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Chiropractic

At Performance Care, we deliver chiropractic care in conjunction with physiotherapy, Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.®) and exercise rehabilitation for all our patients as indicated.

Chiropractic is recognised as a safe and effective form of manipulative therapy suitable for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

The effectiveness of chiropractic spinal manipulation in the treatment of acute and chronic low back and neck pain has been well-established by outcome-based research (1). Research and systematic reviews have also concluded that spinal manipulation is an efficacious treatment for low back pain, neck pain and chronic headache (2). Spinal manipulation has also been shown to provide long-term benefits when combined with physiotherapy exercise programs (3).

Hurwitz, E. L., Aker, P. D., Adams, A. H., Meeker, W. C. & Shekelle, P. G. (1996). Manipulation and mobilization of the cervical spine. A systematic review of the literature. Spine 21, 1746-1759; discussion 1759-1760.

Vernon, L. F. (1996). Spinal manipulation as a valid treatment for low back pain. Del Med J 68, 175-178.
Hurwitz, E. L., Morgenstern, H., Harber, P., Kominski, G. F., Yu, F. & Adams, A. H. (2002). A randomized trial of chiropractic manipulation and mobilization for patients with neck pain: clinical outcomes from the UCLA neck-pain study. Am J Public Health 92, 1634-1641.

Bronfort, G., Haas, M., Evans, R. L. & Bouter, L. M. (2004). Efficacy of spinal manipulation and mobilization for low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review and best evidence synthesis. Spine J 4, 335-356.

Hurwitz, E. L., Aker, P. D., Adams, A. H., Meeker, W. C. & Shekelle, P. G. (1996). Manipulation and mobilization of the cervical spine. A systematic review of the literature. Spine 21, 1746-1759; discussion 1759-1760.

Bronfort, G., Assendelft, W. J., Evans, R., Haas, M. & Bouter, L. (2001a). Efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic headache: a systematic review. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 24, 457-466.

Bronfort, G., Haas, M., Evans, R. L. & Bouter, L. M. (2004). Efficacy of spinal manipulation and mobilization for low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review and best evidence synthesis. Spine J 4, 335-356.

Taimela, S., Takala, E. P., Asklof, T., Seppala, K. & Parviainen, S. (2000). Active treatment of chronic neck pain: a prospective randomized intervention. Spine 25, 1021-1027.

Bronfort, G., Evans, R., Nelson, B., Aker, P. D., Goldsmith, C. H. & Vernon, H. (2001b). A randomized clinical trial of exercise and spinal manipulation for patients with chronic neck pain. Spine 26, 788-797; discussion 798-789.

Evans, R., Bronfort, G., Nelson, B. & Goldsmith, C. H. (2002). Two-year follow-up of a randomized clinical trial of spinal manipulation and two types of exercise for patients with chronic neck pain. Spine 27, 2383-2389.

Book in for a chiropractic assessment today. Call us on  02 9438 1486 or email info@performancecare.com.au