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Our Chiropractic Services

At Stride Chiropractic we pride ourselves on working differently to many other health professionals as we believe that there is no one-size fits all approach.

Chiropractic care is a proven form of healthcare that provides relief from pain, reduces muscle tension, enhances joint mobility, and corrects body alignment. Our approach involves gentle yet effective manipulation and mobilisation of the spine and extremity joints. This treatment is complemented by targeted strengthening exercises, forming a comprehensive treatment plan. Our standard consultations typically last 15-20 minutes, combining hands-on treatments with tailored exercises. For patients with private health cover (extras), rebates are applicable, ensuring that only the remaining gap is payable. We are committed to delivering holistic and effective care to support your well-being.

Conditions We Treat

Neck pain, often stemming from muscle strain, poor posture, injury, or underlying conditions, can manifest as stiffness or soreness. Our chiropractors specialise in personalised care for neck pain, utilising manual adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle recommendations to alleviate discomfort and enhance overall neck function. Seeking professional evaluation is key to determining the root cause and developing an effective treatment plan.

Dealing with back pain can be a real challenge, and we understand how it can impact your daily life. Whether it’s from muscle strain, poor posture, an injury, or some other health issue, that discomfort in your back can really get in the way. At our practice, we have developed a proven method in addressing back pain, tailoring our approaches to your specific situation. Our chiropractors use methods like manual adjustments, exercises, and personalised advice to not just ease the pain but improve your overall spinal health. It’s not just about finding relief; it’s about getting you back to feeling your best and making those everyday activities a bit easier.

Dealing with hip pain can be incredibly challenging, affecting your ability to move comfortably and enjoy daily activities. Whether it’s due to muscle, tendon, bursitis or arthritis, that nagging discomfort in your hip can significantly impact your quality of life. At our practice, our dedicated team deeply understand human movement and biomechanics, and apply this knowledge to get you moving well, feeling well and functioning well again. If you’re experiencing hip discomfort, don’t hesitate to reach out – we’re here to provide the support and solutions you need to get back to moving with ease.

Sciatica poses a considerable concern, as the persistent pain along the sciatic nerve can significantly impede your daily activities and overall comfort. Whether it is caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or other factors, the enduring discomfort in your lower back and down your leg can be overwhelming. It is crucial to address these issues promptly, as delaying diagnosis may hinder recovery from sciatica. Research indicates a significantly reduced likelihood of surgery if you consult a chiropractor when experiencing disc bulge or sciatic pain initially. If you’re contending with sciatica, reach out to our team – we’re here to provide the support and solutions necessary for a more comfortable and active life.

If you’re wincing at the persistent pain in the bottom of your foot, particularly near the heel, rest assured, you’re not alone. The stabbing sensation often catches me off guard, especially in the morning or after prolonged periods of sitting. As it turns out, this discomfort is a common indicator of plantar fasciitis. If this description resonates with you, it’s quite probable that you’re struggling with plantar heel pain.

The good news is that with the right intervention it shows positive responses to treatment. We understand the significant impact it can have on your daily life and are here to help. Seeking professional care by our chiropractors at Stride Health Co opens the door to tailored treatments that can effectively address your symptoms, offering relief and contributing to an improved quality of life.

If you’re experiencing sudden bouts of dizziness, especially triggered by head movements, you might have vertigo, often linked to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). This disorienting feeling can disrupt your daily activities. Seeking professional evaluation is crucial for effective management. Dr Thomas Black has established a reputation as one of the go-to practitioners in Melbourne for managing vertigo. He has undergone extensive post graduate training and offers his patients access to specialised technology to accurately diagnose these conditions. 

Our Treatment Modalities

Spinal Adjustments

Ever wondered how a chiropractor cracks your back or what a chiropractic vertebrae adjustment actually involves? This fundamental technique involves precise and controlled movements applied to the spine by a chiropractor. It’s more than just realigning your back; it’s a safe and effective technique that is used to improve mobility, reduce pain, and enhance overall function of the spine.

Dry Needling

Our practitioners, who are skilled in dry needling and conveniently located near you, have undergone advanced training in this technique and may use it when clinically indicated. If you’re searching for ‘dry needling near me,’ our chiropractic clinic in Melbourne offers this service, involving the insertion of thin needles into specific muscle trigger points. This aims to release tension, reduce pain, and improve overall muscle function. Our minimally invasive approach can enhance blood flow and promote the body’s natural healing processes.

Massage & Active Muscle Releases

Most standard consultations will involve targeted massage and active muscle releases. Active Release Technique (ART) is a form of soft tissue therapy that alleviates tight muscles and nerve trigger points, effectively reducing joint stress and muscular pain by restoring the normal movement and “glide” between muscle tissues and nerves.

Posture Correction

Did you know poor posture can negatively affect your health? A chiropractor for posture can be a game-changer. Effective posture correction is more than just standing straight; it’s about ensuring you have adequate mobility and control over your posture. 

Posture correction involves targeted interventions and exercises to improve body alignment and reduce muscular imbalances. Many ask, Can chiropractic fix posture?’ Yes, it can! The right approach to ‘bad posture’ leads to better health. Our chiropractors do more than adjust spines; they educate and equip you with techniques to enhance your posture and well-being.

Clinical Exercise

Our sports chiropractors offer structured exercise programs that are designed to meet your unique needs. Whether you’re focusing on improving mobility, building strength, or increasing speed, we’ve got you covered. Our easy-to-use digital app delivers each program complete with detailed video demonstrations along with set/rep instructions, ensuring you get the most out of every session. During your consultations, we provide clear explanations and demonstrations, making it easy to understand and integrate these exercises into your routine. – With us, it’s not just about recovery; it’s about moving forward stronger and more resilient than ever.

Vertigo treatment

Experiencing sudden dizziness? It could be a sign of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), a common inner ear disorder. BPPV is known for causing short, intense spells of vertigo, often triggered by specific head movements.This happens when tiny ear calcium particles shift, affecting balance. While these episodes can be distressing, BPPV is generally non-threatening and responds well to treatment. A Vertigo Chiropractor specialises in addressing this issue. With precise repositioning manoeuvres, chiropractors skillfully reposition these particles, reducing dizziness. If you’re wondering, “Can a chiropractor help with vertigo?” the answer is a resounding yes. For effective, gentle treatment of BPPV, consult a Vertigo Chiropractor.

Running and Gait Analysis

Running and gait analysis, incorporating advanced 2D and 3D motion capture technology, offers a thorough examination of biomechanics. This in-depth analysis helps identify specific movement patterns, assess muscle imbalances, and pinpoint potential areas of stress or strain during running. By understanding an individual’s unique gait, clinicians can tailor personalised interventions, such as targeted exercises and adjustments, to optimize running performance, prevent injuries, and enhance overall movement efficiency. This precision in analysis and customised approach contributes to a more effective and targeted rehabilitation plan for individuals, ensuring they achieve their running goals while minimising the risk of injury.