10 things that affect your posture

1. Sitting has a negative affect on our posture as we are not designed to be sedentary, we are designed for movement. 2. Technology. When we use mobiles to text and talk we slouch forward as we do when we sit at a computer. When we talk on the phone [...]


Guest Blog by Renee Slansky. It's the middle of the week and perhaps things aren’t going as planned, the pressure is mounting between you and your man, or you are just about to reach breaking point and feel completely exhausted in every way . Here are 5 quick tips to [...]

Adhesive Capsulitis of Shoulder Treatment on the Northern Beaches

Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder is one of the more common shoulder injuries. This condition is also known as Frozen Shoulder. Numerous muscles and structures surround the shoulder which helps in giving motion and stability to the area. However, there are instances when the shoulder capsule can become very tight. When [...]

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a disease that affects some Australians, with a 3:1 ratio of males to females being diagnosed.  It results in inflammation, pain and stiffness predominantly in the spine, rarely with peripheral joints affected. It is commonly diagnosed from age 15 to 45 years old, and can be managed [...]

Ankylosis Spondylitis Relief Possible in our Dee Why Practice

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that basically affects the spine. AS can cause inflammation to the spinal joints, this can then lead to chronic pain and discomfort. Early diagnosis and treatment helps control pain and stiffness and may lessen or prevent critical deformation. Symptoms: Constant pain back pain [...]

Bicipital Tendinitis Treatment Available Near Brookvale

The disorder of the tendon around the biceps muscle is called Biceps tendinitis. This condition causes pain in your arm and/or shoulder and can lead to more serious problems if left untreated. Studies show that biceps tendon is most often found in patients 18 to 35 years of age who [...]

Bursitis of Shoulder Treatment at Narrabeen

A bursa functions as a shock absorber; it is a tiny fluid-filled sac that serves as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. Around every major joint are multiple bursa, which act as cushioning pads. Shoulder joint has several bursa, which helps to prevent friction between [...]

Calcaneal Spur Treatment with our Chiropractor at Oxford Falls

A calcaneal spur is also known as heel spur. This is a small bone spur located on the heel bone. When a foot bone is exposed to constant stress, calcium deposits build up on the bottom of the heel bone. This can be due to poor posture and hip misalignment. [...]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment with our Chiropractors at Seaforth

The fibrous tissue which surrounds the wrist is known as the carpal region. This is the tight spaces between this fibrous band and the wrist bone. The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel to receive sensations from the thumb, index, and middle fingers of the hand. The swelling around [...]

Chest Pain or Rib Pain on Breathing Treatments with our Chiropractors at Terry Hills

Chest or rib cage pain can be a sharp, dull, or achy pain which is felt at the chest. It may occur after an obvious injury or without explanation. The pain can be felt immediately upon injury, or slowly develop over time. If you have unexplained chest pain lasting more [...]

Chiro Vs. Physio Vs. Osteo – Whats the difference?

Some interesting statistics that have been revealed this year within the professions are the number of practitioners and the amount of patient visits through out the year of 2017.  The Australian practitioner registration board and the insurance regulation authority provided the following information: Registered Practitioners Treatments provided (Q3 2017) Chiropractors […]

Chiropractic Advice Re Your Baby & Infants

Helping little spines from the start. Our family chiropractors believe that spinal health starts from the day our little ones emerge into the world. When looking for chiropractic on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Complete Care puts your family first. The following simple tips are to help you along the […]

Chiropractors, Not only for Spinal Health

Common Conditions that can benefit from Chiropractic Care It is a common misconception that Chiropractors only treat back and neck conditions. Here are some conditions that Chiropractors routinely encounter and treat. Cervicogenic dizziness Cervicogenic headache Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) Hip osteoarthritis Knee osteoarthritis Migraine headache Patellofemoral pain syndrome Plantar fasciitis [...]

Chronic Post Traumatic Headache

Post-traumatic headache is a headache which happens after any damage or injury to the head or neck. Dominant part of the general population tend to experience headache even after a mild head injury. The headache can happen instantly after the damage or it can begin around a week after the [...]

