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Orthotics

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are medically prescribed foot devices that fit inside your shoes to help stabilize and correct poor foot posture. They are custom made and specifically designed to help realign the foot structures into their correct position. Walking and standing with the feet, legs, hips, and spine constantly out of alignment can contribute to back pain. Orthotics provide stability for the foot and corrects injury-causing imbalances. They help reduce the stress and strain put on our feet, legs, knees...

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Eight Chiropractic Techniques

What are some of our Chiropractic Techniques

Chiropractors have a deep understanding of the body’s structures and how each interacts.  The Chiropractic techniques used at Chiro & Sports Med is a hands-on approach to examining, diagnosing, and treating a patient who is experiencing pain. Chiropractors ensure they are treating the cause and not just the symptoms. By using spinal adjustments, manipulation and other physical means to improve neuromusculoskeletal function and detecting structural imbalances and nerve interferences.

The chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med use a wide variety of techniques to ensure...

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Neck & Shoulder Pain

Neck & Shoulder Pain

Neck & Shoulder pain can be classified in many different ways. Some people experience only neck pain or only shoulder pain, while others experience pain in both areas. Your neck and shoulders contain muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, veins as well as many ligaments and other supporting structures. Many conditions can cause neck & shoulder pain.

Neck pain

Most neck pain is due to strain and spasm of the neck muscles. Your neck is flexible and supports the weight of your head, therefore...

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Lower Back Pain Treatment

Lower Back Pain

Back Pain is a very common complaint that our Chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med see and treat.  Patients with prolapse disc and sciatica can also benefit from our chiropractic treatment. The chiropractor will often treat around the prolapse area, pelvic and/or mid back to reduce pain. When back pain is reduced the affected area will be able to be treated directly.

It is very important that you come quickly for treatment and get a proper diagnosis...

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition that describes a sideways curvature of the spine that gives an “S” or “C” appearance of the spine rather than a straight “I”. This condition can result in the bones of the spine to turn (rotate) causing one shoulder, scapula (shoulder blade), or hip to appear higher than the other. The incidence of small spinal curves is very similar in boys and girls, but girls tend to have a progressively larger scoliotic curve that will need

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Chiropractic Pillow

“Sleep is one of the most important functions of the brain”, says Frederick R. Carrick, DC, PhD, president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Neurology.

Consequently, getting enough quality sleep plays a vital role in well-being and good health as it helps recharge our bodies both mentally and physically for the next days activities.

In fact, surveys have shown that between 40 and 60 percent of the general population has trouble sleeping. Many factors such as daily stress and worries, pressures from job and family, wrong posture,

Motor Vehicle Accident – Effective Chiropractic

Have you or somebody you know been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) recently? Are you suffering from whiplash, neck pain or back pain? Many people do not realise how severe a car accident can be. Hence a thorough chiropractic check up immediately after an accident will help minimise any injury and prevent from long lasting pain.

Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from a car crash and therefore should not be underestimated. When a jarring movement of...

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Why is exercise so important?

Ten to twenty years ago a person experiencing back pain would most commonly be advised bed rest and immobilisation of the back. Research within the past 10 years has shown that inactivity weakens the muscles that support the spine. If this continues too long, it can prolong recovery or even make certain conditions worse. Exercise on the other hand increases muscle flexibility and strength. It also promotes healing by increasing blood flow to the injured site. Healthy muscles provide protection to bones and joints.

Individualised exercise program

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Herniated Disc

When you hear the term “slipped”, “ruptured” or “bulging” disc, what this actually means is a herniated disc – a common cause of pain in the necklower back, arms, or legs.

Discs anatomy

Discs are soft, rubbery pads found between the hard bones (vertebrae) that comprise the spinal column. The discs between the vertebrae enable the back to flex or bend and also act as shock absorbers.

Herniated disc causes

A disc herniates or ruptures when part of...

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Headaches

Headaches affect many people, and can be very debilitating. Because they are so common, the majority of people believe that getting a headache is a normal part of life. However, this is not the case, it can be a sign that something is wrong. Although medication may help relieve the pain they do not correct the actual cause and can produce unwanted side effects.

Anatomy of the neck

When the bones (vertebrae) in the neck are not supporting your head adequately, this will affect the nerves, muscles and blood flow to your 

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Neck Pain

Each year between 30-50% of the general population suffer from neck pain. Almost 50% of all chiropractor’s patients seek help for different neck pain problems, including acute and chronic neck pain, neck kink and whiplash injury. Although there may be many reasons for these problems, the most common are past trauma and hereditary factors. As well as attitude-related symptoms such as stress at work and awkward postures.

Anatomy of the neck

Your neck is made up of vertebrae that extends from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the...

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Shoulder Pain

All arm movements are dependent on a good, normal rhythmic movement between the shoulder blades, spine, clavicle and shoulder. If shoulder mechanics do not work, this can result in neck, arms, back and shoulder pain.

Shoulder anatomy

Your shoulder consists of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), along with your collarbone (clavicle). Your arm is held in your shoulder socket by the rotator cuff. These muscles and tendons create a covering across the head...

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