Focusing on providing a combined style of osteopathic and chiropractic care
We use a range of joint mobilisations and adjustment techniques where appropriate.
Holistic approach combined with longer consultations and individualised treatment.
A key component of our treatment to relax muscle, increase blood flow and assist healing.
With special interests in Chronic pain and Sports injuries. Contact us now for an appointment.
We help back pain, neck pain, chronic pain, headaches, shoulder pain, elbow, wrist & hand pain, hip pain, knee, ankle & foot pain, muscle pain
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 - Provide diagnostic and Therapeutic care for people in pain
2 - Apply the latest advances in research to relieve pain and improve quality of life
3 - Educate our community on the disease of pain
4 - Provide cost effect care
Like other health-care providers we take an in depth history to gain information on how you are feeling. We then review your case history and based on the information gained a physical examination will be performed. Where necessary our practitioner may request further investigation, such as x-ray or MRI, so an accurate diagnosis can be ascertained. Once we have diagnosed, the probable cause of your symptoms, we apply our treatment centred on both the muscles and joints. In the event, that your presenting symptoms are outside our field of expertise, we will refer you onto to the appropriate professional to assist you.
Over the years, we have become specialized in providing a combined style of osteopathic and chiropractic care. Massage is a key component of our treatment, to both relax any muscle involvement and to increase blood flow, to the injured area to assist in healing of the tissues. This may be followed, with a range of joint mobilisation or adjustment techniques, where appropriate to further assist this process.
Established, in the 1970's on the main street of Five Dock, this clinic has been working hard to provide high quality care to the local residents and greater community of inner western Sydney. Over the years, we have become specialized in providing a traditional style of osteopathic and chiropractic care. Soft tissue therapy (massage) is a key component of the treatment offered at our Centre, along with osteopathic/chiropractic adjustments or mobilisations.
We have found that by using this style of treatment, we provide a high level of care to the majority of injuries or conditions, that patients present with. This combined with our longer consultations and individualized approach ensures that, the majority of our patients are extremely satisfied, not only with the result of their treatment, but also with the time frame within which their presented complaint is resolved.