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.
 Warm up or cool down?

Warm up or cool down?

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The question has been asked for decades… is it necessary to warm up or cool down before or after exercise? And if so, What should one do? What actually does it mean to warm up? Can’t I just put a warm jacket on? And isn’t cooling down just driving home from the gym with the air con blasting?! 

Many people see the benefit in preparing their body for exercise, but often they don’t do it correctly. So what should you do to warm up before exercise, or to cool down afterwards? Or is it the same thing? Much of the confusion comes from not understanding the difference between a warm up and stretching. Many believe that stretching before exercise prevents injuries, even though the clinical research suggests otherwise. In fact, stretching cold muscles could even cause a serious injury! A better interpretation is that a warmup prevents injury, whereas stretching improves flexibility and range of motion. 

Instead of stretching, most experts recommend warming up with a brisk walk, light jog or sport specific exercise, like kicking or throwing a ball. This type of light movement increases the heart rate and blood flow to the muscles, warming up the body temperature. You can then do some very gentle stretches of your pre warmed muscles before you continue onto your main exercise session. 

Then, after exercise, cool down by slowing down your pace with some gentle walking. It is not advisable to just suddenly stop cold period once your heart rate is returning to normal, take the time to stretch out the muscles you have utilised. Have a given stretch only until you feel a slight pulling in the muscle, but no pain. As you hold the stretch the muscle will relax and you can then increase the stretch again until you feel the same slight pull. 

Allow your body time to warm up before exercising and follow this with a cool down. After to recover. This will give you more out of your exercise session an intern, more out of your body! And remember: always listen to what your body is telling you during your exercise programme to help avoid fatigue or injury. Trust your body’s prompts, exercise sensibly, and the benefits will be yours. 

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