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Musculoskeletal Therapy

The table below shows comparison of services between a Manly Chiropractor and Musculoskeletal Therapy treatment.

Manly Chiropractor

Musculoskeletal Therapy
One On One Consultation Time

15 minutes

1 hour

$60 – $80

Posture Analysis


Movement Analysis


Oscillating Magnetic Massage Gun


Soft Tissue Massage


Kinesio Taping


Personalised Exercise Routine


Spinal Manipulations


After Session Feeling

Generally Does
Not Feel Good

Feels Good
Health Fund Accredited



1. Posture Analysis

We both do a thorough consultation on your history, looking at X-rays, MRI’s or CT scans, to form an accurate picture of your situation. However chiropractors do not include vigorous testing that cover the entire body including muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and organs that are potentially involved.
The chiropractor more often looks at your immediate source of back pain in the 30 minute, initial consultation. How much history, testing and treatment can be done in 30 minutes?

Oscillating Massage Gun & tape

2. Movement Analysis

We conduct primal movements and balancing tests, and stress tests to assess weakness versus strength testing where most chiropractors do not.
We use Kinesiology and Reflexology to test every muscle throughout the body as we know that following the site of pain is often misleading.
Karel Lewit “ he who treats the sight of pain is lost…”

3. Oscillating Magnetic Massage Gun

We use a hands on high frequency magnetic massage gun that has the same effect of 30 minutes of hand massage in minutes to release the very muscles responsible for the mis-alignment of the pelvis/spine or vertebra.

In one session the gun  turns an injured muscle that is inhibited  into a 100% firing muscle at peak strength, often with complete reduction or a significant reduction of pain.

4. Soft Tissue Massage

Most Chiropractors are not trained to release tight muscles and trigger points, nor do they attempt to. The Chiropractor philosophy is to only adjust the bony spinal structure, which is why a session is only 15 min, and then trusting the muscles and tendons to follow after the chiropractic treatment.
Each spinal adjustment only lasts short periods, because tight muscles pull on this adjustment, there by needing constant adjustments to try to keep the vertebras in place.
This type of treatment is known as palliative care, e.g. treating the symptoms, and not the cause of the symptoms.
We look at the reasons why you need constant spinal adjustments and provide soft tissue treatment to the structures involved.
Our treatment process reduces regular chiropractic visits.

5. Kinesio Taping

We apply Kinesio taping to stimulate weak non firing spinal muscles, that supports the vertebrae instabilities.
The taping allows the patient to return to there work place or favourite activity with support/confidence.

There are only two practitioners in Australia and I am one who have thoroughly studied the application of Kinesio taping the correct way. The Japanese way, not the American way.  Applied the Japanese way you get long lasting results and significantly reduce pain.

6. Personalised Exercise Routine

After we have identified the non-performing/weak spinal muscles and given them strength, and have returned the muscles to normal function again, at this point an exercise routine is designed targeting all your weak problematic muscles.
Chiropractors do not, nor do they have any idea how to prescribe an exercise routine in any useful detail ie. We don’t wrap you up in cotton wool and keep you coming back for the same treatment, expecting different results.

7. Personalised Stretching Routine

We provide an individual  routine in conjunction with exercises, which allows you pain free movement in your daily life. Examples of this could be…
• Parent picking up their children
• Athletes that want to get back to sport faster
• Workers doing repetitive work like cashier, shop assistant

We eliminate the cause of your back pain by taking the stresses off your muscles, joints and ligaments achieving a more balanced workout.

8. Spinal Manipulations

Chiropractors use a high force velocity adjustment to achieve their results, which can be very unpleasant and painful, e.g  cracking the neck or back.
MET (muscle energy technique) is so soft, gentle and pain free that you don’t even know you have had an alignment, (adjustment)  We align and position the vertebra like chiropractors do and we only do this when necessary. Not routinely as Chiropractors.  We achieve the same results without the harsh cracking alignment.

If you were thinking of seeing a Manly Chiropractor, then call Robert first for free advice on how he can help you on 0410 811 830.

about us

Robert, the founder of The Happy Body, practices the use of several revolutionary techniques to gain instant muscle activation, reducing or stopping painful symptoms, with amazing long lasting results. Find out more about Robert’s techniques and qualifications.

who’s it for

We most commonly treat Back and Hip pain (chronic and acute), but also treat pain in other areas of the body. We are highly experienced and qualified at identifying the issue and treating the cause. Find out more about who it’s for.

what you get

After your first session, you will feel reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and restoration of proper function of muscles and joint. Learn more about what you get.