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Topo Athletic Shoes

Topo Athletic offers a unique fit and feel that encourages instinctive and natural movement that works seamlessly with the biomechanics of the foot.

We are an official Topo Athletic Shoe retailer for Melbourne, shoes are available to purchase at the clinic in Bundoora. We stock the following sizes:

Mens US – 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12

Womens US – 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11

 

Click on a shoe below for more colours and features.

 

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Chiroflow Waterbase Pillow

Chiroflow Waterbase Pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s no secret your mind and body require a good night’s sleep. Sleep is where your mind and body can rest, recover and repair from the activities of the day just past and prepare for the next day ahead. Proper support from your pillow means your head and neck is balanced and in alignment with the rest of your body whilst you sleep, thus the nerves in your neck are not stretched and irritated. You sleep for about a 1/3 of a day, which roughly equates to 1/3 of your life. On an average 6-8 hour sleep cycle, that is a long time to not be properly supported. Imagine 1 week, 1 month, 1 year and you get the idea your choice of pillow is either hurting or helping you.

Some pillows may be comfortable and some may be supportive, but only the Chiroflow Waterbase Pillow gives you the continuous comfort and sustained support as you sleep throughout the night. The Chiroflow pillow has two key design concepts, a hypoallergenic fibre top and a Waterbase bottom.

The hypoallergenic Fiberfill creates a deep cushion for luxurious comfort and superior performance. It is great for people of all ages with or without allergies.

The Exclusive Waterbase design is where this pillow supersedes its competitors. Since you cannot compress water, when you move your head and neck whilst you sleep the water instantly moves, adapts and conforms to support your head and neck responding instantly with no lag time. You can leave it empty or fill it up to its 5L capacity. Take complete control of its firmness at any point in time, whereby the more water you put in the firmer the pillow, the less water the softer the pillow.

Often people use gel and memory foam pillows of all shapes and sizes, featuring different built in neck supports, which can be uncomfortable if you are not the prefect fit for it. Also they assume that you go to sleep one way and wake up the following morning in the same position not having moved all night. We all move throughout the night whether it be 1cm or 10cm, whilst these types of pillows can be supportive for a certain number of people, these pillows cannot instantly respond to your head and neck movement like sleeping on a waterbase pillow can. This is why we recommend and sell the Chiroflow Waterbase pillow, knowing full well it will give comfort and support to your head and neck after receiving chiropractic care.

 

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The Stick® Massage Stick

The Stick – Yellow Grip

The Stick is the original and still the best hand held massage and myofascial release tool on the market. The manufacture and patent holder RPI of Atlanta Inc, has been producing and perfecting The Stick design since its initial research in 1989, and first release in 1991. Over the past 3 decades a variety of Sticks have been developed.

Made of space-age plastic, making it flexible whilst being able to provide maximum compression to muscles. Featuring a center rod, this is surrounded by small spindles which roll independently of each other and independently over the muscles allowing for greater accuracy and specificity over target muscle fibers.

For everyday people and weekend warriors, to elite athletes and highly-paid professional athletes, The Stick is a convenient and effective tool for the treatment of muscle pain, trigger points, accelerating muscle preparation and recovery in your daily routine. It works by generally and segmentally compressing and stretching the muscle, breaking up scar tissue and soft tissue adhesions, whilst increasing blood flow bringing oxygen and nutrients for healing and repair, whilst cleaning the muscle by dispersing and removing toxins and waste products which have built up. It converts non-compliant unhealthy muscle tissue, to compliant healthy muscle tissue.

In the last few years you would have seen many imitators on the shelves of retail sport stores, online stores and discount retail store chains, none come close to the quality and craft of The Stick. There have been minor design changes over the last 3 decades, a true testament to the product itself.

With proper use and care, The Stick can last a lifetime. It is also waterproof and can be used in any spa, sauna or water enclosed area. The Stick may also be placed in the dishwasher for cleaning and sanitising.

