Welcome to Global Chiropractic.
Your Chiropractor for Central Victoria.
A welcoming, relaxed, family friendly place in Bendigo delivering gentle, safe and effective Chiropractic Care and Wellness lifestyle advice to our community.
We genuinely love and believe in what we do and truly would love to see you being able to achieve the best possible version of yourself you can. You, our clients, are our main priority.
Global Chiropractic specialises is Pregnancy and Infant Care. From pain management during pregnancy and preparation for birth to postpartum adjustments and Infant Massage, we offer a range of treatments, individually assessed to suit your needs.
Chiropractic and Kids
Dr Deanne has a special interest and is experienced working with newborns, infants and children. Dr Deanne has completed extensive post graduate studies in this area so is equipped to deal with their special needs. Our practice is set up to be a fun space where kids love to come and play.
Chiropractic and Pregnancy
Dr Deanne has a special interest, experience and post graduate studies in how to provide exceptional care for pregnant women for their unique situation. Dr Deanne has experienced a home birth and loves sharing with women how they can optimize their chances of achieving a natural birth.
Chiropractic can also assist women who are experiencing back pain, hip pain, neck pain, headaches and other nervous system related issues during pregnancy.
Dr Deanne is certified to use the ‘Webster Technique’ – a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment used on pregnant women. It is an approach that has been developed based on the postural changes that happen when you are pregnant.
Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), Total Body Modification (TBM), Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), Activator methods Webster technique.
Stages of Care.
Stages and frequency of care varies from individual to individual. From proactive and preventative care to pain relief and functional restoration, we’ll find the right treatment, tailored to suit you.
Our goal is to eliminate or reduce the majority of your discomfort, and stabilise your initial complaint and health concerns. Visits are frequent and regular, normally two to three times a week.
Our objective is to correct any underlying spinal problems, as well as strengthen the muscles, improve spinal function and promote healing of tissues. Visits are less frequent, normally once a week or once a fortnight.
Proactive Wellness Care
The majority of clients choose proactive care for themselves and their families. Maintaining a properly functioning spine and nervous system may remove small problems before they become serious, and allow you to be your best health. People commonly choose to come in monthly, fortnightly or weekly, it’s up to you and your lifestyle. Everyone is different.
At Global Chiropractic, we recommend Massage as part of your complete Chiropractic Care experience. Chiropractic focuses on communication between the spine, nervous system and body while Massage focuses on hundreds of muscles of the body. When combined, body alignment, balance and function are majorly enhanced.
We have male and female Massage therapists at our clinic in Bendigo that can provide many Massage services.
The predominant types of Massage available at Global Chiropractic include:
The predominant Massage of choice by Global Chiropractic clients is our deeper pressure Massage, aimed at lengthening muscles and deactivating trigger points to prevent muscle imbalance in the body.
Using firmer and slightly quicker strokes than a relaxation Massage, our Therapeutic Massage will relax and loosen muscle structure.
Our Relaxation Massage is aimed at relaxing the muscle tissue and body as a whole, using gentle, slow and soothing Massage strokes.
A Massage that can be performed pre-game or post-game. Pre-game Massages will be tailored towards optimum performance while a post-game Massage will focus on the body recovering from an event. The Massage pressure used, speed or strokes and technique will be determined by how long before or after the event Massage is performed and when the event is.
This Massage can be performed safely throughout a pregnancy to provide muscular relief from aches and pains or prevent aches and pains from occurring. The techniques we use and the position the mother is placed in is dependent on the current stage of the pregnancy. Each case is individually assessed.
Infant Massage teaches parents or close relatives to Massage their child. This Massage can be utilised from birth and benefits both the child and parent. It can help to soothe an unhappy baby, ease a windy belly, symptoms of colic and reflux, and can help with post-natal depression. Paediatric Massage is also a fantastic way for father and baby to bond.
Our Chiropractors are spinal health and wellness experts who use up-to-date techniques and research to achieve the best results for you. Our goal is to find the cause of your problems and provide you with choices to help you live a happier and more fulfilled life through maximizing your health and wellbeing.
Who do we help?
Our Chiropractors have a special interest in working with families. From conception, pregnancy and birth to infant and childhood health, we are passionate about giving children the best possible start in life as well as empowering and inspiring adults to maximize their own health and wellbeing. Through Chiropractic, we provide a drug free way to optimize functionality in the body. The techniques we use assist the body in releasing emotional stress which is negatively affecting your health – whether you are conscious of it or not. Often this results in the resolution of any pain and symptoms you may have been experiencing, allowing your body to perform at its best.
At Global Chiropractic, we understand that you need to know what to expect as a new patient. Considering everything from posture to nervous system function, below is what we assess in your initial and subsequent visits.
Your first visit
Firstly we will sit with you and discuss your current and past health to assess if Chiropractic Care is for you. If we decide it is then we will conduct a thorough Chiropractic examination as well as Neurological and Orthopedic examinations to determine the cause of your problems. We will look at your posture, palpate your spine and see how you move to test your nervous system function. Adults may be referred for x-rays (not usually Children) which help to determine the cause of your problems as well as rule out any contraindications to Chiropractic Care. These x-ray results may be required before you begin care so your first adjustment may be on your next visit. You can expect to be in the office for around 45-60 minutes.
Your second visit
In this visit we will give you a report of the findings we have from the tests performed in your first visit and from the x-rays if they were required.
We will let you know what we can do to help, how long it will take and how much it will cost.
Care will usually begin on the second visit if we believe we can help.
Allow 60 minutes for your second visit.
