Dr Chris Webster
Treatment of postural disorders and scoliosis have been a specialty in his practise.
Dr Chris Webster graduated from the RMIT Chiropractic program in 1983 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic). He commenced private practise in Essendon in that same year. Dr Webster sat and passed the National Board examinations to allow him to practise in the USA also in that same year.
Work related injuries and the postural rehabilitation have been interests that Dr Webster has followed in his 25 years of practise.
In 2002 he entered the LaTrobe University Occupational Health and Safety stream and completed the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma certifications. Dr Webster majored in Ergonomics. He is currently completing his masters thesis.
In 2007 he became a registered OHS Management auditor and mixes his private Chiropractic practise with consulting in Occupational Health and Safety.
Dr Leesa Payne
Having had chiropractic care for most of her life, Leesa has experienced and witnessed the positive influences the practice can have on a person’s health, wellbeing and vitality.
She is dedicated to delivering a new level of care to her patients with a niche focus on whole body wellness. In addition to her chiropractic degree, Leesa has also undertaken post graduate studies in Applied Kinesiology (AK) and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET).
Originally from Adelaide, Leesa gained her qualifications in Perth and now resides in Melbourne. When she’s not with her patients, she enjoys her time as a newlywed, shopaholic, café culture addict and strong devotee to her ever fuzzy feline, Rusty.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive health care practice based on the premise that an active and healthy body depends upon a healthy nervous system. Your spine houses and protects key parts of the nervous system. Everyday activities can lead to misalignments in the spine stressing vital nerve pathways, jamming the super freeway of information that travels from your brain to your body.
There are many different ways of correcting these imbalances in the spine which are safe, gentle and effective for people of all ages. These corrections are called “Adjustments”.
Chiropractic treatment is just for bad backs, right?
Ourchiropractors help people with a wide range of conditions that are known to be improved by chiropractic treatment. You may be surprisedat some of the problems that chiropractors can help. Here are somethings that you might not have thought of:
- General health maintenance
- Neck pain
- Numbness / Tingling
- Leg pain /Numbness
- Sciatica and Disc problems
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Stimulation of the immune system
- Shoulder / wrist / elbow problems
- Hip/Knee/Ankle/Foot Problems
- Carpal tunnel
- Digestive problems
- Lethargy / Fatigue
- Poor concentration
- Women’s health problems
- Accidents / Whiplash
- Tennis elbow
- Sports injuries
- Poor posture
Is chiropractic therapy safe?
Chiropractic is the largest non surgical, non drug prescribing health care profession in the world. Its popularity is largely due to its success helping millions of people world wide. The risk of a complication with neck adjusting (manipulation) is 6.39 per 10 million adjustments and 1in 100 million for low back adjustments.
So statistically, you are 24 thousand times worse off with neck surgery and 5 thousand times worse using off using anti-inflammatory drugs compared to seeing a Chiropractor and receiving a neck adjustment. Chiropractors enjoy lower insurance premiums than many other healthcare professions due to the low risk of chiropractic treatment.
(Source: “Efficacy and risks of Chiropractic manipulation: What does the evidence suggest?” by Ian Coulter, Ph D Journal of Medicine, Vol 1, number 2, pp. 61-66)
What training and qualifications do chiropractors have?
Chiropractors in Australia complete a five year tertiary degree in Applied Science. In the course they are taught anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, clinical sciences, radiographic technique and interpretation. Chiropractors complete the same number of hours in Anatomy and Physiology as Medical students. Chiropractic University hours are double that of a standard physiotherapy degree.
Chiropractors are fully licensed health professionals who are governed by Registration Boards in every state of Australia. Government bodies such as Workcover, Comcare, Transport Accident, Veterans Affairs and more recently Medicare all recognise the benefits of Chiropractic by paying costs of treatment for people who are eligible under these schemes.
Your First Visit
When you are seen for the first time by our Chiropractors a thorough health history and examination is conducted to assess your problem. This will include a physical examination that includes orthopaedics tests, neurological tests, postural assessments and specific muscle tests (isolating each individual muscle and testing its ability).
These tests provide accurate information regarding the function and balance of your body. Should x-rays be required, you will bulk billed on Medicare. Once the examination is complete, your chiropractor will recommend the best treatment to bring about the health changes you are seeking.
Initial Consultation $70
Further Consultation $55
Pensioner/ Child Initial $60
Pensioner/ Child Further $45