Benz Chiropractic is first and foremost a family clinic, where the whole team is completely focused on your health and wellness. The chief chiropractor and owner of Benz Chiropractic, Dr Gordon Benz has over two decades of experience as a chiropractor and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and understanding.
At Benz Chiropractic, we take a holistic approach to health. So not only do we have chiropractic care available, but we also have a registered remedial massage therapist practicing at our clinic.
Whenever you arrive at Benz Chiropractic you will be greeted by one of our friendly Chiropractic Assistants. Their role is to help you maintain your schedule of care and they are always ready to answer any questions or queries you may have. As we are a family clinic we have crèche facilities in our waiting room and willing staff who love holding babies and entertaining children!
We look forward to meeting you and taking care of your health so that you can get back to living life to the fullest.
Dr Gordon has over 20 years of experience and has been the owner of Benz Chiropractic since 2001. He has a passion for learning that his clients will experience from their first consultation. Dr Gordons’ mother, being a GP, instilled in him an interest in health early in his life, and his interest in chiropractic began at a young age when he was being regularly adjusted as part of a holistic approach to health and wellness.
This pursuit of wellness and health is intrinsic to the way that Dr Gordon cares for each and every one of his patients. He has a particular interest in children’s health and studied a specialist qualification in paediatric chiropractic care.
Dr Gordon has an enviable reputation in the chiropractic field and was responsible for the clinical supervision of final year students at Murdoch University for almost seven years. But his journey is far from over and he is currently undertaking his Masters in Functional Neurology.
Karla is a Registered Massage Therapist (Remedial), originally from Canada. She graduated from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon, British Columbia in 2009, having completed the three year program and 3300 practical hours.
Following graduation Karla passed her Board Examinations with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and Registered with the College in order to practice as a Registered Therapist in Ontario. Prior to attending Massage College, she had completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Neuroscience at Carleton University.
Karla has training in an extensive range of massage techniques, including Swedish (Relaxation massage), Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, sports massage, Muscle Energy Technique, Joint Mobilization, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, pregnancy massage, Visceral Manipulation, and Positional Release.
When receiving a massage, Karla will apply all of these techniques as indicated by each individual’s presenting interview, orthopedic assessment, and her own manual palpation and observation. As a result each treatment is unique and tailored to the individual.
As well as being passionate about massage, Karla enjoys a variety of sports. And she has at various times participated in rugby (union), dance, swimming, running, cycling, triathlon, soccer, and volleyball.
Chiropractic is most often associated with back or neck pain and general pain relief but is not the only role of chiropractic care. All of the nerves which supply the muscles, organs and other tissues that make up your body so that you can function must first run from your brain through your spine; and if you spine or other joints are misaligned you may experience pain or loss of function.
The most common chiropractic technique is commonly known as an adjustment and you may have already heard of it. The role of an adjustment is to correct the misalignments within the spine to allow proper flow of energy through the nerves in the body such that function returns – pain relief is often a happy side effect.
Chiropractic care is suitable for most people and can be used on people in all stages of life, from newborn babies to elderly people. Your chiropractor will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment to suit your personal needs following a comprehensive consultation.
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A massage from a registered massage therapist will provide comfort and relief from a variety of physical symptoms. Prior to your massage, your therapist will discuss with you any specific issues you may be having as well as any treatment you may be currently receiving. This will allow them to draw on a variety of different massage techniques that will benefit your personal situation the most.
Our therapist, Karla Lane, has training in an extensive range of massage techniques, including; Swedish (Relaxation Massage), Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Muscle Energy Technique, Joint Mobilization, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Pregnancy Massage, Visceral Manipulation, and Positional Release.
If you’ve never seen a chiropractor before, the procedure may be unfamiliar. Your first visit typically takes 30-45 minutes and during that time your doctor will conduct a consultation, as well as a chiropractic, orthopaedic and neurological examination which will determine if chiropractic care can help. The doctor may require x-rays for further investigation. Should that be the case, these can be taken and processed onsite.
At your second, follow up appointment all of your results will be discussed with you and will include a review of your x-rays. You will learn what your results mean in terms of your function and lifestyle and how you may be impacted in the future. The role of this review is to ensure we understand your goals and how we can help you achieve these.
A common concern new patients have is the popping, or cracking sound that often results from chiropractic manipulation. The joints which make up the spine are special and create their own special fluid to lubricate (for movement) and also nourish themselves. The by-products formed in the production of this fluid include gasses such as oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. When a joint in the spine is manipulated the gas is released and you hear a distinctive popping sound.
For those that have experienced an adjustment that sound is often associated with relief. When the joint is opened up the fluids relubricate the joint and movement is restored. Depending on the situation – how severe, how long it has been immobilised, and how acute the joint is – determines how complete the relief will be.
Remember: eggs get cracked, spines get adjusted.
Your chiropractic care plan is created to suit your individual needs and requirements. We will give you a guide on how frequently we need to see you to adjust you. This will normally be more frequently in the early part of your care. We will regularly review the frequency of your adjustments and will make recommendations as required.
We also understand that there are times you need to see us at short notice and we can normally accommodate this quite quickly.
Your care is a relationship between yourself and us and we need to work together in order to help you achieve your health goals.