Chiropractic works with the structure of the spine and pelvis and the function of the brain and nervous system. Restrictions in the spine can occur affecting normal spinal movement and function. Chiropractors identify these problems and look to the best available ways to improve the spinal function and achieve your health goals.
Common ailments treated by Chiropractors include but are not limited to:
- Headaches and neck pain
- Low back and hip pain
- Disc injuries
- Postural concerns
On your first visit, your Thrive Chiropractor will discuss with you your health history, any concerns that you may have and what your health goals are. You will undergo a thorough physical examination, depending on what is indicated by your history and presentation. It may include posture, range of motion, reflexes, sensory testing, muscle function, balance, co-ordination, primitive/postural reflexes and others as necessary for your particular case. From this thorough examination, we can let you know if this is a Chiropractic issue or recommend another Thrive health professional to best help you on your journey to improved health.
Chiropractic treatments at Thrive range from 30 minutes on extended treatments and 15 minutes on standard treatments, utilising multiple techniques to help you reach your goals.
At Thrive these techniques include:
- Spinal and extremity adjustments / mobilisations
- Soft tissue work and stretching, both traction and PNF
- Ultrasound and TENS
- Dry needling
Chiropractic Care for Kids
Children with a properly aligned spine and neck tend to have better posture and be in better overall health. Chiropractic not only helps align the spine and neck, but also helps to clear the neural pathways. This helps the nervous system to perform well, which is vital to healthy living.
When it comes to treating a variety of childhood illnesses and conditions, numerous studies have proven the efficacy of chiropractic care. Chiropractic has proven to be effective in treating chronic cases of colic in babies, making for a much happier baby.
Similarly, if your child is sick with an earache or sinus congestion, an adjustment can help in draining fluid from the ears. And if your child suffers from asthma, a chiropractic adjustment can help reduce pinched or misaligned nerves that may be affecting the bronchial tubes, lungs, or diaphragm.
Compared to the bones of adults, babies and toddlers have more flexible bones. Unfortunately, they are not spared from sustaining injuries. A good way of preventing injury in children is to ensure regular chiropractic care, which helps to keep the joints and ligaments supple. Once your child begins to become active, chiropractic becomes very useful during each of these growing phases, chiropractic care can ensure easier and smoother transitions, and lead to fewer injuries.
Our current chiropractors are Anne Marie Gallagher, Jezz Foo and Nava Talai.
Anne Marie graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and has been in practice since 1988. Most recently she has worked in Perth, York & our outback regions up North providing chiropractic services. Her skills are remarkable, as you can imagine, after 30 years in practice and her results speak for themselves. Anne Marie has an amazing understanding of the alignment of the body and referring pain. Bringing a wealth of knowledge, she welcomes everyone in for a treatment, including children, and her diverse techniques are extremely thorough.
Jezz graduated from Murdoch University in 2012 and has worked alongside Bryan and other healthcare professionals. She utilises gentle manual diversified techniques alongside soft tissue therapy as part of her full spine treatment. Jezz also incorporates different stretches and exercises for a better outcome overall.
Nava graduated from Murdoch University in 2020. Originally from Iran, Nava can speak fluent Farsi/Persian. Nava uses a diversified manual spinal manipulation/mobilisation and her treatment sessions are highly focused on using a variety of soft tissue techniques, such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, isometric muscle resistance and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitative manœuvres, rehabilitative exercises, neuromobilisation and dry needling. She is very passionate about treating sport injuries, back pain during pregnancy, hypertonic muscles (especially in the mid-back and neck regions), headache and the other musculoskeletal-related issues of the spine, as well as upper and lower limb.
Call our friendly staff on (08) 9478 3869 or click here to book an appointment today.
With Anne Marie & Jezz Foo
Initial Consult $110.00
Extended Consult: $95.00
Standard Consult: $75.00
Initial Consult: $95.00
Standard Consult: $75.00
(NB: prices are subject to change without notice, please confirm price when booking your appointment.)
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