1/6 Grebe Street
Peregian Beach, 4573
Phone: 07 5431 7100
Who am I?
It’s normal for doctors to know everything about you so we can provide the best quality care possible, but I want to make sure it goes both ways. I want to let you know who I am, so you can feel completely comfortable with me.
My name is Dr. Andrew Timbs, I was born and grew up in Adelaide. I have five kids, two girls aged 17 and 9 and three boys aged 6, 4 and 2, and an amazing partner Sonia.
I am a second generation chiropractor and my father is still practicing after 43 years. He is one of my greatest mentors and he was also one of the founders of Wellness Chiropractic, which was the largest group of chiropractic practices in Australia.
After high school, I went to the United States on a golf scholarship. I always wanted to get my chiropractic degree, so I was completing my pre-chiropractic studies while playing college golf.
I returned to Macquarie University in Sydney to complete my chiropractic degree. I then returned to Adelaide to practice. After working in other practices for a year, I went into the family practice and I owned it from 2009 to 2016.
I have always been very passionate about golf and I went on to do post-graduate studies and have become the highest certified Titleist Performance Institute medical and fitness professional in Australasia.
We moved the family up to the Sunshine Coast at the start of 2016 and I worked for a great friend of mine up in Gympie. We purchased a house in Peregian Springs at the end of 2016 and it was a perfect fit to purchase this practice in Peregian Beach. We love the area and the community. Our oldest boy is in Prep at St. Andrew’s and the rest will be following!
I hope this gives you just a little information about who I am and I look forward to meeting you too.
What we do at Purity Chiropractic
I am one of only a handful of chiropractors in Australia that specialize in Upper Cervical Specific Care. This care is very gentle and you will not have the crack that you may typically associate with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic is based on three universal premises:
- The human body is a self-healing mechanism
If you cut your finger, it heals. If you cut the finger of a corpse, it does not. It is not the doctor who heals, it is the life energy within YOU that heals.
- The Nervous System – the brain and the spinal cord – is the master system of the body
Every dimension of the human experience is processed through the nervous system. Every thought, emotion, perception, hormone, chemical, motor function, pain sensation, literally EVERYTHING. Nothing happens or dysfunctions in your body without the nervous system being involved.
- If there is interference to the nervous system, it affects the ability of your body to function properly.
Not only can interference effect your physical health but, more importantly, it distorts your perception of what is going on in the world and compromises your ability to respond appropriately. Your brain is primarily a responsive organ, it does not generate all the information the body needs and tells it what to do. The brain only responds to the information that it is given by the nervous system. If you are subluxated and have garbage going into the brain, you can only get garbage coming out. Posture, for example, is a brain dysfunction because of the bad information the brain is being given.
The purpose of chiropractic is to locate and correct the cause of the interference.
Because the human body heals itself, all it requires is the time and opportunity to do so.
It is essential to understand that chiropractic is not a fix, treatment or cure for any symptoms, condition or disease. As we alluded to previously, it is the power of your body that heals. We remove the interference to allow that power to do what it does best.
We do expect positive changes within a reasonable period of time, but your body heals in priority. The most important thing to you is not always the most important to the body. Have faith that your body knows what it is doing.
We will always give you our best recommendations but your care is always up to you. We will always take things one step at a time at a pace you are comfortable with.
Why is the Upper Neck so Important?
The top two bones of your neck at completely different to the rest of the spine.
The top bone, C1 or Atlas, gets its name because it holds up the head. Even though it is just a small ring!
The second bone, C2 or Axis gets its name because it supports the Atlas and allows the head to rotate.
The critical importance of these two bones is that they are not affecting the spinal cord but the brainstem.
We know that the nervous system controls the function of the entire body, but it’s your brainstem that controls your whole nervous system.
When you have interference to your brainstem you are effecting your whole body.
Most of the problems in other areas of the body tend to be compensation for the interference to the brainstem. For example, if you have distorted posture and muscle function though out your body for long enough, you will eventually get aches and pains. Try walking around bent over to the left all day and see if you are not sore by the end of the day. Your brainstem creates this to a minor extend and it’s just a matter of time to when you will get symptoms from it.
The Technology we Use
We use state of the art technology to determine if you have nerve interference, where it is, how severe it is, as well as knowing if you need an adjustment or not. Yes, it can help us do all that.
The scanner we use is a Tytron. It uses infrared technology to determine minute temperate changes from either side of your spine. If you have no interference, the temperature on both sides of your spine should be the same.
When we first scan you we acquire several scans over a period of time to determine what your ‘Pattern’ is. When the nervous system is ‘stuck’ then your body no longer has the ability to adapt to its environment. Once we have your pattern, then on each visit we scan you to determine if you are stuck in your interference pattern or if you are healing and adapting. If you are stuck, we will need to adjust you, if you are healing and adapting it is better for us to keep our hands off and let the body do what it does best.
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Yours In Health,
Dr. Andrew Timbs (Chiropractor)