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Chiropractors don't just treat 'bad backs'. They treat your central nervous system, your spine and the nerves contained within. These systems can impact almost every function within your body. Think of them as spine and nervous system specialists. Because of this, they must have a solid understanding of any other health concerns you have prior to you undergoing Chiropractic treatment.

Chiropractic Modalities at Movement Studio

The following is a list of modalities that Movement Studio Chiropractors offer; all focused on improving your health, vitality and ability to utilise the full range of movement whomever-runs-the-Universe bestowed upon you.

Activator Method Chiropractic

Activator Method Chiropractic is a gentle and precise way of applying direct force to areas of the spine that require adjustment without the body requiring full manipulation.

This method is particularly suitable for young children and the elderly.

Activator Method Chiropractic

Graston Technique

Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of soft tissue therapy. It assists in breaking down scar tissue and muscle restrictions. Movement Studio's Chiropractors utilise Graston Technique® to complement their musculoskeletal-focused Chiropractic adjustments.
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Graston Technique

Manual Chiropractic Adjustment

A Manual Chiropractic Adjustment involves very precise pressure being applied to the spine in a specific way, depending on the technique used. Movement Studio Chiropractors prefer manual adjustments and also utilise specially designed Chiropractic tables and activator.

Manual Chiropractic Adjustment

Kinesio and Rock Taping

Kinesio and Dynamic tapes are flexible tapes used in pain and injury management, designed to mimic the skin’s elasticity and allow a full range of motion.  Kinesio and Dynamic tapes are used for many reasons including but not limited to; creating space in joints, potentially changing pain pathways, improvement of circulation and fluid movement within the body's tissues, reeducating muscle groups and enhancing performance.

Kinesio and Rock Taping

Dry Needling

Dry needling uses one or more solid filament needles, similar to acupuncture needles, inserted by the chiropractor into the target muscle tissue – also known as a trigger point – for its therapeutic effect in releasing tension, pain and soreness.

Dry Needling

What to Expect.

A visit to the Chiropractor is a bit different for each individual, depending on the style of the practice, the practitioner and the complaint being treated. Here is what you can expect at an appointment with a Movement Studio practitioner. If you have any questions or concerns about your appointment, please give us a call.

For every new patient coming to Movement Studio, without exception, your Chiropractor will:

  • Ask you why you came to see them.

  • Ask you about your personal and your family medical history (where relevant)

  • Conduct a physical examination that contains both neurological (brain function) and orthopaedic (muscle and skeleton) tests
We are committed to providing the highest standard of health care to every patient. These steps are fundamental to patients receiving this standard.

After the initial consultation your Chiropractor may:

  • Refer you to another health care provider for alternate or complementary health care; such as a remedial massage therapist, psychologist or your GP.
  • Recommend you have x-rays done before any chiropractic care is undertaken.
  • Recommend that Chiropractic is appropriate for you.

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We are open for face-to-face Chiropractic, Myotherapy and Massage appointments.
Telehealth appointments are also available.
Movement Studio is open from 8am till 7pm Monday to Thursday, 8am - 12pm Saturdays.
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Always remember to do what moves you.
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Graston Technique®

Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation that enables a chiropractor to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial (muscle) restrictions.

The technique utilises specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis (knots) or chronic inflammation.

The Graston Technique® instruments, while enhancing a chiropractor’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have also been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shin Splints

Check out Dr Graham’s blog on Graston Technique® for more info.

Kinesio & Rock Tape

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to encourage the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered by your chiropractor.

Many elite athletes have embraced Kinesio Taping as a way to encourage fast recovery from exercise and injury – and some as a fashion statement!

Soft Tissue Therapies

Dry Needling

Dry needling uses one or more solid filament needles, similar to acupuncture needles, inserted by the chiropractor into the target muscle tissue – also known as a trigger point – for its therapeutic effect in releasing tension, pain and soreness.

The evidence base for acupuncture or dry needling has increased substantially over the past decade. In particular, research has grown to provide evidence-based support in the treatment of acute and chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, tension type and migraine headaches, pelvic pain, knee osteoarthritis, lateral elbow pain and shoulder conditions.

Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point can be defined as a hyper-irritable point within a muscle (a tender ‘knot’ in the muscle tissue) or a point within a muscle that impedes greater movement without the patient experiencing pain.

To relieve this pain, the offending points are identified and then treated using myofascial release, ischemic compressions and other deep tissue techniques.

Some patients experience mild to moderate discomfort during some Trigger Point Therapy, however, post-treatment they experience little ongoing pain.

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique is a state of the art soft tissue movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

During treatment, the chiropractor uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves and abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific movements made by the patient.

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