Chiropractic at Resilient Health is a little different! Our sports chiropractor has a holistic approach to all aspects of the body including their management and prevention.

Initial Consultation: 60 minutes

Subsequent Consultation: 20 minutes

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Chiropractic takes a holistic approach to healthcare. It is a direct modality of treatment concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of mechanical disorders of the entire neuromusculoskeletal system including the spine, the extremities (e.g. foot/ankle, knee, shoulder), muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and the nervous system and general health.

Through comprehensive history taking, evaluation, diagnosis and individualized treatments & management plans it aims to enhance overall health, function & performance of the whole body.

At Resilient Health, our team works together so that all our patients can receive a collaborative, multi model treatment that best suits their needs.

In Australia, Chiropractors are recognised as primary health care providers and are trained to recognise conditions that require referral to medical practitioners or other allied health. Chiropractic university graduates hold a Masters qualification. They complete a minimum of five years university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and chiropractic techniques to enable them to perform standard medical examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems.

Australian law requires Chiropractors, to maintain ongoing professional development and education every year to stay in practice. In Australia, all chiropractors are required to be government-registered practitioners. If a chiropractor does not appear on this register they should not practice. 

The register can be found at:

If you would like any more information about our clinic, any of the therapies offered at Resilient Health, our health practitioners or how we might be able to help you, please contact us on 08 8232 0000 or email

People seek Chiropractic treatment, when they experience long term (chronic) and short term (acute) problems, like the examples below:

  • postural issues
  • neck or back pain/injuries
  • weight bearing issues
  • muscular sprains and strains
  • shoulder or elbow pain/injuries
  • scoliosis
  • tendon problems
  • leg pain
  • sciatica, disc injury
  • balancing and walking issues
  • sporting injuries
  • arthritis
  • osteoporosis
  • headaches and migraines

YOU might be able to ask your Chiropractor for information any other health concerns or for a general check-up.

Dr Stewart Ward is currently the South Australian state chair and member for Sports Chiropractic Australia, the peak body representing sports chiropractors and evidence based chiropractic in Australia. He is currently completing his ICCSP postgraduate in Sports Chiropractic under the directorate of FICS and is attending sporting events and working with athletes on game day. Because of his interest in sports and rehabilitation, as well as his Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy and previous work as a massage therapist, Chiropractic works a little differently at Resilient Health. This means that techniques are chosen specifically for the needs of each individual depending on their complaint and preference of treatment methods. The expansive range of hands-on techniques may include, but are not limited to:

  • Massage & Soft tissue therapy
  • Stretching
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Instrument assisted massage using a stainless steel massage tool
  • Massage gun
    Dr Stewart Ward participates in ongoing training in the Functional Neuro-Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (or FNOR) system and may also incorporate the use of Prologel to aid in treating neurogenic inflammation.
  • Articulation of joints - spinal or extremity.
    Adjustment, Manipulation: this may include the use of an “Activator”, or thrust techniques (e,g the audible manipulation of joints using a high-velocity but low-amplitude thrust). The audible "crack" is otherwise known as a cavitation as a result of a gas bubble forming and collapsing in a process called tribonucleation. (hyperlink to tribonucleation wiki?)
  • Interview, with thorough history taking.
    Your Chiropractor will ask about your problem and symptoms as well as your medical history, any medications you are taking or other factors that may not appear to be directly related to your problem.
  • Examination
    This involves in-clinic diagnostic and screening tests, orthopaedic or neurological tests, postural assessments and activities or exercises, which will help determine the cause & how best to manage your condition. The examination may include passive and active movements where your Chiropractor may lift your arms or legs and you may be asked to bend over or stand for observation. Be sure to wear comfortable, flexible and appropriate clothing.
  • Referral for diagnostic imaging where appropriate.
  • Working Diagnosis
    Your Chiropractor will provide explanations of what seems to be happening and why
  • Treatment
    Your Resilient Health Chiropractor will incorporate primarily manual treatment using a range of techniques from different modalities to help alleviate pain and begin the recovery process
  • Treatment Plan
    Your Chiropractor will devise a treatment plan that addresses not just the site of pain, but all of the other areas of the body and associated tissues that may be involved. 
  • Management and Individualised exercise program based on functional outcomes, as well as postural and ergonomic advice, or advice on lifestyle in general. 
    Your Chiropractor may also provide education and advice to help you manage your condition between treatments. This may include giving you exercises to do at home for stretching or strengthening, or how to achieve a more ergonomic workstation, to maintain a more positive posture and aim to prevent re-injury/re-aggravation.

MEET OUR Chiropractor

Dr Stewart Ward


B.Hlth.Sci.; M.Clin.Chiro; Adv.Dip.Myo.

Dr Stewart Ward graduated from RMIT in 2012 with a Bachelor in Health Sciences & Masters in Clinical Chiropractic and has been in private practise ever since. He also holds a Diploma in Remedial Massage & Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy. Stewart loves working with people of all shapes and sizes to help them with their pain and functionality aiming to get his patients moving well again and back doing what it is that they love. He is particularly passionate in working with athletes of all ages, sizes and sports in both injury management and enhancing performance.

 Stewart is currently completing his ICCSP postgraduate in Sports Chiropractic under the directorate of FICS and is currently the South Australian state chair for Sports Chiropractic Australia, the peak body representing sports chiropractors in Australia. Stewart is regularly attending sporting events and working with athletes on game day.

Dr Stewart is also a member of Sports Chiropractic Australia, the peak body representing evidence based chiropractic in Australia.

In his free time Stewart is an avid Crossfitter and gigantic nerd who can easily jump from back squats to Batman in the same sentence. He is an avid reader, a decent cook, loves listening to podcasts, and spending time with his family and friends.

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