Cluster Headache Syndrome Treatment in Northern Beaches

A Cluster headache which is sometimes nicknamed suicide headache is a neurological disorder which is characterised by recurrent, severe headaches on one side of the head, typically around the eye. This is generally very painful and occur several times a day, they come on unexpectedly which do not last long. [...]

Derailed in December? Not this year! 3 Steps to keep your health on track.

We always say to each other and our clients that there is no middle-ground with Health. You are either moving towards it, or away from it! No pause button. No happy floaty-place in the middle where we can simply “check-out” for the holiday season – and come back on some vague date in January (or February) to pick up our exercise gear where we left it in a heap in early December.

Dr Hooman Zahedi now a published author!

My goal in this book is to help you understand the source and nature of chronic pain and explain how you can mindfully locate and identify the cause of stress in your body. I’ll look at how standing, sitting and sleeping can affect your habitual posture, and I’ll uncover the [...]

Drink More Water

Drink More…………Water! Time and time again when chiro patients come to see our team,  we find that there is one major factor influencing their health and recovery. The answer for many of our chronic back pain patients may surprise you! Drink more…. (water that is!) The following seven tips are […]

Get Your Body Ready for Summer

Summer Bodies are made in winter and Stuart Smithies from Vision Personal Training in Brookvale will be at our Community Engagement Day on Saturday 26 July at 11am to help you with your weight loss goals. At Vision Personal Training they guarantee results by focusing on the individual, their workout [...]


HEADACHES!!! Did you know poor posture and forward head position may lead to headaches regularly? Forward postures lead to huge demands on neck and shoulder musculature. This muscular over activity is the major cause of common headaches. Neck pain and associated head pain: persistent neck complaint with subsequent, transient, posterior [...]

How can a Chiropractor help you?

How can Chiropractors help you? Chiropractors focus on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on nervous system function and general health. Whilst concentrating on the spine and its mechanics, Chiropractors take a thorough medical and complaint history before moving [...]


Guest Blog by Kirsten Rennie. Your body always whispers before it shouts - NO exceptions. Do you feel run down, tired, always scrambling for more time? Perhaps your lifestyle has become so busy that you have forgotten how to check in with yourself regularly. Your body holds all the answers, [...]

How To Use Chiropractic Care in the lead up to Labour

In pregnancy, all women experience body changes as a result of creating the perfect environment for developing and delivering a baby. These changes include extended abdomen, pelvic changes as well as increased back curve which leads to low back pain. Overall, when it comes to postural adaptations, a lot of […]

Illiotibial band syndrome

ITB. The three letters runners dread to hear. It’s one of those pains in your knee or the outside of your leg where you go out for a run, and have to limp home. ITBS is described by a pain running down the outside of the knee, which starts as [...]

Immune System – Beating Winter Colds and Flu

Optimising health is something important to us at Complete Chiropractic and with the winter season fast approaching there is no better time to immerse ourselves with facts and strategies on how we can boost our immune system and ease through the coming months with sustained and wonderful health. On the […]

Is chiropractic safe during pregnancy?

Most women experience back pain throughout their pregnancy. With the hormone relaxin being released throughout the body in order to allow the pelvis to expand and give birth, all joints subsequently become more lax and easier to strain. As a result of weight gain together with a change in the [...]

Lateral Epicondylitis

Lateral Epicondylitis is a typical clinical substance portrayed by pain and tenderness at the common origin of the extensor gathering muscles of the lower arm, as a rule as an after-effect of a particular strain, abuse, or an immediate blast. It is viewed as a total injury harm that happens [...]

Learn about Calcific Tendinitis of Shoulder with our Chiropractors in Queenscliff

This is a problem we deal with quiet often It can happen when the shoulder joint is not aligned properly. Calcium deposits form on the tendons of your shoulder it will result to Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder. When this happens, it causes a build-up of pressure in the tendon. [...]

