That Will Put You on the Path to Wellness!
"Its eaiser, cheaper and less painful to manintain your health than it is to fix it once its broken." - Dr. Abney
The young man squanders his health in search of gold; the old man squanders his gold in search of health- Ancient Chinese Proverb
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." - Thomas Edison.
You can be assured – we are commited to providing you with the very best treatment available.
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My approach to Chiropractic Care is simple:
Initial Pain Relief
This phase of treatment is designed to get you out of pain fast. This will take 6 to 12 visits over 2-4 weeks. The treatment will reduce your pain to manageable levels.
The goal of any treatment plan is to resolve your condition. This phase of treatment takes 4-8 visits over 2-4 weeks. During this phase of treatment we will use proven pain relieving treatments that will get your body back to normal and ready for the Rehabilitative phase of treatment.
The Rehabilitative phase of treatment is designed to give you the tools you need to keep your condition from returning. This phase of treatment takes 4 weeks and has a strong emphasis on home care and lifestyle corrections.
Completing corrective and rehabilitative care qualifies you for one of our reduced fee wellness plans. Wellness care or supportive care is a personalized phase of treatment that is designed to keep you healthy and prevent any set backs that might occur after your condition has been corrected.
You might think you know what you need best but I assure you this system works and has cured thousands of patients just like you.
The key to any successful course of treatment is to properly identify the cause of the problem and to treat said cause. To determine the cause we must first start with a detailed history. A truthful and detailed history gives me the insight into your condition that I will require to fix your condition.
Following the history we will go into a detailed examination. In my offices I focus the evaluation on the condition that I believe you have. This information is formed from the history. I use a variety of specialties. I usually start with a range of motion study. I follow this up with Orthopedic, Neurologic and Chiropractic testing that confirm your diagnosis.
The history and evaluation of your condition are critical if we are going to fix your condition.
Massage Therapy is one of the oldest healing arts. Chinese records dating back over 5,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians used different forms of massage for a variety of ailments; even Hippocrates recommended the use of rubbing the joints for circulatory problems. Today, in the fast paced world the benefits of massage are even more important than ever. As stress reaches epidemic proportions and more and more people are taking psychotropic drugs just to get by with their daily routines. Massage is an integral part of many physical rehabilitation programs. Massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, stress, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, depression, and more.
Be F!T Gym
Be-Fit Wellness is a community based wellness center conveniently located to help you achieve your optimal wellness goals. We offer circuit training, cardio, free weights, personal assistance, massage, chiropractic physiotherapy, acupuncture, weight loss and nutritional counseling. Our personal coaches will show you how to use the circuit gym with an easy to follow program and are also available for one-on-one personal coaching.
Be Fit Gym & Memberships
Being located in down town Brisbane the proximity of the gym makes getting to the gym very easy. Many of the members simply walk from their homes.
The Be Fit Wellness Memberships offer significant discounts on our already very low bay area pricing.
Please contact our office to see the membership plans for Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture and gym memberships. You can be a member for any one of the items above offered. For example, you can just be a gym member or you can be a gym and massage member, or a chiropractic and gym member. There are many more combinations. Our goal is to find the right membership plan for you.
Acupuncture treatment is only one of the many treatments used in Traditional Chinese Medicine's approach to remedying disease and disorders of the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for thousands of years successfully treating injuries and illness. TMC views the body as being in a delicate balance between two opposing and inseparable forces: Yin and Yang. Yin represent a cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represent a hot, excited, or active principle. TCM likens the human body to a highly complex electrical circuit board. Like an electrical circuit it must be kept in good working order if it is to function effectively. If a circuit breaks down it will result in illness or injury. A major concept in TCM is that health can be achieved by maintaining the bodies natural "balance state". Disease is a result of an internal imbalance of yin and yang, This imbalance leads to a blockage in the electrical flow of energy called qi (pronounced "chee" meaning vital energy) along the pathways known as meridians. Acupuncture uses hair thin needles inserted into the skin to release the qi allowing the body to heal naturally.
X-Ray and Explination of Findings
It is absolutely amazing how much information you can get from a simple x-ray. Even a medically normal x-ray is loaded with information that can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of your condition.
I will explain the findings to you in English so you can see what I see. I always feel more confident in treating your condition after I've had the opportunity to evaluate your films.
With that said, I don't take x-rays on every patient and old x-rays can be just as valuable as current films.
Patients frequently ask if x-rays are really necessary. My response to this common question is that I wouldn't recommend them if I didn't think they were necessary.
Some of the medical criteria for taking x-rays are: trauma, pain in the morning, unexplained pain, history of arthritis, chronicity of pain. I also recommend x-rays when there is no history that explains how the pain started. Similarly when the examination fails to indicate a cause.
Are X-Rays Safe
X-rays are safe and a cost effective way to view the structure and general condition of the spine. They can reveal spinal regions under high stress and expose areas of degenerative change. This can often provide essential additional information which correlates history and examination findings allowing for a more accurate spinal analysis and a more individualized and effective treatment plan. X-rays are also useful in assessing the appropriateness of chiropractic care. They can help to rule out the existence of more serious pathological processes such as spinal fractures, tumors and infections which require immediate emergency medical intervention.