Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic and What is a Chiropractor?

 

Chiropractic is natural, effective and drug free.

Chiropractors are trained at university for a minimum of 5 years to attain the qualifications necessary to practice chiropractic. A Doctor of Chiropractic (or DC)  is  is a highly trained allied health professional who deals primarily with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, pain or conditions. Chiropractors adjust (manipulate) your spine and extremities and utilise soft tissue therapy (massage techniques) to help you feel better. We incorporate appropriate techniques as clinically indicated or with patient preference.

 

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession that begun in 1895, and is the art, science and philosophy concerned with the body's nervous system- believed to be the main control mechanism of the body's muscles, joints, glands and cells.


Our Chiropractor

Dr. Peter D. Theilade BSc (H Biol)BSc(Chiro)BChiro
Dr. Peter has completed 8 years full-time university study with a degree in Human Biology (ECU) and two degrees in Chiropractic (Murdoch). He has a keen interest in acute and chronic pain, general spinal health, wellness and family chiropractic care. He is registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia governed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Medicare EPC and DVA referrals are accepted by him.


In 2008, as a final year chiropractic intern, he formed part of small team that treated patients in the Pilbara (Paraburdoo, Tom Price and Jigalong). He has been in private practice since 2009 and has served throughout Perth metro (Murdoch University,  Armadale, Kinross, Subiaco and Wembley) and in the southwest (Narrogin, Busselton,  Margaret River Masters Surf Comp, Nannup, Pemberton and Northcliffe).


Previously, Dr. Peter has taught and examined students at Murdoch University (as a Laboratory Instructor to 1st year chiropractic, exercise physiology and sports science students, an examiner of 4th and 5th year chiropractic interns and as an examiner to international chiropractors sitting Western Australian Chiropractic Board examinations (for Australian registration). He has been an Outreach Clinic Supervisor at Palmerston Farm (alcohol and drug rehabilitation centre). Currently, he is still serving as a Clinical Supervisor to final year interns at the Murdoch University Chiropractic Clinic (MUCC) and has done continually since December 2011. 


Dr. Peter utilises evidence-based recommendations alongside a variety of chiropractic adjusting/muscle  techniques. The adjusting techniques range from traditional HVLA (high velocity low amplitude producing a "cracking sound") to the mechanically assisted table ("big bang- loud but mainly gentle") to a handheld instrument assisted adjustment (considered mainly low force producing a "clicking" sound). Mobilisations and soft tissue techniques are also incorporated solely or as part of the overall treatment plan and will be discussed prior to being implemented with any patient.



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