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Chiropractic care

Your body is meant to move. And usually, the more you move, the easier your movements become. You get stronger and more flexible.

Modern life tends to keep many of us sitting at a desk all day and vegging on the sofa at night. We become sedentary creatures. And when we do move, our muscles are weak and our joints creak.

Pain often sends people to the Chiropractor. But, when we dig a little deeper, we can see the underlying causes of musculoskeletal pain and take steps to address those too.

Whether your pain stems from a growth spurt, a sports injury, a desk job or an underlying health condition, we’re here to help you.

Chiropractic services

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health profession ‘concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health,’ according to the World Federation of Chiropractic.

To put it another way, Chiropractic focuses on the connection between your spine (and other joints) and your nervous system. Chiropractors are university-trained primary healthcare professionals, registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia and subject to the oversight of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Chiropractors are trained to treat pain and promote good health through lifestyle advice, rehabilitation and patient education.

There are many different Chiropractic techniques to manipulate your joints and soft tissues or adjust your spine.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A Chiropractic adjustment is a hands-on treatment performed to help your spine return to its natural position. Chiropractors use their hands (or certain instruments) to skillfully apply the right amount of force in the right direction at the right speed to restore spinal alignment.

What is chiropractic

What can chiropractic help with?

Chiropractic care can help with many musculoskeletal conditions and with the musculoskeletal aspects of some other conditions.

Sports injuriesNeck painBack painChronic painArthritis
Migraine and headachesGrowth painsPregnancyJoint pain and dysfunctionSciatica
Disc bulgeScoliosisShoulder pain Hip painTingling

Chiropractic care at Active Health Co

Active Health Co’s Chiropractors use a range of hands-on or equipment-aided techniques to improve the function of your musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

Diversified technique
A ‘whole person’ technique that seeks to find the source of pain by examining spinal misalignments, nerve dysfunction and other influences then making adjustments to restore natural spinal alignment and ease of movement.
Drop piece technique
A gentle form of adjustment aided by a table. When the chiropractor applies pressure to a segment of your spine, the table you’re lying on will drop slightly and you may hear a pop as your joint releases.
Pelvic Blocks
2 wedge-shaped blocks are carefully placed under your pelvis to promote balance and allow the soft tissues to release and relax.
Lifestyle and
rehabilitation advice
We’re here to help you live better. We’re able to provide education and lifestyle advice tailored to your needs, taking into account your overall health, your goals and your season of life.

Your chiropractic care pathway

num 01

1st appointment

  • Full medical history
  • Learn about your symptoms, lifestyle and treatment goals
  • Examination to test your range of motion and neurological function
  • Order X-rays if required
  • May start chiropractic treatment (or may need to wait for test results)

num 02

2nd appointment

  • Discuss test results
    (if applicable)
  • Outline treatment recommendations
  • Commence treatment

num 03

Subsequent appointments

  • Continue treatment
  • Measure progress
  • Review

Remedial massage

Feeling sore? Maybe you’re nursing a sports injury, recovering from an accident or seeking relief from tense, aching muscles.

Derek Lawson and Simone Hage, our remedial massage therapists, are here to help you.

Remedial massage

What is remedial massage?

Remedial massage is a hands-on treatment to relief damaged, seized, knotted or tense muscles. It aims to treat the painful area and, where necessary, to identify and treat the cause of the pain. In sciatica, for example, you may be aware of pain radiating down your leg but the problem traces up to the root of your sciatic nerve in your lower back. Massage would therefore focus on both your leg and your lower spine.

A remedial massage therapist applies pressure to your injured soft tissues in order to speed up your body’s own healing processes. Sometimes the pressure is firm and deep. At other times, it may be lighter and more gentle, depending on your needs.

Benefits of remedial massage

Stimulate blood flow


Repair damaged tissues


Improve joint mobility


Aid recovery

What can remedial massage help with?

Remedial massage can help with many different aspects of health and well-being.
Prevent or treat
sports injuries
Manage chronic painRelieve neck, shoulder
or back pain
Support mental healthManage aspects of chronic conditions such
as arthritis, cancer, anxiety or diabetes
Improve energy levels

What can remedial massage help with?

Once your remedial massage therapist has asked about your symptoms and decided on a treatment approach, you’ll be asked to lie face-down on a massage table and given some towels to cover yourself with for privacy and warmth.

The massage therapist will then begin applying the right degree of pressure to the treatment area. The goal is to restore proper length, tone and tension to your muscles and tendons, which in turn helps to ensure your bones and joints are in the right position and well-supported by the surrounding soft tissues.

What can remedial massage help with?

At Active Health Co, remedial massage can be a standalone treatment or part of your integrated treatment plan.

You might book in for a remedial massage at 10 am followed by chiropractic care at 11 am, for example.
Our remedial massage therapists, Derek and Simone, work closely with other members of our treatment team to ensure you receive coordinated care that meets your needs.


Are you seeking to recover from injury, improve a chronic condition or relieve pain? Physiotherapy can help to improve your strength, flexibility and function.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is an allied health discipline that uses manual therapy and prescribed exercises to help your body function more easily and effectively.

Physiotherapists are highly qualified healthcare professionals trained to diagnose and manage conditions affecting your musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system and nervous system.

Exercise promotes good health

Physiotherapy helps improve your overall conditioning.
As you move past injuries, improve your balance and gain strength and flexibility, you also gain greater confidence in your body’s capabilities. You might then be able to return to regular exercise or even develop an exercise routine for the first time.

And that yields many benefits. Exercise promotes good physical and mental health in numerous ways, such as improving your energy levels, mood, circulation, blood pressure and blood sugar. It can also help you improve muscle mass and bone density.

What is physiotherapy

Benefits of physiotherapy

Reduce pain and stiffnessRecover from injuryImprove balance, strength
and flexibility
Manage chronic conditions like arthritis and cystic fibrosisSupport women’s health before, during and after pregnancyImprove ease of movement
and quality of life

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