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How To Decide On The Best Chiropractor In Geelong For You

Deciding on the Best Chiropractor in Geelong for You | Chiropractor Geelong

Deciding on which chiropractor is best for you can be a challenging task. The reason being, this decision is ultimately based on a variety of important factors. Rather than going through the key characteristics our team believe make up a great chiropractor, we have decided to list the characteristics we embody at Empowered Health Chiropractic, and of course, the things we do not.

This way, will allow you to make an informed decision on the best chiropractor in Geelong for you without having to visit every single chiropractor in your local area.

In this article, our Geelong chiropractor, Luka, will discuss and list the characteristics our team ARE and what we ARE NOT.

What our Geelong chiropractors DO -

  • We take a patient-centered approach: our assessment and treatment recommendations are based around you, the client, not a one-size-fits-all approach to care.
  • We will perform a thorough and comprehensive assessment: we don’t believe in skipping steps, especially important steps in your history and assessment.
  • We seek to listen & understand first: we take the time to learn the impact that our injuries and pain can have on our individual lives.
  • Create a plan of action: to get you back on track and in control of your health situation.
  • We will always give you options: once we understand the situation, we will give you treatment options based on your individual preferences, needs and resources available.
  • We take a multi-modal approach: our chiropractors are equipped with a range of methods and strategies to help our clients get back on track.
  • We will take an evidence-based approach: we use a variety of recommended strategies and frameworks that have been proven to help.
  • We will always respect your choices.

What our Geelong chiropractors DO NOT -

  • Treat every single person the same with a one-size-fits-all approach
  • Sell and pressure you into long term treatment plans
  • 3-5 minute consultation, rushing you in and out of your appointment
  • Only use “cracking” techniques
  • Use fear tactics to promote our treatment recommendations

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Better Results, Faster, With Multi Modal Chiropractic Care

What is multi modal Chiropractic care?

At Empowered Health Chiropractic, our Geelong chiropractors often hear that we are quite distinct from other health practitioners in the way we assess, treat and manage a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. We are commonly referred to as multi-modal chiropractors, meaning, we use a variety of methods to achieve optimal outcomes in pain relief, better movement and function for our clients. Whilst we incorporate traditional chiropractic care, we also utilise a variety of soft tissue therapies, dry needling, exercise and rehabilitation methods.

Our Geelong chiropractors understand no two people are the same, having a skillset of different strategies have enabled us at Empowered Health Chiropractic to effectively treat not only the problem at hand, but most importantly, each person individually and specifically.

Our techniques have helped our clients with low back painneck painheadachesTMJ painshoulder painsciaticadizziness & vertigo and more.

Male Geelong chiropractor performing manual chiropractic treatment to female client

Manual chiropractic adjustments

Our aim with manual chiropractic adjustments is effective pain relief and quick improvements in joint and muscle function.

Often used as part of an overall management plan, in conjunction with other soft tissue therapy, exercise & rehabilitation.

Education

Education is essential to not only better understand your condition but also the causes underlying it.

This is important in the short & long-term when managing your condition between treatment and independently.

Knowing what lifestyle & activity modifications to make specifically to you, can allow your body to get back on track quicker.

Dry needling & other soft tissue therapies

Dry needling is another effective strategy we employ to reduce myofacial pain and promote better muscle function.

This may be in the form of traditional massage techniques, dry needling, active release technique (ART) and more.

Exercise & rehabilitation therapy

Our ultimate goal at Empowered Health, is to get you moving, feeling and functioning at your best long term.

An essential pillar of sustaining our outcomes is through home-care, strength and movement training.

Our Geelong Chiropractors want you to be feel empowered over your health condition, allowing you to take back control of your life.

Chiropractic spinal rehabilitation and exercise therapy

Questions?

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    Top Tips To Improve Your Spine Posture This Year

    Why Is Spine Posture Important?

    Living in the Western world, we are spending more time than ever sitting at a desk, behind the wheel or relaxing on the couch with technology. These repetitive behaviours have a compounding effect on our posture, eventually confirming the argument, we are a product of our environment and habits.

    Our posture is a constant physical stress on our body, unlike our work, exercise or other physical activities, our postural stress is there from the moment we wake to the time we retire for the night. Ensuring we are in the best possible position can minimise the impact that this can have on our spine, body and health overall. While also limiting the likelihood of lower back painneck painshoulder painheadaches & more.

    Combating poor postural practices, with better awareness of our body position, daily good postural practices and exercise strategies are ultimately the biggest things we can do to start shifting the needle with our postural health.

    Read on below if you’d like to learn some of the key strategies our Geelong Chiropractors suggest when it comes to improving posture.

    1. Work Ergonomic Set Up

    These changes can often be small, but with the volume of time we spend at our computers and desks, they can really add up.

    Alterations such as ensuring ideal seat height, monitor height and distance, and arm position are easy ways to optimise your posture, and ultimately the stress on your spine during these tasks.

    2. Car Seat Set Up

    Finding yourself slouching or hunching while driving? Considering how much time we might spend behind the wheel on our daily commute this can add up.

    Small modifications to your seat position, adding some lumbar support and raising your review mirror (so you need to sit up in order to see behind you) are all easy cues to improve your spine posture while driving.

    3. Move Often

    No matter how great your posture is there is no substitute for regular movement and exercise.

    Having regular breaks from work tasks, hobbies or the like allows you to mobilise and reset your body.

    Throughout your day, set an alarm, timer or notification system every 30-60 minutes to get up, walk around and do something else for 5 or so minutes.

    4. Incorporate Postural Self-Care

    Posture self-care might be as simple as incorporating basic stretches into your daily routine, targeting your low back, mid back, shoulders and neck areas.

    Laying down with a foam roller along your spine, promotes more extension through the middle and upper parts of our spine. This can be a great reset after a big day of sitting hunched over.

    Also, getting into a regular exercise regime, combining exercises targeting our hips, back, shoulders & neck can be effective strategies to fortify these areas from posture-related stresses.

    Have a questions for our team?

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