Shannon Casinto

I graduated with a Masters of Chiropractic (M.Chiro) and Bachelor Chiropractic Science (B.CSc) at Macquarie University. It is my passion to help people with musculoskeletal issues, low back pain, headaches, posture, etc. I enjoy exercise and want to spread the movement enthusiasm like a plague! That is why I established “Get Moving, Erina” which is a walking initiative for the elderly, where I volunteer with the Heart Foundation. In 2012, I went on a missionary trip to provide chiropractic and medical support to the people of Siliguri, India. Currently, I am researching part-time at the University of Newcastle with interest in neck pain/discomfort and headaches.

Chiropractor at Chavez Health Centre, Erina, New South Wales, Australia since 2013

Further Accreditation and Experience

  • Finalist for Young Business Executive 2014 – The Central Coast Euro Cars Gosford City and Erina Chamber Business Awards
  • Member of Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA)
  • Certificate of Atlas Orthogonal
  • Certificate of Scoliosis Management

Treatment Modalities

1. Post-Isometric Relaxation

Post-Isometric Relaxation is a technique that places the shortened muscle into a gently stretched position. At this position, the patient exerts isometric contraction for a few seconds, then relaxes. The muscle lengthens slowly on relaxation, then another gentle stretch and isometric contraction are applied.

2. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation is a technique that involves stretching and contraction of the targeted muscle groups to improve motor performance.

3. Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy involves direct pressure to release areas of hyper-irritability in the muscle fibers.

 

1. Atlas Orthogonal

Atlas Orthogonal is a post graduate certified chiropractic technique. It is the lowest force adjustment of 14N with an instrument. Analysis from radiological (x-ray) views of the neck provides a diagnosis of the neck problem and the direction of the adjustment.

2. Impulse IQ

The Impulse iQ is a hand-held adjusting instrument that is applied to the dysfunctional area to improve joint motion.

3. Activator

The Activator is a spring-activated instrument that provides a low-force impulse directed into the restricted joints.

1. Diversified

The diversified technique, also known as ‘spinal manipulation‘ or ‘adjustment’ is a quick (high-velocity) and short (low-amplitude) manual thrust over the restricted joints. The goal is to restore motion in the joint with the use of hands.

2. Mobilisation

Mobilisation is a low-velocity adjustment restoring movement into the joints and stretching the muscles. This technique employs the use of hands or an instrument.

3. Flexion-Distraction

The flexion-distraction technique involves a specialised chiropractic bed in which the patients lay face down on. This is an adjustment that gently stretches the lower back in slow repetitive motions.

4. Terminal-Point

The Terminal-Point technique requires a specialised chiropractic bed that has sections that can be raised under the restricted joints, then dropped to the initial position once the chiropractor applied an adjustment.

Rehabilitation Techniques

1. Post-Isometric Relaxation

Post-Isometric Relaxation is a technique that places the shortened muscle into a gently stretched position. At this position, the patient exerts isometric contraction for a few seconds, then relaxes. The muscle lengthens slowly on relaxation, then another gentle stretch and isometric contraction are applied.

2. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation is a technique that involves stretching and contraction of the targeted muscle groups to improve motor performance.

3. Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy involves direct pressure to release areas of hyper-irritability in the muscle fibers.

 

Low Force Chiropractic Techniques

1. Atlas Orthogonal

Atlas Orthogonal is a post graduate certified chiropractic technique. It is the lowest force adjustment of 14N with an instrument. Analysis from radiological (x-ray) views of the neck provides a diagnosis of the neck problem and the direction of the adjustment.

2. Impulse IQ

The Impulse iQ is a hand-held adjusting instrument that is applied to the dysfunctional area to improve joint motion.

3. Activator

The Activator is a spring-activated instrument that provides a low-force impulse directed into the restricted joints.

Traditional Chiropractic Techniques

1. Diversified

The diversified technique, also known as ‘spinal manipulation‘ or ‘adjustment’ is a quick (high-velocity) and short (low-amplitude) manual thrust over the restricted joints. The goal is to restore motion in the joint with the use of hands.

2. Mobilisation

Mobilisation is a low-velocity adjustment restoring movement into the joints and stretching the muscles. This technique employs the use of hands or an instrument.

3. Flexion-Distraction

The flexion-distraction technique involves a specialised chiropractic bed in which the patients lay face down on. This is an adjustment that gently stretches the lower back in slow repetitive motions.

4. Terminal-Point

The Terminal-Point technique requires a specialised chiropractic bed that has sections that can be raised under the restricted joints, then dropped to the initial position once the chiropractor applied an adjustment.