Lumbar and other Intervertebral disc disorders with Myelopathy

Lumbar disc disorder with myelopathy refers to an issue of the lumbar spine that outcomes in pressure of the most minimal segment of the spinal cord (conus medullaris). Myelopathy is a comprehensive term alluding to any issue of the spinal rope. The lumbar region indicates the lower segment of the [...]

Meet Guy Leech!

Guy Leech will be making an appearance at our Community Engagement Day on Saturday 26 July at 12:30pm. He will be talking about his journey from Ironman to becoming Australia's No.1 Fitness Guy. As one of the country’s foremost advocates for a healthier nation, Guy is passionate about the challenges [...]


Metatarsalgia, actually metatarsal pain and casually known as a stone bruise, is a general term used to refer to any difficult foot condition influencing the metatarsal region of the foot. This is a typical issue that can influence the joints and bones of the metatarsals. Metatarsalgia is frequently confined to [...]


Headache is a neurological illness portrayed by recurrent moderate to extreme  headaches regularly in association with various autonomic sensory system symptoms. Migraines are believed to be because of a blend of ecological and hereditary components. Around 66% of cases keep running in families. Changing hormone levels might likewise assume a [...]


In our modern day world, Mindfulness is a concept gaining a great deal of attention and interest. Current research studies report numerous associated benefits linked directly to what was once considered to be an old age practice. So, what is mindfulness? Seen as the act of self-awareness; being acutely aware [...]


You know a simple change in your physical space can reset your mental state By moving, we can change our physiology and therefore help change our thoughts and eventually our attitudes . Here are some simple ways to move: Skipping - when was the last time you skipped joyfully like [...]

Muscle Strain

A Muscle strain is an injury to a muscle in which the muscle strands tear as an aftereffect of overstretching. A strain is additionally informally known as a pulled muscle. The equivalent injury to a ligament is a sprain. As a consequence of strenuous movement. Very nearly anybody can put [...]

Paediatric Chiropractic Advice about Kids’ Spinal Health

Back to School Back-Pack Blues! With the return to school we have plenty of our chiropractic patients in the northern beaches asking us about the best way to help the spines of their little (or not so little) ones. Encouraging the children of our Dee Why chiropractic patients to be […]


Piriformis Syndrome is a common cause of pain in the buttock, sometimes accompanied by pain down the leg. The Piriformis muscle is found in the lower part of the spine (sacrum). It is connected to the thighbone (femur) and helps with hip rotation. The sciatic nerve runs under the piriformis [...]

Posture Correction Aids available @ CCDY

ABCA Products These are all designed to maximise holistic postural changes and encourage a dynamic and vital body, from the feet to the head.  Empowering the patient to control of their bodies and eliminate tension building patterns and provide robust postures. ABCA Mattress The ABCA Mattress is designed to maximise therapeutic sleep. The ABCA mattress [...]

School Lunches – 5 Things To Avoid And 5 Must Haves

The return of a New Year is a great time for parents and caregivers to give consideration as to what children are eating throughout the school day. Research tells us that physical growth/development and healthy brain function are heavily influenced by the foods we consume. Furthermore, it makes perfect sense […]

School Lunches Unpacked

One thing I noticed when chatting to other parents about the start of the new school year is that even though everyone is so ready for the kids to go back to school, there is almost always a mention of the chore of making school lunches. The 2 biggest issues […]

School Student Good Posture

Parents and caregivers would be all too familiar with the sight of young children lying down whilst completing their school homework. As well, our current generation of students is required to complete a wide range of computer-based activities each and every school day. Throw in the hard truth; young people […]

Sciatica, How can we Help!!!

Disc Injuries and Sciatica - How can chiropractic help? What is Sciatica? Sciatica means 'leg pain' and is the name given to a pain in the leg when the cause is an injury in the lower back. The term comes from the name of the largest nerve running down the [...]


Sciatica is a broad term used to describe symptoms involving radicular (referred) pain to the lower limbs. It occurs due to faulty mechanics in the lumbar spine (low back) or pelvis. These symptoms may include low back pain, buttock pain, pins and needles in lower limb, muscular weakness or cramps. [...]


