About your balmain chiropractors

Christopha John Knee B.Sc, M.Chiro, CSCS

Chris completed his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Chiropractic at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. Chris most recently completed the Certificate in Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in the USA. Chris has a keen sporting interest having played and participated in representative soccer, tennis, surfing and athletics.
Chris’s core clinical goal is simple: Help people back to pain free function as quickly as possible using evidence based chiropractic methods, muscle therapy and exercise prescription.
Chris has special interest in injuries such as shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tear, running injuries and acute and chronic neck pain. Chris recently completed the 2014 Ironman Australia triathlon in Port Macquarie in 10h20min.

Toby Kai Hudson B.ScExSp, M.Chiro, AEP

Toby completed his Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science at the University of Sydney and his Masters of Chiropractic at Macquarie University. In 2014 Toby was awarded his Accreditation in Exercise Physiology (AEP) through the Exercise and Sports Science Association in Australia. “Practice what you preach” is what Toby stands for having completed 7 Ironman triathlon events, 15 marathons and over 12 half marathons. This keen interest in adventure and sport has taken him all over the world to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Fuji and to trek the Kokoda Track.
Toby has special interest in running knee pain, patellofemoral pain syndrome, as well as low back strengthening exercises. Toby recently completed the Fitz Challenge Extreme 253km ride through Canberra, placing 12th in a time of 10h08min, as well as the 2014 Ironman Australia triathlon in Port Macquarie in 10h06min.

Our Mission

Our Balmain chiropractic mission is to provide a chiropractic centre of excellence to the people of the Inner West Sydney including Balmain & Rozelle. Our Chiropractors are dedicated to treating the cause of the problem not just the symptoms, providing authoritative, current, high-quality information to our patients, families & general public.

At Spine Associates Balmain our Chiropractors provide comprehensive care and management of musculoskeletal conditions, with particular emphasis placed on diagnosis and multi-modal treatment protocols. Our purpose is therefore centred on achieving efficient and effective chiropractic treatment outcomes for the people we serve.

At Spine Associates Balmain and Rozelle our Chiropractors continuously strive to exceed service & care expectations of those we serve. Each of our Balmain chiropractors treat every patient with the utmost respect, providing evidence-based, cost effective & accessible treatment options that are individualised for healing, quality of life and/or sports performance. The Balmain and Rozelle chiropractic team also offer a relaxed & friendly environment conducive to enhancing your health & well-being.

What to expect at Spine Associates Chiropractic Clinic Balmain and Rozelle.

A thorough assessment

At Spine Associates Chiropractic Clinic Balmain we start every treatment with a thorough and complete history and physical assessment. Our chiropractors do this to gather all the possible information about your injury. The assessments involves orthopaedic testing, muscle tests, gait (walking) assessments, neurological testing and functional testing such as watching your tennis serve or throwing action. These assessments give our chiropractors the information to do two things: to determine the injured structure and to attain an accurate diagnosis. For example we might know you have neck pain but with our testing we can get even greater and more accurate information to isolate your pain to a specific structure such as an intervertebral disc and then go one step further and even make judgement as to what is going on with that injured intervertebral disc such as a disc bulge or slipped disc. If necessary our Balmain chiropractors will send you for a special image or test such as an X-ray, MRI or CT-Scan.

An accurate diagnosis

This is the most important part of the consultation with one of our Balmain chiropractors. An accurate diagnosis must be achieved if an effective and specific treatment is to be delivered to the site of injury or pain. Not only do our Balmain chiropractors give you an accurate diagnosis we also explain how the injury came about and the mechanics of the injury. Sometimes this is very simple and common injury mechanisms may be simple such as sitting for long hours or increased athletic training. Other times it is more complex and requires a greater explanation from one of our Balmain chiropractors, this is necessary in injuries such as slipped discs and chronic pain conditions.

An effective treatment

Our Balmain and Rozelle chiropractors deliver safe and effective treatments that are gentle and based on the best available research. Because our chiropractors pride themselves on their ability to give you a sound and accurate diagnosis our treatments are extremely specific and targeted at the site of injury. Treatments may include may include joint therapy, muscle therapy, rehabilitation exercises, nutritional recommendations and injury and lifestyle advice. Further to this our Rozelle and Balmain chiropractors use ultrasound, TENS, dry needling, heat therapies, dynamic muscles releases and exercises for rehabilitation and strength and conditioning.