The Chiropractors

 

chiro_skeleton.jpg - largeWho Are The Chiropractors?

Dr. Bradley Potter

Bradley graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology(RMIT) in 1994, after completing the 5 year Chiropractic degree. He then worked in England, Ireland and Portugal until 1996.  Upon his return to Australia, Dr Potter worked in practices throughout Victoria, NSW and SA. For 13 years Brad was the principle chiropractor at Potter Chiropractic Centre in Hoppers Crossing and in 2010 he took over the running of Day Chiropractic Centre. He has also completed postgraduate courses in  Chiropractic Pediatrics, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Applied Kinesiology and  a 2 year Graduate Diploma in Animal Chiropractic.

 

Dr. Sally Fitzpatrick

Dr Fitzpatrick graduated from RMIT university with a double degree in Chiropractic in 1996. Sally ran her own practice in Torquay for 5 years before taking maternity leave. With many years of clinical experience Sally has been working with us at Day chiropractic centre since 2010.

Why Do People See A Chiropractor?

 

Relief Care
Our goal is to eliminate or reduce the majority of your discomfort, and stabilise your initial
complaint and health concerns. Visits are frequent and regular, normally two times a week.
 
Corrective Care
Our objective is to correct any underlying spinal problems, as well as strengthen the
muscles, improve spinal function and promote healing of tissues. Visits are less frequent,
normally once a week or once a fortnight.
 
Wellness Care
The majority of clients at Potter Chiropractic choose wellness care for themselves and their families. Maintaining a properly functioning spine and nervous system may catch small problems before they become serious, and allow you to be your best. Visits are less frequent, normally every four to six weeks.
 

familypyramid.jpg - largeWhat Happens? & When?

 
What to expect on your first visit
To find out if we can help you, we ask questions and listen. On your first visit we will sit down with you and discuss your current health situation. We then perform an examination of your concern to assess whether you are a good candidate for Chiropractic care. This includes physical, orthopaedic and neurological examination. We may also refer for further investigations such as x-ray, CT or MRI scans. Such imaging is typically not required with children.
You should allow 40 minutes for your first visit
 
What to expect on your second visit
We will tell you what we have found, what we can do to help, how long it may take. Our practice enjoys high levels of patient satisfaction because we explain everything in advance.
You should allow 30 minutes for your second visit
 
Regular Visits
A typical ongoing treatment visit will be approximately 15 minutes and as well as discussing your progress, follow-up visits will involve repeating a few important tests that showed up from your initial examination. This way we can continue to monitor your improvement. Your care will involve spinal adjustments/manipulation, soft tissue therapy and home management advice, as needed.
 
Spinal adjustments/manipulations are gentle and specific movements to the spine and are performed differently depending on your age and type of spinal problem. Other techniques may include extremity adjusting and various muscle techniques.
 
Most follow-up visits only take about 10-15 minutes. We respect your time and will try our best to see you at, or very close, to your scheduled appointment time.
 

chiro_skeleton2.jpg - largeHow do we work?

 
The chiropractors at Day Chiropractic are equipped with a range of techniques both gentle and firm to suit your body and personal preference. In the initial consult we will put together a plan to best suit you and treat you comfortably.
 
Our Skill Set Includes;
 
Diversified
The oldest and the most widely used and taught technique that chiropractors employ which gives the popping or cavitations of the joints.
 
Gonstead
A technique which was created by the son of an engineer who had an advanced insight of the mechanics of the spine who revolutionised spinal adjusting and gave a whole new perspective to chiropractic treatment.
 
Activator Methods
Use a small, hand-held metal instrument that delivers a gentle but very fast thrust. The thrust is developed from the rapid release of a compressed spring inside the instrument. Cavitation, or  "popping", of the joint typically does not occur. The majority of the adjustments are performed
with the you lying face down.
 
Sacro-Occipital Technique
A very light technique which revolves around gently setting the foundation of your spine as well as the upper most portions of your neck into the right place.
 
Applied Kinesiology
Uses muscle testing to locate problem areas in your body which may or may not be producing symptoms yet which needs to be addressed as well as giving us insight into how best to treat your condition. Applied Kinesiology is often used
as apart of our assessment of your problem.