Dr. Mia Flavell - Chiropractor

Body In Balance Chiropractic 

39 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North VIC 3161
(03) 9509 4657


What inspired you to become a Chiropractor? 

Receiving chiropractic care from a young age and experiencing the benefits firsthand sparked my interest in becoming a chiropractor. My family grew up receiving regular chiropractic care and I always felt amazing after an adjustment, so I wanted to be able to deliver and share the chiropractic experience with others. 

What is your philosophy when it comes to helping individuals improve their sleep health? Are there any specific principles or strategies you follow in your practice?

There are several ways that getting adjustments from a chiropractor can enhance your sleep. By improving your spinal alignment and reducing nerve interference, chiropractic adjustments can help reduce pain and muscle tension, allowing you to sleep more comfortably. When we have a well-functioning nervous system, our sleep is positively impacted along with many other essential functions of the body. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to not only reduce muscle tension and stress on the body, but also improve nervous system function.

A study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that patients who received chiropractic care reported improved sleep quality and reduced symptoms of insomnia.

What are some of the most common sleep-related issues you encounter in your practice? 

Back pain, neck pain, breathing problems, insomnia. 

How do you go about diagnosing and addressing these issues? 

We use a range of assessments including posture & movement testing, neurological and orthopedic examinations, and functional scans. 
We tailor our treatment to the individual's needs and goals. Common techniques we use in practice are spinal manipulation, low force adjusting techniques, soft tissue massage, and rehabilitative care. 

Advice for Better Sleep 

Many people struggle with sleep problems. What general advice or tips would you offer for improving sleep quality and overall well-being? 

Limit screen time at least an hour before bed. Reading before bed can be very helpful, as can meditation and breathing exercises.

· Create a calming bedroom space that is dark and cool and used only for sleep. 
· Establish a sleep routine – go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. 
· Invest in a supportive mattress and pillow.
· Exercise regularly, but not too vigorously right before bed. 
· A well-functioning Nervous System helps with sleep quality.
Have your spine & nervous system checked with a Chiropractor. 


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