The word 'chiropractic' means 'done by hand' and is typically associated with spinal adjustment or manipulation. At Moffat Beach Chiro, we blend various hands-on manual therapy techniques to suit your needs, preferences and values.
Moffat Beach Chiro
- about us
Matt Fernandez is a chiropractor and exercise physiologist with a strong interest in the management of spinal pain disorders.
Prior to moving to the Sunshine Coast, Matt worked for over 20 years as lead chiropractor and exercise physiologist in a multidisciplinary clinic in Sydney. He worked with a diversity of patients from children to older adults, as well as treated many elite athletes from Olympic level swimmers to professional football teams such as the West Tigers.
Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system - with a strong focus on the spine. The word 'chiropractic' means 'done by hand' and is typically associated with manual treatments, including spinal adjustment or manipulation. At Moffat Beach Chiro, we blend various hands-on manual therapy techniques for pain relief through the use of joint and soft-tissue manipulation and/or mobilisation. We utilise dry needling, focused stretching and exercise as needed. Our practice is built on a strong educational foundation. Our unique clinical, teaching and research experience allows us to seamlessly impart contemporary information about chiropractic care. This often helps dispel many myths and unhelpful beliefs, focusing more on solving your problems, building confidence, and encouraging an active lifestyle.
Conditions We Manage
We understand there are many drivers of pain and disability, which can be a barrier to recovery. As a result, we dedicate time to explore your particular concern. Through a thorough history and physical examination, we make sense of your symptoms. Management or care typically involves the development of a treatment strategy that addresses the contributing factors. Our high value care is backed by a blend of clinical experience and dedication to ongoing research.
Low back pain is a very common problem affecting all age groups from children to the elderly. In fact, up to 80% of people will report low back pain during their lifetime. There are many triggers for low back pain like physical, social, and emotional factors. Further, there are numerous painful sources for low back pain, including the vertebral disc, joints and muscles. However, in 90% of patients with low back pain, the pain cannot be attributed to a specific structure; hence to commonly used term of non-specific low back pain. Many people with low back pain will report mild-to-severe discomfort. Importantly, low back pain has a fluctuating nature, where people can experience repeated and unexpected flare-ups, as well as (long) periods of recovery with little-to-no pain.