Chiropractors in Australia are nationally registered and regulated primary healthcare professionals. Australian chiropractors are highly qualified, completing a minimum 5 years study at university. Our Sunbury Chiropractors have completed extensive further study.
Drs Philip Lipman and Guy McCammon are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles), as well as the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health. They have a specialist interest in neck and back pain, but when they assess patients, they take their entire physical, emotional and social wellbeing into account.
Drs Philip Lipman and Guy McCammon use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine, joints, muscles and ligaments. As well as manual treatment, chiropractors are able to offer a range of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.
Chiropractic treatment at Horne Street Sunbury Chiropractic Centre involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Apart from manipulation, the chiropractor may use a variety of techniques including impulse instrument adjusting, ice, heat, cold laser therapy, exercise and acupuncture as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very efficiently, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other, related conditions such as shoulder pain, hip pain, ankle pain, sports performance optimisation and joint rehabilitation.
Chiropractic treatment is suitable and appropriate for most people from the very young to the elderly.
Acupuncture and Dry Needling treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile, single use, disposable needles into specific acupuncture points or trigger points. This can reduce inflammation, change the tone of muscles and facilitate tissue healing which often leads to a faster resolution of pain and speeds injury recovery.
Acupuncture, including laser acupuncture, has been utilised at Horne Street Sunbury Chiropractic Centre for over 17 years and is often used as a part of a multimodality approach including muscle stretching, joint mobilisation and spinal manipulation.
To assist healing of musculo-skeletal and soft tissue injuries, where appropriate, we use physical therapeutic apparatus including diathermy, electro-therapy, interferential stimulation and high voltage pulsed galvanism, spinal traction and laser therapy. These modalities are used as a part of treatment in conjunction with chiropractic manipulation soft tissue therapy and rehabilation advice.
Bowen is a holistic remedial body technique that works to make adjustment on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body. Bowen therapy can be used to treat musculoskeletal or related neurological problems including acute sports injuries and chronic or organic conditions. It is gentle and relaxing and does not use forceful manipulation.
Bowen therapy is performed on the superficial and deep fascia. The fascia, or soft tissue, is the part of the connective tissue that envelops, separates and influences every organ and tissue in the body.
Bowen technique is safe to use on anyone, from newborns to the elderly and for any musculoskeletal or related neuromuscular complaint. It is a holistic treatment that treats the whole person and aims to treat the cause of problems, rather than the symptoms.
Low Level laser therapy is also known as photobiomodulation. It is a revolutionary modality that is a safe, effective and painless. Treatment can be employed to lower inflammation, promote tissue healing, improve muscle performance and relieve pain. It may be useful in the management of conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis and acute injuries. At Horne Street Sunbury Chiropractic Centre, we employ the powerful Multi Radiance Medical Laser which can achieve highly effective results with no heat, creating safe and comfortable treatment.
Impulse adjusting is a new technique developed to provide controlled treatments to the specific areas you’re having trouble with. Just as lasers have replaced scalpels in some surgeries, advanced technology has become available to chiropractors to assist in delivering adjustments.
The Impulse adjusting instrument was specifically created to deliver gentle, precise adjustments to the joints of the spine and extremities to relieve pain and restore function. It delivers the required force to a very specific area which makes this method very gentle but powerful.
Impulse adjustments are high tech, there is no popping or cracking with theses adjustments but rather very precise and targeted adjustments designed to specifically care for just the right area. In some cases, this method may be used instead of manual adjusting and in other cases it may be used alongside traditional adjusting.
When a joint injury occurs, the structures that support the area are compromised. If an injury occurs more than once, the chance of further re-injury is greatly increased.
One of the keys to recovering from an episode of back pain and to help avoid future recurrences is to pursue appropriate rehabilitation and exercise. This should normally begin after management of the initial pain.
In order to be effective, rehabilitation must be specifically targeted to the damaged structures and must be applied in a controlled, progressive, gradual manner. If a problem has persisted for many weeks, the body is demonstrating that there are barriers to the healing process that need to be eliminated. This will involve treatment and exercise.
A specific exercise regime requires an understanding of the types of muscles, ligaments and joints that require strengthening and the nervous system control of these structures. At Horne Street Sunbury Chiropractic Centre, we carry out examination to understand the specific areas that are damaged and then prescribe simple exercises to address these specific weaknesses.
Depending on the specific diagnosis and level of injury, the exercise program will vary greatly.