THE MOST EXPERIENCED CHIROPRACTOR IN THE LOCAL AREA
Dr. Sharon Wardle was one of the first chiropractors to study ergonomics and was granted access to conduct onsite injury analysis and prevention, as well as treatment of patients working in heavy industry. This involved familiarisation with equipment and tools used, watching employees at work, treating them onsite and initiating workplace modifications wherever possible. Having a good relationship with both management (through implementation of measures that saved costs due to time lost due to injury) and union representatives ( through patient confidentiality and always prioritising the wellbeing of patients/workers) led to resounding success in the form of decreased workers' compensation expenditure and increased production output.
The same principles of observation and onsite treatment were applied when treating elite rugby union players. Attending training sessions and games and providing treatment/advice at those sessions was highly successful. Understanding precisely what a worker/ player/ employee is doing whilst training/ working/ playing is key to making changes that will have a beneficial and lasting effect.
Awareness of a patient's psychological/emotional and social circumstances plays a very important role in treatment and recovery as well. Dr. Wardle's holistic approach to patient management has always acknowledged these factors.
This 'biopsychosocial' approach now forms the basis of all workers' compensation case management in NSW.
The level of understanding applied to her industrial and sporting patients is part of Dr. Wardle's private practice. A thorough knowledge of what position you play in your team or what you do in an average workday, along with consideration of any stress you may be undergoing is of vital importance to a correct diagnosis and effective treatment plan. It is the key to long-term successful management of your condition.
Shop 451, Loft Level (Level 4) Macquarie Centre,
Cnr Herring & Waterloo Rds,
Macquarie Park, NSW, 2113
Tel: 02 9878 5855
Mob: 0400 414 452
HOURS OF OPERATION
By appointment only, Mon-Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 4pm
Please note that urgent appointments can be organised outside regular hours.
QUALIFICATIONS (related to chiropractic)
Dr. of Chiropractic
Dr. of Osteopathy
Bachelor of Philosophy [B.Phil] (Macquarie University): Distinction average
Master of Chiropractic Science (Macquarie University)
Master of Research (Macquarie University): Academic scholarship
FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine
Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies (Morling Theological College)
Diploma in Languages [Japanese] (Macquarie University)
Injury prevention: Chiropractic treatment involves correction of joint misalignments, postural correction and regular chiropractic check-ups.
Pain relief: This is often achieved through kinetic chain realignment (all joints/muscles connecting to and influencing the painful area are considered and corrected if necessary). Treatment specifically involves techniques such as joint realignments through chiropractic adjustment, therapeutic massage, sports massage, trigger point massage, neck exercises, back pain exercises and postural correction through postural advice.
Conditions treated with chiropractic include: muscle pain, neck strain, headaches, tension headaches, migraines, shin splints, shoulder and neck pain, lower back muscle injuries, hip injuries, hamstring and groin strains, pregnancy-related back discomfort, calf muscle tension and pain. Lack of sleep (insomnia), stress-related problems and anxiety may also be improved with chiropractic treatment as a by-product of pain and muscle spasm reduction.
Long term pain management: Whilst correct posture and regular chiropractic check-ups are important, so too is workstation analysis. Dr. Wardle's experience in applied ergonomics permits creative suggestions re improvements to the workplace or your home workstation. Enhanced sporting technique and training methods are offered to help keep players in the game. At home, your furnishings and habits can contribute to problems. Again, these issues can often be easily addressed.