Providing excellence in healthcare
on the Gold Coast since 1980....naturally
Established by Dr Peter Pedersen
DC DO NTMD CIM
Certified Practicing Member C.O.C.A.
Nationally Registered Chiropractor and Osteopath
Whilst our main concern is the structure of the vertebral column (spine), we are thorough in our evaluation of your entire physical condition.
Our assessment includes all aspects of structure from the feet up. Inflexibility in the feet not only causes sore feet, it has repercussions throughout the body, whilst conditions such as pronation (rolling inward and flattening the arch) may not cause sore feet at all, yet can completely disrupt mechanical function throughout the rest of the body.
Your vertebral column is undoubtedly the most vital of the structural components, because it houses and protects the extension of the brain called the spinal cord. The nerves that pass from the spinal cord, through small openings in the vertebral column, carry messages to every part of the body. If you don't have proper and complete function of these nerves, your body cannot operate at 100%.
A simple example is headache...what drug do you take when you get a headache? Is the headache caused by a deficiency of that drug? Of course not! The drug is just used to "kill the pain"...but what about the cause? Most commonly it is nerve interference, frequently affecting the vertebrae in the neck, often caused by poor posture, worsened by certain activity, increased over time and decreasingly responsive to treatment by the drug. So what do you do? Get a stronger drug, of course! Or...you could alter the activity that aggrevates the posture that affects the vertebrae in the neck that irritates the nerves that cause the headache. Or...you could have a neck adjustment to "realign" the vertebrae and take the pressure off the nerve...or take valerian to relax a bit. Anyway...the headache example is just that, an example. Many conditions have commonly accepted treatments that give symptomatic relief, but they just don't get to the cause.
Our attention to the structure of your spine is not just on the bones; it includes all of the components; the muscles, ligaments and soft tissues. Similarly with the rest of the body, we consider all aspects of structural integrity, postural imbalance and exercise physiology. One definition of health that appeals to us is "Health is 100% function", and that leads us to our second area of expertise.
The basis of our practice is the restoration of function, pain free function, through the correction of biomechanical conditions that are the result of injury, posture or improper use. Most new patients come to us for correction of an already known, functional condition. We hear patients say, "I have back pain" or "My neck is out", and it is easy to understand that there must be an underlying functional problem.
We have patients who come to us for asthma, headaches, vertigo, digestive problems, insomnia and all manner of conditions and disorders ... and we provide the same explanation, there must be an underlying functional problem.
Our practice is health care, restoration and maintenance, and our method is biomechanical. We help you to restore function through the safe, non-surgical methods that have been proven through time and substantiated through science.
Varies according to personal circumstances such as severity of injury, level of flexibility and over-all well-being.
Your personal treatment recommendations are discussed at the initial consultation and the expected duration of treatment is explained.
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Group Practice since 1977
63 Warrener Street
Corner of Nerang-Broadbeach Rd
Nerang - Gold Coast
Monday to Friday:
8am - 5:30pm
8am to 4pm...ish
If you are looking for an established and respected
holistic health centre, we
invite you to visit our practice.
Our experienced support team and specialist therapists
will work with you to achieve the best possible health outcomes.
Dr Peter Pedersen DO DC
Dr Clive Carter DC DO
Dr Zac Lewis DO
Leisa Wheeler (Naturopath)
Sarie Kessler (Physiotherapist)
Tamara McPhan Massage
Robin Tim So Acupuncture
Chrissie Gray Massage
(Qi beauty training)
(Qi beauty practitioner)
Kirby Pedersen Reiki
And when it all gets too much,
we have a mini Day Spa ..
while you sleep with:
Anti ageing without the chemical consequences!
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Your Health Matters Group Practice - Lifestyle and Wellness since 1977 - 63 Warrener Street Nerang / corner of Broadbeach-Nerang Road. Exit 71 on the Eastern side of the M1
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