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TREATMENTS

Family Health

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Why should you visit a chiropractor during your pregnancy?

During pregnancy, your body goes through many physiological and endocrinological changes. This is wonderful, but it may result in some discomfort. The pelvis widens, the rib cage flares, the spine rounds, your weight increases, and your body releases the hormone relaxin. Visits to the chiropractor can help your body adapt to these changes, improve spinal alignment, and balance the pelvis.

As your pregnancy progresses, you can become less mobile, restricted in some joints and hypermobile in others (thanks to the hormone Relaxin), making you more susceptible to injury. Routine visits allow you to prevent injury and keep moving with ease later in pregnancy and during labour.

We do not spin babies, but it is known that tension on the uterine ligaments can cause uterine constriction and possibly restrict movement in the womb. Gentle pelvic adjustments and soft tissue techniques can help to release this tension, allowing your baby to move into position more suitable for labour.

The benefits of chiropractic care are not limited to your spine but have neurological effects too. A nervous system free of interference allows for better sleep, immunity, circulation, and mental health – all needed to keep you healthy during your pregnancy!

We are also proud stockists of the Anna pregnancy pillow which allows you to safely and comfortably sleep on your stomach during pregnancy.

 

Post-Partum Chiropractic Care

Dr Kate Dinkelmann aims to be your partner in health, not just a health provider.

Chiropractic care during postpartum can assist with healing, improving joint mobility, and preventing injuries that come along with your new routine of feeding, nursing, and carrying your baby.

Kate will assess your posture and improve your mobility and alignment before problems can arise. Aside from assisting with biomechanical changes, chiropractic adjustments can remove interference from your very important nervous system.

 

Paediatric Chiropractic Care

The importance of paediatric chiropractic care is becoming increasingly well known. The benefits of treatment are visible in all age groups, from newborns to teenagers.

Newborns are born with an immature neurological system. It is our job to monitor their growth, reflexes, and milestones. This gives us an opportunity to intervene before a problem arises and help your little ones THRIVE.

 

The existence of your baby is enough to warrant a visit to the chiropractor. But here are some signs to look out for: difficulty latching and feeding, preference of breast while feeding, difficulty during tummy time, not meeting milestones, tongue ties, change in skull shape, poor sleeping, and different crawling patterns. Remember that while in adults function determines structure, in growing children function determines structure. This means that poor movement patterns and muscle tone can negatively affect your child’s neuromusculoskeletal system long term.

 

Aside from the benefits chiropractic can have on a child’s development, it can also assist with injuries that arise. A simple reason for treatment, but often shrugged off, is pain in children. Growing up is generally quite a traumatic time consisting of growth spurts, crawling, tumbling, trampolines, and sports.

Pain or nervous system interference in a child does not always present the same as an adult. Therefore, reasons to send your child to the chiropractor include refusing to eat, change of mood, poor attention span, change in sleeping pattern and digestive issues.

Common conditions in paediatrics:

  • Sports injuries

  • Scoliosis

  • “Tech neck”

  • Headaches

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Anxiety

  • Colic like symptoms

  • Tongue ties

  • Bed wetting

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Scoliosis screen
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Sports and Lifestyle

Dr Kate Dinkelmann is qualified to provide many treatment techniques to reduce pain and improve function. She has a patient-centred approach and will be your Partner in Health, not just your health provider.

As an exercise enthusiast, Kate is familiar with the demands of training and the effects that specific sporting movements may have on the body. Thus, injuries due to poor techniques or repetitive motions can be picked up faster and prevented in future.

Ergonomics play a major role in our lifestyle injuries. The way we sit, sleep and stand (the basics) are often to blame. Advice will be given on how to correctly set up your environment and prevent the reoccurrence of injuries.

Chiropractors do not only treat back pain. Common conditions treated include:

  • Vertebral disc injuries

  • Sciatica

  • Sprains and strains

  • Overuse syndromes (tendonitis and tendinosis)

  • Fasciitis

  • Neuropathies

  • Headaches

  • Scoliosis

  • Arthritis

  • Chronic pain disorders

Chiropractors are neuromusculoskeletal health specialists. Most of our patients are already aware of a strained muscle and poor joint mobility. But what about your neurological system?

Research has backed the core belief of our profession that biomechanical issues in the spine do influence the nervous system. Signs of this include numbness, traveling and unexplained pain, weakness, fatigue, anxiety, poor sleep patterns, poor immunity, and digestive issues.

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Graston blade for cross-friction and fascia restriction.
Treatments: Services

Treatment methods offered:

  • Chiropractic Adjustment: This a gentle technique used to improve a joints range of motion and provide a neurological impulse to the nervous system. 

  • Dry Needling: this physcial therapy involves the insertion of very fine needles into myofascial trigger points, areas of tension, tendons or ligaments. This is very helpful in promoting healing and improving muscle tone.

  • Massage Therapy: Dr Dinkelmann is qualified in sports, hollistic and lymphatic massage therapy. Dr Dinkelmann is qualified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation which is helpful in the release of fascia and stimulating muscle chains. 

  • Scar Tissue Release: Gentle, specific movements can improve the mobility and appearence of scars, both surgical and traumatic.

  • Patient Education: We give you the tools to help yourself. Dr Dinkelmann will explain your condition, give you lifestyle advice and demonstrate rehab exercise to assist in your recovery.

  • Investigations: Should imaging be required, Dr Dinkelmann can refer you for x-rays and ultrasound. She can advise if more advanced imaging is required.

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Our Compliance Policies

The attachment below will apply during chiropractic and massage therapy appointments.

Patient General Indemnity

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