What is Chiropractic?
Your nervous system can be likened to a computer being able to process information rapidly and then relay information back and forth between your brain and body. Good health depends upon having your spine and nervous system functioning at their best. Chiropractic is committed to improving this flow of information naturally.
Whether your passion is for sports, family or your profession, having your nervous system finely tuned by your Chiropractor offers you a safe and natural advantage towards being your best. Chiropractic is the largest drug-free health care profession in the world and chiropractors focus on working with the body’s own natural healing capabilities. There is now a growing body of research supporting the health benefits and cost effectiveness of chiropractic. Patient satisfaction is the driving success of chiropractic, with literally millions of people across the globe enjoying the health benefits.
The New Zealand Governments Commission of Inquiry into Chiropractic concluded: “Spinal adjusting is a vital, very safe and clinically effective form of health care. Chiropractors have more thorough training in spinal mechanics and spinal care than any other health professional. Furthermore, chiropractic is scientifically based.”
How does Chiropractic work?
Your chiropractor will detect and correct vertebral subluxations. These subluxations are the most common cause of interference to the flow of nerve messages which orchestrate all bodily functions. Your chiropractor will use a series of adjustments to reduce vertebral subluxations, recalibrating your nervous system and redefining spinal habits. With time chiropractic will build strength into your health.
Are Chiropractors Qualified?
Chiropractic is a five year university degree specialising in the study of the human frame, the brain and the nerve system along with the diagnosis and management of all general medical conditions. This extensive study affords them the title of doctor.
Trevor Junge is a registered Doctor of Chiropractic and is a member of the Chiropractic Association of Australia. Graduating in 1993, Trevor worked extensively throughout various Australian clinics gaining experience. Trevor established the Yarraville Health Group in June 1998. He is the driving force behind diversity of health services provided by this local health service. Trevor is a keen cyclist & active member of the Yarraville Traders Association, which he was president of for three years.
Mark Hastie’s history in health care began over 20 years ago after completing a B. App Sc Phys Ed specialising in rehabilitation. His role as a senior Rehabilitation Physical Educator at the TAC Rehabilitation Centre followed where he worked with serious orthopaedic, road trauma and road accident victims, developing and implementing both short and long term physical rehabilitation management programmes.
In 2000 Mark completed further study and became a Doctor of Chinese Medicine after completing a B.H. Sc. Chinese Medicine-Acupuncture (Hons). He began working at the Yarraville Health Group soon after and also established a private practice in Richmond offering Acupuncture treatment plans. In 2007 Mark again pursued further study and completed B. H. Sc. Chiropractic and a Master of Clinical Chiropractic.
Mark offers separate Acupuncture and Chiropractic treatment plans but also integrates these together when deemed necessary. His unique approach underpins both Chiropractic and Chinese Medicine philosophies which combine all aspects of his health career. Both musculo-skeletal (sports) and systemic health(general health issues) plans are offered utilising spinal and extremity adjustment, exercise rehabilitation, acupuncture (needle or laser), soft tissue therapy, mobilisation, trigger point and acupressure therapy, cupping, moxa, and guasha (spooning).
Mark is also a keen cyclist and has previously achieved a World long distance team cycling record and won Australian and Victorian road racing titles. He draws on this experience when incorporating exercise rehabilitation into client treatment plans. Mark invites you to experience his Chiropractic, Acupuncture or multidisciplinary treatment approach and looks forward to helping you in the future.
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