World Spine Day - October 2016

Dr Chris Munro (Chiro)

Dr Steve Cunneen (Chiro)

Ferguson Street Chiropractic & Natural Therapies (Est. 1996) is proud to be an official Global Supporter of World Spinal Day 2016.

And in what is a double celebration, we also are excited to be celebrating 20 years of service to the people of Hobson’s Bay and surrounding areas.

We’re giving back to the community in the form of a Patient Appreciation Day* which allows any new patient the opportunity to do something about that spinal or nervous system problem that may have been bothering them (or even better, an opportunity to have a pro-active “check-up” on your spine to help prevent future spinal issues).

Book in for your free World Spine Day / 20 year celebration consultation with one of our Doctors of Chiropractic.

Your consult will include:

› A comprehensive case history of your spinal and nervous system health.

› Physical examination of your spine and nervous system to locate and determine any problem areas.

› Discussion about your individual case to ascertain the need of follow up treatment if required, referral to appropriate allied health care practitioner if necessary, or referral for investigative tests if indicated (Capitol Radiology in Williamstown do a wonderful job of looking after our patients with X-ray needs, which are also bulk-billed).

And it’s a fact that chiropractic is safer than back surgery, muscle relaxants and even aspirin. So you know you'll be in safe hands.

We’re located at 166 Ferguson Street, Williamstown.
Call today for your free World Spine Day consultation on 9399 9659.

*Offer valid 19/10/2016 - 21/10/2106

For World Spine Day on Sunday 16 October 2016, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) is encouraging people to ‘Straighten Up and Move’.

World Spine Day is a global campaign to highlight the importance of physical activity and improving posture for good spinal health and prevention of injury, as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.

It is estimated that one in six Australians (3.7 million) had chronic back problems in 2014–15, according to an August 2016 report released by the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW).

‘Straighten Up’

Poor posture may cause headaches, soreness, back pain and fatigue, by putting pressure on your spine. In many cases, this can be prevented with education about the issue. While it may take some diligence to undo bad habits, it’s worth persevering.

Straighten Up Australia is an ongoing community service initiative of the CAA, and is an easy and enjoyable everyday program to improve your health and the way your body functions.

Consisting of a set of simple exercises and taking just three minutes to complete, Straighten Up Australia will help improve posture, stabilise core muscle groups, enhance health and prevent spinal disability. You can download the Straighten Up Australia exercise program at

‘and Move’

Modern lifestyles – such as office work and extended use of computers or mobile devices – may make us less active or adopt poor posture.

Walking is a low impact exercise that assists in improving flexibility and mobility. Accompanied by a regimen of stretching, walking can improve flexibility and a better range of motion. Walking strengthens the body and helps position the spine in its upright natural shape, assisting posture.

CAA’s Just Start Walking app is one way to help get you moving. Available from the App Store and Google Play, this app allows you to track your walks via GPS, log your walking history, share your walks with friends online and find walking events in your local area.

For more information on how to maintain a healthy spine, please visit