Melissa Peter

Speech-Language Pathologist

Melissa Peter graduated with a B.Sc. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (with distinction) from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 1993 and then went on to obtain her Master of Speech-Language Pathology at her alma mater in 1998. Melissa is a current member of Speech Pathology Australia and is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist, committed to the Professional Self-Regulation programme. She is a Medicare Provider and has a valid Working with Children Check. She enjoys working with children developing language, young people with social language challenges as well as adults and children with dysfluent speech. Melissa is passionate about engaging families in developing communication skills.

If you would like to book an appointment with Melissa please contact her via:

www.speechstation.com.au

Email: melissa.peter@speechstation.com.au
Phone: 9743 1336 or 0431 443 912

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How often do I need Chiropractic treatment?

That is a very good question. And there is no one correct answer.

Sometimes you know yourself when a chiropractic adjustment is needed because you feel pain or you have injured yourself. You may not feel quite able to do the regular yoga poses or the golf swing is not right. There may be a stiffness that you can’t seem to stretch or exercise away. You just feel not quite right. It can be tricky though. Neuro-muscular symptoms may be very obvious, more subtle or can even be entirely symptom free. Neuro-physiology tells us that only 1 in 7 nerve receptors are nociceptive, or pain sensitive.

What is the Benefit of a Check-up if I feel fine?

The point of a chiropractic treatment is to help you feel fine. To feel your best.

The benefit of having a regular chiropractic check-up is that your chiropractor to is able to identify and help correct the subtle changes in your neuro-muscular system. The ones that don’t present as intense pain or injury at the moment – but could lead to greater pain in the future if left untreated. Your body does not function at it’s best during times of illness, stress, sleep deprivation, when you’re working too long hours, and perhaps not eating as well as you should etc.

Our joints, tendons and muscles are packed with proprioceptors, balance receptors that keep in check not only our balance, but also our muscle tone, alertness and flexibility. When our proprioceptive system is out of balance it also affects our breathing, digestion, sleep and immunity.

What About My Child?

“The louder they cry, the less they are hurt!”

That is only sometimes a true statement, but it is true that children are not equipped to tell us some of the subtle changes happening in their bodies. The grazed knee, yes, but sometimes the limp that resulted from the same fall goes unnoticed for days or weeks.

We must remember that our children are growing, developing, learning beings.

Their bodies should be as balanced and finely tuned as they can be in order for optimal growth, development and learning to take place. Chiropractic treatment is good for both their bodies and their minds.