Our Chiropractors at Institute of Sports and Spines have a strategic approach. We focus on diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions which are due to mechanical dysfunction and injury of soft tissues i.e. joints, muscles, discs, nerves.
Our practitioners use very comprehensive assessment and treatment systems. Our mission is to help you identify and address the cause of your issue. We often get told, “this is the most comprehensive exam anyone has ever done!”
The goal is to work out what drives your problem, so that we can tailor a solution to get you results.
If you have problem, give us a call to have your case thoroughly investigated.
The patients we treat vary from elite athletes to elderly degenerative complaints and everything in between. Don’t be afraid to come and see us just because you’re not an athlete
About Chiropractic Care
Whilst the use of manipulation dates back thousands of years with Egyptians, Romans and Chinese all having used manipulation as a treatment strategy, However, Chiropractic, as a profession was founded in 1895 by DD Palmer in North America.
‘Chiropractic’ comes from the Greek word Chiropratikos, meaning “done by hand”.
The early philosophy was that the nervous system controls the body and interferences in this system would lead to dysfunction, causing pain and other health issues.
Modern Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure and function. T
The approach we take at Institute of Sports and Spines is that manipulation can be an effective strategy when indicated. In addition, we use a wide range of other tools and strategies to help you get the best result.
These tools may include; manipulation, soft tissues releases, ART, kinesiology and rigid taping, dry needling, ergonomics and postural advice. In addition, we prescribe and use prehab exercises, rehabilitation exercises, general exercises, gait/running correction, shockwave therapy and bike setups.
Our practitioners are masters at assessing injuries of the neck, back, hip, knee ankle, shoulder, elbow wrist as well as headaches and neurological conditions.
Of course, major accidents and trauma can create problems. But in addition; poor movement patterns, poor posture, slips and falls, or lack of exercise can have an impact on the way your body functions.
Consequently, we look to address and change these factors to help you manage and resolve your complaint.
Often simple changes in daily activities at work and doing exercise are the cause of complaints that present to our team.
- Back pain
- Neck pain and headaches
- Sporting injuries
- Running gait issues
- Bike position issues
- Athletic performance issues
- Repetitive strain injuries (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and overuse injuries)
- Nerve root entrapments i.e. sciatica, “pinched nerve”
- Upper and lower limb injuries
- Foot, ankle and knee pain
- Stability and postural dysfunction
- Hip and knee rehabilitation issues
Institute of Sports and Spines is paperless where possible. We will send out digital new patient forms and information to get the most out of your first visit.
During your first consultation we will go through a complete history of your complaint and general health. A comprehensive physical examination which will include; postural analysis, functional and orthopaedic tests, movement patterns and capability exercises.
Once a diagnosis and prognosis has been reached, treatment options will be discussed. Your visit to our clinic is about choices. We want you to be actively involved in achieving your goals.
Unless contraindicated, we treat on the first visit. This may include a wide range of techniques. Sometimes outcome assessment questionnaires will be used to help us gauge your progress.
Your treatment program will take into account the nature of your condition and your own personal commitments to provide you with the best possible outcome.
Follow-up appointments include assessment of progress, treatment and potential homework (exercises, rehabilitation, ergonomic advice, dietary changes,etc). .
After the Appointment
Our team exists to assist in complete recovery. We believe that your care continues after you have left your appointment. You are a valued patient and will continue to be nurtured back to full health. This is why follow up appointments are sometimes recommended – so that the job isn’t left half-done!
As a patient of Institute of Sports and Spines you are welcome to phone and speak with your practitioner with any concerns. If there is difficulty with exercises, flare-ups and any other treatment-related questions you may have, give us a call. If the practitioner is unable to attend your call, all efforts will be made to contact you as soon as possible.
- Initial Chiropractic Consultation (1hr) $145.00
- Extended and rehabilitation (30 minutes) $115.00
- Standard Chiropractic Consultation (15 minutes) $70.00