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Our Treatments

Practitioners at Hands On Health Care use a wide variety of treatment methods. During your first appointment your practitioner will outline the types of treatments that are available for your condition. We always aim to provide you with the safest, most effective and gentle treatments for your condition.

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The therapies we use:

Manipulations

A very effective treatment for restoring proper motion to a restricted joint, these can be firm or gentle depending on your preference.

Mobilisations

This is a technique in which a joint is taken through its natural range of motion to free up adhesions and abnormal movement.

Muscle Therapies

We use trigger point release, stretching and massage to lengthen and calm any overactive muscles that are contributing to a problem.

Rehabilitation Exercises

This is your homework! We prescribe exercises to aid in your recovery and create a situation that you will remain free of pain for the long term.

Dry Needling

Often incorporated into treatments of particularly stubborn muscles. Acupuncture needles are entered into the muscle, tendon or ligament to resolve issues.

Heat and Cold Therapy

Applied at certain times these facilitate your bodies natural responses of inflammation and repair.

Sports and Kinesiotaping

For the sports enthusiast. These treatments support and provide sensory feedback to prevent re-injury.

The Chiropractic Crack

One common treatment method we use is the chiropractic adjustment. This is a joint manipulation that is done to restore range of motion to a restricted or ‘misaligned’ vertebra or bone. This treatment is highly effective in restoring correct motion to vertebrae and joints in your body. While the sound is alarming to some, the ‘crack’ is not a bone breaking or crunching against another, it is merely a gas bubble being produced as joint surfaces move away from one another. We understand some patients may feel apprehensive about this procedure so please let us know if you are concerned or would prefer to not have this method of treatment.


Massage

Having been used as a form of healing for well over 5000 years, massage today is widely recognised as a vital tool for managing stress, injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and imbalances.

Massage is an effective therapy on its own or as a complementary treatment to other modalities such as Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, and Osteopathy. General practitioners and specialists will frequently refer their clients to a massage therapist to assist with healing of acute conditions, and as a supportive therapy for some chronic conditions.

With the growth in the fitness and spa industries, people are now also realising the benefits of regular massage in the maintenance of their health and well-being, and it’s disease prevention qualities.

Remedial Massage: This type of massage is geared towards treating specific injuries, areas of severe muscular tightness, muscular dysfunction and where it causes nerve impingement, and musculoskeletal imbalances and disorders. A variety of techniques are used including deep tissue, trigger point, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, and active and passive stretching.

Sports Massage: Using remedial techniques, sports massage assists you in maintaining your optimum level of performance. Whether a weekend warrior or serious athlete, Sports massages are tailored pre-event, inter-event, post event, and maintenance treatments. The assessments, treatments and after care plan will take into account the type of sport you do, and target the muscles and movements required to perform that activity. Sports taping is also available when required.

Remedial Massage claimable on your healthfund except with HCF and Medibank


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