Your regular office visits are shorter however they are just as important. We will assess your nervous system and then give you a Chiropractic adjustment (gentle specific movements to the spine). Periodically throughout your care we will re-run the examinations which were run on your first visit to monitor your progress. For these re-examinations we do allow a few extra minutes to perform them. The visit following the re-examinations we will give you the results and go through any rehab exercises or lifestyle changes we may suggest you start incorporating to enhance your results.
Most regular visits will take around 5-20 minutes depending on what you are presenting with on the day. We respect your time and aim to be running on time for each of your visits.
Dr Deanne Esposito
With a double degree in Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Chiropractic Science from RMIT in Melbourne, Dr Deanne Esposito is a cutting-edge Chiropractor, passionate about providing safe and effective Chiropractic Care to families and individuals in her community.
Having grown up in Bendigo, Dr Deanne opened Global Chiropractic in 2004, with her husband Aidan – providing a welcoming, relaxed, family-friendly place where children and adults can come to transform their health and thrive in life.
Lifestyle and Wellbeing
It is a very high priority for Dr Deanne to educate and inspire others on the choices they have to live a healthier, balanced and more fulfilled life. Having adjusted herself since she was young to enhance her own health and lifestyle, Dr Esposito became a Chiropractor to help people heal and thrive, naturally. Having completed her Bachelor of Science (App.SC.) / Bachelor of Chiropractic Science at RMIT in Melbourne, a 5 year degree, she has continued studying, keeping up with the latest techniques and knowledge to provide the best Chiropractic Care for you.
Prenatal and Infant Health
Dr Deanne’s personal experience of pregnancy, home birth and raising a healthy family, has reinforced her belief in the power of the human body when given the right opportunities. With a special interest in supporting expectant mums, babies and children, Dr Deanne has completed post graduate studies in these areas allowing her to provide gentle, safe and effective Chiropractic Care to families and individuals within her community who would love to get the most out of their life by having bodies that function optimally.
After gaining his initial Massage qualifications in 1991, Aidan has continually developed his skills in the areas of Massage, Nutrition, Hydration, Injury Prevention, Lifestyle Coaching, Philosophy and Universal Laws.
Having worked with many elite athletes and The Carlton Football Club, you can be confident when in Aidan’s care. He has built a very successful practice over the years and is available for various Massages at our Bendigo clinic.
Dr. Elsie Rodgers
Graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne with a double degree in Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic). Dr. Elsie has a strong passion for helping and empowering people in her community to achieve a healthier life through wellness care and positive lifestyle changes.
Dr. Elsie’s Chiropractic journey began as a young athlete when seeking treatment herself throughout her high school years. While representing both Victoria and Australia in Volleyball Elsie always needed to be at her best health. Elsie recognises the dynamic relationship between structure and function of health and in a holistic approach aims to restore balance and create optimal well-being for individuals within her community.
Tiana completed her Remedial Massage Qualifications in 2016 at the Australian College of Sports Tissue Therapy in Melbourne and is a member of The Australian Association of Massage Therapists.
During the 2016 Women’s VFL season, Tiana worked with the St. Kilda Sharks where she gained valuable hands on experience working within an elite VFL women’s team environment. Tiana is qualified in Remedial Massage and thus can offer a wide range of techniques and treatments including, relaxation and pregnancy massage, sports and remedial massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and cupping. Tiana is available 6 days per week by appointment and is registered for health fund claiming.
Qualified in performing Remedial Massage, Cupping and Lymphatic Drainage, Sue is also a highly experienced Infant Massage instructor.
Sue joined the Global Chiropractic team in 2009 and is available for consultations through the week and on Saturdays between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm.
The World Health Organisation defines Chiropractic as “A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations.”
What is subluxation?
Chiropractic Care focuses on eliminating vertebral subluxations that can be a major stress and can interfere with your natural inner healing ability. The vertebral subluxation complex is a condition where the spinal bones are misaligned, disrupting the nervous systems at the spinal cord and nerve roots. As a result, the normal communication from the brain to every tissue, cell and organ in the body is interrupted.
When the nervous system experiences interference, your body is unable to perform and function at its best. Chiropractic Care restores proper communication between all cells, tissue, organs and systems to allow the body to work with ease and harmony. Individuals and families turn to our qualified chiropractors at our Bendigo Clinic for natural, drugless and chemical-free Chiropractic Care.
Is Chiropractic safe?
Yes. Chiropractic Care is a natural and drugless form of healthcare that promotes self-regulation and self-healing for the body.
How does Chiropractic work?
After a thorough consultation on your reasons for seeking care, examination and testing a plan of care will be determined especially for you to get you heading in the right direction to achieve the goals you would like to with your care.
We use gentle adjusting techniques to restore optimum function to the body. This is done by improving the communication between the brain and body, allowing each individual to express their full health potential and be the absolute best version of themselves they can. We also provide rehabilitation exercises to help to improve your strength, flexibility and posture.
We use a variety of techniques depending on your needs and what is suited for your circumstances. We can use adjustments which are delivered by our hands or a hand held instrument.
What to expect
Massage can be used in conjunction with other modalities, such as Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Acupuncture and more. After your consultation, we can determine the best combination of treatments and strategy for you.
Private Health Cover
As recognised forms of healthcare, Massage and Myotherapy are covered with approximately 90% of health funds giving rebates, but please check if you are eligible for this with your fund provider.
Duration of Consultations
Clients can choose between 15-minute, 30-minute, 45-minute and 1-hour consultations, and all Lymphatic Drainage appointments are 90 minutes.