Chiropractic Clinic Burleigh, Gold Coast
Unlock your spine, release your energy
We are passionate about honouring your body’s ability to self heal and helping it function the way it is designed to.
At Empowering Wellness Burleigh we are focused on providing you with the best Chiropractic Care. Being one of the longest standing and successful practices on the Gold Coast founded in the early 1980s, Burleigh Heads Chiropractic Centre at Empowering Wellness is the answer!
We look at the relationship between the Spine and the nervous system. The nervous system connects the brain to the body and the body to the brain. There is constant communication between the two, which allows your body to do everything that it does.
By freeing up the joints in the spine that aren’t functioning properly (subluxation), Chiropractic care allows the nervous system to communicate and work efficiently and effectively and therefore you do too! Chiropractic is one of the fastest growing, drugless healing professions in the world. At our Chiropractic and Integrative Health Centre Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, we focus on dealing with the root cause not just the symptoms.
Our treatment modality is one patient at a time, in single private appointments. Each person is treated in an individual basis in a confidential consultation.
We accept payments through Medicare EPC Referrals, Private Health Funds, Department of Veterans Affairs, QOIN, Bartercard, cash and card.
“Look well to the Spine for the Cause of Disease.” -Hippocrates
Chiropractic care is concerned about how well your spine and nervous system are functioning in relation to one other and therefore how well you are functioning in everyday life. If you are dealing with pain, poor sleep, poor digestion, lack of energy or poor performance we can help you reach your health goals with experienced, professional and gentle care.
Our wonderful Chiropractor Dr Chris has:
- 39 years in practice,
- thousands of patients of experience,
- whole families with three generations who come to see him,
- training in Kinesiology, NET, Gonstead, Neurolink, Chinese Meridian stimulation,
- and many more tricks up his sleeves.
…not just another Chiro on the Gold Coast.
Bulk billing and Private Health claims
HICAPS on the spot Private Health fund claim: only pay the gap.
MEDICARE EPC: ask us about EPC Medicare Referral and Team care Plan.
Veterans: we are a proud provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).
Bartercard: have your treatment fully on Bartercard trade.
We are so proud and honoured to have treated whole families here and we often enjoy welcoming three generations together to our practice for their regular appointments. It is so rewarding when patients recommend their family members and loved ones because then you know you are doing your job the right way. Dr Chris has treated many infants from as young as 3 days old.
One of the primal beliefs of Chiropractic care is: “Healthy spine = healthy nervous system = healthy body working at its full potential”. Therefore, caring for the spine grows in importance during pregnancy, as the mother’s body is going through various structural changes particularly to the pelvis and spine.
Chiropractic care may help the mother reducing back and pelvis pain, providing more restful sleep, helping with mobility and flexibility. Come visit us at Burleigh Heads Chiropractic, within Empowering Wellness.
Chiropractic for sports
We are so proud to look after high-performance athletes and sports professionals. They know that an optimally working nervous system creates peak results. In the last years, one of our patients here at Empowering Wellness Centre Burleigh Heads Gold Coast was an Olympic Athlete and we couldn’t have been more proud!
For professional athletes, as well as those who just love their sports, we are here to help you feel great in your body!
When sports injuries arise, it is most important to receive an adjustment as soon as possible, before the affected area goes through the inflammation process and the body starts trying to compensate due to pain in that particular area. So if you feel that “ouchie” even if just walking the dog, gardening or playing with your children, call as soon as possible because an early adjustment can make a big difference in the recovery time and process.
Chiropractic Hip Adjustments
Our hips play a fundamental roll in most of our movements but we often underestimate them.
They provide numerous functions and for this very reason, they can cause tremendous pain when out of alignment.
Hips keep us upright, they bear our weight, allow us to walk, kick, run, jump, sit, and dance if you like it! Our hips are involved in nearly everything we do, so when they hurt, it can be debilitating.
However many times, what we feel like hip pain, can be originated somewhere else. Some common causes of hip pain originate from:
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Rheumatoid arthritis
Depending on the source of your hip pain, regular chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve the symptoms and go to the source of the discomfort by reducing inflammation and re-encouraging mobility.
In cases of osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common causes of hip pain, while a cure has not yet been found, regular chiropractic care may slow down the progression of the disease while minimizing pain symptoms. Our Chiropractors can work as a Team with your regular GP to reach the best goals together.
Lumbar spine-related hip pain
If your pain originates in the hip itself and includes pain on the inner thigh or the front of the thigh or even the groin area, chances are that your ailment really is in the hip.
However, if the pain starts in the lower back and moves down the hip to the back of the thigh (hamstring muscle) or even as far down as your foot, chances are that it’s not your hip causing you pain, but sciatica.
A thorough Chiropractor will discover exactly where your pain originates from and what the root cause is. The good news is that regardless of whether you are suffering from true hip pain or sciatica, your Chiropractor can successfully treat both. Sometimes, a combination
Lumbar Spine Adjustments
The lower back or Lumbar spine can often cause people of all ages a bit of grief… Everyday activities, work, lifting weight or even just a funny movement can cause the lower back to come out of alignment causing pain, discomfort or even pins and needles down the legs. Our Chiros at Empowering Wellness Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast work with Spinal manipulation. This type of manual manipulation is a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust that is applied to abnormal vertebra with the goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring the range of motion in the back. This is what we call a Chiropractic adjustment.
However, our Chiropractors also work with Mobilization or low velocity manipulation, movement and stretching of the muscles and joints, with the goal of increasing the range of motion within those areas. So it is important to listen to the body when it whispers: if you are feeling discomfort, reduced range of movement or pain on the lower back, please call us on 07 555 9833.
