Chiropractic is focused on the diagnosis and management of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders (injury/pain of the joints, muscles, or nerves) with an emphasis on being drug and surgery free.
An adjustment or manipulation is a highly skilled hands-on intervention used on the spine and other joints of the body. It is a fast movement used to improve joint motion, facilitate muscle control, optimise function, and decrease pain.
A safe and effective treatment requires an accurate diagnosis and is dependent on the knowledge that underlies its use. Spinal manipulation has proven itself to be remarkably safe as have other treatment modalities used by the chiropractor (‘low force’ techniques, soft tissue therapy, dry needling etc.) Compared to common medications like anti-inflammatories and paracetamol, manipulation of the spine has a lower risk of adverse reactions or side effects. You can rely on a thorough investigation and examination of your case which means we can appropriately and safely treat your complaint.
Yes, chiropractors are qualified to consult, examine, assess, and treat pregnant patients. Pregnancy is a time of dramatic change in all systems of the body. Knowledge of this process and the effect it has on the pelvis, spine, ribs, and soft tissues of the abdomen and trunk is vital. Spinal manipulation is safe during pregnancy if there are no contraindications found during the consultation. A gentle, low force approach with special care and consideration is always taken when treating the pregnant woman and baby.
No patient is too young or too old to see a chiropractor. Registered chiropractors are qualified to examine, assess, and deliver treatments to people of all ages. Different ages and stages of life have different health care needs and requirements. This is why a chiropractor will adapt and modify the way they treat an infant compared to an adult or someone in their senior years.
Newborns and infants are thoroughly assessed, and a diagnosis is provided. Treatment is made with gentle, careful corrections to the spine and neuromusculoskeletal system using an activator instrument, mobilisations, and a small mechanical drop piece device. No thrust-based adjustments are given to newborns, infants, or young children at this clinic.
Elderly patients can benefit greatly from chiropractic care. As we age, degenerative processes within joints and soft tissue structures can lead to an increase in health care needs. This is especially important within the spine and neck. We know that poor strength and balance is associated with an increase in mortality which is why we focus on improving movement, stability, and muscle control in this age group. An astute clinician will determine the right approach when treating the elderly patient to ensure that clinical risks within this age group (such as bruising, skin tears or rib fractures associated with osteoporosis) are minimised.
The chiropractor will read over your intake form and then take a history about your reason for attending the clinic. Then a comprehensive exam takes place to establish a diagnosis. In some instances, imaging may be required (MRI, X-ray, CT, Ultrasound). The findings will be discussed with you (structures causing pain, healing times, other influencing factors such as stress, and the treatment plan) and any questions you have will be answered. If you’d like to begin treatment, in most cases we do so right away.
Treatment interventions include joint and spine manipulation or adjusting, activator tool, mobilisation, stretching, soft tissue therapy, dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, taping, rehabilitation, education/lifestyle advice.
After you have received your diagnosis a treatment schedule is recommended to you. Each condition is different and influenced by many factors so the treatment plan will reflect this. Some injuries respond quite quickly while other problems may take longer to heal. In most cases, pain is greatly improved after 1-2 sessions. In all cases, the recommended plan is suited to the patient’s goals.
Everyone sees a chiropractor for a different reason. Most patients elect to maintain and improve their health with regular appointments to keep themselves feeling free from stiffness and pain.
A chiropractor must complete an approved program of study. In Australia, these are 5-year degrees (3-year bachelor and 2 year Masters degrees)
They need to be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and meet national registration standards, codes, and guidelines. These standards are below:
- They need to have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance.
- They need to maintain minimum professional practice requirements and recency of practice standards.
- They need to complete and be active in further education and study each year.
- They need to have proficiency in CPR and First Aid with current certification.
As of 29/12/2021
Initial Consultation: 45mins $110
Standard Consultation: 30mins $80
Short Consultation: 15mins $60
This is a cash-only practice which means the full consultation amount is to be settled on the day via cash or card payment. Any claiming through 3rd party payers (TAC, Worksafe, Private health insurance) must be done manually at your own convenience to claim the rebate.
No, you do not need a referral if seeing the chiropractor privately.
Medicare does not cover the cost of chiropractic consultations routinely, however, a General Practitioner can refer you (if eligible) for a team care arrangement or Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. This plan can include up to 5 visits per calendar year for chiropractic care and other allied health practitioners. Medicare will cover a set amount per visit. There is often a small gap charge.
If your fund includes chiropractic care, yes you can. This is done by you after you receive an invoice for the treatment.
Yes, this is an appointment-only practice. Please call, text, or book online.
Please wear active, comfortable clothes that allow the chiropractor to see the area of concern and easily access the spine. Bring along any images or test results you may have.
Yes, you can. Please remember that we have a 24-hour cancellation policy. The chiropractor not only allocates and dedicates time to your consultation but spends time planning and preparing for your appointment. For that reason we require at least 24 hours notice for cancellations otherwise 100% of the consultation fee will be charged.