Sacro Occipital Technique Sydney

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Sacro Occipital Technique Sydney

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Sacro Occipital Technique Sydney Norwest

At Gentle Care Chiropractic Norwest, we offer a unique gentle approach for back pain treatment, neck pain treatment, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, leg pain, and more.  This chiropractic treatment style is called Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT).

From the Sacro Occipital Technique Australasia website…

“Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) is a comprehensive, gentle and innovative technique of Chiropractic. It is so named because of the relationship between the Sacrum (base of the spine) and the Occiput (base of the skull).

One of the functions of the sacrum is to pump Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) from the base of the spine back up the spinal canal to the brain and throughout the nervous system. CSF acts as the circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord.

The pelvis forms the foundational support of the human skeleton. It supports the upper body right up to the skull, and enables us to transfer our weight to our legs. The spine holds our body upright, supports all of our organs and provides anchor points for our muscles. It also protects our nervous system. The nervous system controls our body, and can only function normally when our structures are balanced and our pelvis is stable.

SOT chiropractic care facilitates this balance for optimal health.”

Read more at here:  Sacro Occipital Technique Australasia website
Read our explanation of SOT here:  Sacro Occipital Technique Sydney Norwest
Download our fact sheet about SOT chiropractic treatment here:  SOT Fact Sheet

Call 02 9672 6892 for more information about Sacro Occipital Technique Sydney, our gentle chiropractor Dr Bryan Hornby, or to make a booking for your back pain treatment.


Gentle Chiropractor

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Gentle Chiropractor Norwest Sydney

Many people that require back pain treatment are unaware that there is hope through a gentle chiropractor.  Traditional, manipulation of the spine (cracking of the joints) is done by chiropractors to relieve pain.  However, this is not appropriate for all persons.

By visiting gentle chiropractor Dr Bryan Hornby for spinal adjustments and back pain treatment, you can receive help.  Dr Bryan Hornby uses Sacro-Occipital Technique, Activator Methods, nerve pressure points, and whole body muscle testing to assist people to overcome spinal pain and other ailments.

A gentle chiropractor is different.  This gentle chiropractic treatment may be appropriate for those told they cannot visit a regular chiropractor, such as those with conditions called osteoporosis, past injuries or fractures, lumbar disc pain, cervical disc pain, nerve pain, dizziness, headaches, scoliosis, etc.

The Sacro-Occipital Technique, as well as the other techniques done by gentle chiropractor Dr Bryan Hornby are effective and safe for most persons.  The SOT blocks are used in back pain treatment, as well as the Activator, and nerve pressure points.

To find out more about our gentle chiropractor click here:  Dr Bryan Hornby

To find out more about Sacro-Occipital Technique click here:  Sacro-Occipital Technique

Please call 02 9672 6892 for a gentle chiropractor.

Chiropractic Norwest

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Chiropractic Norwest

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Chiropractic Norwest, Sydney

Situated in the beautiful suburb of bella vista, Gentle Care Chiropractic Norwest is a modern clinic combining fast relief of pain with the best of gentle chiropractic techniques.  These techniques (called Sacro-Occipital Technique and Activator Methods) are gentle and effective, which means that they are suitable for all ages and minimize the risk of unwanted side effects.

No referral is necessary for your first chiropractic appointment.  New patients are welcome for same day or next day appointments.  We have parking on and off site, health fund rebates, multiple payments options, accept GP referrals (although this isn’t necessary), and have a relaxed office environment.

We treat low back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, shoulder and arm pain, pinched nerves, sciatica, disc problems, arthritis, knee and leg pain, headaches, migraines, scoliosis, adolescent and pregnancy related issues, muscle tension and stiffness.

As a Norwest Chiropractor, we service the areas of Bella Vista, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Seven Hills, Glenwood, Parklea, Rouse Hill, Kellyville, Quakers Hill, Blacktown, Dean Park, Plumpton, Cherrybrook, West Pennant Hills, Pennant Hills, and beyond.  Please ring 02 9672 6892 for your appointment request.

