ATLAS ORTHOGONAL CHIROPRACTIC

Important Update 28/04/2024

Dr Oscar Finn currently has a wait list for new Upper Cervical patients as of 28/04/2024

If you have been referred to our practice for Upper Cervical Chiropractic from a Neuromuscular Dentist, Neurologist or ENT – please call our reception staff to triage your referral if urgent

Sims & Finn Chiropractic Frankston

03 5902 7081


Dr Oscar Finn (Chiropractor) is the only certified Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor in Victoria that has onsite digital x-ray facilities and Atlas Orthogonal Australia approved instrument and head piece.

 

What is Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic

Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle specific adjustment to correct the position of the first cervical vertebra – referred to as the atlas vertebra or C1.

Proper alignment improves normal biomechanics, and the relationship between the adjacent structures and the upper cervical spine. 

Although the upper cervical chiropractic adjustment is a light force, the result can often be felt throughout the body.

A foundational component to the Atlas Orthogonal technique, is the use of digital x-rays. Specific radiographs are analysed in order to determine the exact degree of misalignment.

From this information, the vectors are calculated for the gentle correction. The instrument stylus lightly touches the Atlas (1st cervical vertebra) in order to make the appropriate adjustment. 

The instrument allows the chiropractor to adjust the Atlas misalignment with a very high degree of precision while applying minimal physical pressure. This unique feature eliminates patient discomfort during treatment.

The Atlas Orthogonal precision instrument is designed to deliver a precise chiropractic adjustment based on the specific misalignment findings from your x-rays. The instrument delivers a percussion sound wave through a metal stylus with a light measured force.


 

Atlas Orthogonal vs. Traditional Chiropractic Adjustments

A common question that people ask is what is the difference between Atlas Orthogonal and general chiropractic adjustment?

The Atlas Orthogonal adjustment is very precise and very gentle without any of the popping, cracking, or twisting of the spine involved with general chiropractic manipulation.  Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic care is focused on providing a patient with a specific adjustment based on the patient’s x-ray analysis.

Atlas Orthogonal chiropractors take extremely precise x-rays of the head and neck to determine the severity and type of the spinal misalignment.  The Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor will then analyze the x-rays and determine a specific upper cervical correction vector that will aim to improve alignment through the upper cervical region.

After the initial evaluation your Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor will be able to estimate the number of corrections needed and the length of time necessary to consolidate structural improvements.

The most gentle and precise form of Chiropractic. No twisting, popping, or cracking. The Atlas Orthogonal Instrument allows Dr. Finn to provide individualised spinal corrections with objective and reproducible results.


Fees

Initial consultation + Examination + Digital x-rays – $435

Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment – $87 (increasing to $95 01/06/2024)

Scanning Check – $35

Updated Radiographs – $65

*Please note we are unable to process TAC, DVA and Work Cover claims; payment is due when services are rendered.

We are excited to have you as a patient at Sims & Finn Chiropractic

Our goal is to assess you thoroughly to determine if you have a structural shift in your spine causing secondary condition (symptoms).
We then explain and provide you with care options. We customise a plan of care for you, taking into consideration your age, health and lifestyle factors.
Once we have worked together to create the necessary health improvements, we will assist you in choices to maintain the corrections you have achieved.

All major health funds accepted

Please contact us if your health fund is not listed below