SERVING PARRAMATTA SINCE 1960
Heggie Chiropractic is founded on providing ethical service to the community and seeks to offer the highest quality evidence-based conservative chiropractic care using gentle non-invasive techniques including massage, stretching, and chiropractic adjustment by hand.
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History of the Clinic
James Heggie started Heggie Chiropractic in 1960, the first formally trained chiropractor in Parramatta, having studied at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa USA. The clinic was joined by son, Christopher Heggie in 1985. Having passed on a lifetime of experience to his son, James retired from practice in April 1992. Chris has carried on the tradition since that time.
Dr Christopher Heggie
Christopher Heggie has studied at the Phillip Institute of Technology (Now RMIT) in Melbourne graduating with a B.App.Sc. Chiropractic, in 1985 and has been in continuous practise since. Constant participation in continuing professional development and satisfaction of all professional registration requirements ensures an up-to-date appreciation of modern developments in the chiropractic field and general health.
Christopher is a member of Chiropractic Australia and the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia, as well as satisfying all the registration requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
"The human organism is highly resilient and broadly adaptable to a wide range of structural imperfections and it is only after a threshold (of deformity) has been surpassed that function is degraded."
About Chiropractic Healthcare
Chiropractic as a portal of entry into healthcare
Commonly treated conditions such as headaches including migraine and cluster headaches, neck and back pain, extremity pain, in fact all forms of musculo-skeletal pain.
Patients frequently presenting with such conditions also express their relief from other symptoms such as exhaustion, dizziness, nausea and fatigue.
Chiropractic is a fully integrated part of the health care system – not an alternative or competing system to other disciplines. No referral to a chiropractor is necessary.
We view the human body as being like a vehicle for the expression of the individual. As with all vehicles the body requires maintenance, a tune up if you will, but unlike your family car, which comes with a service manual, we have to work out our own unique, individual maintenance requirements. We take our body to the Dentist for our teeth, the optometrist for our vision or a physician for our medical needs, so we take our body to the chiropractor for musculo-skeletal realignment and balancing.
While there are some risks associated with all forms of treatment, thankfully chiropractic is conservative and non-invasive and has demonstrated over the past 123 years that it is safe for all ages when provided by a well-trained and experienced practitioner.
What to Expect
Initial Visit and Treatment
Your first visit to Heggie Chiropractic will comprise a detailed history of your health, a physical examination focusing on the musculo-skeletal and neurological systems of the body, followed by an explanation and description of the types of treatment considered necessary in your care plan.
Treatment is always on the basis of informed consent and is most usually provided during the first visit unless further tests or imaging are required prior to treatment.
As well as the appropriate chiropractic care, advice on posture, an exercise programme including stretches and general nutritional and dietary suggestions will be offered.
Most patients will respond favourably to chiropractic care. Treatment will initially be required two to three times the first week or two, with frequency decreasing to once per week then per month or quarter as required. Children and young adults do respond more quickly and may not need to come as often. Scheduling is always based on fully informed consultation between patient and practitioner.
As with all vehicles, the human body will always perform at its peak if maintained at its optimal level, so patients will generally be guided as to how to recognise when their own body would benefit from a chiropractic tune-up – before it starts to exhibit signs and symptoms!
Chiropractic services receive rebates from all health insurance companies and can also be provided with up to five visit per calendar year by Medicare under the Enhanced Primary Care Program when referred by a G.P.
"Scientific literature strongly supports the finding that chiropractic, and specifically, spinal manipulation is generally safe. The evidence regarding spinal manipulation indicates that the incidence of serious injury is if not trivial, extremely low. Of the more common adverse effects resulting from spinal manipulation, nearly all are transient and minor. Overall, the safety profile of spinal manipulation is excellent and more so when compared with other treatment options."
73 Boorea St
Blaxland, NSW, 2774
Level 1, Suite 14
410 Church St
Parramatta, NSW, 2150
0403 766 206
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