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The Future of Holistic Health Care

We are here for those that need us most!

Feel free to call us during our Extended Opening Hours or send us a message anytime in the form below. One of our Chiropractors will be able to speak to you directly to discuss your needs or offer you a call back!

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Dr Josh Sheedy, Chiropractor
Dr. Joshua Sheedy
B.ChiroSC, M.Chiro

Joshua completed both his Undergraduate Bachelors Degree in Chiropractic Science (Distinction) and Postgraduate Masters Degree in Chiropractic at Macquarie University. He has a love for learning and has tutored and taught at Macquarie University in Anatomy, Histology and Biochemistry, continuing his professional development in many new and exciting avenues of chiropractic and human performance.

April Carrasco, Newcastle, Charlestown
April Sheedy
(Clinic Manager)

April has shared her love for people and professionalism through a career in customer care, Youth Work and now continuing her passion in health as the Clinic Manager at Recover Clinics Australia.  She has worked for many years helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds find their feet and become better and stronger individuals. She brings light into the clinic sharing her optimism and enthusiasm with all around her.

Dr Elijah Sheedy, Chiropractor
Dr. Elijah Sheedy
Bsc. (USyd), M.Chiro

Elijah graduated from the University of Sydney prior to completing his Masters Degree in Chiropractic at Macquarie University. He has a focus in family health with a firm belief that the human body, while unique and individualised has a common goal, to thrive and be the best it can be. The body is an amazing and complex machine and in a fast and demanding world, every now and then we need a little extra support to get past the roadblocks and back to the things that are important.



At Recover Clinics, we aim to help every patient find the appropriate care that they need to get back to doing the things that are most important to them. We believe that it is better to fine-tune and maintain the body that you have so that you can continue to do the things you love, rather than limiting your activities to accommodate a non-functioning body.

Every one of our patients has had times where they do not feel like the hero of their own story and it is our goal to partner with them as a guide through their recovery journey while encouraging them to understand their health and take back control of their life.

We love helping our client’s overcome, whether this be using manual adjustments and physical therapy or using the latest in electrotherapy and ultrasound technology to help a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, ranging from neck and back pain, right out to wrist and ankle pain. Our mission is to offer the best and most comprehensive treatments to you, our clients.

In some cases, we find chiropractic is not the best therapy for what our patients need, in these cases it is our goal to help you get the right treatment you require. We have a wide network of health practitioners we can put you in touch with so you get what you and your body really needs. Our primary focus is to help you in the right direction, on the way to enjoying and living life again!

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Recover Chiropractic treatments are holistic and thorough. Through our diagnostic process we learn about you and the underlying cause which lead to this point. We do this to better understand what you need as an individual so we can help you move into a new stage of life where you can regain control of your health.

We have a range of new treatment tables and technologies that allow us to treat difficult to adjust patients in a comfortable and safe environment, giving new opportunities to treat difficult cases and conditions which may have been neglected in the past.

Our treatments consist of traditional chiropractic with a modern and innovative touch. We have retained the same trusted chiropractic philosophy of using adjustments and manual therapies to remove the obstacles to reinvigorate and enable the bodies natural healing process.

For those long standing, chronic and tricky to heal problems such as Plantar Fasciitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendinopathies (Achilles, Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow, Rotator Cuff, Biceps) we use a wide range of new technologies to compliment our chiropractic and enhance the body’s natural healing process and give our patient’s the most comprehensive treatments available.

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Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical, very safe & proven treatment that works by gently lengthening & releasing the spine, creating negative pressures within the targeted spinal discs.

This decompression creates a vacuum within the disc space, and helps to pull the bulging disc material back into place, taking stress off pinched nerves & surrounding soft tissue. Nutrients, oxygen, & fluids are also drawn back into the disc, which helps stimulate the bodies natural healing process. Life changing results for chronic back & neck pain have been achieved with this innovative technology.

New to Australia, the TGA Approved Hill DT is the industry leading Decompression Table on the world market – with an unrivalled instant biofeedback system for safety & total comfort for patients:

Designed by Doctors:

  • The Hill Decompression Table has in-built sensors to help safely prevent patient muscle guarding via immediate bio-feedback.
  • The Hill Decompression Table has over 15 years of clinically proven success in treating the pain and symptoms of:
    • Disc bulges & Herniations
    • Facet Joint Arthrosis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Both Lumbar & Cervical Decompressions
    • Foraminal Stenosis

• The Hill Decompression Table uses a non-cable-based system which means gentle, smooth & safe decompression.

The 91% success rate is very impressive for most people, provided they follow their treatment plan in full. Spinal Decompression Therapy with the HillDT table is a research driven treatment enhanced with the latest technology producing extraordinary and life enhancing results worldwide.

