Posture

Get a tailored care plan to help you back on track, allowing you to reach your optimal health potential.

Are you experiencing
poor posture?

We know how much poor posture can affect your everyday life. There are many reasons why you can have discomfort so here at Freo Chiro, we are here to get to the bottom of it all. 

Lifestyle changes such as spending more time on devices (phones, laptops or computers) and decreased physical movement (less exercise or moving in general) as well as genetics, injuries and illness can all contribute to your posture becoming less than ideal. This can have a ripple effect across the body and also cause other parts of your body to not function correctly.

What is ideal posture?

Ideal posture refers to an alignment of the spinal column and all other segments lined up closely or as balanced to a central line of gravity that runs through the centre of the body. This is where muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments function at your best with as little effort and energy as possible.

The first step to correcting your posture is to identify the signs that you need to take action. Take a look at the signs of poor posture below, do any of these relate to you?

Signs of poor posture:

  1. Rounded shoulders.
  2. Potbelly.
  3. Bent knees when standing or walking.
  4. Head that either leans forward or backward.
  5. Back pain.
  6. Body aches and pains.
  7. Muscle fatigue.
  8. Headache.

 

How to correct your posture?

The posture you develop is controlled by automatic feedback systems in your nerves which stem from your central nervous system in your brain, so not only are you able to correct your “wonkiness” with some movements and exercises, but your chiropractor can have an effect on this with your adjustments.

At Fremantle Chiropractic, our chiropractors can take Posture Photos as part of your discovery and examination sessions and can identify any issues that you may be struggling with. Not only can we incorporate a tailored care plan to address these concerns as part of our prevention process, but we will also give you the tools to function in balance.

Our Posture Poles are also a fantastic resource for you to use at home to help get the most out of your care plan and it is also a handy tool to use while you are having a lunch break at work!

Take a look at our four steps to better health below, and make a booking so we can assist you in correcting your posture today!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT FREMANTLE CHIROPRACTIC

Ready to take the steps towards a better you?

Our dedicated team at Fremantle Chiropractic provides quality chiropractic care in a safe and family friendly environment. The below steps are what you can expect in our Fremantle practice.

01

Discovery

Here we listen to your health concerns, gathering all the information about what’s happening right now, along with your health journey to date. 

02

Examination

Then we want to get our hands on you!  We want to feel your spine and take you through the objective tests that will tell us what your body is doing right now.  

03

Get Started

We pride ourselves in being able to put together all of the information and come up with a care plan to help to get you back on track, allowing you to reach your optimal health potential.  

04

Prevention

As we want to be able to check your progress regularly, our extensive objective tests allow us to do that. At regular intervals we will perform key tests to make sure that you are healing and headed in the right direction.

Our Dedicated Team

Our team is the best thing about us! We bring a wealth of experience as well as a desire to serve and a passion for what we do.

Our 3 chiropractors bring their own unique skill and knowledge set and we meet regularly to discuss cases and share new techniques and approaches. 

We are committed to life-long learning and service.

Dr Jenny Askwith

Bsc Chiro,
B Chiro

Dr Jenny is the director of Fremantle Chiropractic.

She was born in Perth and spent her childhood growing up in the northern suburbs. Once she graduated from school she attended Murdoch University to complete her chiropractic degree. 

Dr Taylor
Vagg

BscMChiro

Dr Taylor is the principal chiropractor at Fremantle Chiropractic.  She has a special interest in looking after difficult and chronic cases as well as infants and children.  

Dr Stephanie Brindal

Bsc Chiro,
B Chiro

After graduating from Murdoch University Dr Steph practiced for many years in a leading multi-disciplinary practice in Sydney’s Northern beaches.  

Dr Maddison
Melrose

Bsc(Chiro),
BClinChiro

Dr Maddi graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic, with distinction. 

Jasminka
Zaneta

Chiro Assistant

Jasminka joined our Fremantle chiropractic family in 2020, after coming from a retail management 
position. 

