Expert chiropractic services in Camira

Expert chiropractic services in Camira

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

With over 25 years' experience in first-rate, professional spinal health services in Australia, you can rest assured you're in safe hands.

Opening hours: Monday 7:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 12:30pm
Every alternate Saturday

What is chiropractic and how can it help?

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

Over 100 years ago, D.D. Palmer (the Founder of Chiropractic) had a "big idea" — that good health can be sustained naturally, without drugs or surgery, through chiropractic care. Today, chiropractic is the second largest licensed health care profession. 

Chiropractors work with and enhance the body's natural ability to heal itself without drugs or surgery. Like all professional health care practitioners, chiropractors follow definite protocols to gain the information to provide you with the best care. They will take your history and conduct physical, orthopaedic and neurological examinations and may order or take X-rays.

What is chiropractic?

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

We know that the nervous system controls the functions of every tissue, organ and system in the body. Chiropractic concerns itself with the relationship between structure (primarily ale spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of the human body, and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health. 

When that relationship is compromised by a spinal bone interfering with your nervous system (a vertebral subluxation), your chiropractor will deliver a spinal adjustment (a specific, precise, corrective force to the offending spinal segment). 

This correction permits normal nerve transmission, enabling the body's innate recuperative power to begin the healing process. It is said that the body needs no help or interference in looking after itself.

Creating health and well-being

Centenary Chiropractic Centre

Centenary Chiropractic Centre provides fantastic spinal health services in Camira. Dr Hodal uses a comprehensive and gentle method called the Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT). Founded in 1925, this technique has been studied and researched around the world. Its on-going success is the result of worldwide innovations in chiropractic treatments. 
So, call us today.  

With over 25 years' experience in first-rate, professional spinal health services in Australia, you can rest assured you're in safe hands.
Back to School & Backpack Safety

Back to School & Backpack Safety

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Backpack Safety

As students head back to school, it’s crucial for parents to realise the importance of backpack safety. Just watch any child struggle to walk while bent sideways under the weight of an overloaded backpack on one shoulder. You will quickly realise the potential danger of this everyday item. Common sense tells us that a load, distributed improperly or unevenly, day after day, will cause severe stress to a growing spinal column.

Chiropractors have long recognised the spinal health hazards of heavy backpack use. However, new research exposes yet another potential danger of heavy backpacks: they may promote falls in students who wear them.

Students who carried backpacks weighing 25% of their body wight exhibited balance problems while performing normal activities such as climbing stairs or opening doors, in turn, upping their risk of falls. In contrast, students who carried packs weighing 15% of their body weight maintained their balance moderately well. And those carrying 5% of their body weight were most effective at maintaining balance.

Bags should be no more than 10% of the child’s weight, but a recent survey by the Chiropractors Association of Australia found almost half carried well over that mark.

Backpack Safety Tips for Your Child:

  • Make sure the backpack is sturdy and approximately sized. The backpack should never be wider or longer than your child’s torso, and the pack should not hang more than 10cm below the waistline.
  • A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking. Bigger is not necessarily better. The more room there is in a backpack, the more your child will carry and the heavier the backpack will be.
  • Padded shoulder straps are important to avoid pressure on the nerves around the armpits. The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child’s body.
  • Two shoulder straps are always better than one. Lugging around a heavy backpack by one strap can cause disproportionate shift of weight to one side. There are backpacks that include waist straps designed to help stabilise the load and should be used whenever possible.
  • The proper maximum weight for loaded backpacks should never exceed 15% of the child’s body weight. If the pack forces the carrier to bend forward, it is overloaded.
  • It’s important to balance the weight of the contents within the bag, otherwise the body shifts into unnatural postures to compensate. A backpack with individualised compartments helps to position the contents most effectively.
  • Often ignored is the act of lifting and positioning the pack. Lifting any load improperly can cause damage. It should be done slowly and carefully, bending the knees while avoiding “swinging” the bag onto the back.

It is important to remember that 3 out of every 100 people have some degree of scoliosis – an abnormal curvature of the spine – that begins in childhood having the potential to worsen over time. Having your child evaluated by a chiropractor is the best way to determine whether they have some degree of scoliosis. Chiropractic care can manage any problems related to scoliosis. A lightened load on their back can have long-term benefits as well!

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For expert chiropractic services in Camira, call Centenary Chiropractic Centre today on 07 3381 0440