To find out more about the conditions we treat click here:  Conditions – Chiropractor For Back Pain Headaches Neck Pain Etc

To find out more about Sacro-Occipital Technique SOT Sydney click here:  Sacro-Occipital Technique SOT
To find out more about Activator Methods AMCT Sydney click here:  Activator Sydney

To find out more about our health rebates click on the following:
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To find out more about chiropractic click here:  Benefits of Chiropractic Gentle Care Chiropractic Norwest

Rotary Health Award – Balance Problems and Chiropractic

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Rotary Health Award – Balance Problems and Chiropractic

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Rotary Health Award – Balance Problems and Chiropractic

Last night, Feb 18th 2013, Dr Bryan Hornby was awarded with an Australian Rotary Health Award for his public talk on Balance Problems and Chiropractic, including falls Prevention and awareness at North Rocks, Sydney.  Little do people know, but 1 in 3 Australians over the age of 65 will fall each year.  Up to 24% of those will die within 1 year.  The cost of falls to our healthcare system is also over $100 million each and every year.

Tips to prevent falls and improve balance that were discussed included:
– avoid dim lit conditions and hazardous surface
– remove clutter from walkways both inside and out
– avoid cigarette smoking and alcohol

– do balance exercise, weight bearing exercise (for bone health) and general activity
– eat a balanced diet with full of calcium, B vitamins, and omega-3
– manage medical conditions (such as diabetes) with your GP
– see a podiatrist to get your feet checked
– see an optometrist to get your eyes checked
– see a chiropractor to help joint movement, muscle strength, and balance.  Balance problems and chiropractic work together as a major component of the balance system (the cerebellum) relies on proper joint movement to be at its best.  Poor joint movement may affect balance and stability.

To learn more about balance and chiropractic by accessing our fact sheets here:
Balance Problems and Chiropractic Information

Find out more about the Rotary Club of Australia here:  Rotary Australia


Member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia – Bella Vista

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Member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia – Bella Vista

Member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia Bella Vista

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Member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia – Bella Vista

Chiropractor, Dr Bryan Hornby of Gentle Care Chiropractic Norwest, has been a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia since 2007.  Maintaining membership requires:
–  attending yearly continuing education (which he attends on various topics, as well as helping to teach Sacro-Occipital Technique  to other students/chiropractors)
– practicing chiropractic in line with professional standards
– practicing chiropractic in line with ethical standards.
Being a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia keeps him up to date with latest changes in research, health policies, health fund rebates, as well as events like National Spinal Week in May 2013.

About the Chiropractors Association of Australia:

“The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (National) Limited (CAA) is the peak body representing chiropractors.  An underlying principle of chiropractic is “healthy spine, healthier life”. By offering expert drug-free spinal health care and lifestyle advice, chiropractors help Australians lead and maintain healthy lives.
With over 2,600 members, the CAA is the largest chiropractic health body in Australia, and coordinates its efforts with its 8 autonomous CAA state & territory organisations.”

Read more about the Chiropractors Association of Australia here:

As a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia, Dr Bryan has his own listing on their website, which you can view here:

You can find out more about Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) here:

You can find out more about the conditions we treat here:

To request an appointment please call:  02 9672 6892.


Back Pain Number 1 Disability Worldwide

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New Research Findings:  Back Pain Number 1 Disability Worldwide

Global Burden of Disease 2010 highlights the pressing need to prevent and treat spinal and musculoskeletal disorders.

A series of studies emerging from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Project, a massive collaboration between the World Health Organization, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (the coordinating center), the University of Queensland School of Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, clarifies the worldwide health burden of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly back and neck pain, in crystal-clear fashion, with low back pain identified as the number-one cause of disability worldwide and neck pain the number-four cause. Overall, musculoskeletal conditions represent the second leading cause of global disability.

Findings emphasize the shift in global health that has resulted from disability making an increasingly larger footprint on the burden of disease compared to a mere 20-30 years ago. In addition, while more people are living longer, the flip side is that they do so with an increasing risk of living with the burden of pain, disability and disease compared to generations past.

Continue reading more about back pain here: 

At Gentle Care Chiropractic Norwest, we treat back pain using a holistic, whole body approach to help remove pain and aim to prevent future onset.  Call us on 02 9672 6892 for those with back pain in Norwest, Bella Vista, Castle Hill, and surrounding areas.

