Dr Sarah DwyerChiropractor B.HSc, M.Chiro
Dr Sarah commenced practicing in 2002 following her graduation from Macquarie University. Dr Sarah has had lifelong treatment and was inspired to begin a career in chiropractic after again experiencing the benefits of care. She has enjoyed changing the lives of many of her patients and looks forward to helping more in the future.
Dr Arcady TurczynowiczChiropractor B.Sc, M.Chiro (Macquarie University)
Dr Arcady has been a chiropractor since 1992 and was inspired to become a chiropractor after treatment as a child. "It has been a wonderful journey, looking after so many people, many of whom have become like family. It almost doesn't feel like work, just a big social catch up with what's been happening in everyone's life. There is a serious side, but it's a wonderful feeling to be part of someone's recovery, to help them get back to good health, and stay there."
Chiropractic treatment for disorders
Whilst back, neck pain and headaches are the primary disorders prompting people to consult a chiropractor, research supports the use of chiropractic for a range of other disorders, including:
- Lower back pain
- Hip pain
- Problems with posture
- Sciatica (shooting pains in the leg)
- Problems with other joints such as the knees, shoulders, feet and hands.
- Generalized stiffness
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.
It is no secret that most patients visiting their chiropractors do so for back pain.
Research suggests that up to 85% of Australians will experience an episode of back pain during their lives, and at any given time 7% of the adult population is suffering from back pain lasting two weeks or longer. Back pain is the most frequent and expensive health care condition in the 30-50 year-old age group, and it is the most common cause of disability and absence from work.
Neck pain and headaches
As with back pain, neck pain and headaches are also effectively treated with chiropractic care.
It is well documented that upper neck joints and muscles have important neural connections with pain sensitive structures and blood vessels in the head. If you have poor function in your neck it is not unusual to experience malfunction and pain in other associated areas. Headaches are a common example of this phenomenon.