• What is Chiropractic

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    Chiropractic is an effective, natural, safe, gentle and a scientific evidence based approach to a variety of health conditions. It helps many individuals to achieve their full potential in health and life.

    Chiropractic is a healing science and art which utilizes your bodies brilliant structures of the spine and nervous system to heal itself. Though in no way is it confined to just these areas. As a chiropractor I see a variety of symptoms and conditions which improve under chiropractic care which are also backed up by scientific research with the most common being neck pain, headaches, low back pain. There are many other areas of the body which can benefit from chiropractic treatment and if you think you may need chiropractic then give us a call.

    Chiropractic began in 1895 and has come a long way since, it is now a 5 year length university course which in many universities is broken into a three year degree and two year masters. With the average chiropractor receiving 4,822 hours of training. When you see a registered chiropractor it is shown to be remarkably safe, effective and have favourable results.Dave2

    Chiropractors are trained in diagnostic assessment where they are able to tell if you have a condition that will benefit from chiropractic care or if you need appropriate referral or co-management. Most commonly chiropractic focuses on disorders and injuries of nerves, joints, and muscles. The effect these have on overall health and quality of life is very important.

    Chiropractic is a profession which treats the body holistically meaning that they look at the whole body for a cause to your complaint and not just the area that has pain. Thus allowing them to get to the true cause of your problem.

  • Should I wait until I have back pain to see a chiropractor?

    Being healthy or well is not merely the absence of symptoms, many conditions have signs that are able to be detected before the symptoms appear. Why do people get routinly screened for prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer? It is because early detection of these things allows them to have it treated and have a better chance of survival. Through the understanding and philosophy of chiropractic, chiropractors are able to use there skill and knowledge to detect areas of the spine which may contribute to various problems in the future before the problems develop. Hence the wise old saying “prevention is better than cure” is very true when it comes to the spine.

    The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

    Thomas A. Edison

    Thomas Edison’s quote talking about prevention of disease and not giving medicine is very much describing what chiropractic is all about.

    As a Chiropractor I know that it is important to have a balanced approach to health and wellness. Chiropractic puts emphasis on the relationship between your spine and your nervous system and its role in maintaining good overall health.

    This preventive model to health through regular maintenance chiropractic care can also help prevent future back problems. Similar to taking your car to a mechanic and preventing or decreasing the chance of breaking down on the side of the road.

  • How do we help?

    Dave2At Better Backs Chiropractic we want to offer a fresh and positive outlook on health and we provide a patient centered approach, where you as the patient have a responsibility for your health.

    We will guide you and teach you to make the right decisions for your body. We will offer natural and safe treatment for your condition.

    At Better Backs we practice a variety of chiropractic techniques which are suitable for all body types and ages. From an infant to a centenarian, from a couch potato to a professional athlete. A pregnant mother-to-be to an excited and active dad.

    On an Initial consultation we take a thorough history of the complaint, we then do a directed physical examination and if necessary we may also refer for medical imaging. After all this we will give you a summary of the findings and how we are able to help.

    Types of techniques and services offered:

    • Manual / traditional chiropractic adjustments
    • Low Force and instrument techniques (Activator, Drop piece, Cranials and Blocks)
    • Soft tissue massage
    • Dry Needling
    • Cold Laser therapy or LLLT

    Professional advice on:

    • Nutrition,
    • Prevention of injuries
    • Lifestyle
    • Sleep Assessments are also available.
    • Foot levelers orthotics (custom made for your feet not someone else’s)
    • Physical Therapeutics : Ultrasound, Cold Laser,TENs, Heat/cold packs, Kinesio Taping, Rigid Sports taping and others
    • Rehabilitation: which includes exercise at home or in Clinic equipment

    We offer an Evidence Based chiropractic approach where we use clinical experience and scientific research to manage patients’ conditions and track progress to monitor what treatments are having the best effect. So whether we are using traditional chiropractic treatment, Cold laser, dry needling or any other modality we always want to see you getting better or we will change the therapy or refer you appropiately.

  • Who can Benefit from Chiropractic?

    You Can!

    Everyone may benefit from chiropractic. Peer reviewed research shows chiropractic management has had positive outcomes for patients with Low back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Chiropractic is well known for the positive effects on back pain and this includes sciatica which is where the sciatic nerve is involved and the pain will usually radiate down the back of the thigh and into the lower leg. There is also case studies and anecdotal evidence for many other health conditions.