FAQs

Everyone has questions before their first visit. So, to help you prepare, we have formulated some of our most commonly asked questions for you to check our before you visit us.

If you still have questions before your first visit feel free to call the team today!

I’ve heard about chiropractic adjustments, but I don’t really know what it is?

An adjustment is the corner stone of chiropractic care.  It is the term that chiropractors use to describe what we do to achieve optimal movement and function in the spine and nerve system.  There are so many ways that we can do an adjustment.  It will always involve some form of analysis to find the area in the spine that we want to affect and then we will choose from our various techniques to put input into the spinal joints.  Specialised tables and instruments help us to perform gentle specific adjustments, but our most valuable tool is the chiropractor’s hands.  

An adjustment is gentle and should be a pleasant experience.  Sometimes we might couple an adjustment with other forms of body work as well as give you advice on movement, nutrition and other helpful tips to bring your spine and nerve system back into balance.

How long do I have to keep coming to the chiropractor?

How long and how often you get adjusted is entirely up to you.  We like to work with people to develop a care plan that is specific to them and designed to get them to their goals as quickly as possible.  How quickly people get results is often dependent on how good they are at following advice.  If you can make the necessary improvement in lifestyle factors like movement, nutrition and relaxation as well as reduce the things creating stress in your environment, there’s a much better chance that you will get results faster.

Our observation has been that any time that you want to make change in your body, time and repetition are involved.  Take weight loss or fitness for example.  Making changes in your spine is no different which is why your chiropractor might advise you to have consistent visits over a period of time.   Importantly, you are in the drivers seat.

Do you see babies?

Yes, we see lots of infants and children.  Our chiropractors are trained and qualified to look after people of all ages and we are fortunate to enjoy referrals from various healthcare professionals.

A visit to the chiropractor for a baby if incredibly different to that of an adult.  Sometimes it might involve home care and referrals to other health providers and it will never involve cracking or clicking.   We always take time to speak to parents at length about their objectives and concerns and explain everything in detail so that parents can make an informed choice about their child’s care.

I’m in pain, should I see a chiropractor now?

We see people in pain every day.  It’s not uncommon for us to help a person out of their car because their low back has flared up or to turn the lights and music down for someone who is in the middle of a cracker migraine.  We will do what we can to help you get more comfortable.

People come to see us with all kinds of pain from hip and leg pain to headaches and general aches from too much time sitting at the computer.   If you are wondering if chiropractic is the right thing for your particular situation, the best thing to do is to come and have a chat with us.  It is usually clear pretty quickly if you are in the right place or not.

I’m not in pain should I see a chiropractor?

It doesn’t really make sense to wait until your car has broken down to get it serviced so why would you wait until your body has broken down to look after it?  Sometimes the small niggle and aches that you have been putting up with are actually your body’s warning system telling you that something isn’t right.  One of the things we hear is “it hasn’t been bad enough to go see someone”, but our advice is don’t wait for a niggle to become a bigger problem.

We also enjoy looking after people who are proactive about their health and get adjusted regularly as part of their healthy lifestyle choices.

Can I claim with my health fund?

All of our chiropractors are registered with AHPRA so if you have chiropractic cover in your premium you will be able to claim.  As a paperless practice we email all of your receipts, which makes it easy to claim online.

I’m pregnant; can I come to the chiropractor?

At Fremantle Chiropractic we see a lot of pregnant women.   It might be that one of our regular people becomes pregnant and we get to look after them for their whole pregnancy or perhaps an expectant mother who is fed up with the aches and pains that appeared in her second trimester might want some help.  We utilise a range of techniques specific to pregnant women and make sure that you are comfortable the whole time.

It’s really important to note that although you might have heard someone say that a chiropractor ‘turned my breach baby’, there are not chiropractic adjustments that directly touch or move your baby.  The idea is that if we can help to allow the mothers pelvis and spine to move normally then the baby will also move and position itself in an ideal way.

Quick Booking Form

To make a booking, please call the practice on 9336 4577, or fill in your details below and our lovely admin team will be in touch.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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