Clinic News and Views

Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Failed Back Surgery

Failed Back Surgery – How we Help!

How We Help If You’ve Had Back Surgery.

Mrs. A is a 78 year old patient who attended the practice with chronic lower back pains and general disability. She had FOUR (4) lower back surgeries. The patient was due for surgery number five but decided on a different, more conservative path.

Looking at the X-ray of the lower back, you will note she had multiple fusions with metal rods. The metal fixations were ‘power drilled’ into the spine with four large self tapping screws.

Can Corrective Chiropractic Help?

Contrary to popular belief, it is important to be have your posture and spine checked for correct alignment. Particularly after surgery.

If you have had back surgery, fusions or plates put in the spine; they will alter normal lordotic (curvature) patterns in the spine.

The greater the translation forward of the body = the greater the load on the lower spine. More Load = More Pains.

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Friday, November 16th, 2018
New Spinal Centre Hours

The Spinal Centre – New Clinic Hours 

We are Growing to Serve You Better

As our team of practitioners continues to grow, we have altered the balance of the clinics to provide you with the best care possible.

Consulting times for practitioners may vary from what you have become accustomed, so check the new hours.

As always the friendly Reception Team can assist you to implement your treatment plan. Reception is available all day, every day during the working week from 8.00 am, and on Saturday mornings.

Be sure to secure the times that best suit your busy schedule.

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Friday, November 16th, 2018
Rear view of man gesturing with hand while standing against defocused group of people sitting at the chairs in front of him

December Spinal Workshops: Hawthorn 12th, Montrose 13th

Information Evening and New Patient Orientation Workshops 

Spinal workshops are designed to be fun and informative, enabling you to fully understand your condition and the implications on your health.

The relaxed presentation encourages participation. You will receive information to understand your spinal problems and get back on the road to recovery.

The Hawthorn Spinal Workshop is December 12th.

The Montrose Spinal Centre Workshop is December 13th.

Follow the link for all the details and incredible special offer for all those who attend.


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Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Spinal Health Report

The Patient Health and Wellbeing Dashboard

Your Gateway To Better Health.

All patients of the Practice have access to a range of fantastic features on The Spinal Centre Website.

Introducing the Patient Health and Wellbeing Dashboard. Your gateway to Better Health.

In an effort to save some trees and reduce the unnecessary waste of printing, we load all Patient test results, Posture Screen Analysis and Radiographic findings to the ‘My Dashboard’ feature on the Clinic website.

You can now view, and share, your test results in high resolution, digital format.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Melbourne Cup 2018

Melbourne Cup Day Hours

The Hawthorn Spinal Centre and Montrose Spinal Centre will be Closed for The Melbourne Cup on the 6th of November.

Both Centres will be open on Monday November 5th as per normal. Clinics resume normal hours on Wednesday November 7th.

For those going away, we wish you and your family a safe and happy long weekend.  We shall see you all on return.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
The Age Newspaper

Chiropractic BioPhysics Featured in ‘The Age’

CBP Featured in Lifestyle Magazine of The Age Newspaper

A recent article featured in The Age, explored one reporter’s experience with the ‘new Chiropractic trend’ Chiropractic BioPhysics.

Having tried standard Chiropractic, the reporter Sue Williams describes her experience with Dr. Alex Hopwood, a Chiropractic BioPhysics practitioner or ‘Corrective Chiropractor’.

Of interest is that Dr. Hooper and Dr. Hopwood trained together in America, completing the intensive CBP certification program at The Ideal Spine Centre in Boise.

This is an interesting first hand account of what it is like to receive CBP care.

Note that @ The Spinal Centre, the entire clinic is focused on the Postural and Structural Correction of CBP. In particular, the Hawthorn Spinal Centre, is built from the ‘ground up’ encapsulating the very best features of the larger rehabilitative centres in the USA.

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