    Children may benefit from chiropractic, conditions such as colic, otitis media (middle ear infections), musculoskeletal pain, attention and hyperactivity, bed wetting just to name a few.

    Here at Better backs, if we feel we are unable to help you we will refer you to another Health Care Professional who we feel can.

    A list of many other things chiropractic has helped previously: numbness in a variety of areas, sore shoulders, feet, wrist, knees and elbows to just name a few. There are many other areas of the body which can benefit from chiropractic treatment. Book your appointment chiropractic appointment today for a BETTER BACK.

    Some recent studies showing other benefits to chiropractic care:

    • Dysmenorrhea – Menstrual pain associated with primary dysmenorrhea may be alleviated with chiropractic treatment.
      J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2008 Mar;31(3):237-46.
    • Low back pain during pregnancy – Chiropractic is safe and beneficial.Pregnant women often benefit from Chiropractic
      J Midwifery Womens Health. 2006 Jan-Feb;51(1):e7-10.
    • Chronic headaches have a great response to chiropractic treatment.
      J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Nov-Dec;;27(9):547-53
    • Middle ear infections in children can be helped by chiropractic.
      Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol 2, No. 2 1997 p.167-183.
    • That chiropractic is very safe even for babies and toddlers.
      J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2008 Jul-Aug;31(6):419-23
    • ADHD has a strong correlation to the neck and chiropractic treatment has shown to improve ADHD symptoms
      J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1989 Oct;12(5):353-63. J. Aust Chiro Assoc 1980;11(7):13-18.
      J. Aust Chiro Assoc 1980;11(8):11-17.
    • Bed wetting has shown to have a favourable response to chiropractic treatment.
      Explore (NY). 2008 May-Jun;4(3):215-20.
    • Asthma symptoms improve with Chiropractic. J of Vertebral subluxation research, VOL. 1, NO. 4, 1997
  • Pregnancy Chiropractic

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    Pregnancy Chiropractic

    Chiropractic is an important part of pregnancy care, especially if you have back pain. If your wanting to avoid or decrease pain medications use during your pregnancy then chiropractic is a safe, effective and drug free based.

    Dr David Jones, chiropractor sees pregnant ladies at all stages of pregnancy, for chiropractic care.

    Pregnancy Chiropractic can give much needed relief of back pain and headaches. Chiropractic has a number of other benefits for expecting mothers. Watch the video to get a brief overview of some of these benefits.

    For safe natural pain relief, book your pregnancy chiropractic appointment at Better Backs today by calling 98737373 or online.

    Chiropractic is not to replace you care with you obstetrician, hospital or midwife but to help you be comfortable, and in the best position to birth the way you want to.

    Resources for Expecting mothers and families

    We have books for you to help make decisions and give your children the start you want in life.

    Well Adjusted Babies  and Ticklish which can be purchased from our online store or in the clinic.

    FlexEze Heat patches and wraps also which can be purchased from our online store or in the clinic.

    A range of supplements for Pregnancy and breast feeding, these are available through consultation with our Naturopath or Chiropractors

    TENs Machine available to hire from our clinic $165 deposit ($40 per week capped at $120)

    If you would like more information please contact the clinic.

  • Open Hours

    Better backs is a chiropractic and allied health wellness centre, open 6 days a week.  we have 2 locations Richmond and Mitcham with  hours which range from 7:30am starts and finish as late as 8:30pm meaning that everyone should be able to find a time that suits and if not we do home visits outside and inside these hours to suit you.

    9 Station Street, Mitcham 3132                   &                     487 Bridge road Richmond in Regal Sleep 

    Monday: 7:30am to 1:0pm, 2:00pm-7pm                                         Monday: 7:30am to 12:30pm, afternoon closed
    Tuesday: 8:30am to 12:00am, 2:00pm to 7:30pm                          Tuesday: emergency only
    Wednesday: morning closed , 4:00pm to 8:30pm                          Wednesday: 8:30am to 12:00am, 2:00pm to 7:00pm
    Thursday: 8:30am to 2:00pm, 4:00pm to 8:00pm                         Thursday: emergency only
    Friday: 7:30am to 12:30pm, 3:30pm to 6:00pm                               Friday: morning closed, 2:00pm to 6:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am to 12:00pm, 2:00pm to 4pm*                               Saturday: emergency only

    *2-4pm is massage only shift no reception

    Emergency visits and Home Visits can be held outside of the above hours call 0409566374 if unable to reach us on 98737373