Sit-Ups Advice Feature Online – Wednesday Wisdom

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Sit-Ups Advice Featured on

Dr Bryan’s advice was recently chosen at the “Wisdom of the Week” for his recommendations on sit-ups and exercise.  Traditional sit-ups place an enormous amount of stress on the discs, joints, and surrounding tissues and should be avoided at all costs.  The traditional sit-up is one where you have your knees bent and curl up until your chest touches your knees.

Sit-ups, if performed, should only be executed by raising your torso a very small amount off the ground – just enough so your shoulder blades lift off the floor.  Any further increases the loading on the lower back and can subject it to weakness and/or injury.

For those wanting to work on abdominal strength, traditional sit-ups should be avoided and you should concentrate on endurance exercises such as:
– abdominal hollow
– dead bug
– bridge
– plank
– side bridge

Please see your chiropractor before commencing exercise.
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Falls Prevention Talk A Success – Feb 2013

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Speaking @ Rotary WPH/Cherrybrook about Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention Talk – 4th Feb 2013

On Monday night, Dr Bryan spoke to approximately 30 people about falls prevention.  This serious issue is one that many people are unaware of yet, has a large impact on the Australian community.

Each year, health care costs associated with falls far outweighs that of motor vehicle injuries.  1 in 3 people over 65 will have a fall every year.  1 in 3 of those over 65 will suffer a hip fracture, and 24% will die within one year (Am J Pub Health, 1994).  The good news is that up to 80% are preventable.

Topics discussed include what causes them and how they happen, factors affecting balance, safe environment, the role that alignment and spinal health play, and the effect of medical conditions (such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, etc) play in maintaining stability.

There were some top tips given out as a fact sheet to all present and included advice such as:  avoid smoking and alcohol, avoiding baggy clothing, cluttered walkways, and undertaking exercise, a healthy diet.  Professional check-ups were recommended at the chiropractor, optometrist, podiatrist, and GP.

To access the Falls Prevention fact sheet and checklist click on the link below: 

To find out more about balance and how chiropractic can help with falls prevention, phone 02 9672 6892.

Medibank Members Choice Provider

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Medibank Members Choice Provider

We are proud to announce that Dr Bryan Hornby is now a Medibank Members Choice Provider for chiropractic services.  Eligible Medibank members will receive additional benefits based on their level of cover.  This means better savings and less out of pocket expenses for you.

About Medibank:

“We are Australia’s largest provider of private health insurance and health solutions. Each year, we pay billions of dollars worth of hospital and allied health claims and directly deliver almost 600,000 clinical services, helping millions of Australians live healthier, fuller lives.

We have insured the health of Australians since our inception in 1976 and, under our Medibank and ahm brands, we provide cover to over 3.7 million people. Our members also depend on us for other insurance needs, including access to travel insurance for domestic and international travel, life and trauma insurance and pet insurance. Our Mi Health initiative gives members exclusive access to a telephone-based nurse 24/7, personal support when in hospital, an online health hub and mobile health apps for smart-phones.”

You can find about Medibank Members Choice and more at:

You can find out more about our clinic benefits at:

To make an appointment simply phone: 02 9672 6892

BUPA Members First Provider

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BUPA Members First Provider

We are proud to announce that Dr Bryan Hornby is a BUPA Members First Provider for chiropractic services.  Eligible BUPA members will receive additional benefits based on their level of cover.  This means better savings and less out of pocket expenses.

About BUPA:

“At Bupa, we exist to help our members live longer, healthier, happier lives. And as a leading healthcare organisation in Australia and New Zealand, we’re well placed to support and look after you and your family’s health.

We take pride in delivering high quality health cover that is affordable and represents real value. We have been around for over 60 years; our history goes back to our trusted brands HBA, MBF and Mutual Community, which we used to be known as.

Today, we proudly look after the needs of more than three million people in Australia and New Zealand. We understand our members and the importance of helping to manage your health for the long term. That’s why we aim to provide you with the best advice, support, care and treatment to help you find what’s right for your needs. We have a range of healthcare services to help you live a healthier life. Not just when you’re unwell but when you’re absolutely fine too.”

You can read more about BUPA and BUPA Members First Provider information at:

And find out the other benefits of our clinic at:
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