Sports Chiropractic

About

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Traditional chiropractic care focuses on correcting misalignments in the spine through manipulations of the vertebral joints.

In recent times there has been a shift in the focus of Chiropractors to not only address problems of the spine, but also address other joints of the body (i.e. hips, knees, feet and shoulders, etc.), which have an indirect effect on the spine.

Chiropractic care is recognised as a safe and effective form of manipulative therapy for musculoskeletal conditions. When supplemented with soft tissue techniques like Active Release Technique, remedial massage and exercise rehabilitation we have a very effective means to restore optimal movement and function to the body and removing pain from the musculoskeletal system.

Sports Chiropractic refers to the use of more than one modality to address your problem. This allows for a multimodal approach to your problem, therefore it gives you a much better chance of recovery.

At North Sydney Sports and Chiropractic we use the following modalities;

  • Spinal and Joint Manipulation/Adjustments
  • Active Release Techniques
  • Remedial Massage
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling
  • Rocktape/Kinesiotape
  • Self Guided Corrective Exercises

Who Needs Sports Chiropractic?

Sports Chiropractors have undergone the same university training as other Chiropractors, however have gone on to complete further study in the fields of sports injury, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, nutrition and other areas that relate to the management of an athlete.

This does not exclude the general population from seeing a Sports Chiropractor, in fact it means that you will have a much broader approach to the management of your condition by having more ‘tools’ and techniques to treat your condition.

Most people come to see a Chiropractor with some sort of pain or problem. We treat a range of conditions including;

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Running Injuries
  • Plantar fascitis

If you are not sure if we can help you and your condition, please feel free to contact us to arrange an obligation free, over the phone, pre-consultation appointment.



How Much?

Initial Consult- $135 (45 mins, treatment included)

Ongoing Standard Consult- $90 (20-30 mins)

Extended Consult- $135 (45 mins)

Long Consult $180 (1 hour)

We accept HICAPS, EFTPOS, Credit Card (Mastercard, VISA and AMEX), Cash, Cheque, DVA/ Medicare (EPC referrals), Worker’s Compensation and Third Party Insurance Claims.

All payments are to be finalised on the day.

We also have discounted Pre-pay Packages.

Bio

sports and chiro, north sydney

Andrew Lim

M Chiro, B Chiro Sc, ART Provider (Full Body Certified), CTPS (Certified Tennis Performance Specialist), RTP (Registered Trigenics Practitioner), ASCA (Aust. Strength and Conditioning Assoc. -Level 1), Advanced Certified SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), Advanced Musculo-skeletal Dry Needling 

 

Andrew has a Masters in Chiropractic and his interest in Sports Chiropractic has led him to treat many athletes from junior to elite levels in many sports including tennis, golf, athletics, cycling, pole dancing, body building, power lifting and Brazilian Juijitsu and MMA. In 2009, Andrew was invited to work with a group of ATP Top 50 tennis players at the Australian Open. Other sporting events include World Masters Games, Oxfam Trailwalker, Port Macquarie Ironman, North Shore Open Tennis Tournament and Manly Seaside Tennis Tournament.

He provides corrective exercise rehabilitation as well as injury management and biomechanical correction as part of the performance based chiropractic care. Andrew has undergone training in optimizing running biomechanics with video analysis, with the specific aim at reducing and preventing injuries.

Recently, Andrew has completed his certification from the International Tennis Performance Association as a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS). This certification allows him to work closely with competitive tennis players from junior to ATP/WTA Level (and everything in between), with the confidence that they are in good hands.

Andrew has lectured and tutored Human Anatomy at Macquarie University. Part of his role at the university involved dissecting and preparing specimens for study. The specialisation in this area allows a greater understanding of the human body and so leads to a better understanding of his patient’s problem and how to manage them. Previously, Andrew has been a Clinic Supervisor at Macquarie University Student Clinic where he was involved in the training of future Chiropractors.

In his spare time, Andrew loves to watch all sports particularly tennis, soccer and rugby league. Andrew is a competitive tennis player who still loves to get out on the court for a regular bash, when his 2 beautiful kids allow him to.

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Scott Bessant

sports and chiro, north sydney

Scott has a Masters in Chiropractic and his passion for function and performance developed during his time at University where he began developing his interests through attending a variety of seminars including the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic Sports symposium and completing a Functional Sports Chiropractic course that allowed for the development of a deep understanding of movement dysfunction, mobility, stability and rehabilitation. He has also completed his sports trainer level 1 course and musculoskeletal dry needling.

His treatment approach has a focus on correcting movement dysfunctions with thorough assessment and a wide range of modalities including muscle release techniques, dry needling, manual mobilisations and stability exercises. Scott has, through external learning, gained an understanding of functional stability through the application of rehabilitation and breathing corrections that aid in the optimisation of correct body function.

Health and fitness has always been a high priority for Scott, who has actively involved himself in sports including Rugby league, Rugby Union and Surfing and he has consistently maintained a functional approach to resistance training that has furthered his ability to apply an understanding to improving performance.

What to expect

Our Initial Consultation is 45 mins.

You will need to fill in our Initial Consultation Form. We will ask you for detailed information regarding your condition and also other bits of information that you may not feel relevant, but may certainly important for us to formulate a better understanding of your condition.

Once we have enough information from you, we will perform a physical assessment, which involves a screenings and tests to help us firstly, re-create your pain and secondly, to better understand how or why your problem even exists. This second step is often the most valuable for us (and you), because if we can establish why you are having pain, it helps us to prevent and manage your condition much more effectively.

After this step, we begin treatment.

WE WILL ALWAYS TREAT YOU IN YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT.

We use a multimodal approach to treatment. This means we have more ‘tools’ allowing us to approach your condition from more angles. It also means that if you do not like a particular type of treatment, we can vary our approach to suit your needs. As our treatments are safe, gentle and low risk, we can carry out treatment without x-rays or other scans.

Once the first treatment has finished, we will discuss the treatment options or treatment plan, which will outline the best way to approach the management of your condition. This will often outline how many sessions we require to successfully resolve your condition, but also other valuable advice and recommendations to successfully prevent your problem from coming back, like stretching and strengthening exercises for example.

This is an important step, as we have found in our experience, that without a treatment plan, you will often end up back with the same problem/pain within a few months.

For complex cases, at this point we may even suggest scans or tests (X-Ray, MRI, CT or Ultrasound) or even refer you to another Specialist or Allied Health Professional (Podiatrist, Exercise Physiologist, Psychologist, Dietician etc.) for co-management of your condition.