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.
 Strengthening your neck muscles

Strengthening your neck muscles

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Are you neglecting your neck?

The neck is one of the most important, and probably most neglected, parts of our body.

Within its structure it carries vital nerves, arteries and veins whilst performing the essential task of supporting the head on two very small vertebrae. The head weighs approximately four to six kilograms. This means good balance in the neck muscles is important, and the posture of the neck is critical to body function resulting in little or no neck pain.

What causes my neck pain?

Most people do not exercise the neck muscles correctly or, worse still, do no neck exercises at all.

This causes problems because neck muscles are very small in comparison to other back muscles, which perform a similar function. In addition the neck is particularly prone to injuries from falls, hits, whiplash and various other forms of trauma. This can result in many common, recurring symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, tension and stiffness, pins and needles and numbness of the neck, shoulders or fingers.

The neck - your own shock absorber!

Another important role of the neck is to act as a shock absorber.

This is why it has a forward curve (lordosis) when seen from the side. Once a neck is injured causing neck pain,  it often loses this forward curve and thus its shock absorption capacity. This puts further stress on the neck, interfering with blood flow and nerves. A bad posture may develop with the head projected forward in relation to the shoulders.

Sleeping habits that affect your neck

One of the factors implicated in neck problems is sleeping on the stomach.

Sleeping with a contour pillow will assist in stabilising the neck. All this emphasises the absolute importance of doing daily exercises to strengthen and maintain the balance of the neck muscles. To obtain good stability in the neck and preserve its important function, there must be a balance between the muscles at the front, back and sides of the neck.

Ask your chiropractor

The biggest mistake that people make in neck exercising is to “roll” their neck.

The neck is not designed for that movement. You should see your chiropractor, who will advise you on specific and gentle exercises to help strengthen and maintain flexibility in your neck


What are some common causes of neck pain?

Neck pain can be caused by a variety of factors including poor posture, muscle tension, neck injuries, and spine misalignment. Regularly performing exercises to help reduce neck pain and improve range of motion can be beneficial in alleviating discomfort.

Why is it important to strengthen the neck?

Strengthening the neck is essential for maintaining a strong neck that can better withstand daily activities and reduce the risk of injury. Strong neck muscles act as a shock absorber and help stabilise the spine, preventing whiplash and other potential injuries.

How can neck muscles be strengthened?

Neck muscles can be strengthened through exercises that target specific muscle groups in the neck area. Focus on neck strengthening exercises that are often overlooked but are crucial for overall muscle balance and function. Consult with a physical therapist for personalised recommendations.

What are some effective neck exercises to improve muscle function?

There are various neck exercises that can help stabilize and strengthen the neck muscles. Focus on exercises that target the neck flexors and muscles of the neck, as these are probably the most neglected but play a crucial role in supporting the head and reducing tension and stiffness.

Can poor posture contribute to neck pain?

Poor posture can lead to neck pain by placing excessive strain on the cervical spine and causing muscle imbalance. To improve posture and reduce the risk of back pain, focus on exercises that promote spinal alignment and maintain flexibility in the neck region.

Consulting your chiropractor 

Your local chiropractor for neck pain!

Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments are the best way for correcting neck pain and maintaining neck problems. As your local chiropractor for Camira and surrounding areas, consider booking an appointment with us. Give us a call on 07 3381 0440 or book online here:

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