Dr. Brett started his chiropractic journey as a teenager. A keen sportsperson, Brett competed at a national level in swimming, surf lifesaving and rugby union. As the rigors of sport started to catch up, Brett started to ‘slow down’. He was after help that that would not only help ‘fix’ the injury, but would also prevent any injury from reoccurring and not lose any competitive edge.
Lucky for Brett he found Chiropractic.
Brett was so excited about the positive effects of the Chiropractic care he received, he went on to study Chiropractic. After undertaking his Bachelor of Science at UNSW, he then completed his Masters in Chiropractic at Macquarie University in 1995. His first year of private practice was spent specializing in the care of children with learning disorders. The results and changes seen in these children as they progressed through care totally changed his concept as to the role that Chiropractic plays in enhancing the health and well-being of people. The lifelong changes seen in these kids, due to Chiropractic care and working closely with their family played an integral part in their development and their life.
Dr. Brett loves to and continually gives back to the profession and to the local community. He has mentored new graduates and chiropractors and has served as a Director on the Board of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation. On top of the extra study that he has undertaken in pediatrics; geriatrics; enhancing lifestyle via eating, moving and thinking congruently with your genetic blueprint; and Chiropractic techniques.
Since Dr. Brett finished his University degree he has also gone through extra study in various Chiropractic techniques. He has passed extra examinations in Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique, having Advanced Proficiency qualifications. From 2003 Dr. Brett has been an instructor for Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique. This has enabled him to teach to both Chiropractors at Chiropractic seminars and to the Chiropractic students at Macquarie University (2004 – 2006).
Dr. Brett’s greatest love is his family, who have all become an integral part in his family centered practice.
Family Chiropractic Chatswood was set up by Brett & Ivanka Grant in December 1996 with the vision of serving the local Chatswood community and enhancing the health and wellness of the families of Sydney’s North Shore and beyond. With this simple formula in mind, Family Chiropractic Chatswood has gone from strength to strength, outgrowing its original premises on Victoria Avenue after six years and relocating to its current premises on Kirk Street.
The practice has always looked after families, helping to find and break poor habit patterns that can be passed on from parents to siblings. Often you will find two, three, and even four generations of the same family under care at Family Chiropractic Chatswood, with the aim to enhance their health and ensuring healthier generations to come.
The Family Chiropractic - Chatswood office has been privileged to receive awards from local community groups. Notably the Rotary Club of Chatswood's 'Pride of Workmanship' award, The North Shore Times' 'Best Specialized Business Award', and the inaugural winners of Chatswood Rotary Club's 'Rotary Award for Excellence in Business Ethics'.
Being community based, Family Chiropractic Chatswood are proud to support The Willoughby Roos Junior Rugby League Football Club, and the Lane Cove Swimming Club. Every Christmas Family Chiropractic Chatswood supports those in need within our community by collecting for the Rotary Club of Chatswood’s Tree of Joy with multiple car loads of generously donated gifts being collected.
Our approach to looking after clients is always the same. Whether you come in with neck pain, back pain, headache; parents looking as to how to help their sick children; stressed out and run down mum’s and dad’s; or those wanting to regain their health and live life. If, after our in depth consultation and examination we find that your problems and concerns can be helped with Chiropractic care we will let you know. On the other hand, if we feel that we can not help you, we will always respect your time and body, referring you on to a health care practitioner more appropriately suited to your specific needs.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
How Healthy Are You?
We have the ability to live a full and enriched life…if we exhibit level of health whereby there is room and space to experience this!
The more space that we have, the more room and adaptability we also have.
On a scale of 1 – 100 you will experience more life, have more ‘space’ and have more adaptability and room to move the closer to 100 you are on that scale.
How do you know where you are along that scale? Do you base it on how you look or feel, or have you had someone measure the efficiency of your body to adapt and function to the best of its ability in our ever changing environment.
Are Your Habits Running Your Life?
What the score tells us is about the ‘stain’ (think red wine in white carpet) on your nervous system – how you have coped, and are coping with the stressors of life. These scores also tell me how you look after yourself. Our role is to stop that score (reflecting your health and wellbeing) from getting worse, and more importantly to help it improve and rise.
My role is to enhance your health, gradually removing the ‘stain’ upon the nervous system.
The symptoms that you may or may not present with are all related to the way in which your body has been locked in a stress cycle. Because your body is adaptable, it will often inadvertently negatively adapt when placed under undue stress. As we are faced with more stress, these patterns become more inground and become what we call ‘habits’, much like a deeper darker stain (more red wine onto the white carpet), leading to muscle ache and degenerative change being set up. Our body is continually over reacting to external stress.
Tired & Fatigued
The number one thing people report to us is Tiredness & Fatigue.
This tiredness can be measured through our inability to adapt to gravity. You might also call it bad posture.
90% of the energy output of the brain is used in relating the physical body to gravity. That is, it costs us a lot of energy to remain upright.
To measure this, we use an EMG.
Low scores will often indicate poor posture, fatigue and exhaustion.
To look at how you are adapting to external stressors, we use Heart Rate Variability (HRV).
Physiology shows us that when we are placed into a ‘fight or flight’ or a stress response, it puts our body into an inflammatory state…our body starts to break down.
In today’s day and age, we are not only being placed into an acute stress state but into a chronically stressed state also.
People showing low scores do not readily adapt to change, their thought can be ‘foggy’, memory poor, have little energy in reserve, can be run down/ exhausted, might show poor sleep, crave ‘sugar’ or stimulants to keep them going, have specific habit patterns (e.g. weight gain) that they find hard to break. There is poor injury recovery (e.g. athletes who overtrain) and these people’s immunity will also be depleted.
Sick & Run Down?
Finally, the Thermal scans. This will show (a) areas under stress causing inflammation and (b) organs and glands being placed under undue stress.
Low scores can often indicate such things as sluggish metabolism (bowel, digestion or recurrent infection) or a poor immune response.
People with low scores here often are getting sicker and sicker.