100 Year Lifestyle Chiropractor in Geraldton WA 6530

Our Services

Our range of services represents our holistic view towards your health. Most of our patients come to see us for back pain, neck pain and headaches. While you are visiting, we look at how your whole system works together and routinely work on feet, knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists and even your jaw! We see everyone from birth to very advanced age.

Below are the key services and techniques we use to help you feel better. Click on the image to find out more.

Chiropractic Adjustments

A chiropractic adjustment is a highly specialised, small movement performed by hand or with the aid of an instrument called an activator.  Chiropractors are five (or more) year trained university graduates and are the only health professionals trained, registered and insured specifically to deliver a chiropractic adjustment.

The adjustment is designed to address improper joint movement and segmental neurological function to help your body perform better.  Most of our patients come to see us for back pain, neck pain and headaches but we routinely work on feet, knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists and even your jaw! We see everyone from birth to very advanced age.

During your first chiropractic visit, your Chiropractic Doctor will take your health history and do a thorough examination to find out how your body is functioning and where it needs some help.

Your Doctor will use a state- of- the- art posture program (Posture Screen) to have a good look at your posture to see what other issues might be impacting your health.  You may also be sent for xrays if needed.

You and your chiropractor will discuss the options for care and a care plan will be recommended specifically for you. Your care plan may range from weeks to  months depending on the underlying issues. We have many patients who complete their care plan and choose to come for regular visits to help maintain good health. Maintenance is a bit like making sure your have the right
amount of air in your tyres so you get the best performance from your vehicle!

At Straight Up Health we know that if you wanted a DIY approach to your health, you would just take pain relief. We know you choose to visit us because you want to get to the root of your problem and address that.  One of the things that makes us your best choice is that we focus on the ‘cause’ of the problem rather than just the symptoms.

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) by Swissbionic

PEMF is a deeply relaxing whole-body experience. During your 30-minute session you will lie on a soft mat, listen to gentle music and relax while our state-of-the-art iMRS Prime Hybrid generates soothing, earth-based electromagnetic frequencies which flow around and through your body. This helps to recharge damaged cells and aid in detoxification and healing at a cellular level.

Our machines are available for use in the clinic or for a home rental or purchase.

More about the 10HZ PEMF Signal

In 2003 NASA published a technical paper describing their research on  the use of a 10 Hz pulsed square wave magnetic field or PEMF signal to stimulate nerve stem cells.

In this research they discovered that this particular signal was able to  increase the growth of nerve stem cells by about 400%. They also found  that this signal caused expression of about 150 growth factor genes  involved in this increased stem cell production. Because of NASA’s success using this signal for stem cell growth enhancement, a number of PEMF  manufacturers, including Swissbionic have included a 10 Hz signal in their PEMF devices. A 10 Hz signal is a brainwave frequency signal. It is in the alpha rhythm frequency range. That means it tends to be a relaxing frequency and being in the alpha band of the brain can tune the brain to a relaxed state, particularly if used around the brain. In fact, 10 Hz has been found to increase dopamine and 5-HTP levels, important for helping with depression. Research in Germany also indicates a 10 Hz can be very effective and helpful for restoring circadian rhythms that have gotten out of balance, for example in the jet lag seen from flights across multiple time zones.

~Dr William Pawluk MD

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Exercise & Stretches

While visiting us, you may also be learning about exercises and stretches that can help your condition. Chiropractors assess your body from a holistic perspective. Not only how your joints move, but how your whole system works together. During your visits your chiropractor will likely prescribe specific exercises to help support you on your journey to better function.

By completing the recommended exercises and stretches regularly, you can improve your strength, flexibility, posture and range of motion. Even when you have experienced an injury, we may still encourage you to exercise or stretch so that the muscles in the area remain agile. This may enable you to continue to go about your daily activities and reduce the stress on the injured area.

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Foot Stabilisation

Proper alignment starts from the ground up. During your initial examination your chiropractor will assess your foot stability. If your feet are not functioning properly due to incorrect footwear or injury, it causes a chain reaction up into your whole body. Your walking gait and posture are affected which then leads to stress and adaptations through the rest of your body.  These adaptations to incorrect mechanics may be a contributing factor to your pain.

Along with chiropractic adjusting, we recommend and stock Sole Revolution Neurological Stabilisers to help stabilise and support your process.

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Kinesio Taping

This method of sports taping aims to support and stabilise the muscles and joints in the injured area while the body heals. This method of taping does not restrict your body’s range of motion but supports it in its movements. Kinesio Taping may also be applied to help prolong the benefits of the therapy that you received while visiting us.

The tape used is latex-free, hypoallergenic and can be worn for days. It is made from cotton with a medical-grade acrylic adhesive. It is gentle enough to use on all types of skin for all ages and water resistant.

Kinesio Tape lifts the skin microscopically to help your body have effective flow of lymphatic fluid which reduces inflammation. Your chiropractor will apply the tape in a specialised way help you get the results you need.

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Remedial Massage

Using remedial massage, we aim to help the body speed up its own healing processes to injured soft tissue. Your therapist will locate the damaged area, then apply strong and deep or gentle and shallow pressure. This treatment can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile and help repair damaged tissue. Your therapist will aim to balance the length, tone and tension of muscles and tendons. When these are balanced, the correct position of the bones and increased blood flow can be restored.

Problems with the muscles can trigger or radiate pain to other parts of the body. Remedial massage aims to trace the original reason for the pain, addressing both the cause of the problem and the symptoms.

Easing and stabilising the muscles can improve problems such as headaches, sciatica, abdominal and lower back pain. A few more health problems that are often treated with remedial massage include sporting and dance injuries, muscle cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy, fibrositis, spondylitis, arthritis and frozen shoulder.

Remedial massage therapy is covered by most private health funds.

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Posture Assessment

Using our state-of-the-art Posture Screen Program, two photographs are taken which allow you and your chiropractor get a detailed look at your posture and the forces or injuries affecting you. The information from  Posture Screen will give you a very clear understanding of some of the issues affecting your posture and your pain. Chiropractic adjustments and specific exercises are given to help correct your posture and follow up scans are regularly scheduled into your care plan so you can track your progress!

 

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Dry Needling

Dry needling has become a popular tool for chiropractors and  physiotherapists. A very fine, single use, sterile pin (like an acupuncture needle) is gently inserted into muscular trigger points which are very tight bands of muscle (knots) that can cause constant pain. Dry needling initiates a signal to the brain that may cause an increase in blood flow and a release of special brain chemicals that help soothe tightness in the muscle.

Dry needling is commonly used to help athletes recover from muscular injuries.

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TMJ - Jaw Reset

If you’ve got tenderness in the  jaw, headaches, earaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness, difficulty opening or closing your mouth, neck, upper back or facial pain; it is worthwhile looking at your jaw. The joint here is called the temporomandibular joint or TMJ.

Our chiropractors have special training in diagnosing problems and working with this delicate but important joint. There are many possible reasons for dysfunction in this joint including posture, injury, chronic clenching or grinding.  Once the cause of the dysfunction is identified and cleared, the jaw begins to work properly which may result in a reduction or elimination of your symptoms.

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We would love the opportunity to discuss your health and see how we may be able to help you live with a better quality of life. Click the button to book your appointment or phone us on 08 9964 4205.