What should I do if I need an adjustment and its after hours, weekends or public holidays?
Our Chiropractors offer after hours Chiropractic care please call our phone number and and ask to, speak to a Chiropractor now. Our Chiropractor who is on call can arrange an appointment the same day and often within an hour or so.
What if I miss an appointment?
If you can't make an appointment please call us and let us know, even if it is after hours we have a message bank that will save your voice mail. If you miss an appointment or are running late our team will normally call you and send you a message. Please call us back as we may be able to see you later that day or reschedule your appointment for another day or time.
How do I book an appointment? Can I just walk in?
There are multiple ways of booking an appointment at our practice. Call us 9020 2072, send us an email or book online via our website. We do accept walk in appointments however you may have to wait if the Chiropractor is seeing someone else. It's generally best to call ahead so we can be as prompt as possible for your appointment.
What education or training do Chiropractors receive?
Chiropractic is an intensive 5 year program. With roughly 5000+ hours of university, clinical placement and external learning. Chiropractors dedicate hours studying human physiology, biomechanics and pathophysiology.
What is the popping / cracking sound ?
This is caused by small pockets of air, which is in the fluid that surrounds your joints. When joint tissues are stretched during a chiropractic adjustment, the pockets of air "pop," producing the cracking sound you hear.
What's a chiropractic adjustment?
Chiropractic manual adjustments usually involve a quick thrust that helps add motion to spinal joints using the doctor's hands. Adjustments can also be done by an instrument called the Activator and/ or a special table called the drop piece table. There are multiple ways to adjust the spine, adapted to suit the treatment to the individual.
Does Chiropractic need referral from a medical doctor ?
No, you don’t need a referral from a medical doctor in order to see a Chiropractor. You can call and book an appointment at a time that suits you. It is possible to request for a referral from a general practitioner however it is not necessity.
Does private health insurance cover chiropractic?
Yes. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans. However it does depend on the cover you have. Therefore the amount covered varies depending on your cover.
How many chiropractic sessions do you need?
The answer to this question depends mainly on the patient, their presentation, the condition they present with and their pain. Therefore there is no definite answer for this question. It is best to ask the Chiropractor at your first visit.
What if i need to see a specialist or some other healthcare professional ?
We have an excellent network base of specialists that we co-manage patients with other healthcare professionals. We are more than happy to refer to a local reputable professional if we feel it will help in improving your health and wellness.
Does my private health insurance cover Chiropractic?
Most health insurance funds will cover some costs for chiropractic treatment in their extras cover. HICAPS facilities are located at all clinics, so you can make a claim there and only pay the gap fee or remainder.
What is the “cracking” adjustment I’ve seen Chiropractors do in videos?
An adjustment is a high velocity, low amplitude thrust that is applied to joints within the body. This is done manually by chiropractors using their hands
How are Chiropractors regulated?
Chiropractors go through some in depth and detailed study in order to become qualified. A minimum of 5 years study at university allows chiropractors to become registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia. Chiropractic is also one of fourteen government regulated health professionals via the Australian Health Regulation Practitioner Agency (AHPRA).
What is the role and technique of a chiropractor?
Chiropractors perform a wide variety of techniques. These include: Manual adjustments - a high velocity low amplitude thrust applied to joints within the body by hand. Blocking techniques: A low force technique, using 2 padded wedges to help shift patient's pelvis back into an ideal state. Drop piece technique: Another lower force technique, this involves multiple movable pieces on the chiropractic table, to help take the load of a manual thrust through joints in the body. Activator technique: Also another lower force technique, but more specific. Involves the use of a hand held tool onto specific joints in the spine to help promote healthy and normal movement and function. Simulates that of a manual adjustment, at a lower force.
How do I know if I have a “Pinched Nerve”?
Pinched nerve signs and symptoms include: numbness or decreased sensation to a particular area, sharp/aching/burning pain which may radiate, tingling or pins and needles. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms seeking advice and treatment from a healthcare practitioner is recommended.
How does Chiropractic work?
Chiropractic is a manual therapy technique that provides hands on or instrument assisted stimulation to the human body on patients.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a well-established health profession that mainly focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.