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.
Getting The Balance Right

Getting The Balance Right

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Balance might not be a high priority for a tightrope walker, but for most of us, it’s really not something we think about.

Balance requires your brain to have an accurate and immediate sense of where your muscles, joints, trunk, head and limbs are positioned in space and to be able to control and keep them steady. Good balance often translates to a healthy spine and nervous system. If you have poor balance then your motor control is weak, predisposing you to various spinal and musculoskeletal problems. The poorly functioning nervous system associated with poor balance may also translate to other problems such as learning difficulties.


Perhaps the most important effects of balance problems are seen as we age. In older people, poor balance significantly increases the risk of falling. As osteoporosis is common in the older age group, a fall may result in broken bones. Hip fracture is particularly devastating in the 70 age group. One in four will die from complications within a year while half may no longer manage at home.


One of the main organs responsible for balance is the vestibular system in the inner ear. This is made up of three semicircular canals and two small otolithic organs called the saccule and utricle. The canals and otoliths are like small containers filled with fluid and lined on the inside with tiny hair cells. As we move, fluid flows over the hair cells stimulating the nerve endings. The brain recognises the direction of the movement based on which nerves are stimulated.


Another anatomical structure important for balance is the cerebellum. This is a cauliflower-like structure that sits at the base of the brain. The cerebellum receives nerve information from the muscle and joints of the body (especially the spine) and also from other parts of the brain. The cerebellum helps with muscle co-ordination and is very sensitive to alcohol - which is why a drunken person will have problems trying to walk straight.


Testing your balance


If walking is not a problem for you, try these challenge tests. Be careful to perform these in a safe environment and only progress to the next level if you can easily perform the previous one.


  1.     Stand with your feet together and eyes open.
  2.     Stand on one leg with eyes open.
  3.     Stand with your feet together and eyes closed.
  4.     Stand on one leg with eyes closed.


As a guide, a 60-year-old should be able to stand with minimal wobble on one leg for 10 seconds. If you are concerned about your balance, be sure to discuss this with your chiropractor. A variety of techniques and exercises may be required to improve your balance.


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