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What is Chiropractic? A complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and treatment of common joint misalignments, especially the spine.
Do you need treatment for a specific pain/injury or to just “unwind” and relieve some tension created by our modern lifestyle of computers and devices? Our team of massage therapists are extensively qualified to assist your every need.
Aching feet? Heel pain? Plantar fascitis? Our feet are the foundation of the body . Dysfunction in the feet can cause pain and compromise whole body integrity .
Anne Chalmers is our resident Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine expert. Practising since 1988 she has worked in close association with doctors, chiropractors and naturopaths.
Meet our team of experienced Chiropractors, Massage therapists and Acupuncturist. Servicing the Canberra community for almost 20 years we pride ourselves in putting your health first!
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Why Choose Hawker Chiropractic?
Alternative Health, and particularly Chiropractic, has been in the spotlight lately. Just how safe is Chiropractic??
Firstly, Chiropractors are trained at University for 5 years and graduate with either a single or double degree depending on the University they attend. To obtain this degree not only do they have a full-time course load but spend the last 2 years of their degree working in school clinics where they are supervised by qualified chiropractors, of long-standing experience. To graduate from University they must pass all theory exams and also have provided hundreds of treatments and pass stringent final practical examinations, much the same as in the medical profession. Added to this, chiropractors must undergo 24 hours of further education every 2 years to renew their licence to practice through AHPRA – the Australian Health Professionals Regulatory Authority.
Chiropractors use hands-on manipulation of the musculoskeletal system – usually the spine – to allow for proper alignment and function of all the musculoskeletal components – joints, ligaments, muscles etc. The theory behind chiropractic is that any change within the musculoskeletal system will impact on the nervous system – this could be within the spine or the peripheral system. When the nervous system is not working properly (compromised), the body cannot function at its full potential and can lead to not only pain, as in an acute sprain/strain, but also dysfunction in any other system in the body where that part of the nervous system is compromised.
Chiropractic is a safe and gentle treatment method which adjusts and aligns the musculoskeletal system to reduce symptoms including; back pain, sciatica, neck pain and headaches, postural changes and extremity pains such as plantar fascitis and tennis elbow.
We are dedicated to providing professional, evidence-based chiropractic care in the Belconnen area plus the greater Canberra and surrounding communities. Our highly trained and experienced staff have been in this Belconnen location for 18 years and we are committed to delivering quality, affordable treatment to people of all ages.
Hawker Chiropractic is your trusted source for gentle and wellness chiropractic care delivered in a warm and friendly environment by our female chiropractors, as well as professionally qualified and experienced female massage therapists, acupuncturists and chinese medicine experts. With this depth of practitioners we have the ability to address the health needs of your entire family, whether that be for acute care, sports injuries, paediatric or perinatal care for both mums and babies or just ongoing wellness and preventative care.
We have assisted thousands of patients gain back control of their lives by assessing and providing structural support as well as chiropractic adjustments to correct the foot, knee, hip, spine and upper extremity dysfunctions that occur due to a change in the alignment of the skeletal system, primarily due to a lack of proper foot mechanics and ongoing postural changes.
We specialise in perinatal care for both mothers and babies, sports injuries, acute injuries and chronic conditions, as well as preventative and wellness care which can save you many hours of pain and frustration. Come in for a private health fund covered check-up today and meet our lovely team!