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About

Dr Chris Walker DC, MChiro, MSc, BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), FRCC.

Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr Chris Walker trained at the AECC, arguably the finest chiropractic college in the world, Dr Walker became a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2005. He launched his clinic in 2008, now thriving with over 3,500 patients treated since opening his doors.

His main focus is on accurately diagnosing the problem that is creating pain in the patient, and then correcting that problem. Whether it is stiff joints or tight muscles/weak muscles, his diagnostic and treatment skills are extremely effective. He is able to quickly assess what is wrong with his patients and what is causing them pain and discomfort. A no-nonsense advice approach which helps his clients to prevent any future problems.

The emphasis is on an active solution. The medical model encourages a passive approach from the patient and just treats the pain itself. The pain is not the problem. It's what is causing the pain that is the problem. The chiropractic model is an active approach and gets to the cause of the problem and is therefore more effective in the short and long term.

Dr Walked also gained a Masters degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science and two bachelor degrees before training to become a chiropractor - he also holds a history of high sporting achievement. As a result of his education and experience, he can offer advice on lifestyle choices, diet, and training methods. He always encourages his patients to see the benefits of adopting healthier lifestyle habits. A chiropractic approach to health always addresses these issues, it is not just about treating pain.

“The pain is not the problem, it is what is causing the pain that is the problem”.

Dr Chris Walker writes:

“You must correct the underlying dysfunction that is causing the pain. Do not look at the pain as the problem, as the pain may ease but the underlying problem will remain. In between periods of pain, the dysfunction does not go away and the pain will usually always return. By nature, pain is caused by biomechanical and neuromuscular dysfunction, which is episodic. It is relapsing and remitting.

On returning, each episode is more painful, easier to aggravate and it lasts longer than the previous one - new symptoms will also often present themselves along with all the previous ones. The pain is the body’s language and it talking to you. It is trying to tell you that something is wrong and it needs to be treated.

Treatment at Back2Health is specific and appropriate for the problem. The first goal of treatment is pain relief and the second goal is to restore function to the musculoskeletal system. When this is achieved you will experience less pain and injury - if you do get injured again, you will recover much quicker as the body is functioning better”.