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.
 The Illness-Wellness Continuum

The Illness-Wellness Continuum

Monday, June 6, 2022

Since the first chiropractic adjustment was performed way back in 1895, the chiropractic approach has been all about caring for the person rather than just treating the symptoms. A recognition that healing comes from within. This is consistent with the Above Down Inside Out concept that was coined by the developer of chiropractic, B.J. Palmer, early last century. 

When you cut your finger, it is not the Band-Aid that does the healing. Rather, it is your innate healing powers that organises platelets to form a clot, white blood cells to reduce infection and inflammatory mediators to start the process of tissue repair. You don’t think about this at a conscious level… it happens automatically. Just as you don’t have to tell your heart to how fast it must beat or your pancreas how much insulin to produce after eating a meal.  

To have complete balance and be truly healthy, we need to be connected to our environment and those around us (Above Down) and connected within ourselves (Inside Out). 

Allopathic medicine is an ‘Outside In’ approach. A painkiller to reduce pain, an anti-inflammatory to reduce inflammation or an antipyretic to reduce fever, rather than looking at health coming from within… ‘Inside Out’. 

It’s not that one approach is right or wrong. Both are important depending on where we are at with our health. If you have a near death experience or significant illness, medicine can literally save your life, but it is only when you are well from within that you can be truly healthy. 

In 1972, John Travis MD postulated the Illness-Wellness Continuum. This explained very succinctly the difference between the Illness and Wellness Paradigm (see below). At the far left of the scale we have Premature Death and on the far right we have High Level Wellness. While we may all aspire to be at the High-Level Wellness end of the scale, in truth we spend most of our life somewhere in between. 

Everything to the left of the neutral point involves varying degrees of disability, symptoms and signs. This red zone is the treatment area where most healthcare (or more accurately, disease care) takes place. 

To the right of the neutral point is increasing health that comes with health education, awareness and personal growth. This is very much about lifestyle. Being proactive when it comes to healthy eating, performing regular exercise, meditating to keep you relaxed and spiritually connected. 

Chiropractic care sits on both sides of the neutral point. When a patient sees a chiropractor for acute sciatica or chronic migraines, they would be in the red zone. However, when a client attends for a wellness check-up to maintain spinal and body balance, they are operating the blue/indigo zone. 

The reduction of symptoms is always an important early goal of chiropractic care for a symptomatic patient. However, ultimately, we hope to encourage and even inspire our clients to adopt a Wellness approach to healthy living.  

Used with permission, from ‘Wellness Workbook’, 3rd edition, C 2004 by John W. Travis, MD, and Regina Sara Ryan, Celestial Arts, Berkeley, CA. 

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