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Five dock osteopathic and chiropractic centre

Focusing on providing a combined style of osteopathic and chiropractic care

Chiropractic

We use a range of joint mobilisations and adjustment techniques where appropriate.

Osteopathic

Holistic approach combined with longer consultations and individualised treatment.

Massage

A key component of our treatment to relax muscle, increase blood flow and assist healing.

Rehabilitation

With special interests in Chronic pain and Sports injuries. Contact us now for an appointment.

INDIVIDUALISED TREATMENTS

We help back pain, neck pain, chronic pain, headaches, shoulder pain, elbow, wrist & hand pain, hip pain, knee, ankle & foot pain, muscle pain



Rehabilitation

Here at Five Dock Osteopathic and Chiropractic Centre our approach to your treatment focuses on both relieving the immediate cause of your pain, and correcting any underlying issues. To achieve this we look at why you have your pain and then prescribe suitable rehabilitation exercises to help correct any dysfunctions/issues in your body, that are increasing the like hood for reoccurrence of your pain or discomfort.



Benefits of movement

We all spend more time sitting/inactive and with technological advancement this is only going to increase. With more and more studies showing the negative health effects of sitting/inactivity, it�s important to get up and keep moving around. A simple 20-30min walk everyday is a great way to improve your health and help prevent the risk of injuries.



Lower back pain

80% of Australians will suffer from lower back pain in their lifetime. There are a lot of different causes of lower back pain many of which can be avoided or managed with regular exercise , stretches and correct posture. With new studies showing paracetamol as an ineffective treatment for lower back pain, there is growing evidence that chiropractic care coupled with massage and regular exercise will help alleviate lower back pain.



Research

There is a growing body of research for the effectiveness of manual therapy treatments for joint and muscle related injuries. As scientific researchers continue to pioneer research into how the body works and moves, we make use of this research to increases the effectiveness of our treatment to get a better result, for our patients. We strongly believe in using the best research based treatment guidelines to ensure that the treatments we give are safe, effective and up to date.



Heat/cold

People are often unsure about when to be using heat or cold packs to help recover/treat injuries. The general rule is for acute injuries ice is used to decrease inflammation in the first 72hrs. It should be applied for 10-20 minutes a few times a day with breaks in-between. Cold is best suited to joint injuries, such as an ankle or wrist sprain. Heat is used to manage stiff and tight muscles/joints and is generally not advised to apply during first 24hrs of injury. Again it should be applied for 10-20 min intervals. That being said different things work for different people so don't be afraid of using either heat or cold to manage injuries to find out what works best for you. If still in doubt why not give us a ring and ask.



Upper/lower limb injuries

Most people only think of seeing a Chiropractor/Osteopath for back and neck pain, however the joints and muscles of your arms and legs work on the same principals as those in your spine. For example, many people suffer from pain in their knees or shoulders, our treatment for these areas will include massage, to relax the tight muscles, stretches for both the joints and muscles, and exercises to help correct any imbalances present. This type of treatment has been shown to be very effective in decreasing pain and helping return you to doing normal daily activities.



Referred/nerve pain

Pain shooting or moving down your arms and legs can be a sign of either referred pain or nerve pain. Referred pain is a pain travelling from one part of the body to another whereas, nerve pain occurs when a nerve or nerves become irritated or compressed, from pressure place on them. Nerve pain can be caused by tight muscles compressing and rubbing against the nerve or from the structures in the spine pinching the nerve. If you suspect you are suffering from nerve pain or referred pain it is important to have it checked out by a health care professional as pain medication may not fix the cause of the pain.



Headaches

There are many different types of headaches, with the most common being tension type and then migraine headaches. Research is showing a migraine to be a genetic neurological condition that can have many triggers one common trigger is a muscle spasm in the neck. A tension headache is often triggered by stress, poor posture, or muscle tightness in the neck or jaw. The current evidence supports chiropractic care for the treatment for both tension type and migraine headaches, with best results achieved when combining massage, adjustments, and exercises.