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Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is often perceived to be associated with the treatment of back pain only. However, it is an effective treatment method for various musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Many patients are turning to chiropractic care to treat pain and symptoms such as, muscular dysfunction, tingling, numbness, sprains and strains.

At SWSM, our chiropractors are specifically trained to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries. Our practitioners utilise a combination of modalities including, soft-tissue therapy, dry needling, rehabilitation and Active Release Techniques (ART). Unlike traditional chiropractic care, our practitioners provide hands-on treatment, not just the use of adjustments or manipulations.

Where necessary we refer or co-manage with other health care providers (within SWSM and externally), to ensure that that our patients receive optimal care and return to activity as quickly as possible.

Alongside private practice, our practitioners are injury management consultants with Spectrum Healthcare, providing corporate healthcare to some of Australia’s largest companies including Linfox Logistics.

Active Release Techniques (ART)


Active Release Technique (ART) is an increasingly popular treatment technique used for a range of musculoskeletal conditions. ART is a soft tissue based technique which treats problems with muscle, tendon, ligaments, fascia and nerve. In particular, ART is an effective treatment method for over-use injuries.
Overused muscles and soft tissues produce hard, dense scar tissue, binding down the tissues that need to move freely. As the scar tissue forms, the muscles become shorter and weaker. Additionally, the tension in the tendon causes tendonitis, trapping the nerves.

All of these factors have an adverse effect on the body, resulting in a reduced range of motion, loss of strength and pain. If a nerve is trapped it may also bring upon tingling, numbness and general weakness.

How does ART work?


Each ART session is involves assessment, examination and treatment.

The technique involves shortening the tissue, applying precise and direct tension to the abnormal tissues and then lengthening the tissue.

There are over 500 treatment moves or ‘protocols’ which can be administered to the different parts of the body.

ART is an effective treatment aid for various injuries including:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Hip and knee dysfunction
  • Chronic pain

Sydney Gymnastic and Aquatic Centre
Rooty Hill RSL Club Complex
12 North Parade
Rooty Hill NSW 2766

Ph: 02 9851 5959
Fax: 02 9851 5960

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Saturdays - 8 am to 1 pm

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