Spinal Decompression Therapy has a 91% success rate with people suffering from

  • Bulging and Herniated discs
  • Spinal Degeneration
  • Chronic Facet Syndrome
  • Spinal Canal Stenosis
  • Failed Back Surgery.

We must state, results are not guaranteed for everybody and some patients may still require surgery. However, by following the advice given during your treatment consultations and the treatments we offer with HillDT and our chiropractic team, we guarantee to do our best and hope you will achieve the best results possible to get your quality of life back.

Your progress will be regularly monitored with your chiropractor so we will know if/when we need to modify your individualized treatment or when we may need to investigate further treatment options with you.

The length of the treatment program will depend on the severity and complexity of the spinal condition and the extent of the rehabilitation required; however, typically each Spinal Decompression Therapy session runs for approximately 30 minutes and may be comprised of spinal decompression on the Hill Decompression Therapy table, soft tissue therapy, spinal mobilization and chiropractic adjustments depending on what is deemed appropriate for your individual case. Towards the end of your treatment program a spinal rehabilitation program is recommended to stabilize and strengthen the core and spinal stabilization muscles.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is one of the most comfortable and gentle forms of spinal treatment available. The HillDT is state-of-the-art, TGA Approved and the technology has a proven high standard of efficacy. Spinal decompression treatments have never reported to cause injury. Most patients report a mild sense of stretch within the spine, hips when treating the lower back and within the spine and shoulders when treating necks. Patients often fall asleep during treatment sessions.

Call Recover Clinics in Charlestown or Book Online to organise an initial consultation with our Spinal Decompression Therapy Specialists, Dr Elijah Sheedy or Dr Joshua Sheedy.

You will be required to bring with you any X-rays, CT or MRI scans that you have. After you have had a thorough spinal decompression assessment with one of our Spinal Decompression Specialists and they have viewed any further investigation results they require, they will let you know immediately if you are a suitable candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy. Dr Elijah and Dr Joshua are both fully certified Spinal Decompression practitioners so you are in great hands.

Some people will notice a slight stretching sensation to start with, others may not.

  • We do start on a low setting of pull, to ensure your safety and comfort. Once you have been assessed that you can cope with this, on future visits we can steadily increase your setting, and during this time you may feel a gentle stretch.
  • If you stop feeling a stretch it does not mean that the decompression table is not working, in fact your discs are still being pumped and your joints are still being opened, even when you feel no pull. The reason you may feel less of a stretch on a previous setting where you did feel a stretch is due to your ligaments adapting to the stretch. We need to see that you have adapted before we can increase your stretch force so that your back and neck are always safe.
  • Due to the stretching of scar tissue sometimes you may get an increase of pain while you are on the decompression table, or shortly after, however it will only be temporary. This is normal and, in fact, expected in some cases.
  • As part of your care, we expect that any leg pain or arm pain will begin centralise or recede to your lower back or neck. During this period, you may feel that your arm or leg pain is getting better but that your back or neck pain is actually getting worse. This is normal and only temporary, and is a good sign that you are progressing.
  • Other key things that we look for, to show us that you are improving are:
    • A decrease in pins and needles if you have any
    • A decrease in any numbness
    • A return to normal sensation
    • An increase in function
    • An increase in your range of motion
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Shock Wave Therapy

Our Focused Shockwave treatments offer a non-invasive treatment solution for long term tendon and soft tissue problems. Shock wave technology, unlike many other treatment methods, aims to eliminate pain right at the point of origin.

Combine this with Traditional Holistic Chiropractic targeting the root cause and we have a winning Combination!

Our Focused Shockwave Therapy incorporates the very best technology on the market all the way from STORZ Medical in Switzerland. Our Shockwave treatments combine the latest in quality shockwave rehabilitation equipment at the site of the problem with holistic Chiropractic treatment aimed at treating the cause. This dual spectrum approach is aimed at helping our clients feel better sooner, and recover quicker, than either therapy in isolation!

Local treatment of the affected area are designed to enhance and reset the healing pattern using a combination of high energy acoustic pulses, while reducing pain and improving function.

Physical effects of Focused Shockwaves include:

  • A reduction in pain
  • Increased local cellular metabolism
  • Renewed blood vessel growth and re-vascularisation of the local area (Promote tissue healing and regeneration, as well as muscle tone recovery.)

With very few negative side effects, Focused Shockwave Therapy is recommended for conditions that are normally very difficult to treat, and is now widely used for many therapeutic and wellness applications.

