Q & A with Chiropractor Dr. Emily-Rose Finnigan

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As a Nutritionist I am very passionate about using food as medicine, however I will be the first to admit that whilst a nutritionally balanced diet is essential, it is not the only way to improve a clients health outcomes. Therefore, I love working alongside other like-minded health practitioners to ensure your health and wellbeing is optimised in every way possible! Through approaching health holistically, I find that clients can achieve physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing more sustainably.

One of the modalities I have experienced a lot of personal benefits from, as well as seen clients benefit from, is Chiropractic care. Whether you've seen a Chiropractor before, have thought about seeing one or don't know what it is, the lovely Dr. Emily-Rose Finnigan from South West Chiropractic is here to answer all your questions, plus a few more about herself!

 

What encouraged you to become a Chiropractor?

As I was a very active and sporty child, I needed to look after myself. One of my friends was seeing a chiropractor so I thought maybe I should try that too! So I began seeing a Chiropractor monthly for a maintenance check and I just loved it. Each month I looked forward to my appointment and I just craved the way I felt after an adjustment.  I was in about year 10 when I thought to myself, that’s what I’m going to do. I love it so much, I’m going to help others to experience the same thing.

My parents have always encouraged everything us kids have strived for and with their support I was able to move to Melbourne to attend university and follow my dream.

I have now been qualified working as a chiropractor for 3 years and I absolutely love it.

 

What do you love most about Chiropractic?

The thing I love most about being a Chiropractor is that everyday I am helping people. Some one can walk in your door not feeling great and walk out with a smile on their face.

I also love the relationships that you build with your patients as you really get to connect with them on a more personal level, and I think that’s important when you live in a small town like Warrnambool.

But, the thing I love about Chiropractic as a whole, is the way it makes you feel. I just love that post- adjustment feeling.

 

What conditions do Chiropractors treat?

We treat a wide range of conditions. Obviously back and neck pain are the most frequent conditions we see. But we also treat people with sciatica, headaches, vertigo, upper and lower limb conditions, joint pains, muscular conditions, the list goes on!

 

Can anyone see a Chiropractor?

YES !!! We love to see people of all ages. We cater from newborn babies to elderly. Every BODY can have Chiropractic care.

 

 

What can you expect in a Chiropractic appointment?

You can expect a comprehensive history to be taken, an assessment of any imaging that has been taken (x-rays etc), followed by an examination including relevant orthopaedic tests, muscle tests, joint range of motion etc. We will then treat using a range of therapies. We specialise in manual adjusting, soft tissue therapy, dry needling, dynamic taping and low force adjusting (activator, blocks etc).  We will also give home advice and rehab exercise prescription.

 

How often should you see a Chiropractor?

We recommend that our patients try to stick to a maintenance visit every 4-6 weeks to keep on top of everything.  We tend to see the best results if people aim for this, we do however believe it is a patients choice as to whether they like to do this or not.

 

Do you believe Chiropractic is holistic?

I believe Chiropractic is a wellness therapy. We look at the body as a whole. Stressors that affect the body can be physical, emotional or chemical and we look at addressing all of these. Chiropractic care works well alongside a range of other therapies.

 

If you would like any more information about the services Emily-Rose offers at South West Chiropractic please head to their website or Facebook page. Or better yet, if you would like to book in for an appointment with her (I highly recommend) then please contact the clinic (03) 5562 5562.

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As a Nutritionist I am very passionate about using food as medicine, however I will be the first to admit that whilst a nutritionally balanced diet is essential, it is not the only way to improve a clients health outcomes. Therefore, I love working alongside other like-minded health practitioners to ensure your health and wellbeing is optimised in every way possible! Through approaching health holistically, I find that clients can achieve physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing more sustainably.

One of the modalities I have experienced a lot of personal benefits from, as well as seen clients benefit from, is Chiropractic care. Whether you've seen a Chiropractor before, have thought about seeing one or don't know what it is, the lovely Dr. Emily-Rose Finnigan from South West Chiropractic is here to answer all your questions, plus a few more about herself!

 

What encouraged you to become a Chiropractor?

As I was a very active and sporty child, I needed to look after myself. One of my friends was seeing a chiropractor so I thought maybe I should try that too! So I began seeing a Chiropractor monthly for a maintenance check and I just loved it. Each month I looked forward to my appointment and I just craved the way I felt after an adjustment.  I was in about year 10 when I thought to myself, that’s what I’m going to do. I love it so much, I’m going to help others to experience the same thing.

My parents have always encouraged everything us kids have strived for and with their support I was able to move to Melbourne to attend university and follow my dream.

I have now been qualified working as a chiropractor for 3 years and I absolutely love it.

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What do you love most about Chiropractic?

The thing I love most about being a Chiropractor is that everyday I am helping people. Some one can walk in your door not feeling great and walk out with a smile on their face.

I also love the relationships that you build with your patients as you really get to connect with them on a more personal level, and I think that’s important when you live in a small town like Warrnambool.

But, the thing I love about Chiropractic as a whole, is the way it makes you feel. I just love that post- adjustment feeling.

 

What conditions do Chiropractors treat?

We treat a wide range of conditions. Obviously back and neck pain are the most frequent conditions we see. But we also treat people with sciatica, headaches, vertigo, upper and lower limb conditions, joint pains, muscular conditions, the list goes on!

 

Can anyone see a Chiropractor?

YES !!! We love to see people of all ages. We cater from newborn babies to elderly. Every BODY can have Chiropractic care.

 

 

What can you expect in a Chiropractic appointment?

You can expect a comprehensive history to be taken, an assessment of any imaging that has been taken (x-rays etc), followed by an examination including relevant orthopaedic tests, muscle tests, joint range of motion etc. We will then treat using a range of therapies. We specialise in manual adjusting, soft tissue therapy, dry needling, dynamic taping and low force adjusting (activator, blocks etc).  We will also give home advice and rehab exercise prescription.

 

How often should you see a Chiropractor?

We recommend that our patients try to stick to a maintenance visit every 4-6 weeks to keep on top of everything.  We tend to see the best results if people aim for this, we do however believe it is a patients choice as to whether they like to do this or not.

 

Do you believe Chiropractic is holistic?

I believe Chiropractic is a wellness therapy. We look at the body as a whole. Stressors that affect the body can be physical, emotional or chemical and we look at addressing all of these. Chiropractic care works well alongside a range of other therapies.

If you would like any more information about the services Emily-Rose offers at South West Chiropractic please head to their website or Facebook page. Or better yet, if you would like to book in for an appointment with her (I highly recommend) then please contact the clinic (03) 5562 5562.

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