An Integrative Approach to Healthcare

 

Here at Central Coast Spinal Care Centre, we have a holistic, whole body approach to healthcare. Because of this, our clinic is fully integrative, working with Dietitians, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Podiatrists and General Practitioners to ensure that you get the best care possible.

 

Who do we work with?

We are conveniently located within the Reliance GP Super Clinic, and in our team we work with EatSense Dietitians, Riverside Podiatry and Riverside BodyScan, as well as having Remedial Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners available at our clinic. Our clinicians are happy to refer you on if they feel you would benefit from a different type of treatment, and they regularly have connection meetings to touch base. They also are continuously strengthening and learning more about their professions through training, conferences and courses, staying up to date with the newest research and skills.

 

What do we do?

Our Chiropractors have over 92 years of combined clinical experience. Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints such as back pain, neck pain, radiating pain in the arms or legs (such as sciatica), pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.”

The purpose of an adjustment is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

 

How do we integrate?

There is no “one size fits all” approach that will help every patient. That is why we are so closely involved with the other professions in our clinic. An end-to-end solution is preferred and expected in our internet-connected society. We realise that you are busy and don’t have time to travel to various places, and we feel that there is no reason why health professionals shouldn’t be able to work together to come up with custom solutions for their clients’ health needs. Our close relationships with other professionals is one of the key strengths of our clinic, and we aim to assist our patients in getting the answers they need with the minimum fuss, time and expense.