How we help you
Quay Health offers you Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Podiatry and Physiotherapy. We work together to ensure the best results for you, conveniently located in Sydney’s CBD Circular Quay area.
Please scroll down to read about the different techniques we use to help you achieve optimal health.
Our body’s natural healing abilities
Quay Health’s chiropractors aim to restore and improve spinal function, encouraging the body’s natural abilities to self-heal and regulate.
We use safe, effective, and low force manual therapies including: spinal adjustment(s), soft-tissue treatment(s), stretching, massage, ergonomic and/or nutritional advice, stress reduction support, and exercise programs.
Whether you are a busy professional, elite athlete, weekend warrior, excited mum to be, or a gracefully aging adult, our practice at Quay Health could be your answer to lasting comfort, mobility, strength, balance, and better posture – all of which allows you to enjoy a happier and healthier life.
Quay Health’s Chiropractors will provide you with:
An integrated approach to meet your health and lifestyle goals through:
- A thorough history, examination and postural assessment (and x-ray if required).
- Diagnosis and treatment of functional conditions of the spine and/or nervous system. Treatment of the extremities and soft tissues, such as: muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
- Rehabilitative exercise programs.
- A plan to relieve your problem, correct the underlying cause, prevent recurrence, and enhance function for a revitalised life.
Acupuncture is an effective, natural, and increasingly popular form of health care. It takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness, as on the treatment.
When healthy, an abundant supply of qi (pronounced chee) or “life energy,” flows through the meridians (a network of invisible channels through the body). If the flow of qi in the meridians becomes blocked, or there is an inadequate supply of it, then the body fails to maintain harmony, balance, and order. Thereafter, disease or illness usually follows. This can result from stress, overwork, poor diet, disease pathogens, and other lifestyle factors. It becomes evident to TCM practitioners, through observable signs of bodily dysfunction. Quay Health’s Acupuncturist, Darren Geer, looks carefully for these signs of health and dysfunction, paying particular attention not only to the presenting signs and symptoms, but also to the medical history, general constitution, the pulse and tongue.
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points), along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the individual. Darren may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including moxibustion and cupping, in order to re-establish the flow of qi.
Quay Health’s acupuncturist will provide you with:
- Drug-free pain relief.
- Effective treatment for a wide range of acute and chronic ailments.
- Support for infertility and during IVF treatment.
- Treatment for reproductive and obstetric disorders.
- Treatment for the underlying cause of disease and illness, as well as the symptoms.
- A holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions.
- Assistance in the prevention against disease and illness, as well as the maintenance of general well-being.
Whether you are stressed out, have exercised too hard, or just stiff and sore, our massage therapist can help you. Massage has been used since the dawn of man to help ease pain and suffering of muscular and soft tissue tension. Relax in our quiet private massage room and stay for a cup of herbal tea afterwards to help you return to the day. We use premium massage oils and creams, clean fluffy towels, warm blankets and hot towels after your massage to remove all oil allowing you to return to work comfortably.
The two main types of massage are relaxation and remedial massage:
A relaxation massage helps de-stress and loosen up your body. It’s great for those who have been working hard or feel like they need some downtime. The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading, and gentle manipulations of the muscles, performed at your chosen pressure. It’s a pain free way to relax both your muscles and your mind.
A remedial massage is great if you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain. The treatment may involve deep tissue work, for short periods of time, however the results are definitely worth it! Conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel, stiff necks, headaches, sports injuries, and many more issues, can be eased with this treatment.
Quay Health’s massage therapists John Tran and Darren Geer, use a combination of a number of different therapies, including the Chinese technique of cupping, hot stones and trigger point work.
“That was the best massage of my life” Sue aged 65
Our specialist Pregnancy Massage Therapist team provide massage to pregnant women right through their pregnancies. The team is made up of John Tran and Darren Geer. Using specially designed pillows to support your growing belly and relaxing, safe, aromatherapy oils, Quay Health’s Pregnancy Massage will help to ease your aches and pains while helping you to relax and enjoy the special time of pregnancy.
We often forget about our feet until they start to hurt. Walking, running, infections and being squashed into shoes can cause a myriad of foot issues.
We provide a comprehensive podiatry service, encompassing all aspects of podiatry. From nail or skin problems, to running or sports injuries. Sam’s almost 20 years of experience will deliver superior treatment outcomes. Sam treats a wide variety of general conditions. They include:
- Fungal nails
- Ingrown toenails
- Callous and corns
- Diabetic screening
- Cracked heels
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Running injuries
Sam also runs and operates his own 3D Digital Orthotic lab www.cadenceorthotics.com.au . Sam’s expertise in orthotic manufacturing makes him the best podiatrist for your feet. When your podiatrist runs the Orthotic Lab, you get the perfect fit – every time!
With over 25 years experience in physiotherpay manual therapy techniques, Jo also specialises in using Fascial Manipulation© by Luigi Stecco, an Italian physiotherapist who has founded a treatment method that incorporates all parts of the body and relates it to past injuries/illness/surgeries etc, to determine where in the Fascial System there may be restrictions and blockages.
Fascia is soft tissue and it covers every muscle cell, every muscle and every organ in the body and connects our head with our extremities. Muscles connect one bone to another to move a joint(s), but the fascia transmits this load to other areas of the body to aid in the timing, force and control of complex movements. If the fascia is restricting a muscle’s/organ’s functions the movement is affected and often exercise alone cannot remove this block.
According to Fascial Manipulation© theory an injury/illness in one part of the body can be affecting areas further away and creating a second area of dysfunction. Fascial Manipulation© works on the musculo-skeletal system but also indirectly on the visceral system. It works quickly with musculo-skeletal injuries with improvement being perceived immediately if the right points have been treated and with the internal dysfunctions, the results may take a week or more to become obvious but a sense of relaxation and well being should be perceived immediately if the correct points have been treated.
Fascial Manipulation© can be used on any muscle/joint/neural/sports or work related injury as per traditional physiotherapy and chiropractic but also may assist with internal dysfunctions like reflux/recurrent coughs/bronchitis/recurrent hoarseness/cystitis/some menstrual issues/heaviness in the limbs/coldness or heat in the limbs/arrhythmias etc.