Elia Chiropractic offers professional, personalised chiropractic care in a warm and friendly setting. Our practice facilities are some of the best in Melbourne, and our commitment to clinical excellence ensures you will always receive a quality treatment underpinned by the highest ethics, integrity, and professional standards.
Our services range from chiropractic adjustment, to sports rehabilitation, to pregnancy massage therapy. Whether you are experiencing pain or discomfort, or are seeking a comprehensive health and wellness solution, we aim to provide you with the best and most current evidence-based treatments available.
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractors practice a manual approach. Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to detect and correct problems in the spine, often before the patient is even aware they exist.
More often than not, when we tell someone that we are a chiropractic office, they immediately associate our vocation with neck and/or back pain. What many do not realize, however, is that chiropractic is a health care modality that provides significantly more than just a solution for pain.
Chiropractic is a lifestyle that involves all aspects of wellness, including exercise, nutrition, personal development, and stress relief. We have been fortunate to work with people from all walks of life (including newborns, children, and adolescents) and the outcome has been miraculous.
Our experienced sports chiropractors at Elia Chiropractic are highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injuries, with award winning knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy and physiology.
They carry out a thorough assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for all musculoskeletal injuries.
For complaints including:
Overuse injuries and stress fractures
Muscle tears, tendon and ligament sprains
Knee, ankle and foot injuries
Shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, hand & wrist pain
Treatment is likely to involve the use of chiropractic techniques within the treatment room combined with a more specific evidence-based exercise program in the studio gym. You will also be asked specific questions related to your particular sport or even to demonstrate some movements. This is to assess and evaluate the range of motion of muscles and joints, body posture, joint stability and alignment to identify the areas of weakness and determine the most suitable strengthening exercises. The goal is to help you return to full physical activity, prevent re-injury, improve strength and enhance performance.
PREGNANCY CHIROPRACTIC CARE
During the pregnancy process your body goes through many changes to create a safe and healthy environment for your baby.
During this time, women can have pain and discomfort, especially in the spine and pelvis.
When welcoming your newborn into the world, feeling relaxed and comfortable is essential to enjoying this special time.
Thankfully, with the support of Elia Chiropractic – you can be cared for regardless of your pregnancy stage.
Other benefits of Chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
Low back and sacroiliac pain relief
A potential decrease in labour time
Help reducing symptoms of heartburn and nausea
Overall health and well-being of the mother and baby both pre and post-natal.
Dry needling is a technique that utilises sterile acupuncture needles to treat myofascial trigger points, taut palpable spots in the muscle with the goal of reducing muscle pain and dysfunction.
Our Chiropractors have completed additional training in dry needling to refine their skills in this technique.
Treatment involves insertion of a needle into the trigger point, which is pain free, gentle and safe. This technique reduces muscles spasms and pain rapidly, and improves muscle flexibility and strength.
Dry needling can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:
Muscle tightness &/or pain
Acute & Chronic pain (arthritis, disc injuries)
We use kinesiotape to treat musculoskeletal injuries and improve athletic performance.
This tape is applied over muscles to help reduce pain and inflammation and restore function.
Kinesiotape is non-restrictive and gives you full range of motion so you can perform your desired sporting activity at maximal potential.
PAEDIATRIC CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Your child may experience a range of symptoms that may hinder their developmental growth stages – we are here to help! Problems like, persistent crying, irritability, ear infections and problems with learning and concentration.
Our Paediatric Chiropractor can assess the symptoms your child is presenting and prepare a solution and management plan to overcome these problems and refer you to appropriate health care professionals where needed.
Dr. Samantha Elia has undertaken a two-year Diplomate in Chiropractic Paediatrics, and is equipped with the most recent techniques and research to assist in the correction of physical aliments which may be hindering your child’s development; as well as maintaining overall wellbeing.
She uses gentle, low-force chiropractic adjustments to help relieve the stress and tension in the spine, pelvis, and cranium causing your child’s pain.
Spinal and pelvic misalignment in infants and children can occur from birth strain as well as in utero position. Realignment, along with easing tension in neck and upper body as well as the pelvic region can decrease irritation and interference in the spine. This can encourage and promote optimal health and wellbeing during these crucial stages of development.
Soft and deep soft tissue massages are provided. Massage improves circulation by bringing oxygen to the body tissues, relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and helps to break down scar tissue.
Our Chiropractors are well trained in a variety of hands-on soft-tissue techniques – some of which include, trigger point release, deep tissue massage, stretching and manipulations.
Soft tissue therapy is very effective in relief of back and neck pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and headaches.
A gentle mobilising and releasing technique used to improve the movement of cerebrospinal fluid in order to create vital body rhythm.
The aim of Craniosacral Therapy is to help correct structural imbalances in the human body allowing dysfunctional cells to heal themselves.
Our Chiropractors are well trained in this light-touch therapy to align structural integrity of the body that is the root cause of many structural and spinal imbalances.
This therapy not only helps with boosting general well-being, reduce stress, improve quality of sleep, and increase energy; it also it suitable for pregnant mothers, infants and children.
ADOLESCENT CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Adolescent skeletal structure takes time to mature and goes through many different changes, challenges during puberty and developmental stages.
We regularly provide care for teens experiencing neck or back pain, and aim to diagnose early onset conditions like, scoliosis and help with headaches and your adolescent’s concentration and performance at school.