reach your goals. Chronic conditions that have been ongoing for more than 3 months can make things excessively worse in the long run and effect multiple areas hence why looking for care at the first sign of symptoms will make you better off!

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain is the most common pain suffered during pregnancy. It is common for the pelvis to move more than usual due to the changes and expansive forces happening to prepare for the birth. This is why things can feel compressive and quite inflamed throughout the area. Our chiropractors will do their best to help manage the pain, ensure that the pelvis is in the correct position for birth and also encourage the use of certain exercises if needed to help strengthen the core muscles.

Pubic Symphysis pain

This is one of the worst pains, not only is it an awkward type of pain but with the added weight of the baby growing the front joint of the pelvis begins to stiffen up and the pressure begins to cause a tearing or pulling like pain in the crotch region. Being such an uncomfortable spot and hard to ease off our chiropractors have different types of techniques to help ease the pressure and tightness throughout the area.

Round Ligament Pain

The round ligament softens and stretches as the baby gets bigger. This in turn causes the ligament to get sore and at times can strain and cause discomfort through the lower abdomen. Our goal as chiropractors is to decrease this tension by using soft tissue techniques to eliminate pressure and tension.

Rib Pain

Rib pain is a common concern during pregnancy. Extra pressures through the ribcage can cause pinching or stabbing like pains when breathing in. This is usually seen in desk works due to their postures! Our goal as a chiropractor is to adjust the areas of concern by using low-force type adjustments and soft tissue therapies to enhance mobility and function within the area.

If you are someone that is pregnant and looking for a pregnancy specific chiropractor our team of chiropractors has a select few that are both experienced and trained in the field! We have both male and female practitioners to help assist and reach your healthcare goals!

Call us on 9302 1023 or Book Online Today to schedule a session with us and get you back on track.

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Pregnancy Care Near You!

Did you know our chiropractors are qualified to treat patients during their pregnancy? 

Fortunately we have a selection of staff to chose from that offer this service to the northern suburbs and surrounding!

Both Male and Female practitioners are available to chose from with our senior chiropractor Dr Tania having over 10 years experience in this field! 

We are located in 3 convenient locations and offer specific chiropractic techniques that ensure the safety of you and your baby.

Common Concerns To See A Chiropractor For:

  • General aches and pains
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Incorrect foetal positioning (breach)
  • Uncomfortable movement
  • Swelling
  • Headache treatment
  • Pelvic discomfort or pelvic instability
  • Excessive uterus pressure
  • Weight distribution issues
  • Excessive labor time in previous birth

If you are someone that feels you need to see a chiropractor give our clinic a call on 9302 1023 or book online today.

For more information about pregnancy care you can visit our website to learn more.

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Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnant women frequently get amazing results from chiropractic. Chiropractors utilize specific techniques for adjusting pregnant women. Due to pregnant woman being unable to take medication for pain, the natural approaches of chiropractic are the smarter choice for pregnant women. As of late Obstetricians are also referring to chiropractors due to the effectiveness of spinal adjustments and soft tissue therapy for pain relief.

Treatment before, during and after pregnancy

Congratulations! Pregnancy is an exciting time for you and your family. It’s also a huge learning curve for everyone involved, everyone will face both the expected and unexpected as your body changes rapidly effecting you physically, mentally and emotionally.

Our therapists have been treating pregnancy patients for over 10 years. We offer gentle and specific treatment to address issues such as pain in the joints, spine, muscles and fascia. Our chiropractors, osteopaths and remedial massage therapists can all offer care during your pregnancy. Lower Back Pain is reported to affect between 45% and 75% of women at some stage during their pregnancy. This pain as well as what’s commonly referred to as Pelvic Girdle Pain during pregnancy are common reasons for sick leave, with reports suggesting that over 20% of women take sick leave because of their pain (Bishop, Holden, Ogollah, & Foster, 2015).

During your pregnancy it’s no secret that your environment and mental state are paramount. But when you’re sore all over it’s difficult to stay positive, chiropractic therapy can assist keep the muscles relaxed and body free.

How Can Treatment Help?

Pregnancy Care at The Melbourne Chiropractor offers treatment to help with musculoskeletal types of pain, both prior to and after birth. Treatment may help to relieve back pain, pelvic pain, hip pain, neck pain and associated symptoms that may occur during pregnancy.

Our chiropractors treat the whole body using gentle adjustment, activator stimulation and low force techniques to help improve muscular strength and reduce muscle tension. This will in turn help to reduce stress, anxiety and anxiousness during your pregnancy.

When During Pregnancy Can You Have Treatment?

Our practitioners can work on you at any stage of your pregnancy. Our qualified team offer support and treatment to help with your pain or discomfort.

