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SPINAL HEALTH CHECKS

Free spinal health checks at Soaring Health

At Soaring Health, we believe that regular spinal assessment is an integral part of maintaining optimal health and wellbeing. Spinal assessment can also help fitness enthusiasts and athletes to prevent pain, injury and movement limitations and optimise performance. As part of our commitment to enriching lives and helping people to realise their potential, across our wellness, sports and community divisions, we are proud to introduce the free spinal health checks program at our Thomastown and  Craigieburn clinics.  

How does the spine affect health and fitness?

Your spine not only provides a vital structural scaffold, it is also the critical link between your brain and the rest of your body. Your spine affects your entire central nervous system. It makes sense, then, that even small or gradual spine changes can, over time, result in significant symptoms and impairments. Common changes to the spine include loss of correct balance and posture, which impairs nervous system function and can eventually present as pain, pressure or muscle spasms. Decreased spinal function can also undermine the body’s own healing mechanisms. This can mean compromised recovery from illness and injury. On the flip side, maintaining good spinal health with regular checks can facilitate optimal healing, leading to better overall health and fitness. 

chiropractic postural assessment
chiropractic postural assessment
Prevention is better than cure
Often, the reason we learn of a health condition or illness is pain or other symptoms that impede our ability to function in daily life or fitness and sports activities. We become aware that our movement, function or performance is compromised or diminished. Unfortunately, by the time dysfunction is evident, a condition, injury or illness has often progressed. We may have unknowingly experienced gradual deterioration of spinal balance or be suffering from conditions such as increased curvature, muscle weakness or spinal degeneration. A spinal health check can detect these adverse changes before they cause dysfunction, illness or injury. Just like preventative healthcare screening such as skin cancer checks, this test may be an investment in your long-term wellness. If you don’t think you need it, now is the perfect time to book. We believe it’s preferable to keep you well in the first place or treat an emerging problem early rather than ‘fix’ serious dysfunction later. 
 
Why chiropractic?
Many people assume symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, stiffness and numbness are due to stress, dehydration, nutrient deficiencies or viruses. And while they certainly can result from other causes, it’s more common than you might think for such symptoms to indicate adverse changes related to the spine. Chiropractic (from the Greek words for ‘hands’ and ‘practice’) is a holistic, hands-on, drug-free healthcare discipline that comprehensively assesses and treats conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal system with an emphasis on the contribution of the nervous system.   
What does a spinal health assessment involve?

This comprehensive assessment measures:

  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Orthopaedic assessment
  • Range of motion and flexibility
  • Tenderness in spinal bones, joints, muscles and other soft tissues
  • Neurological testing
  • Overall health and wellbeing, medical history and lifestyle factors
What to expect

Your spinal health check with a Soaring Health chiropractor will take about 30 minutes. While this is purely an assessment and no treatment will be provided, you will leave our clinic with a clear picture of your spinal health and how it relates to any symptoms or health conditions you may have, your overall wellbeing and, if you’re an athlete, your fitness and sports performance. Based on your assessment, your practitioner will provide clear, easy-to-understand information and insights that empower you to take control of your body and lifestyle for optimal health, wellbeing and fitness. If your assessment suggests that you may benefit from chiropractic treatment, you will also be equipped with a detailed recommendation and clear expectations about predicted progress and outcomes. We pride ourselves not only on exceptional treatment, but on a transparent, collaborative approach between practitioner and client. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Do you want to prevent injury, illness and conditions that may later cause pain or affect function and movement? Schedule your free spinal health check now. Simply click the button below to book. 

Free Postural Assessment