What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic focuses on the delicate relationship between the structure and function of your body.

The structure of your body (your musculoskeletal system) is made up of the spine, skull and pelvis. Your internal organs also function within that structure and are affected by it. Your nervous system is made up of your brain and kilometres of nerves that travel throughout the body. The nervous system facilitates coordinated function within your body.

The spine, skull and pelvis are vital for movement and the protection of the nervous system.

If your spine isn’t able to move in all the many directions it may impact on the health of the joints, the nervous system and/or your ability to function to your full potential resulting in an increased risk of injury or illness.

The main principle underpinning Chiropractic is that your body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. Your body depends on your nervous system being able to send trillions of messages every second between the brain and the body. When these messages are interrupted the brain may not make the most appropriate decisions. This impacts your health. It’s similar to talking on the phone with someone and there is poor reception. You may or may not be able to communicate clearly.

Chiropractic is vital to restore proper nervous system flow and to build and maintain optimal health.

Your First Visit

People come to our practice with a variety of experience of Chiropractic care. Some may never have been to see a Chiropractor. It is important for us at Village Chiropractic Manly that at your initial appointment we take the time to understand your body and what it's been put through. Our initial consultation is designed so that you can let us know just what's bothering you and we can assess for what may be causing that. A healthy spine and nervous system are extremely important for you to live an optimal life.

We assess, manage and care for people of all ages. To thoroughly assess you or your child, the first appointment with us will be a full half hour. We utilise a range of assessment tools and where necessary x-rays to gain a clear picture of the spine and to assist us in making an appropriate diagnosis and then, where appropriate, recommendation for care and a clear indication about how we can help and what needs to be done for you to help get you closer to optimal health.

Overcoming Stress

Stress reactions need to be compensated by regular recovery to support long-term wellbeing.

Stress can be positive!

Stress is defined as the body’s physical and mental responses and adaptations to real or perceived changes and challenges in life. While the creation of stress reaction can be attributed to a variety of common internal and external factors, perception of stress can vary significantly between individuals. Internal stress factors include lack of sleep, use of alcohol and poor nutrition. External stress factors include for example work-related stress, financial issues, and social relationships. Stress management training and learning to cope with stress-related thoughts and feelings can have a tremendous effect in reducing internal stress levels.

It is important to note that stress is not always harmful. Stress can be positive or negative. The presence of stress may indicate that the person is experiencing something exciting or joyful.

Moderate stress levels during a normal working day are associated with high productivity at work, however high stress indicators over a long period of time negatively impact personal well-being and health. Recovery balances daily stress.


Village Chiropractic recognises the important role community plays in our general health. It is clear to us that Village Chiropractic is a pillar of Manly’s healthy lifestyle community. As a result of this commitment you will see us out and about involved with sharing the healthy lifestyle message. We walk our talk.

Your environment (the place where you spend your time) will directly affect your health but you can also shape your environment to create a positive place. As part of our commitment to helping our practice members to live a healthier life, at Village Chiropractic we want to teach you how to be the creator of your environment, how to shape it so it has a positive impact on your health. A huge component of your wellbeing can be attributed to your community. The people that you interact with and the space in which you spend your time physically and virtually will impact on your general health.

We’ve created a unique community within our practice but also really enjoy being part of Manly’s vibrant scene.

Just outside our door are an array of incredible Cafe’s and restaurants serving delicious, healthy and inspiring food as well as incredible coffee. The mix of holiday makers, local businesses, retailers, entrepreneurs, young families and athletes makes our little block a great place to visit. The positive atmosphere of Manly adds to the chiropractic experience. Catching up with friends after your adjustment at Village Chiropractic is a great idea. We love it when old mates and family members accidentally bump into each other in our practice.