Sun: 11am-1pm & By appointment
Dr. Rami Tawil is the principal Chiropractor at our South Morang practice. He has nearly a decade of experience seeing people for a range of musculo-skeletal issues and health concerns. Dr Natalia Miletik also practices from our South Morang location. Natalia has experienced in seeing people with neck & back issues, and has an interest in family chiropractic. Both Rami and Natalia, are key members of the Wellbeing Chiropractic group which has more then 10 practices across greater Melbourne, and consists of a team of 10+ other passionate chiropractors, and more a dozen other allied health practitioners e.g. Remedial Massage therapists, Psychologists, Acupuncturists and others.
Our South Morang practice is is available for appointments 7 days per week. The practice has a warm and inviting environment which is conducive to healing. The practice has been recently fitted-out, so it is modern and fresh. We have new facilities including Omni Chiropractic treatment tables, spinal decompression therapy tables and digital x-ray facilities. Our primary goal is to offer high quality chiropractic treatment and customer service so you get the relief you are seeking, and have a positive experience. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
At your initial consultation with our Chiropractor, we will review your full health history, perform an orthopaedic and neurological examination and postural analysis. If appropriate and clinically indicated we can take spinal X-rays, and with facilities on site, this ensures you will save time and the images are available immediately for the Chiropractor to review and commence treatment sooner. Allow up to 30-mins for the initial consultation.
Following up or regular Chiropractic appointments or adjustments usually involve the chiropractor asking how you responded following the last appointment, performing any assessment they feel necessary, and then giving treatment and advice. If the Chiropractor ever feels like he cannot help your complaint or that co-management is needed, they will refer to the most appropriate health professional to assist further.
South Morang is located 23 km north-east of Melbourne’s Central business district on the Plenty river. South Morang is in the local government area of City of Whittlesea.
South Morang region was historically a farming district. Places of cultural and historical influence in South Morang include Farm Vigano and Le Page Homestead which is located in
Plenty Gorge Park. Mill Park directly south is a densely populated area, with a smaller residential area in South Morang. This is due to a large amount of space occupied by Morang wetlands and the Plenty Gorge Park.
The South Morang train station extension that was built in 2012, extending the South Morang line allows the area to be more accessible from Melbourne City. We have chiropractors available throughout these northern suburbs to ensure you receive high quality care without having to travel a large distance.
Above is a historical picture of the original South Morang station.
South Morang is approximately 50 minutes from the city by car and approximately 1hr 20 mins by train.
Treatment modalities as listed below may not be appropriate for every patient. Modalities will be deemed appropriate after the initial consultation where the Chiropractor reviews the information from the history, examination and appropriate imaging if applicable. Treatment typically consists of modern and traditional chiropractic techniques as follows:
Manual adjusting – high velocity, low amplitude thrust that results in cavitation (cracking & popping) of a joint. This allows the joint to move more freely and can reduce pain, allowing your body to move into a better posture
Extremity adjusting – this involves the same concept as above but targets joints other than the spine, such as knees, ankles, wrists, feet, elbows and shoulders. This is particularly important in athletes or sports people who use these areas more frequently.
Soft tissue techniques – releasing tight muscles with an instrument called Arthrostim. This instrument produces a fast thrust and recoil motion that replicates a manual adjustment without the cavitation. It is shaped like a handheld drill and it’s two prongs on the end target specific areas in the joints and muscles. It is commonly used to release a trigger point or muscle knot that are often the cause of pain in back and neck pain presentations. This technique may be appropriate if you desired a more gentle technique or have experienced post-adjustment soreness after traditional manual adjusting.
Activator – instrument assisted adjusting tool. This is a hand-held tool that our chiropractors use to administer a measured force adjustment that is also quicker than applying an adjustment by hand. This tool is used where normal adjusting may be contraindicated, or simply because the patient prefers this approach.
Trigger point therapy – using pressure with hands/elbow to target muscle knots. Muscle knots are a bundle of tight fibres in a muscle that can been under stress.
Thompson technique – this uses a specific style of table which have segments that move up and down separately from one another. This allows the chiropractor to set a segment up before delivery the adjustment, which drops back down in line with the table. The postulated effect is that the joint gaps or opens during the adjustment to allow more movement, also decreasing the amount of force that the chiropractor has to use to achieve the adjustment.
Sacro-occipital technique (SOT) – this technique is predominantly centered around pelvic blocks which are two triangle shaped blocks that are placed under the pelvis to alleviate lower back issues. This treatment is often used as an adjunct to manual adjusting, but it can also be used alone.
Gonstead technique – this technique is also focused on high velocity, low amplitude adjusting by hand. It uses more posterior to anterior direction with adjusting as opposed to rotational forces used in most traditional adjusting techniques.
Your South Morang Chiropractor may use just one or many of these techniques as described above to be able to achieve the best results for you.
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