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.
Trolley Bags for School Children?

Trolley Bags for School Children?

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 children

In recent years there has been a growing interest in wheel/trolley bags as a school bag option. Although not necessarily popular with students, some parents prefer them, based on the assumption that wheel bags may be helpful in reducing the load on their children’s spines, therefore lowering the risk of damage to a healthy spine.

The concern is justified, given that research has shown that up to two thirds of teenage children have experienced back pain. Moreover, most chiropractors are of the opinion that some adult spinal ailments may have had their origin in childhood, including poor posture from carrying school bags.

Over the last 10 years we have seen real and positive change in the way children carry their books to and from school. Studies have shown that shoulder and spinal pain is reduced by 25% when backpacks are used in preference to hand satchels or single strapped bags. Bag manufacturers, schools, parents and students have responded and backpacks are now the overwhelming bag of choice. Even more pleasing, most wear them on both shoulders.

So what about trolley bags? We use them at airports to move heavy luggage. Is the trolley bag the next step up from the backpack?

The airport and school-ground are different environments. Some concerns in relation to the use of wheel bags by school children include:

  • Wheeling bags across uneven/unpaved surfaces will be a danger to the user and could cause jarring to the shoulder and upper spine. Injuries may result from tripping or falling
  • Wheeling bags into awkward places, small turing areas, etc. will inevitably lead to students lifting the bags. The twisting of the body and the strain placed on the arm, or arms, could lead to musculo-skeletal pain and damage to the spine
  • Wheel bags are unsuitable for going up and down stairs, getting on and off buses and for students riding their bikes to school
  • There would be definite stress placed on the spine arising from the use of wheel bags. In a recent test students began to complain of back pain after only three days of using wheel bags. This pain was most likely due to twisting and overloading one side of the body which can lead to postural change, upper extremity damage and will certainly compromise correct spinal alignment
  • It is realistic to expect that many students will not comply with the correct use of wheel bags and , as a result, put their spinal health at risk.

In certain individual situations, trolley bags may be useful. However, backpacks remain the best option for most students. For more information visit

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