Chiropractic

What to Expect

Initial Consultation
During your first consultation, our Chiropractor will perform a thorough history and examination of the musculoskeletal, neurological and functional movements to identify the cause of your symptoms and determine if chiropractic care can help you.

 

If Chiropractic care can help you, treatment will commence straight away. Please allow up to 30 minutes for this consultation.

 

Report of Findings
Your subsequent visit will consist of a report of findings where the chiropractor will go through your diagnosis and will propose a comprehensive management plan and may recommend therapeutic exercises, lifestyle or postural advice to get you on your road to recovery. Please allow up to 30 minutes for this consultation.

 

Standard Adjustment
This may consist of chiropractic adjustments, spinal mobilisations, stretching, soft tissue work, dry needling, ultrasound and rehabilitation advice. Please allow up to 15 minutes for this appointment.

 

Extended Consultation
In some cases, an extended consultation may be necessary for more complex cases, and also if a patient feels they would like multiple injuries or concerns addressed on the same visit.

 

Please allow up to 30 minutes for this consultation.
This can be requested with our friendly receptionists.

What is Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a form of manual therapy that aims to restore and maintain the normal function of the body and the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.

 

The bones of the spine (vertebrae, whose function is to protect the spinal cord, and provide support to the body) when aligned correctly create a clear communication pathway between the brain and the body. When they become misaligned for example from a fall or
poor postures, this can interfere with the clear communication and can often result in dysfunction at that segment and present as e.g. lower back pain, sciatica, headaches etc

 

Chiropractic is the art of locating and correcting misalignments via a chiropractic adjustment, aiming to restore healthy communication between the brain and body. This consists of a specific low force movement that is applied with the hands or sometimes specialised instruments to correct a mis-aligned joint .
 

Chiropractors are 5-year university trained primary allied health professionals and are registered with AHPRA.

 

Why is it important to get the spine checked? You only have one spine, so it is important to look after it. When you get your spine checked with a chiropractor it is like exercising your spine and making sure it moves well.

 

Chiropractic is covered by most private health funds and by Medicare's Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plans. Chiropractors are registered providers for DVA patients, as well
as by State workers’ compensation schemes and motor accident insurers.

 

Conditions Chiropractic Care Can Treat:‚Äč

  • Postural Problems

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Scoliosis

  • Disc injuries

  • Sciatica

  • Back injuries

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Lower back pain

  • Joint pain

  • Hip pain

  • Shoulder pain

  • Knee pain

  • Hand and wrist pain

  • Tennis elbow/golfers’ elbow

  • Pregnancy related back pain

  • Lower back pain

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