Our Como clinic prides itself on professional, evidenced based, patient-centred, and effective chiropractic care.
If you’re unfamiliar with patient-centred care, and what that means. It means our patients are encouraged to take an active role in their care, and to make decisions about their health and wellness goals.
We work together to achieve your goals, and give you the best care possible.
Our well-located and accessible clinic is located on Preston Street in Como, neighbouring South Perth. We are a short walk to the river, lovely parks, and even closer to some of the best coffee in Como.
There is ample free street parking, and limited parking behind the clinic. Servicing Perth and surrounding suburbs – South Perth, Kensington, Bentley, Karawara.
More and more, evidence supports early referral and assessment of musculoskeletal pain patients to an appropriately qualified musculoskeletal clinician such as a chiropractor. Chiropractors are not only trained to treat musculoskeletal pain patients, they are also trained to facilitate health promotion and lifestyle advice, rehabilitation and patient education.
View our Chiropractic services on our website our call the clinic to talk with the team!
There is a common misconception that chiropractic care involves a singular therapeutic technique – spinal manipulation (spinal adjustment). Chiropractors, however, should use a patient centred, multi-modal model of care.
Most Australian chiropractors provide a therapeutic approach to care that incorporates a range of manual therapies which may include spinal adjustment, but also includes mobilisation, muscle and soft tissue techniques along with exercise prescription, rehabilitation, nutritional recommendations and lifestyle advice. These have been shown to be of benefit to people with a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
When treating patients, chiropractors are no different to any other health professional (including GPs). They make an assessment and develop a treatment plan in accordance with the needs of the patient and provide advice on future management strategies.
Chiropractors use skill, not force or strength to conduct specific chiropractic adjustments. Various types of manual therapy and low force interventions are also used where appropriate.
Chiropractic care has a very low risk profile, especially when compared with more invasive methods of spinal healthcare however, all forms of chiropractic treatment have the potential for adverse reactions in some people.
A chiropractic adjustment is the application of a specific force in a precise direction, applied skilfully to a spinal joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving as it should. This can help improve or restore motion to the joint, helping the spine to gradually regain more normal motion and function.
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually the chiropractor’s hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly-accurate thrust. Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require a slow, constant or indirect pressure.
The short answer is this varies from person-to-person. Initially the approach to care is to get you to a position of being pain-free as quickly as we can. We follow the best evidence regarding patient scheduling for new patients.
The typical care plan is as follows:
– 1-2 appointments per week for roughly 4-6 visits
– 1 appointment per fortnight for roughly 2 visits
– 1 appointment per month ongoing for maintenance care.
None of this is set in stone, and often patients may require more or less than is recommended above, this is just a broad plan to give you an idea of how we address initial appointments.
1 Haas M, Groupp E, Kraemer DF. Dose-response for chiropractic care of chronic low back pain. The Spine Journal. 2004;4(5):574-83.Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2004.02.008
“There was a positive, clinically important effect of the number of chiropractic treatments for chronic low back pain on pain intensity and disability at 4 weeks. Relief was substantial for patients receiving care 3 to 4 times per week for 3 weeks.”
What is maintenance care?
Maintenance care is an evidence-based approach to care and is an effective prevention method where patients come in at regular, and specific intervals to maintain the healthy, pain-free function of their bodies and to help prevent recurrence of similar episodes of pain.
2 da Silva T, Mills K, Brown BT, Pocovi N, de Campos T, Maher C, Hancock MJ. Recurrence of low back pain is common: a prospective inception cohort study. J Physiother. 2019 Jul;65(3):159-165. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2019.04.010. Epub 2019 Jun 14. PMID: 31208917.
“Within 12 months after recovery, 69% (95% CI 62 to 74) of participants had a recurrence of an episode of low back pain, 40% (95% CI 33 to 46) had a recurrence of activity-limiting low back pain, and 41% (95% CI 34 to 46) had a recurrence of low back pain for which healthcare was sought.”
Why do I need it?
We recommend maintenance care to most patients, especially those who have had multiple occurrences of the same pain, or pain in the same region multiple times. Maintenance care is likely to reduce the recurrence rate of pain and decrease its severity if it does occur. Visit our South Perth Chiro Clinic on Preston Street in Como to talk to Dr Jake about your care plan.
3 Iben A, Lise H, Charlotte LY. Chiropractic maintenance care – what’s new? A systematic review of the literature. Chiropr Man Therap. 2019 Nov 21;27:63. doi: 10.1186/s12998-019-0283-6. Erratum in: Chiropr Man Therap. 2020 Jan 28;28(1):11. PMID: 31832142; PMCID: PMC6868774.
“Presently, Maintenance Care can be considered an evidence-based method to perform secondary or tertiary prevention in patients with previous episodes of low back pain, who report a good outcome from the initial treatments.”
Jake has always wanted to work in healthcare, even from a young age.
He has a passion for sports, rehabilitation, and exercise. He is also extremely passionate about helping others achieve their goals and move the way they want to!
Jake focuses his treatment on evidence-based patient-centred care and managing musculoskeletal injuries which includes a combination of rehabilitation programming, chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue techniques such as massage, myofascial release/stretching and trigger point therapy. Additional techniques Jake also incorporates into care are the use of Kinesio Taping, flexion-distraction, drop piece, and activator. Jake loves to work with patients of all ages from infants to the elderly, and from all backgrounds from chronic pain management and acute pain management to sports injury management and athlete performance.
Jake can provide services for injury claims from motor vehicle accidents, worker’s compensation, and the department of veteran affairs (DVA). Jake is passionate about continuing his education and has plans to take on more university study to extend his knowledge and provide the best care possible.
Helping others to feel their best and be pain free is a true passion for Jake
Luke is the CA at MyChiro on Preston. Luke will be your first port of call for bookings, product information and purchase or anything else a patient could possibly need.
He brings a warm, friendly, and knowledgeable presence to the front of house at the clinic.
Luke has been around Chiropractic most of his life first being treated as a toddler, and continues care to this day, he is excited to pass on all the information he has learnt over the years of going to and working for chiropractors, and other valuable information he has picked up during his studies.
Prior to studying Chiropractic Luke completed a Bachelor of exercise and sports science and a Bachelor of Education, He then decided to pursue a degree and career in chiropractic.
He is currently in his 3rd year of the Chiropractic degree at Murdoch. He is hoping to get a chance to work with elite athletes, and sports teams after completing his degree in 2025.
Luke also has a keen interest in rehabilitation, and sports performance.
MyChiro on Preston has made a lot of changes to the way our clinic operates in order to keep patients and practitioners safe during the pandemic.