Want to know why we recommend The Stick, and why you should not fall for and buy imitators. We couldn’t say it better ourselves, so here is it from the creator and manufacture – RPI Atlanta Inc.:

  • We make 11 different sizes and styles of The Stick. One to accommodate just about any body size and shape, and to effectively treat most any kind of muscle issue.
  • The Stick’s core bends and allows you to treat a much larger area more comfortably.
  • The flexible core lets you apply all the pressure you need to the entire problem area.
  • Our rollers are just the right size to give you just the right number of rotations in each backward and forward movement over the muscle. More rotations mean more effective treatment.
  • Because there is a whole row of small rollers instead of just one big one, you can bring your hands closer together, allowing you to pinpoint smaller areas very effectively.
  • And our rollers are also designed to rock back and forth a little bit. This allows you to more easily find and release that painful trigger point. Big rollers that don’t bend just can’t do that.

 

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Blackroll

blackroll mini foam rollerBlackroll Miniblackroll fabric loop bandBlackroll Loop Band

 

We offer a wide range of products designed to ease pain, promote health and well-being and boost performance in your everyday life. Best of all: you can use them to help yourself. After exercise and for relaxing your muscles here and there. For a lasting improvement to your posture, effective warm-ups and workouts, and even for a better night’s sleep. Our approach is always guided by life: we examine the interdependencies that enable or obstruct an active, pain-free life and look for the right solutions. We work closely with scientists, medical professionals, therapists and athletes. The manufacture of our products is similarly guided by life – using safe raw materials and processes. The materials used in the fascia roller, for instance, have been used in the medical and food industries for many years. We prioritise responsible production to help promote lasting harmony between people and ecosystems.

  • That’s why we continue to produce the majority of our products in Germany
  • All foam fascia products are 100% recyclable and free from chemicals in line with quality management standards governed by DIN ISO 9001:2015
  • All our foam fascia products are highly durable and robust, non-slip, heat resistant (at a minimum of 110 °C) and can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher.
  • Our textiles are manufactured in accordance with the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100

 
Blackroll offers people of all ages and sports levels the possibility to improve their mobility, flexibility, balance and strength by doing simple exercises and applying self massage to release soft tissues adhesions, optimise warm up and recovery.

Key benefits of using Blackroll products for your physical health:

  • Improve mobility, flexibility and performance of muscles
  • Help prevent muscle strain, muscle pain and typical muscular injuries from overuse or repetitive movement
  • Targeted recovery of the muscles by increasing blood circulation
  • Actively enhances your fitness, performance and wellbeing

 

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Rocktape® Kinesiology Tape

Rock Tape 5cm x 32m roll

Rock Tape 5cm x 5m roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rocktape is a brand of kinesiology tape. It is stretchier, stickier and superior.

Unlike rigid tape which is stiff and restrictive, effectively decreasing the range of motion of a joint, as well as effecting the motion of the joint above and below, Rocktape with its unique elastic properties provides functional support while allowing normal movement. When applied over a stretch muscle, Rocktape lifts the skin, accelerating blood flow to increase the amount of oxygen available, which reduces fatigue. It also promotes lymphatic flow to remove toxins and waste products produced by the body. It can be used to both prevent and treat injuries and pain.

 

How It Works?

When applied correctly, Rocktape’s unique elasticity causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkles. This decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin. It is believed that this has three main effects:

  • Fluid effect – improving blood and lymphatic flow in the taped area
  • Mechanical effect – improving the slide and glide between the tissue layers
  • Neurological – altering the perception of pain and improving body awareness

Key Benefits:

  • Assists to decrease pain
  • Assists to reduce swelling and bruising
  • Provides functional support while allowing full range of movement
  • Hypoallergenic – no zinc oxide or latex
  • Water resistance – can be worn for up to 5 days

Key Reasons:

  • Muscle pain or cramping
  • Joint pain
  • Poor posture
  • Inflammation or bruising
  • Zinc oxide allergies

Key Features:

  • Stickier, hypoallergenic adhesive
  • 180% stretch to allow full range of movement
  • 97% cotton, 3% Nylon 6/12, low moisture absorption
  • The properties of different colours and patterns are the same
  • Included is an instruction sheet for the most popular applications

 

Be weary of substandard and low quality kinesiology tape. These would be appealing only due to costing less, but there would be reasons for this:

  • They are made outside of Korea. Korea is where the original and best kinesiology tape is made.
  • The weave of tape is poorly made and finished thus effecting the elastic properties and qualities which is the main concept of kinesiology tape in the first place.
  • The adhesive glue is potentially toxic and low grade, causing it to come off easily and more often, resulting in more tape being used and costing more in the long run.