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 Many Rewards For Good Posture

The Many Rewards For Good Posture

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Good Posture

“Sit up Straight - Stop Slouching!”   Just about everyone has either had a parent say this to them or, as parents, have said it to their children. You can picture the scenario - nagging parent and uncooperative child!

While not many people like to nag, and even fewer people like being nagged, it is a simple fact that posture is important.


Postural testing is a key feature of any chiropractic examination. Postural habits don’t happen all of a sudden - they develop over many years. Once developed, they can lead to many health problems including respiratory ailments and chronic spinal problems.


In addition to health benefits, good posture also has emotional benefits. Picture a healthy, self-confident and happy person, and imagine what that person’s posture might look like. Would they have a slouching head and dropping shoulders? Of course not! When people are happy they tend to hold themselves in a better posture. Depressed people more commonly have a “depressed posture”. Interestingly this works both ways. Just as feeling down tends to bring us down physically, simply changing your posture can have a positive effect on your emotional outlook. Just try to stay upset while assuming a relaxed and upright posture. It’s not easy! Good posture is aesthetically more pleasing than being stooped. Being upright gives an impression of being open and confident. People are more likely to interact with you in a positive way when you hold yourself tall.


Causes of poor posture include congenital factors. In the condition hemi-vertebra a person is born with only half a vertebra (spinal bone) at one or more levels. If the missing or underdeveloped half is on the right side, it will cause a scoliosis (sideways curvature) of the spine to the right. Other causes of poor posture include trauma, lack of exercise, surgery, chronic illness, osteoporosis and depression. However the most common cause of poor posture is not paying attention to how we sit, stand, or sleep, all causes that are usually preventable. Having the right ergonomic set-up at your desk, ensuring school backpacks are fitted and worn correctly, having properly fitting shoes and sleeping on a mattress that supports your spine, are all potential factors in helping maintain good posture. Having regular chiropractic check-ups to ensure spinal misalignments (subluxations) are not developing and contributing to postural faults makes good sense.


When standing, perfect posture means the middle of the ear, the tip of the shoulder, the outside of the hip and outside of the ankle form a vertical line. To have great posture, think of your spine as being long and relaxed. Imagine gravity works in the opposite direction through your spine, creating a gentle stretch. Most importantly great posture means movement. Hours behind a computer or driving a car do nothing to help posture.


Developing good posture in children


Instead of nagging them, encourage children to maintain good posture by demonstrating its effects:


Try doing these activities with poor neck posture (chin poking forwards) and then with good neck posture (chin drawn back with ear in line with shoulders):


●       Raising arms above you head

●       Turing head fully right to left

●       Taking a deep breath in

●       Pushing the arm away from the body against resistance


You will find your range of movement, breathing and strength all improve with better posture.


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