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Dr. Helen Leeks (B.Sc. B.App Science(Chiro). Dip Teach)

Riverton Chiropractor, Dr. Helen Leeks

Dr Helen Leeks, Riverton Chiropractor

Doctor Helen Leeks (Chiropractor) graduated from RMIT in Melbourne as a chiropractor in 1993. Prior to this she had completed the majoring subjects of pharmacology and immunology from Monash University to add to her degree in zoology from Massey University in New Zealand. She also holds a post graduate diploma in teaching. Whilst studying for her chiropractic degree Helen worked as a phlebotomist and a laboratory assistant in a parasitology unit.

Preferred Chiropractic Techniques

Dr Leeks has been practicing for 21 years and has established a number of clinics around Australia.  Dr Leeks predominantly uses 2 techniques to evaluate and treat her clients.  She specialises in providing expert Chiropractic care for individuals who require a softer, less forceful adjustment procedure.

Dr Leeks works a great deal with the soft tissues of the body that is, muscles and ligaments, and the organ systems.  She uses a system for identifying organ dysfunction and the nutritional requirements of the body specific to the individual. The three techniques Dr Leeks uses are: Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T.), Craniopathy and Applied Kinesiology (A.K.).

Sacro-Occipital Technique  (S.O.T.) is an advancement on Cranio-Sacral Therapy and identifies problems affecting the dural membrane layer around the Spinal Cord.

S.O.T. Craniopathy is a comprehensive, innovative and gentle chiropractic technique. Treatment allows movement within the skull structures to treat headaches, ear and jaw issues.

Applied Kinesiology  Applied Kinesiology evaluates the functioning of an organ and therefore if a gland is not working as effectively as it should it is said to be functioning below its normal efficiency.  This does not mean the organ or gland is necessarily diseased but will of course have an overall impact on body health.

Both these techniques are excellent for any kind of muscle-skeletal pain e.g. Whiplash, Headaches, Sciatica, Low back pain, Thoracic pain, Shoulder, Hip, Arm-leg problems and TMJ (jaw) problems, to name a few.

Areas of Specialty and Approach to Treatment

Helen is an experienced and passionate practitioner with an interest in the treatment and maintenance of both acute and chronic injuries including: spinal pain, sports and workplace injuries and headaches. Helen enjoys treating structurally, incorporating a wide variety of techniques to help restore function to the musculoskeletal system and help promote general health and well-being.

Helen’s treatments are tailored to suit the individual with an emphasis on nutrition, education and exercise, and generally leading a balanced life-style. She works in conjunction with other health professionals to ensure optimal treatment.

Helen also helped out as a clinician for a period of time at Murdoch University. Helen is a member of the chiropractic and osteopathic association and also the Sacro-Occipital Technique Australasia. As a registered chiropractor she is recognised by WorkSafe, MVA and DVA.

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