Our therapeutic treatments for pregnancy includes soft tissue therapy, supplement advice, pregnancy specific stretches, take home exercise program, support cushions, pregnancy cushions and ongoing treatment recommendations.

Pregnancy Symptoms Commonly Treated Be Practitioners

  • General aches and pains
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Incorrect foetal positioning (breach)
  • Uncomfortable movement
  • Swelling
  • Headache treatment
  • Pelvic discomfort or pelvic instability
  • Excessive uterus pressure
  • Weight distribution issues
  • Excessive labor time in previous birth

Our Practitioners Aim To Help Manage

  • Musculoskeletal related aches and pains
  • Ensuring correct weight distribution for the baby’s growth
  • Prevent spinal pain
  • Helps to manage muscular soreness or joint pain
  • Postural strain or sprains during pregnancy
  • Labor exacerbated/previous spinal weaknesses or injuries

Pregnancy & Posture

Our practitioners aim to greatly improve nervous system function and musculoskeletal irritation, to allow for better communication around the body and improved posture and weight distribution.

Our treatments during pregnancy care focus towards helping and supporting posture during all stages of growth, change and pressure during your pregnancy. We focus on weight bearing and strength during your pregnancy and birth.

If you are someone who is suffering from headachesneck pain or low back pain and don’t know where to start, or wondering what to expect on your first chiropractic visitour team of chiropractors at our Broadmeadows or Westmeadows clinic locations are more than happy to help you get back on track. You can always contact us or book online @ https://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now

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Do Chiropractors Treat Pregnancy Patients?

Yes, Our team of chiropractors are able to help woman suffering from pain during their pregnancy with specific chiropractic techniques. It is common to see low back pain and tightness through the front of the abdomen due to a growing baby. We also offer pregnancy pillows that allow all pregnant women to lay on their stomachs during all treatments which can help alleviate pain and discomfort. This also enables our practitioners to work on all areas of the body during the period of pregnancy care.

Our chiropractors use therapies that are very gentle and safe for both mothers and babies before and after pregnancy. Our team can treat a wide range of pregnancy aches and pains and create the changes needed prior to birth by helping decrease tension throughout the pelvis and low back.

If you are someone who is suffering from headachesneck pain or low back pain and don’t know where to start, or wondering what to expect on your first chiropractic visitour team of chiropractors at our Broadmeadows or Westmeadows clinic locations are more than happy to help you get back on track. You can always contact us or book online @ https://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now

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Benefits Chiropractic Care Has For Women

Women experience a variety of musculoskeletal problems throughout their lives, ranging from hormonal cramps to back pain during pregnancy. Chiropractic care may be the key to alleviate these issues. Here are a few problems that chiropractic care may benefit women!

Osteoarthritis

A disorder that results in degeneration of joint cartilage and bone, osteoarthritis is primarily seen in people over 50 usually more common in females. This is usually due to a fluctuation in oestrogen during menopause. It usually causes hip, knee, and finger joint pain and stiffness. Chiropractic Care can help reduce pain of osteoarthritis in females. Joints can become damaged due to changes in posture and repetitive strain to joints because of the way you sit, stand, or walk. By fixing bad habits and making the right changes combined with chiropractic care may help decrease arthritic symptoms.

Lower Back Pain and Cramping

Lower back pain and cramping and can be caused by various factors such as endometriosis and other complications associated with menstruation. Some women are limited in their movements as they are unable to move due to pain. This means that pain, cramping and other associated factors such as headaches and migraines could be a problem. Chiropractic care is a way to decrease this pain and get back to a normal lifestyle. Cramping can be reduced by adjusting the spine and using soft tissue therapy methods to decrease tension within the affected muscle.

Pregnancy

As a mother grows, her centre of gravity moves forward and her body has to adjust to her baby’s changes. When this occurs an increased back curve is observed increasing strain within the area of the spine. A pregnant woman’s ligaments also change as they begin to loosen and relax as she reaches labour and delivery. This commonly results in pregnant women being in discomfort and pain. Pregnancy chiropractic care can help ease discomfort and pain that comes with pregnancy such as neck pain, headaches or low back pain just to name a few.

Note* If you are currently suffering from any problematic concerns such as neck or back pain, are wondering what we do on your first chiropractic session or would like to make a booking, you can always contact us to find out more! Online bookings available 7 days a week Saturdays and Sundays @ https://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now

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Services Offered At The Melbourne Chiropractor

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is recognized as being a way to help decrease pain and increase overall functional well-being. Chiropractor’s may help you achieve a healthier lifestyle by giving you strategies to overcome stress, injuries, pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions. This can all be done with various methods and not one person is treated the same to the other hence why many modalities are used to make the changes needed to make a difference!