Cervical Spine Adjustments
If you suffer from recurring neck pain or headaches, a neck adjustment could resolve chronic discomfort. For those who have never tried chiropractic care, neck adjustments may sound scary, but at Empowering Wellness Gold Coast, we are extremely fortunate and proud to count with a truly experienced Chiropractor, with over 39 years of experience behind him, he has provided neck adjustments to hundreds of valued patients. Only a qualified Chiropractor should perform this kind of adjustment, and he will provide all the information and reassurance you may need to feel comfortable about your treatment.
Our Chiropractors will apply localized force to specific parts of the neck, in an effort to:
- Restore proper alignment of the neck and vertebrae
- Restore range of motion
- Relieve pressure and tension
- Reduce muscle inflammation
- Eliminate tension or restriction in neck muscles.
Neck adjustments are not for every kind of person, and our Chiropractors will assess your condition thoroughly before treating it. If this is not the best approach for you, we also work with trigger point therapy and a wonderful tool called the Activator, to work on the cervical spine. Furthermore, our wonderful Team of practitioners
While chiropractic care has risks like any other human discipline, most of these risks are mild, rare, or both. For example, some patients may experience some soreness or stiffness the day after their adjustment, as the muscles recover and readjust to the sudden movement. This would be the same kind of soreness you would experience after a good workout, and in the same way, your neck will be grateful for it!
Chiropractic care for “pins and needles”.
The medical term for “pins and needles” is “paresthesia”. A variety of influences can cause it and the most common ones can be poor circulation, arthritis, disc disease, disc bulging and nerve compression.
Sometimes paresthesia may result just from a reduced flow of blood to the extremity which can be caused simply by external pressure that constricts the blood vessels.
In some other cases, nerves could be slightly pinched, irritated, compressed or compromised by poor posture, injuries or sometimes conditions as herniated discs and diseases of the spine, such as arthritis, spinal stenosis, or spondylolisthesis creating as a result numbness and tingling, even in places on the body far from the actual injury. Neck pain through neck injury may cause feelings of numbness or tingling in the fingers, hand or arm. A lower back injury can result in tingling on the back of the leg or the toes. In this sense, the wisdom of the body is giving us a sign –in this case, the tingling- for us to look deeper into it to find the underlying cause of it.
Our experienced Chiropractors at Burleigh Heads, Gold Cost will carefully assess each patient’s particular situation.
Are Tingling and Numbness Serious?
Tingling and numbness take two different forms:
Paresthesia: a feeling of “pins and needles” on the skin, or the insensate feeling of the hand or arm having “fallen asleep.”
Dysesthesia: a less common, more persistent sensation of itching or pain that can resemble burning, electric shock, or tightening.
While unpleasant and sometimes scary, paresthesia, the “pins and needles” sensation or numbness of your arm or leg falling asleep, is rarely serious. Dysesthesia is less common and may be a symptom of more serious nerve damage or a chronic inflammatory condition. Be wary of uncomfortable or painful numbness and tingling that persists and/or has no discernible cause.
Tingling and numbness around the back, neck, and shoulders are a more important message from our wise Body. If the sensation lasts significantly longer than a few minutes, please consider a medical assessment.
How do our Chiropractors help with tingling and numbness?
To determine the appropriate course of treatment, the cause of the tingling and numbness must be accurately diagnosed by a doctor.
If no diagnosis has been made, the Chiropractor will begin with a thorough examination.
Our Chiropractors at Empowering Wellness Burleigh Heads are authorised to prescribe X-Rays under the Medicare scheme if deemed medically necessary. If further testing is needed to diagnose the source of the sensation, the doctor may order an MRI or CT scan.
Once the underlying condition is diagnosed, our chiropractors can design a treatment plan.
In combination, our team of wonderful Remedial Massage therapists can provide Deep-tissue and remedial massage to help release tensions, promote circulation and eliminate toxins in an effort to alleviate the numbness sensation.
Meet our Chiropractors here.
Initial Consultation + Assessment+ Adjustment: $ 105 (Concession$ 95)
Report of Findings: $ 90 (Concession $ 80)
Regular Adjustments: $ 75 (Concession $ 62)
Children under 16 yoa: only 2 X 1 !
Children Scoliosis Screenings: FREE as a service to our community, because we believe early detection can make a huge difference. Just make your appointment.
HICAPS for on the spot claim: only pay the gap.
Bulk Billing: ask us about EPC Medicare Referral.
Bartercard: have your treatment fully on Bartercard trade.
Veterans: we are a proud provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs
How long does the Initial Treatment take?
Your Initial Chiropractic Appointment will take about 30 minutes.
Will I be treated in the first consultation?
Yes, you will be adjusted in the first appointment and hopefully feel much better already!
Will I be treated on my own or with other people?
You will be treated on your own on a private and confidential consultation and treatment room. Only the Doctor, the chiropractic drop table and yourself.
Do I need a GP referral?
No. As Allied primary health practitioners Chiropractors you can book your first treatment directly with us.
What does the Initial Chiropractic Appointment include?
The Initial Chiropractic Appointment includes:
- Doctor’s assessment of your medical history,
- evaluation of your current health situation,
- assessment of your needs,
- complete Chiropractic Adjustment.
Depending on your situation, the Doctor may include:
- Applied Kinesiology, Neuro-emotional Technique (NET), Myofascial release, soft tissue massage, Acupressure, exercises and nutritional advice.
What is the meaning of Chiropractic?
Chiropractic can be defined in various ways. According to the World Federation of Chiropractic, the meaning of chiropractic medicine is:
A health profession is 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. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.
The Association of Chiropractic Colleges describes it like this:
Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
Chiropractic care is a holistic, non-invasive treatment approach.