Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr Amy utilises a range of techniques such as diversified manual adjusting, activator, soft tissue work, drop piece, kinesio-taping, rehabilitation and dry needling. By having a wide variety of different techniques available, this means that we will be able to cater your Chiropractic experience to suit you as best as possible. As each practitioner varies, it is recommended to see what works best for you.
Special interests include Pregnancy Care, Paediatric Care, Injury and Sports Rehabilitation.
We are able to provide pregnant patients with evidence based, gentle and safe care from our clinic located in Hurstville. Not only is Dr Amy highly skilled in treating women during pregnancy, her team at the front are also very experienced with babies and young children- this means that postpartum you and your baby will be able to come to our child friendly practice and both receive treatment and support very easily. The team will always work around times that suit you best when juggling family commitments.
We are very privileged to be trusted by many to assess their children in practice. Dr Amy Norman will assess your child for any bio-mechanical issues and commonly addresses concerns such as:
Plagiocephaly (a flat spot on a child's head)
Torticolis (neck stiffness)
Poor sleep due to pain
By using a variety of techniques we may also assist you and your baby with things like gas, constipation, not settling very well as well as help with their motor development milestones such as tummy time difficulty, rolling, crawling and walking.
Aquanatal exercise classes are specifically designed for mums during pregnancy and following birth. They take place in a swimming pool and are run by experienced health practitioners who are also fully qualified Aquanatal instructors. Classes include cardio and strengthening exercises, core and balance exercises, relaxation and birth preparation, as well as a good dose of fun and chat. Aquanatal is a fun, safe way to exercise and prepare yourself for the birth of your baby.
Dry needling is a form of treatment that is also know as intramuscular manual stimulation, or intramuscular needling. It involves the insertion of a filoment needle into a myofascial trigger point with the intention to release tightness and promote healing by stimulating a micro-inflammatory response. This style of needling differs from Chinese Acupuncture as the intention and philosophy is different. The intention of dry needling is to restore correct biomechanics of the anatomy treated whereas Chinese Acupuncturists may place the needle in a different area for the same condition.
At the end of her Masters degree, Dr Amy started as a volunteer for the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology and help put together the annual conferences the organization held. Over time and exposure to this form of neuro-rehabilitation, she completed additional Post-graduate studies through the Carrick Institute of Postgraduate Studies in the U.S. She then sat the American Chiropractic Neurology Board exams and became a Diplomate in 2017. The further studies she has undertaken have helped add an additional understanding of the neurology behind what is seen in everyday practice. This knowledge has been particularly insightful with Balance, Dizziness and Headache treatment and rehabilitation. This does not replace a consult with a Medical Neurologist.
Using the Pondera2 program, various aspects of balance can be measured. This gives the user feedback as to how their proprioception, vestibule and visual system are performing. To be able to objectively assess and record progression allows treatment and rehabilitation to target the weakest systems correctly to maximise performance.