Chiropractic • Massage • Dry Needling

General chiropractic

Modern chiropractic is an evidence based hands on primary health care profession. It has been shown to be remarkably safe and effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Catering to all ages, our chiropractors do not solely work with back and neck pain but provide a broad range of services for management of muscle and joint conditions throughout the body, as well as headaches and migraines. Our broad range of treatments include traditional manual adjustments and modern low force chiropractic manipulative techniques such as Impulse and Activator adjusting. We take the time to always address muscular dysfunction using interventions such as mechanised vibratory massage, trigger point therapy, stretching, home exercise prescription, strapping and physiological therapies such as ultrasound. We also provide general health and wellbeing advice on areas such as exercise and nutrition.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a form of health care that seeks to treat a specific health condition which differentiates it from other forms of massage such as spa massage. Regular massage has many benefits which include relief from muscular aches and pain, reduction in tension headaches, better circulation, increased energy levels and improved wellbeing. Massage can also be of benefit for stress management. Our massage therapists at Southside Health Care are trained and experienced in a number of massage modalities and use a combination or specific types of massage to suit the needs of clients. Numerous massage therapy modalities are available at Southside Health Care including:

• Remedial Massage
• Sports Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Therapeutic massage/relaxation massage
• Children’s Massage
• Pregnancy Massage
• Myofascial Release
• Lymphatic Drainage

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a form of health care that seeks to treat a specific health condition which differentiates it from other forms of massage such as spa massage. Regular massage has many benefits which include relief from muscular aches and pain, reduction in tension headaches, better circulation, increased energy levels and improved wellbeing. Massage can also be of benefit for stress management. Our massage therapists at Southside Health Care are trained and experienced in a number or massage modalities and use a combination or specific types of massage to suit the needs of clients. Numerous massage therapy modalities are available at Southside Health Care including:

• Children’s Massage
• Pregnancy Massage
• Myofascial Release
• Lymphatic Drainage
• Remedial Massage
• Sports Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Therapeutic massage/relaxation massage

Sports Chiropractic

Our Chiropractors have a special emphasis on sports chiropractic. Sports chiropractic is a branch of chiropractic with a focus to provide care in the conservative management, rehabilitation and performance optimisation for people involved in physical pursuits ranging from elite athletes to occasional recreational participants. We achieve this focus through the application of a multiple treatment approach that includes the following:

• Manipulation
• Nutritional advice
• Strapping (especially kinesio-taping)
• Prescription of specific rehabilitation exercise
• Mobilisation
• Dry needling
• Soft Tissue Therapies (Massage, PNF Stretching etc.)
• Physiological therapies (such as ultrasound)

Sports chiropractors apply these approaches for both ‘rehab’ and ‘prehab’. Rehab refers to injury management and facilitation of return to sporting activity. Prehab (AKA pre-event conditioning) involves the pursuit of improved neuromusculoskeletal functioning to prevent injuries and optimise athletic performance. Sports chiros have special expertise in working with spinal conditions, but are trained and experienced in working with the entire musculoskeletal system.

Sports Chiropractic

Our Chiropractors have a special emphasis on sports chiropractic. Sports chiropractic is a branch of chiropractic with a focus to provide care in the conservative management, rehabilitation and performance optimisation for people involved in physical pursuits ranging from elite athletes to occasional recreational participants. We achieve this focus through the application of a multiple treatment approach that includes the following:

• Manipulation
• Mobilisation
• Nutritional advice
• Dry needling
• Strapping (especially kinesio-taping)
• Soft Tissue Therapies (Massage, PNF Stretching etc.)
• Prescription of specific rehabilitation exercises
• Physiological therapies (such as ultrasound)

Sports chiropractors apply these approaches for both ‘rehab’ and ‘prehab’. Rehab refers to injury management and facilitation of return to sporting activity. Prehab (AKA pre-event conditioning) involves the pursuit of improved neuromusculoskeletal functioning to prevent injuries and optimise athletic performance. Sports chiros have special expertise in working with spinal conditions, but are trained and experienced in working with the entire musculoskeletal system.

Sports Massage

At Southside Health care we have a special emphasis on sports massage. Sports massage is a form of deep tissue massage therapy specifically tailored to rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries. It is not necessarily a relaxing form of massage and can often be quite strenuous. It works by releasing tension and trigger points from tight muscles, managing overuse muscular injuries, and stimulating circulation / lymphatic drainage to remove by-products of the increased muscular metabolic activity such as lactic acid.
As with sports chiro, sports massage is of benefit in both ‘rehab’ and ‘prehab’. Rehab refers to injury management, where massage can be beneficial in healing and speeding return to sporting activity. In prehab, also known as pre-event conditioning, sports massage may improve muscular function and endurance to help prevent injuries and optimise athletic performance.

 

Dry Needling

Our chiropractors have post graduate training in  the practice of dry needling. Acupuncture and dry needling use the same needles and are similar in many other ways, but the theory and clinical reasoning behind the needle placement is very different.  Dry needling is practised mainly by physiotherapists and chiropractors, according to modern scientific principles rather than ancient oriental theories on health. Dry needling involves the insertion of needles into tight points in muscles (trigger points) or other soft tissues with the aim of providing pain relief through decreasing muscular tension and improving musculoskeletal function.  In many ways, dry needling is similar to trigger point massage except that needles are used to treat the trigger points, rather than digging in thumbs or fingers. Dry needling  usually involves very little or no pain, with generally less discomfort than trigger point massage.  We only use high quality sterile single use needles.