What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a physical therapy that utilises natural, drug less, nonsurgical techniques to promote the body's maximum recovery from any condition that results in pain and limitation of movement. The skills of chiropractor can help in a wide range of conditions; from babies with colic and fever; an athlete recovering from a sports injury to the older person with arthritis imposed by the ageing process. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions that stress your nervous system and interfere with communications among your organs, glands, muscles, your brain and your immune system. It is the policy of the clinic to help each person understand what has caused their pain or injury and to help prevent it from recurring. Our aim is to help you live life at optimum levels and enjoy freedom of good health.
What to expect on the initial visit?
The chiropractor will ask you specific questions to learn more about your health and how your problem is affecting you.
After reviewing your case, a comprehensive examination of strength, range of motion, neurological, orthopaedic and chiropractic testing is performed.
The examination will include a postural assessment to help identify your postural distortions and ways of spinal correction through treatment and exercise prescription.
A Possible Referral
Where necessary, the chiropractor may refer you out for X-rays (bulk-billed by Medicare) or alternative testing procedures to further gain insight into your spinal health and how it be contributing to your pain.
The findings from your evaluation will be explained to you and an individually tailored care plan will be provided to you for your recommended chiropractic visits. Your progress will be monitored regularly with periodic examinations and check-ups.
You will receive the best and most current evidence-based treatments that are specifically tailored to address and relieve your condition. We ensure everyone receives a high quality of care so that they can enjoy freedom from debilitating pain and discomfort.
Do I need x-rays?
X-rays are only needed when clinically indicated. X-rays allow for diagnosis of various conditions such as arthritis, scoliosis, and osteoporosis and is also used to rule out more sinister conditions. Our chiropractors will determine whether or not an x-ray is required based on your history and examination findings.
What are some of the conditions Chiropractors can help with?
Back & Neck pain
Headaches / Migraines
Joint Pain & Stiffness
Shoulder / Elbow / Hand Pain
Hip / Knee / Ankle Pain
Sprains / Strains
Jaw / TMJ Pain
Pregnancy Related Back Pain
If you are unsure whether we can help with an existing problem, feel welcome to obtain free advice by calling or visiting one of our clinics for a chat.
Do I need a referral to come see a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners therefore a referral is not necessary. However we work closely with GP's and other health care professionals to ensure the best possible treatment is given to you.
Is Chiropractic safe and appropriate for all ages?
Chiropractors care for their clients using safe, gentle and scientific techniques. Our Chiropractors aim to educate and explain how and why Chiropractic is safe and appropriate for all age groups; from babies with colic and fever; an athlete recovering from a sports injury to the older person with arthritis imposed by the ageing process.
What is the “popping sound” heard during an adjustment?
Our chiropractors use a number of techniques that may or may not produce a “popping sound” from the spinal joints as part of the adjustment. This is a normal phenomenon where gas is released from the joint as spinal movement is restored, like when you move a wet glass from the table. Whatever the technique, our chiropractors use skill, not force or strength, to conduct safe, effective adjustments.
How often do I need to have my spine checked?
Each person has individual needs and must be assessed accordingly. Once this assessment is complete, our chiropractors can recommend a program of chiropractic care.
Spinal problems, neglected since early childhood, may require ongoing supportive care for optimum spinal function. These long-standing problems are often associated with muscle weakness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine.
Most patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help keep them in tip-top shape. Those who are active, have stressful jobs, or want to be their very best, find that a schedule of preventative visits are helpful in the maintenance of good health.
Some patients seek chiropractic care only when their ache or pain becomes unbearable. While this style of “crisis management” is usually more costly and time consuming, our chiropractors stand ready to help all patients, regardless of their health goals. How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
What type of education do Chiropractors get?
Chiropractors must complete a five year university degree. The study of chiropractic requires a special emphasis on the anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, x-rays, spinal adjusting techniques and other related subjects. Chiropractors focus on the relationship between the spine and nervous system and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health and optimal well-being.
What types of payment methods are accepted?
The clinics offer the following payment options:
BULK BILL under the CDM plans (GP referral required)
HICAPS (private health insurance claims on the spot)
Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, Amex)