How we help you through unwinding.

At Unwind Chiropractic, it’s our mission to help you recover and rebalance quickly, while also enjoying the process.
Below you’ll find a breakdown of the Unwind Process and what you can expect to experience in each session.

Initial Consultation

This session is a discovery process that’s broken down into three parts: The Past, The Now and The Future.

The initial consult helps you understand how your body has taken shape into its current postural position. You’ll be asked to share and discuss your health history (The Past) with Dr Chris. From there he’ll assess your current posture (The Now), and a determine what shape you’re likely to have when your body is brought back into balance (The Future).

The Past

  • A working history of all past traumas (including any birth traumas if known).
  • A listed history of past body stressors (different jobs, studies, hobbies, sports, parenting etc).
  • A medical history.
  • A history of past abilities and or skills that have now been limited or lost.

The Now

  • Any symptoms present right now.
  • Any current limitations affecting past abilities and skills.
  • What are you afraid to do right now because you feel your body is not up to it or it would get hurt?

The Future

  • Where do you want to be in 10 years?
  • How do you look and feel in 10 years?
  • What new skills and abilities do you want to pick up?
  • What old movement patterns do you want to let go of? 

Physical Examination

  • A full head to toe assessment of your body’s form and function will be performed through standing, sitting and lying down evaluations.
  • Flexibility and adaptability testing.
  • Body balancing.
  • Orthopaedic examination.
  • A posture photograph is taken to log where your body is at the start of your rebalancing journey. 


A body balancing report will be given to indicate the potential for change and the expected outcomes.

On the day of your initial consultation, you could expect some bodywork done if no further examinations are required. In this instance, a follow up posture photo is taken to record any physical changes from the first body balancing session.

Second, Third & Subsequent Visits

Second Visit

On your second visit you’ll receive:

  • A detailed explanation of how your body will start to reorganise to a higher functioning state and what the expected changes and outcomes are.
  • A full head to toe assessment and body balancing session using the ABCTM method of treatment. (See insert for an explanation on the ABCTM method).
  • Advice on areas in your life where you can make immediate changes to remove or reduce the number of body stressors.

Third Visit

On your third visit you’ll receive:

  • A full head to toe assessment and body balancing session using the ABCTM method of treatment.
  • Training on how to observe your own body to better navigate the correct choices around resting, exercise and work-associated stressors.


Subsequent visits

Subsequent visits will be determined at the end of each session. In these visits you can expect:

  • A full head to toe assessment and body balancing session using the ABCTM method of treatment.
  • Advice on how to support and push for further growth and change in your body.

After the subsequent sessions, a pre-determined cycle of body balancing work and re-evaluation will be booked to assess achieved outcomes and changes to the physical body.

What’s the ABC Method of Body Treatment

ABCTM stands for Advanced Biostructural Correction. It’s a new approach in the world of muscular skeletal bodywork being practised around the world. Currently, it doesn’t fall under any particular therapeutic category. However, in Australia this approach is mainly used by chiropractors. The approach is very thorough and, in most cases, quick in the way it deals with symptoms of an acute and chronic nature.

The body is always striving to rebalance itself based on the stressors and movements you have placed on the body.

The current shape of your body, along with the ability and speed at which your body can perform rebalancing tasks, indicates how efficiently your body is functioning. For example, are you ‘getting away’ with movements the way you used to? Or are you starting to lose your shape no matter what you do?

Imbalance Triggers and Our Remedy

In our society, it’s expected that over time, our ability to rebalance ourselves is diminished due to the ageing process. This process dictates that over time, you’re subjected to an increase in unnatural forces that leave your body burdened and less able to cope with current stressors.

Some of the regular unnatural forces that act on us daily include; smart phones, laptops, car seats, exercise, couches, work chairs, hard flooring (cement and polished tiles), lack of normal movement patterns, poor shoes (high heels and cushioned footwear).

The body is innately intelligent and will always respond to its environment, but often compensates for past injuries. These responses are reflected in the physical shape of your body and its symptoms. An ABCTM practitioner assesses the body head to toe twice over. They will then make a correction where the body is found to be out of balance.

Focus Areas of the ABC Method

The primary areas of focus in a single session are the places in your body where you have natural limitations to counter the unnatural stress. If muscles are the prime mover of a body, then a natural limitation is an area where your body has no muscle or combination of muscles that could rebalance the body to a natural upright position. There are approximately 80 sections of the body where these limitations can occur (an adult body has 206 bones).

At the end of each session, you can expect that your body is better able to balance itself in an upright position. This may feel like you’re taller, breathing easier, or moving more freely. If you have any symptoms at the start of a session, it’s usually expected that those symptoms will greatly diminish by the end of the session.