What is Chiropractic

Chiropractic Care focuses on the health and wellbeing of your spine and nervous system and is a natural, and scientific health care option.

Your musculoskeletal system (your body) is made up of hundreds of muscles and bones. Your nervous system, made up of your brain and kilometers of nerves that travels through the body, controlling muscles, organs and cells which allows your body to breathe, move, think, see and exist.

When your spine is compromised i.e. restricted in movement, it affects the delicate relationship between your brain and your body, it’s what Chiropractors refer to as subluxation. These subluxations restrict the ability for the nervous system to communicate with your body. The spine, skull and pelvis all allow for movement of the body and function of the nervous system, and is a vital nutrient for healthy living.

The principles of Chiropractic care is that your body should be able to heal itself and your organs self-regulate. Your nervous system sends trillions of messages every second between your brain and body so your body is reliant on it functioning effectively. If these messages are interrupted your brain won’t make adequate decisions and may impact your heath in a number of ways such as migraines, back pain, illness…..

Restoring the flow of your nervous system, through Chiropractic care can help build and maintain optimal health.

Your first visit

During your initial consultation you receive a physical examination and if you agree we provide treatment. Your chiropractor will ask you a number of health related and condition specific questions in order compete a full assessment. Your answers will assist in determining whether any further special tests are required (such as x-rays) prior to continuing with the physical examination.

During your initial consultation with Yarra Valley Innate Chiropractic, you’ll receive a detailed consultation where we will ask you a series of questions about your overall health as well as specific questions relating to any conditions you have.

Your initial appointment will run for 30 minutes which will enable us to determine whether any further tests are required i.e. x-rays to gain a clear picture of the spine prior to continuing with any physical exams. We may also use a range of assessment tools including EMG scans (measures electrical activity of your muscles and assists us to identify nerve interference).

Once we have conducted a full assessment we can provide you with a health care plan to get you on the road to better health.

Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help your body prepare for birth and beyond pregnancy.

During pregnancy a hormone called relaxin is released though the body which stretches and loosens your joints and can increase strain on your nervous system as your body changes. Whilst this is normal during pregnancy it can also be problematic, as some joints may become unstable and cause pain or dysfunction.

Pregnancy can cause strain on every part of the body causing your feet, ankles and knees to swell, some women have acne, whilst others may experience tenderness and enlargement of the breasts. Your pelvic may shift, stiffness in the neck, vomiting, and changes in appetite and last but not least apparent bladder volume changes. At Yarra Valley Innate Chiropractic we help you understand and assist in managing all of the physiological effects of pregnancy.

Kids and Chiropractic

Having a healthy start to life is integral to having good health, which is why at YVIC more and more parents are seeking treatment for their children. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, which is why some parents have their newborns checked shortly after birth.Your child will learn to hold up its head, sit, crawl and walk, this can all affect the alignment of your child’s spine. That’s why at YVIC we make sure that your child receives the best care. Our Chiropractors have received additional training which enables us to adjust children of all ages and provide ongoing care and management of your child’s health. We use techniques that are, gentle and most of all modified to be suitable for children of all ages.

As your child grows it’s important to provide then with a balanced diet, emotional and physical support to help them grow to healthy young adults.

Whilst most physical falls can be fixed with a band aid and a hug, Chiropractors look at the underlying structural changes to your child’s spine, pelvis, skull and nervous system. Poor diet and emotional stress can have a negative impact on your child’s body just as greatly as a physical fall.


Whilst we would all like to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle, occasionally life gets in the way and all the best intentions of staying fit and healthy are put on the backburner. If you feel pain then you should listen to the messages your body is sending you.

When pain signals are fired through your body it’s usually because your body’s in a state of inflammation and has done all it can to heal itself. Once your body has reached this point it can take a while for the inflammation to settle. Chiropractic care is a great way to reduce pain, improve your body’s health andmore importantly help you to understand why it happened and what you can do to prevent further re occurrences.

Chiropractic treatment can assist in reducing lower back and neck pain and headaches, which is why so many individuals and families seek treatment from a Chiropractor.

At Yarra Valley Innate Chiropractic our aim is to get you back to better health quickly and stop the pain. With regular chiropractic adjustments, your pain subsides and in time you experience increased movement, strength and function. Many individuals choose to continue their adjustments and optimise their nervous systems and body which can have a far more profound effect for your body.

Success in your Spine

The human body is a complex system made up of nerves, muscles, bones and joints all working together to achieve motion. Nerve fibers stimulate muscles to enable them to contract, which in turn moves the bones around the joints and the nerve system controls it all.

A lack of motion can have a detrimental effect on everything from our digestion, emotional state, how our immune system functions, concentration levels,our sleep and even to how long we live. Without enough motion, your body cannot function efficiently. Over time you may begin to experience a range of conditions from headaches to high blood pressure not to mention reduced energy levels and the lack of ability to mentally focus.

Your Chiropractic Visits

From the moment you walk through our doors you can be rest assured you’ll feel right at home.
Our goal is to eliminate every shred of apprehension or fear you may have about visiting the chiropractor. Our team are here to help answer any question you may have.

Chiropractic care involves a series of visits, each one builds from your previous visit. We’ve found that one of the best ways to have a successful relationship with our practice members is to explain everything to you each time you see us.

The more you understand about your body, how it functions and what we can do to help, the better the results for a happier, healthier you. It’s simple.
Take some time to explore our informative website, learn about our chiropractic care and the techniques we use. Call us to make an appointment and start your journey to improved health and wellbeing.

We look forward to meeting you.