Shire Chiropractic, situated in Gymea and established for over 40 years, is passionate about helping you achieve your health care goals. We use a unique approach, understand you are an individual, and tailor.

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We use many Chiropractic techniques in our clinic to help patients manage a range of musculoskeletal conditions and these are modified to all ages, from the newborn to the elderly, for a better quality of life.

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If you’ve never had Chiropractic before, don’t worry. We will explain everything as we go and answer any of your questions as you have them. On your first visit we will talk about your health history.

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About us


All bodily function is controlled by the brain through the nervous system.

The moving bones of the skull, spine and pelvis protect the delicate nerve tissue of the brain and spinal cord, yet allows flexibility.

Nerves require both electrical and chemical activity to relay a message from the brain to the bodies tissues and back again.

Altered movement in the protective structures of the brain and nervous system will have an effect on the messages sent in either direction. This may result in tissue malfunction leading to pain, stiffness, weakness etc.

Chiropractic is a health care discipline based on the fact that the body is a self healing, self regulating organism. These functions are controlled by the nervous system.

Chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutrition, exercise and lifestyle modifications to reduce nervous system interference and resulting musculoskeletal malfunction.

Chiropractors in Australia are government registered and regulated health professionals having undergone 5 years of university training. They must adhere to strict and extensive ongoing educational requirements to maintain their registration and association status.

Applied Kinesiology

A tool used only by health care practitioners registered to diagnose such as chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and medical practitioners.

It is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate the motor response of the nervous system to a sensory stimuli – a test of functional neurology.

Applied Kinesiology provides immediate feedback to guide the best and most individualized care plan for you, removing interference to your nervous system and restoring normal function.

Your Shire Chiropractic AK practitioner will use their knowledge of:

Anatomy – to balance muscle function ensuring strength, flexibility, co-ordination, posture and alignment;

The Nervous System – so your brain communicates with your body and your body can give regulating feedback to your brain unimpeded;

The Acupuncture System – to ensure balanced energy flow through the meridian channels of the body,

Biochemistry – for essential chemical reactions, energy production and hormone balance affecting the musculoskeletal system.

Emotions – as they affect the way your body functions.

Retained Neonatal Reflexes

A reflex is an action that occurs without us having to think about it, it doesn’t use higher brain function. We are all born with a set of reflexes required for survival and development in the first year of life that should become inactive as our higher brain develops. When they are retained for numerous reasons interference to the normal function of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems occur.

Retained Neonatal Reflexes can affect people of any age. Your Shire Chiropractic practitioner is able to assess for, and assist integration.

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Using modified pregnancy specific techniques, spinal and joint problems can be treated and may help to reduce lumbopelvic pain and restore correct nerve, spinal, muscle, ligament and joint balance.

Chiropractic For Babies And Children

Why would my baby or child need Chiropractic Care?

The way a baby is positioned during pregnancy, birthing – naturally or by caesarean section, sleeping postures, bumps and falls, sporting activities, heavy back packs, electronic media, poor nutritional choices, study and postural habits are all capable of creating significant musculoskeletal imbalance in a child’s body.

Your Shire Chiropractic practitioner has completed numerous post graduate studies in the field of “Paediatric” (babies and kids) Chiropractic and is fully qualified to detect and address these imbalances using specific, modified, techniques.

Sports Chiropractic

The focus of sports chiropractic is to provide care in the conservative management, rehabilitation and performance optimisation of the neuromusculoskeletal system for athletes.

Acupuncture And Dry Needling

Acupuncture is based on the 4000 year old Chinese premise that pain or illness results when energy and blood in the body cannot move freely through its designated channels.

The application of stimulation by needles, heat, pressure or laser to remove an energy blockage in the body can restore energy flow. We often use these in combination with other therapies to manage your condition.

Dry Needling is a treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle).

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At Shire Chiropractic we place great importance on the correct foods and nutritional supplements for optimal health & wellbeing...

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The way you think affects the chemical and physical health of your body. We have various stress management techniques...

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How you move your body greatly affects its function, either positively or negatively. We can help you rehabilitate following injury...

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