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YOU ARE SPECIAL, I KNOW.

It is common for me to care for 3 generations of the same family. Why? Because chiropractic is not just for back and neck pains. With so many stress factors in our lives today, my clients are seeking natural and safe ways to enhance their health and prevent illness, and they want that for their entire family. They want individual care that meets their special needs.

1-on-1 consultation is the best way to find out whether or not chiropractic is right for you.

Please call Belridge Chiropractic on (08) 9401 0777.

I look forward to meeting you and unlocking the key to your health success!

Dr. Ashleigh

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WOMEN’S HEALTH
European woman standing against white background I have specialised post-graduate training in women’s health, pregnancy, and paediatrics. My regular women’s health workshops are designed to educate all you beautiful ladies about how to create a harmonious body, and mind. So many women are suffering with bodies they don’t love, symptoms they don’t enjoy, and the feeling of being on an out-of-control train ride with their unstable hormones. I thrive on helping women achieve body harmony and self-love through empowered natural health knowledge and life skills.

Poor posture, tension headaches, that ‘hump’ at the back of your neck, increased stress and anxiety, hip and knee pain, back pain – these can all result from poor spinal alignment. What many women may not know is that poor spinal alignment may also interfere with our reproductive health. Whilst we do not treat PMS, hormonal imbalances, or infertility, we can remove physical stress and strain that may be limiting optimal uterine function.

When a womans’ spine and pelvis are in optimal alignment, there are less stress and strains on connective tissues, reduced risks of developing spinal degeneration, and improved feelings of wellbeing. Could your problems be caused by bad posture and nerve interference?

PREGNANCY CARE
pregnantWith the added strains and stresses from changes in the pelvis and posture throughout pregnancy, chiropractors focus on balancing and stabilising the pelvis to reduce back and pelvis discomfort as your baby grows and moves. A decrease in nausea, neck pain, lower back pain, an easier labour and a decreased risk of breech birth have all been indicated by regular chiropractic treatment throughout pregnancy. We have very comfortable adjusting tables that allow you to lie face down without adding pressure to your growing belly (mums love this position!) – the table has moveable pieces that drop away to make extra room, and we use special pregnancy pillows to support you.

During birth, with optimal pelvic alignment, proper nerve function, and correct fetal positioning, you have the best chance at experiencing a natural and safe labour. Supple and relaxed pelvic ligaments allow your baby to pass more easily through the birth canal, which can reduce the risk of tearing.

Post-birth. You may be surprised to learn that chiropractors check mums and newborns soon after birth – difficult deliveries, C-sections, intervention with forceps or vacuum pump, and even natural deliveries, can place stress and strain on a mums spine and pelvis, and on the delicate structures of your babys’ neck and spine. The sooner any problems are detected and corrected, the better the health outcome for mother and newborn. We can provide assistance with post-birth retraining of the pelvic and abdominal muscles so you can get your pre-baby body back sooner! We can help you prevent injuries by showing you how to correctly carry you child, lift heavy baby items (such as prams, portable cots, and capsules), and bend while holding your child.

NEWBORNS
mum-holding-babyI use the lightest touch and most gentle techniques to check and correct any imbalances in a newborn.

Added spinal cord tension may be indicated by: inconsolable crying, colic-like symptoms, poor sleeping, poor head turning or difficulties with breast-feeding.

Have you noticed your babys’ head has a funny shape? Is there a bald patch, flattening, or distortion of the skull? This is called plagiocephaly and there is an association with developmental delay. A thorough chiropractic examination can detect any issues in your newborn.

If by any chance chiropractic care is not the right option for your baby, we have a great network of specialists who we can refer you to. You will always receive the best care.

CHILDREN
Baby talking his first stepsCare of children through their milestones. As your child learns to crawl and walk, how many bumps and falls do they take? It is estimated to be over 10,000 times before the skill of walking is acquired! Regular check-ups can prevent growth and development problems caused by spinal stress. Even seemingly healthy children can benefit from the supportive care chiropractors provide for nerve and brain development. The nervous system has a ‘use it or lose it’ process of development.

Chiropractors ensure important nerve pathways are stimulated correctly and are developing at the appropriate rates for the optimal growth and development of your child. We want to see stronger bodies, healthier social and emotional skills, and smarter brains!

