World Donkey Day

Donkey’s are celebrated today .

Since early civilisation the Donkey has helped carry the load of man . They are a very special animal and today they are celebrated .

I am involved with the Good Samaritan Donkey sanctuary in The Hunter Valley . Many of the donkeys , come to the sanctuary as rescues . Therefore in need of some treatment ,as some are lame . Animal Chiropractic treatments are of great benefit to their recovery . It can be very satisfying helping these lovely donkeys .
Neil Gregory

Treating Sally at Good Samaritan Donkey Sancturay

Archies Support Slides now in stock

Archies arch support slides are now in stock at Mona Vale Chiropractic Centre. The new range compliments Archies arch support thongs. We have an extensive range of colours and sizes. Once you try Archies, you will never wear anything else. Highly recommended by your local Chiropractors.
Call in to try them to find the perfect fit or phone us on 9997-5773 to order

Refer a Friend and receive $40 Credit

Everytime you refer a friend (including family members) before June 30th 2023, you will receive a $40 credit to your account. This can be used for any treatments or products at Mona Vale Chiropractic Centre.

Updated low back pain treatment guidelines

One of the top medical journals – The Annals of Internal Medicine, has published a paper updating the guidelines for the treatment of low back pain. The paper is titled ‘Non invasive treatments for acute, subacute and chronic low back pain: A clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians” February 2017. The authors of the guidelines looked at studies of non-invasive (IE not surgical) interventions for treating acute, subacute and chronic low back pain.

It should be noted that acute pain lasts less than 4 weeks, subacute lasting between 4-12 weeks and chronic being pain lasting longer than 12 weeks.

The authors concluded that the following can help as a first line treatment (before taking medications) for acute/subacute low back pain:

  •  Heat
  •  Spinal manipulation
  •  Massage
  •  Acupuncture

Medication should only be considered if there has been no improvement. Patients should discuss the possibility of taking ibuprofen or muscle relaxants with their health care professional.

For chronic low back pain (lasting more than 12 weeks), the authors concluded that the following can help as a first line treatment:

  •  Exercise
  •  Rehabilitation
  •  Spinal manipulation
  •  Acupuncture
  •  Mindfulness based stress reduction – meditation

At Mona Vale Chiropractic Centre, we can use the above recommended techniques to assist and help relieve low back pain. Also, if you are not keen on having spinal manipulation, there are many other techniques that we can use to get the results you are after.

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Mitchell Roberts – Chiropractor 

Chiropractic could save you $000’s in surgery for your dog

Beau came to me yesterday from Blacktown.  Beau was suffering complete loss of the use of his back legs.  Bowel actions plus urination had seemingly lost control.  He had no control of the tail and was not even able to wag the tail.
He possibly suffered a fall injuring a lumbar disc it seemed to be L 4/5 .
Beau had 2 visits to the Vet.  Surgery was recommended at a cost of $8,000 .The Blacktown vet Dr Russ Dickers suggested that Beau see a Chiropractor first.
Wendy and Billy, Beau’s owners drove to MONA  Vale to have a treatment .
On exam I observed an inability to walk and a loss of bowel control.  Motion palpating of the back revealed a lumbar disc lesion at L4/5 with a subluxation.  Acupuncture was done to the lumbar spine using bladder points and adjustments to the lumbar spine L5 and the RHS Psis which was P.I.  I also used cold laser to the lumbar spine.
Wendy reported Beau slept all the way home and on arrival at home he walked into the house and was wagging his tail.  I have recommended full rest, meaning no activity, and a follow up treatment on Saturday .

Chiropractic for Dogs

On a recent visit to the Sydney Dog Show, Neil caught up with Dr Harry Cooper – TV veterinarian and fellow animal chiropractor. Dr Harry talked about the fantastic improvement chiropractic care can give dogs and how it can improve their quality of life. It can allow them to become more active, helping them when they first get up in the morning with stiffness or even before/after exercise. (Just like me!)

Neil deep in discussion with Dr Harry

Both Harry and Neil agreed as to how rewarding adjusting dogs is and how quickly you can see the results!

Neil adjusting his dog Ruby

Exercise Classes at Mona Vale Chiropractic Centre

Exercise classWe are now running rehabilitation focussed Exercise Classes at Mona Vale Chiropractic Centre. The classes focus on building core strength and flexibility and are at the following times;

Monday 6pm
Thursday 6pm

We will be adding more class times as demand requires.

The Exercise Classes are build core strength and improve your range of movement.  Our Chiropractors and Massage Therapists will be liaising with the Instructors who are conducting the classes.  This will ensure that specific exercises are tailored to patient needs.  Our aim is to work as a team to get the best results for you, our valued patient.  The classes will have limited numbers so that individual attention can be given.  They will take place in our newly set-up exercise studio which is adjacent to the clinic at the rear of the building.

The cost of the class is $25 casual visit, $100 for a 5 class pass and $170 for a 10 class pass.  The classes are claimable through private health funds.

Pre booking is required.  Please call Jo on 9997 5773.

Best Wishes

All of us at Mona Vale Chiropractic Centre