Chiropractic care may help improve

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Chiropractic care may help with

Pregnancy Care

Pregnancy Symptoms Commonly Treated Be Practitioners

  • General aches and pains
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Incorrect foetal positioning (breach)
  • Uncomfortable movement
  • Swelling
  • Headache treatment
  • Pelvic discomfort or pelvic instability
  • Excessive uterus pressure
  • Weight distribution issues
  • Excessive labor time in previous birth

Our Practitioners Aim To Help Manage

  • Musculoskeletal related aches and pains
  • Ensuring correct weight distribution for the baby’s growth
  • Prevent spinal pain
  • Helps to manage muscular soreness or joint pain
  • Postural strain or sprains during pregnancy
  • Labor exacerbated/previous spinal weaknesses or injuries

Paediatric Care

Chiropractic Treatment Used To Help With

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

Remedial Massage Therapy

Remedial Massage is the oldest form of physical therapy, this specific form is more than just a relaxation technique. What Remedial Massage aims to do is find the “knots” also known as trigger points and apply pressure to them. What this does is release the knots where the pressure is applied allowing the muscles to free up. Our select team of practitioners are qualified to practice remedial therapy meaning that you are in good hands when choosing our services at The Melbourne Chiropractor.

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Remedial Massage Therapy

Benefits of Remedial Massage and Myotherapy

  • Pain relief
  • Increased circulation of blood
  • Promotion of healing
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased strength and functionality of muscle tissues
  • Return of correct biomechanics
  • Provide instant muscle release
  • Can be used on hard to release muscle areas and groups

Who can be treated?

Massage and Myotherapy can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal problems neuromuscular dysfunction, muscle imbalances and pain syndromes. Therapy is specifically aimed to help with muscular pain, myofascial pain syndrome, hypertonic muscles, muscular tension, overuse injury, painful tendons, tender ligaments and more.

Symptoms Treated

  • Muscle Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Bone Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sinus Symptoms
  • TMJ & Jaw Pain
  • Tension-type Headaches

Dry Needling

Dry needling can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal problems, neuromuscular dysfunction, muscle imbalances and pain syndromes. Therapy is specifically aimed to help with muscular pain, myofascial pain syndrome, hypertonic and tender muscles, overuse injury, painful tendons, tender ligaments and more.

Many muscular related conditions are thought to be a primary contributing factor to pain and other related symptoms. These conditions include, but are not limited to neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, golfer’s elbow, headaches, migraines and tension-type headaches, jaw pain, buttock pain, pelvic pain, leg pain, sciatica, hamstrings strains, calf tightness/spasms.

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Dry Needling Helps With (but not limited to)

  • TMJ & Jaw pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Joint inflammation
  • Back pain
  • Sore or stiff neck
  • Low back pain
  • Sinus symptoms
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Joint pain
  • Tissue swelling
  • Muscle tension anywhere in the body

Benefits of Dry Needling

  • Pain relief
  • Promotion of healing
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased circulation of blood
  • Provide instant muscle release
  • Return of correct biomechanics
  • Increased strength and functionality of muscle tissue
  • Can be used on hard to release muscle areas and groups (muscle strain, tendon injuries, TMJ)

Cupping

Cupping is a technique that can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal problems, neuromuscular dysfunction, muscle imbalances and pain syndromes. Therapy is specifically aimed to help with muscular pain, myofascial pain syndrome, hypertonic and tender muscles, overuse injury and more.

Many muscular related conditions are thought to be a primary contributing factor to pain and other related symptoms. These conditions include, but are not limited to headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, tennis elbow, buttock pain, pelvic pain, leg pain, sciatica, hamstrings strains, calf tightness/spasms.

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Myofascial Cupping

Cupping Helps With (but not limited to)

  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Joint inflammation
  • Back pain
  • Sore or stiff neck
  • Low back pain
  • Sinus symptoms
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Joint pain
  • Tissue swelling
  • Muscle tension anywhere in the body

Benefits of Cupping

  • Pain relief
  • Promotion of healing
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased circulation of blood
  • Provide instant muscle release
  • Return of correct biomechanics
  • Increased strength and functionality of muscle tissue
  • Can be used on hard to release muscle areas and groups (muscle strain, hip/glute/hamstring/quadricep injuries)

Note* If you are currently suffering from any problematic concerns such as neck or back pain, are wondering what we do on your first chiropractic session or would like to make a booking, you can always contact us to find out more! Online bookings available 7 days a week Saturdays and Sundays @ https://themelbournechiropractor.com.au/book-now

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