For more detailed information on safety, benefits and research, please explore the largest independent website on paediatric chiropractic: icpa4kids.com

WELLBEING & FAMILY HEALTH
Think of the tasks you do in any one day – lifting children or grandchildren, sitting long hours at work, sport, physical workloads, carrying shopping, bending and twisting… there are plenty of physical, chemical, and emotional stressors every single day!

A poorly aligned spine is adding stress and strain to joints and nerves that may lead to injury and illness. Would you really drive your car around with poor wheel balance? Have a look around youhave you noticed how many people (including children!) have forward head position and slumped shoulders? Look around your workplace at all the people slouching. I think I will call people of this technology age the iGeneration – people are attached to their gadgets… and it is damaging their posture and health! Maybe you slouch too?

So many health problems are preventable, so don’t wait for your body to malfunction. Connect with me to find out more about the thorough postural assessments and the great work I do with families.

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ATHLETES & WEEKEND WARRIORS
Like precision-design sports equipment, your body functions at its best when you are in balance – optimally aligned, with correct biomechanics and optimal brain-body connections. That’s what my Athlete Performance Assessment is all about. Find out what your current performance and health level is so that you can fine-tune your training schedules, perform at your best, and avoid injuries this season.

“I’ve been going to a chiropractor for as long as I can remember.  It is as important to my training as is the practice of my swing.”
Tiger Woods

I have extensive experience with high-level and professional athletes in a variety of sports, managing and preventing sport-specific issues, and naturally enhancing performance. Most athletes aren’t aware of the amazing success chiropractors have with helping the body to repair injuries faster, and stronger.

Heard of Usain Bolt? Yep, still the fastest man on the planet.

usain-bolt-200-p1But his success on the track and his international stardom has not come without challenges. As a young man, Bolt suffered from scoliosis. “When I was younger, the scoliosis wasn’t really a problem. But you grow and it gets worse. My spine was really curved bad. The early part of my career, when we didn’t really know much about it, it really hampered me because I got injured every year.”

Instead of using a brace or enduring dangerous surgery to correct the abnormal curvature of his spine, Usain Bolt used chiropractic care. “I’ve worked hard over the years. I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.” Bolt uses chiropractic not only to bounce back more quickly from injuries, but also to enhance his performance while healthy. “As long as I’m in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger had this to say, “You chiropractic doctors are really miracle workers.  What you do is really powerful.  I found the best way of going, is to use chiropractors, not only after injury, but also before injury.”

WEEKEND WARRIORS are a special type of athlete – usually one who does little training before placing huge demands on their bodies each weekend! Sound like you? My experience can guide you in how to train smarter, not harder, so you can continue to do what you love, for longer.

Whether you are a professional or just out their to have fun, let me be part of your support crew, so you get the best from your hard (or not so hard) training efforts. Chiropractic may be the breakthrough to your best performance…at any age.

Testimonial number 3

“Health and wellbeing is so important to me and my family, and we love attending Dr. Ashleigh’s classes and workshops.
We have been clients of hers for over 2 years and are always surprised by the new things we learn from her.
She has totally changed the way I look at food, movement, and my lifestyle. I’m so glad we found her!”

Angela

2015-03-09T20:52:22+00:00

Angela

“Health and wellbeing is so important to me and my family, and we love attending Dr. Ashleigh’s classes and workshops. We have been clients of hers for over 2 years and are always surprised by the new things we learn from her. She has totally changed the way I look at food, movement, and my lifestyle. I’m so glad we found her!”

Testimonial number 2

“I enjoyed this inservice. I was imagining it would be about improving posture, etc.
I was pleasantly surprised to hear a well-structured, interesting, and motivating talk!
Thank you!”

Dianne

2015-03-09T20:51:36+00:00

Dianne

“I enjoyed this inservice. I was imagining it would be about improving posture, etc. I was pleasantly surprised to hear a well-structured, interesting, and motivating talk! Thank you!”

Testimonial number 1

“Thanks again for taking the time to come and talk to all the Midwives on the Labour and Births Suite.
There were lots of positive comments about your presentation over the following days
- when can you come back and teach us more?!”

Andrea

2015-03-07T20:50:50+00:00

Andrea

“Thanks again for taking the time to come and talk to all the Midwives on the Labour and Births Suite. There were lots of positive comments about your presentation over the following days - when can you come back and teach us more?!”