Our Shock wave treatments are great for:

  • Myofascial Trigger Points (localised tender or painful areas)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Shin Splints
  • Activation of muscle and connective tissues (increased circulation)
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Standard Appointment

Regular Treatment/Consultation
  • Chiropractic treatment for a
    known/ongoing condition
Extended Treatment/Consultation
  • Allows for longer clinical review,
    comprehensive re-examination
  • Required for Chiropractic + Additional Therapy Treatments 
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy 
  • Extracorporeal Focused Shockwave Therapy

Additional Therapy Treatments

Extended Consultation
  • 20-30 Minutes
  • Allows for longer clinical review, comprehensive re-examination
  • Chiropractic treatment for a known/ongoing condition
Extracorpeal Focused Shockwave Therapy
  • 20-30 Minutes
  • Chiropractic + Local Treatment of the affected area
  • Case-Specific Therapy for conditions such as:

Myofascial Trigger Points

Plantar Fasciitis

Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow

Achilles Tendonitis

Frozen Shoulder

Opening Hours

Opening Hours
Mon8am - 7pm
Tue8am - 7pm
Wed8am - 7pm
Thu8am - 7pm
Fri8am - 5pm
SunBy Appointment
Call 02 4943 8347

We understand the challenge of getting in to see a Chiropractor in and around commitments and busy schedules so we have opened early and after hours appointments so that you can get the care you need before or after work.

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We work with all different issues, are you suffering from Back Pain?Neck Pain?Headaches?Poor Posture?

Back pain can present in many different ways and is one of the most common and debilitating conditions in society. Typically, back pain is the result of mechanical disorders, spinal asymmetries and structural misalignments often involving the associated nerves, ligaments, muscles and tendons. It can be intermittent or consistent with symptoms varying from sharp well localized pain to a general dull aching sensation. Additionally, there can be referred pain into the lower limbs from dysfunction and irritation anywhere along the nerve pathways
between the site of pain and the nerves originnating at the spinal cord.

When analysing back pain, our team at recover chiropractic consider all aspects of the patient’s journey as important as we try and dig deeper into the underlying cause of pain and dysfunction. Pain is a complex process that is experienced differently by each individual, however what is consistent is that pain is the body’s way of telling you that something needs attention. We are here to assist you and your body in its healing process by addressing the underlying causes for your body’s dysfunction and distress. Occasionally we find our patients require the professional opinion and attention of other specialized health professionals, in these cases it is our priority to find and advise the best path and process forward to ensure you get the best outcome for your specific case. Your care is our priority.

Neck soreness or stiffness is one of the most common reasons for people to seek out chiropractic care. Like common back pain, neck pain can present in many different ways unique to an individual. Neck pain may be felt locally at the top of the neck and skull or at the base of the neck where it meets the upper back and shoulders. Pain may also occur as referred pain into the shoulders, down the arm or into the fingers. Dysfunction in the neck can also lead to and be a cause in many common headaches.

When analysing neck pain and the associated symptoms it is very important to take into consideration a person’s unique history. Many contributing factors can lead to neck pain making it very important to analyse thoroughly an individual person’s situation and overall condition in order to effectively address the case presented. As with all of our cases, we want to make sure you receive the care you need. Occasionally we find our patients require the professional opinion and attention of other specialized health professionals, in these cases we won’t hesitate to recommend or refer you to help you achieve the best outcome for your specific case. Your care is our priority.

Headaches are very common among the population and can be associated with upper neck and spinal related dysfunction. Chiropractic in many cases is well suited to helping people manage and find the underlying contributing factors leading to the onset of recurring types of headaches. While headaches are not always a result of spinal or musculoskeletal factors, chiropractic care can provide a valuable role in aiding with contributing factors. Some common underlying factors involved in headaches are stress, structural problems, bad posture or previous trauma from sports, motor vehicle accidents or repetitive everyday injuries.

Headaches can present in different forms such as tension type headaches, headaches generated from dysfunction in the head and neck (cervicogenic) as well as very serious and debilitating migraines. As primary health care professionals we take our client’s care very seriously and will thoroughly analyse and investigate all cases individually in order to give you the care you deserve. This means in some cases we may recommend or refer you for special investigations or work with your medical professional so you receive the appropriate care.

Our modern world is full of postural problems and this is fast becoming a primary health concern. There are obvious complications to poor posture such as spinal and muscle pain and discomfort as well as muscle fatigue and a general shorter stature, however less well known is the long-term effects poor posture can have on spinal degeneration. There are many contributing factors to poor posture such as a sedentary lifestyle, prolonged sitting at work, being slumped or hunched over technology devices, sleeping posture and habits as well as obesity and other health related conditions.

We at Recover Chiropractic are here to help your body overcome the obstacles restricting your posture from being its best. We will look at all the contributing factors and help you correct bad habits and help remove musculoskeletal restrictions through adjustments, muscle rehabilitation and specific exercises to help you restore and recover to be the best you can be.

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