Your local Chiropractic & Remedial Massage services in Petersham, Sydneys' Inner West
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  Chirofix has entered a Team into 2017 City2Surf. There is only 1 month to go, if you interested training…

Chirofix City2Surf 2017

Chirofix City2Surf 2017

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Chiropractic and Ancillary Techniques

Chirofix is a multimodal clinic that uses various techniques to best mold around the patients needs. Below are a brief description of our Chiropractic and ancillary techniques

Chiropractic Diversified Adjustments

An adjustment is a skilled manouvre which is applied to a spinal or peripheral joint in a quick but controlled pressure into a specific direction. The aim of the adjustment is to restore and correct a movement dysfunction in our skeletal system. Most people experience instant relief after an adjustment as it removes impingements, alleviates pressure, and increases joint space.

Sports & Kinesio Taping

Skilled to apply various taping techniques including rigid taping for joint support or Kinesio tape to help drainage of inflamed areas and stimulate under active muscles.

Hands on Soft tissue release

Soft tissue release can be translated to massage, however we provide specific techniques to targeted muscles, tendons, ligaments or fascia. For example: Trigger point release, Active and Passive release, Cross Friction,

Dry Needling

Often called Western Acupuncture or Medical Acupuncture, dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles help reduce muscular trigger points.

Your Chiropractors

Dr Felipe Baccan

M. Chiropractic, B. Hlth Sc. (PD/H/PE), Dip. RM & Dip. Msk Acupuncture (Dry needling)
Professional Fees: Initial Consultation $100.00 Standard Consultation $70.00
Chiropractor | Dry Needling | Soft tissue release | Exercise Correction
Felipe is a football-mad Brazilian who grew up playing the beautiful game in NSW's top league. His commitment to sport in his youth led to an increasing interest in naturally enhancing performance and preventing injuries.He became interested in manual therapies after receiving treatment from final year Chiropractic students while working as a gym instructor at Macquarie University Sports and Leisure Centre. He found that Chiropractic helped not only with his injuries but also with his performance in the soccer field. He has a strong interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation and utilises Selective Functional Movement Screening to detect and diagnose movement dysfunction. From 2004 - 2008 Felipe worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist and as a result incorporates soft-tissue release and dry needling techniques into his Chiropractic consultation. In addition to running Chirofix, Felipe currently works at the Macquarie University Chiropractic Student Clinic as Senior Supervisor.Felipe was born and raised in Brazil and has lived most of his life in Australia. Being able to speak Portuguese has helped him build strong ties within the Portuguese and Brazilian community in Petersham and the Inner West of Sydney. Registered Chiropractor - Chiropractic Board of Australia - number: CHI0001311489;Member of Chiropractic Australia; Member of ATMS - Australian Traditional Medicine Society
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Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dr Rafael Fabrega Teixeira

M. Chiropractic, B. Chiropractic Science, Dip. Msk Acupuncture (Dry Needling)
Professional Fees: Initial Consultation $100.00 Standard Consultation $70.00
Chiropractor | Dry Needling | Soft tissue release | Exercise Correction
Rafael started a career in Journalism in Brazil, but for a change of life he decided to have an adventure in Australia. While working as a fitness instructor and swimming coach, he found himself injured and fell into the hands of a Chiropractor who took care of his pains and, not only that, this experience motivated him to a shift in his entire career to become a Chiropractor himself. He brings to Chirofix a wealth of knowledge from his past experience as semi-professional swimmer and part of the Brazilian swimming team for 8 years. He's interested in taking care of back and neck pain, shoulder injuries, and a wide range of other musculoskeletal disorders, as well as swimming technique for injury prevention and rehab.
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Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

The initial consultation usually takes around 1 hour and is an essential part of treatment. A case history will be taken as well as a thorough physical examination. These will help with diagnosis and lead to course of treatment.
We have "HICAPS" for on-the-spot claiming facilities for most private health funds. We also accept most credit cards (including AMEX) and cash.
No, you can simply make an appointment directly with us by calling on (02) 9569 6569
Most clients park on Ducros Street, which is adjacent to us. However, you may park in front of the clinic for 1 hour from 9am until 3pm. Otherwise, there is 2 hour parking on Wardell Road, or 1 hour parking on Maria Street or Hunter Street.
An adjustment is a skilled manouvre which is applied to a spinal or peripheral joint in a quick but controlled pressure into a specific direction. The aim of the adjustment is to restore and correct a movement dysfunction in our skeletal system. Most people experience instant relief after an adjustment as it removes impingements, alleviates pressure, and increases joint space.
Our joints contain synovial fluid, and because the spine also has joints, it has fluid encapsulated inside them. When speed is applied to these joints, a sudden release of gas occurs and the pop is heard. The therapeutical effects of the adjustment is said to be due to the speed delivery (sudden change in tissue stretch) triggering neurological receptors which has beneficial effects.

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Chirofix Philosophy

Why Chirofix?

"Chiro" is a Greek word meaning "to do by hand" and in Chirofix, it implies our hands-on approach to care as well as being qualified Chiropractors. 

The "fix" in Chirofix, implies that we are serious about achieving the best result possible for your condition for the long term. We are a result driven clinic.

There you have Chirofix!

We understand that some problems can not be fixed, however we are committed to improving and managing our patients condition to the best of our abilities. 

We pride ourselves for providing quality multi-modal care to one patient at a time. Therefore a follow up consultation are approximately  between 20 to 30 min long.

 
The Chirofix care plan is based on three core areas
 
ADJUST -  the articulations of our Spine and other joints to  through chiropractic adjustments
RELEASE - targeted soft-tissue structures through remedial massage techniques and/or dry needling, stretching
STRENGTHEN - deactivated, weakened, injured muscles and tendons & correction of dysfunctional movement pattern.
 
Passive care to Active care
 
Passive care refers to the acute phase of care, we take control and provide timely treatment sessions for a quick recovery.
As your condition improves, we then target the core dysfunction that led to the pain in the first place.
In this phase of care it is a mix or passive and active care (treatment and home exercise plan). The more active care the less treatment is needed.
Education about your condition, ergonomic advice and exercise prescription EMPOWERS you to take care of your condition.
 
Maintenance care
 
It is  recommended having a treament session from time to time (once a month or two months), just like going to your dentist every 6 months for a clean up. Another easy way to understand is to imagine that you body is like a car. Your car needs servicing every 3 months (for example) or 10,000 km whichever comes first.
Some occupations are taxing on our bodys. For example, Construction workers, sports people and athletes require regular treatment sessions to avoid injury.
 
Research and Evidence Base
 
The Chiropractic profession amongst others are continuously researching to find out how chiropractic works. There is a growing body of research on chiropractics positive effect on treating painful conditions. Lower back pain, Neck pain, neurophysiology, range of movement, impact on arthritis and so on.
 
We have been servicing Sydney's Inner West for over 6 years, recently moved to our new location at New Canterbury Rd. January 2015.