Why to see your Geelong Chiropractor in Winter

Posted on June 14, 2023 in News

Seeing a chiropractor during winter can be beneficial for several reasons:

Winter Activities and Injuries and improved performance:

Winter often brings along activities like skiing, snowboarding, football, soccer, and netball. These activities can put a strain on your body, leading to muscle tension, joint stiffness, and even injuries. Our Chiropractor Dr Matthew can help address any musculoskeletal issues caused by winter activities and provide treatment and a tailored plan to help alleviate pain and promote healing.

Regular chiropractic adjustments help keep your joints and musculoskeletal system loose and flexible while reducing any pain caused by joint stiffness and reducing the risk of injury. 

Many professional athletes swear by Chiropractic care as a key part of their success, including Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Returning back to training and sport is an essential time to use Chiropractic care as a part of your training regime, when we haven’t played during the off-season our body is more prone to injury. Especially physically demanding sports such as football, netball, and Skiing/snowboarding.

Dr Matthew Gooch (chiropractor) has undergone and continues to do post-graduate study in sports chiropractic in addition to

Regular Chiropractic care which includes

  • Chiropractic Adjustments/joint mobilisation/manipulation
  • Soft Tissue massage and active-release therapies
  • Taping of injuries and supporting known instabilities to prevent injury.
  • At-home care advice and stretches and exercise to ensure you maximise your recovery and reduce reinjury

Visit our clinic before you return for preseason or you hit the ski field to ensure that you are in proper alignment and reduce your risk of injury.



Boosting Immune Function: Winter is also known as the cold and flu season. Chiropractic adjustments can help support a healthy immune system by optimising nervous system function. The nervous system plays a crucial role in coordinating immune responses, and spinal misalignments can disrupt this communication. By ensuring proper spinal alignment, chiropractic care may help enhance immune function, potentially reducing the likelihood of illness or speeding up recovery.

Post-cold and flu we can often be plagued by lingering symptoms, including:

  • Headaches from congestion
  • Neck pain from poor sleep posture
  • Mid back pain from coughing and sneezing
  • Lower back pain from being sedentary and laying in bed.

Chiropractic care post-illness can help free up those aching joints, restoring normal function and movement and reducing pain and inflammation.

CLICK HERE for some great stretches to do at home if you are recovering from a Cold or Flu.


During Winter in Geelong we tend to spend more time inside. We sit at work, we sit in the car, and we sit at home in front of the telly. This increase in sitting and decrease in outdoor physical activity can cause us to become stiff and sore especially if we are prone to poor postural habits. Our spine and general health benefit greatly from regular movement/Exercise. Our Geelong Chiropractors can assess your posture, identify any misalignments, and perform adjustments to realign your spine, which can relieve pain, improve posture, and enhance your overall well-being.


Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Some people experience a decline in mood and well-being during the winter months, especially in Geelong where we are experiencing cold and wet weather. Commonly known as the winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Chiropractic care can have a positive impact on your mental health by reducing stress, improving sleep quality, and promoting overall relaxation. Additionally, Our Chiropractors may provide lifestyle recommendations, including exercise and nutrition advice, which can help combat the winter blues.


It’s important to note that while chiropractic care can provide various benefits during winter, it is essential to consult with a qualified Chiropractor like our team at Shannon Avenue Chiropractic to assess your specific condition and receive personalised treatment.