At Spectrum Health Care we provide advanced spinal correction techniques, by combining “state of the art” chiropractic methods with proven traditional approaches. From decades of practice our experienced Chiropractors have found that this provides safer, more comfortable and optimal spinal correction.
Our Woody Point Chiropractic clinic includes in house X-Ray facilities to immediately assess the biological age of your spine and aid in the diagnosis of your spinal condition.
Never in the history of Chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists in the profession. Our principal Chiropractor Dr. John Hitzke has had years of training and experience in treating spinal conditions. The combination of these years of clinical Chiropractic practice with up to date techniques ensures that our patients can confidently look forward to a return to a healthier and more pain free lifestyle.
What is Chiropractic?
The World Health Organisation defines Chiropractic as:
A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on spinal misalignment.
Chiropractic as we know it today was founded in the late 19th century by the Canadian therapist Daniel David Palmer. However spinal manipulation has a much longer history than the modern chiropractic techniques developed by Palmer. Spinal adjustment has been a part of traditional therapies in ancient civilisations and eastern medicine going back thousands of years.
There are classical Greek texts which describe how the spine is involved in the correct functioning of the body.
Modern Chiropractic therapy is backed by evidence-based research published in the worlds most respected medical journals. Chiropractic continues to gain credibility and respect from mainstream medical institutions. In Australia the government officially recognises the benefits of chiropractic care with the funding of chiropractic treatment under Medicare’s Extended Primary Care (EPC) program.
What is Spinal Misalignment?
Misalignment of the spine mostly comes from a small dysfunction of the spinal articular joints. These can cause back pain and/or referred pain when nerves and soft tissue around the spinal vertebrae become irritated.
What conditions can be treated by a chiropractor?
Modern chiropractic practice treats a range of problems that are due to issues with the spine, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Some of the conditions that our Spectrum Health Chiropractors treat are:
Who regulates chiropractors in Australia?
In Australia the regulation of chiropractors is by The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). AHPRA requires that chiropractors have completed a 5 year tertiary qualification in chiropractic before they can be licenced to practice.