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Neck Pain … we can help!

At Footscray Chiropractic we stock a range of pillows and aides to support your health and well-being.
The Complete Sleeper is a very comfortable memory foam pillow. It is contoured and comes in 2 densities but the thing that sets it apart from other pillows is that it is adjustable. It has two inserts that can be removed to change the shape and size of the pillow and foam ‘noodles’ that can be removed to make it softer.
Give us a call on 9687 3886 if you’d like to trial a pillow, we have 2 samples for loan.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

So December has come around once again, and we are just over a week from Christmas. Christmas can be such a busy time for all of us, whether due to work, shopping for everyone, hosting parties or even just planning for the New Year. It is especially important now that we remember to take care of ourselves to help meet these challenges and feel our best. Chiropractic treatment can help you stay at your peak and keep up with the full on festivities. Just call us on (03) 9687 3886 to book your appointment.
Below we have included our opening hours over the holiday period to help you coordinate your schedule.
From Dr Jeremy Nicks and all the team at Footscray Chiropractic we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

Saturday 24/12/16 – CLOSED
Monday 26/12/16 – CLOSED
Tuesday 27/12/16 – CLOSED

Wednesday 28/12/16 – 9.00am – 1.00pm
Chiropractor in – Dr Phillip Drysdale

Thursday 29/12/16 – 9.00am – 1.00pm
Chiropractor in – Dr Phillip Drysdale

Friday 30/12/16 – 2.15pm – 6.00pm
Chiropractor in – Dr Jeremy Nicks

Saturday 31/12/16 – 8.30am – 11.00am
Chiropractor in – Dr Jeremy Nicks
Monday 2/1/17 – Closed

Tuesday 3/1/17 – Resume normal clinic operating hours

Spinal Health Week 2016

May 23 – 29th is Spinal Health Week. Visit www.backyourinnerathlete.com.au for tips and advice on what you can do to live and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Spinal Health Week

This year’s Spinal Health WeekTM theme is GET YOUR HAPPY BACK and will be held from 25 to 31 May, 2015.

The Australian Government’s Institute of Health and Welfare estimates that 70-90% of Australians will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives and 10% will experience significant disability as a result.

Adopting healthy habits now (eg improving postural fitness) can significantly reduce the risk of injury or pain later on and have a positive impact on your self-esteem, social relationships and even mental health.

At Footscray Chiropractic Clinic we can assess your spinal health and discuss how a more active, health lifestyle will improve your overall wellbeing.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling for most is more comfortable than they expect.

At Footscray Chiropractic Clinic we’ve had much success with Dry Needling to treat chronic (long standing) muscular issues.

Dry Needling is a technique used to treat myofascial trigger points (knots in muscles) using an acupuncture needle. The term dry needling is used to differentiate it from injection needling which uses a hypodermic syringe (hollow needle) to inject a liquid into the body. Dry needling utilises acupuncture needles, which are solid, filament needles, to stimulate the muscle fibres and deactivate the trigger point. Generally people either don’t feel the very thin needle or experience a little pinch or muscular twitch.

With Dry Needling, when knots resolve, people experience long term relief from chronic muscular pain. Other benefits include increased strength and greater range of motion of the muscle.