Sometimes, the expression "less is more" applies. Especially when beginning Chiropractic care. Like learning to run, swim, or play golf, time should firstly be devoted to acquiring the basic movement patterns, then adding more technical aspects. Your Chiro adjustment sets the body's natural Unwinding in motion, returning spine function to [...]

Should I go to the chiro or physio?

Finding the right practitioner for your condition is important. We all can experience back or nerve pain in our lives - and a speedy recovery will help maintain your high level of overall health. At the end of the day, if a fully-trained and registered Chiro, Physio (or other) has [...]

Spinal Arthritis, Spondylosis, Wear and Tear.

Arthritis is a term used to describe degeneration or wear and tear in the body, commonly referred to by doctors as spondylosis.  This is a very common disorder in the elderly, physical labourers and those that have had previous spinal injuries. Development of arthritis leads to stiffness and pain in [...]

Spinal Stenosis Treatment with our Chiropractors in Terry Hills

The abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal is called spinal stenosis. This may occur in any of the regions of the spine. Now, in people with spinal stenosis, the spine is narrowed in one or more of three parts: The space at the centre of the spine The canals where [...]

Sports Injuries Chiropractors: Common & Unusual Injuries & Treatments

Many athletes and sporting professionals incorporate chiropractic care into their overall wellness regimen. With the Australian love of sport, chiropractors regularly come across sporting-related ailments and provide care to patients who participate in sport. Injuries in sports happen all the time. Understanding what kind of injuries, and why they occur […]

Sports Injuries/Performance

At Complete Chiropractic Dee Why we understand the importance of a fully functional body for elite sportsmen or sportswomen alike.  In the event that one does get injured and are attempting a speedy recovery speak to our team and see if we may be able to help you make improvements [...]

Staying At Your Peak Over The Holiday Period

As the year is coming to a close – there’s every chance to celebrate. Work Christmas parties, family get-togethers, Fridays, new years and more. These times of celebrating can sometimes be a little taxing both on the pocket and the body. Follow these tips from our Australian Chiropractors to help […]

Take Care Of Your Gut!

We have all heard of the phrase “trust your gut” but what is equally important is taking care of your gut. In the past decade, an increase of research studies has proven that gut health is critical to overall health. Everything we eat and drink passes through the gut by [...]

Tech Neck: Pain From Smartphone & Social Media Use

Are you reading this on your desktop, or on a smartphone or tablet? Tech neck is so named because it’s pain from smartphone and social media use which is excessive. Is there a way back from Tech-neck? The onward march of new and exciting tech comes with challenges. Not least […]

Text Neck: Pain & Damage From Texting: Chiropractor Advice

The rise of Text-Neck! Walking the streets of Dee Why, catching the ferry from Manly or even riding the L90 from Palm Beach all the way to the city, it seems more and more nowadays, smartphones are a must-have device that offer instant access to information and entertainment. Our patients, […]

There’s more to it.

Checking some ones posture ? There is more to Head Forward or Slouched Posture: Rounded shoulders Head forward, rounded upper back Arched lower back Protruding buttocks Chest flattens Abdominal organs sag, crowding and making more work for heart and lungs Seen often in women who have osteoporosis in later years [...]

What is spondylolisthesis?

This long confusing term is quite a simple concept creating spinal instability and pain, most commonly in the lower back (lumbar spine). It is a condition that occurs when one vertebra becomes displaced forward on top of another. Sometimes, a defect in the bone itself, called spondylolysis, causes the condition, [...]

Why Endonasal Cranial Correction by Advanced Biostructural Correction?

The human body works as a synchronised unit with all parts operating collaboratively; a change to one area of the body will bring on a change to another area of the body. Simply put, if an area of the body is misaligned/injured and suffering pain on any level, the body […]

You Are What You Eat – So What Are You?

You are what you eat – so what are you? All of our patients, from Palm Beach to Mona Vale, Collaroy to Brookvale have heard the old adage of “you are what you eat.” Recently at a health talk in Manly – we heard that what we put into our […]