Do you suffer from muscle soreness or cramping? Joint pain? Inflammation, bruising or swelling? Poor posture or limited range of motion? More and more people are discovering the benefits of Kinesiology Tape for assisting these conditions.
When applied correctly, the kinesiology tape’s unique elasticity (we use Rocktape) causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkles. This decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin, boosting blood and lymphatic flow, reducing pain, improving range of motion and increasing body awareness.
TIPS AND TRICKS!
RockTape lasts 3-5 days, so you really don’t need to be applying it at the last minute before exercise. The adhesive in the tape is heat activated, so you ideally want to have the tape on an hour before exercise, or even two hours before water based exercise. Why not get it on the night before and sleep in it? That is the best way to ensure it is well stuck for your morning exercise.
Please ensure that the area to be taped is clear of hair (shaving is fine) so that the tape can fully adhere to the skin to obtain maximum benefits.
Get it off GENTLY: RockTape sticks well, but it does come off quite easily if you are careful. PLEASE DON’T USE THE “BAND-AID” TECHNIQUE OF “GRIP AND RIP”. When using any type of adhesive tape on skin, most skin irritation occurs when the skin is subject to traction force with an aggressive removal technique. RockTape comes off more easily when it is wet, and we recommend peeling the tape back on itself SLOWLY, in the direction of hair growth (to avoid a waxing effect guys- the girls usually know this!), and if possible, whilst supporting the skin behind the tape as it is gently eased away. If you, or your skin, is particularly sensitive, then apply some oil over the tape before removing it and the oil will break down the adhesive and make the removal much easier.
RockTaping @ Active Wellness Centre
Lynn and Vanessa have undertaken RockTape practitioner training (including “Power Taping”) to optimise your injury recovery and prevention.
A 10 minute RockTaping Add On can increase the benefit of a Remedial Massage, Musculoskeletal or Chiropractic treatment or Exercise session. Your practitioner may suggest this, or feel free to request a RockTaping Add On. This can also be added to a 15 minute RockTaping session should there be multiple or extensive areas to be taped – $20
The first visit is really about finding out whether the treatment we provide is right for you. The chiropractor will sit with you and get a history of your reasons for visiting and any important previous health history. A thorough examination will then be performed to work out what is going on and to determine if chiropractic is likely to help you. If it is likely to help then treatment can begin. The chiropractor may give you a referral for x-rays or other imaging if required. If the chiropractor feels that a different form of treatment would be more beneficial or that chiropractic treatment is not suitable, you will be advised so that you can move in the right direction to get the results you want.
What Does Treatment Involve?
Treatment involves the use of a number of proven techniques to restore function and get you feeling better as soon as possible. The different techniques are chosen based on the specific issues present, the patient age, pain/levels present, preference of the patient and most importantly what is going to work for that individual. Techniques include chiropractic adjustments (can be traditional manipulation or more recent non-manipulative techniques), muscle release therapy; dry needling and home exercises and rehabilitation advice.
Do I have to get “Cracked”?
No you don’t. Approximately one third of our patients choose non-manipulative (“non-cracking”) chiropractic treatment. There are a number of very effective techniques to correct misalignments without the “crack”. Young children and people into their nineties commonly get these types of chiropractic corrections, as do those who simply don’t like the idea of being cracked. For those of you who love the tried and tested manipulation style chiropractic then we are more than happy to accommodate you as well.
Does it hurt?
Chiropractic treatment itself should not cause pain, rather should decrease pain and have you feeling better. In fact some patients actually experience a rush of euphoria following treatment due to a release of endorphins. It is not uncommon to experience a “good soreness” when the body starts moving and functioning properly again. Like if you haven’t exercised for a while and start again and get a similar “good soreness”.
Is chiropractic treatment supported by GP’s?
A lot of GPs understand the benefits of chiropractic care in treating musculoskeletal conditions. We get many referrals from, and work closely with a number of local GPs.
Do I need a medical referral?
No. You can arrange to see the chiropractor of your choice at any time without the need for a referral. However, if you qualify for treatment under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program offered by Medicare, you will need a referral from your GP. It will cover up to a maximum of 5 chiropractic visits per year. Likewise, chiropractic care under the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) will also need a medical referral from your GP.
Peter Anderson B.Sc. M. Chiro. (Chiropractor)
Active Wellness Centre 15 Boree St Ulladulla NSW 2539
02 4454 1863
Standard members may select two treatments/services per month and Premium members may select four treatments/services per month (max 2 of any one service/treatment) from the following:
Standard Musculoskeletal Treatment (Value $68)*
Gain pain relief, injury recovery, postural alignment and increased mobility. Includes assessment, massage, gentle corrections, exercise prescription and MSK treatment including dry needling as needed.
Standard Chiropractic Treatment (Value $56)*
Reduce pain, relieve discomfort and move better! Manipulation or gentle non-manipulation techniques are used to assist various conditions including back and neck pain, all joint issues and postural imbalances.
30 min Health Consultation (Value $60)
A health overview and wellness coaching with holistic lifestyle and nutritional advice. A great way to look at the “big picture” of your health and plan for ongoing vitality and wellbeing.
30 min Remedial Massage (Value $60)
A firm therapeutic massage focussing on areas of muscular tension, pain and/or stiffness. Highly beneficial for pain relief, injury recovery and maintaining optimum flexibility/mobility.
Personal Training Session (Value $60)
A session created just for you to help you reach your wellness goals. Held in the comfort of your own home, outdoors or at a studio if preferred using minimal portable equipment and innovative techniques.
45 min Relaxation Massage (Value $55)
Soothe tired and tense muscles, improve circulation, boost your immune system and lower blood pressure, all whilst relaxing your mind and calming your emotions!
40 min AHA Rejuvenate Peel (Value $60)
This highly effective anti-aging treatment uses natural alpha hydroxy acids and fruit enzymes (no harsh chemicals!) to deeply exfoliate the skin leaving it refined, brightened and revitalised.
40 min Hydrating Facial (Value $60)
This deeply nourishing facial gives an instant lift to dull, tired skin. Herbal extracts, papaya enzymes and organic shea and coconut butters help to reduce redness, replenish lost moisture and add luminosity.
Counselling Session with Lisa (Value $80)
Explore your life experiences in a caring, non-judgemental and supportive environment. Lisa’s highly effective approach to counselling is one of working alongside people to achieve their goals.
* Client must have already undertaken an Initial Musculoskeletal or Chiropractic Treatment
Booking Your Membership Treatments/Sessions
After selecting the treatments you would like for the month, please call the Centre on 02 4454 1863 to book. You are welcome to book a few months in advance if this suits your lifestyle. We want you to get maximum benefit from your membership, so do consider a variety of treatments for total well-being! To ensure that you are able to book for the treatments of your choice, please book your treatments/sessions by the 15th of the month. Should we be unable to accommodate a treatment/session requested prior to the 15th of the month, the Centre will carry over this entitlement to the following month. We will endeavour to honour all appointment requests made past the 15th of the month, but if we are unable to accommodate these, unfortunately the treatment/session shall be forfeited and not carried over to the following month.
Appointments cancelled within 24 hours or not attended without notification will not be re-booked. Where there are exceptional circumstances, re-booking of this appointment will be at the discretion of the Centre management.
Health Fund rebates may still be claimed directly with your fund by obtaining a receipt after your treatment.
These items are available for sale in the centre.
Active Wellness Centre stock a variety of products to help with rehabilitation, prevention on injury and beauty and skin care. Don’t pay for postage or wait weeks to receive your product just come and visit us for reliable advice and great products.