Do I need medical referral?
No. Chiropractors are Primary Health practitioners, which means you can contact us directly for your appointment.
Your eligibility entitles you for up to 5 visits funded through Medicare under the Enhanced Primary Care scheme, however you do need a GP referral for this.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognised as an alternative non-invasive and drug free therapy for treating neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record, although no healthcare treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects.
The most common risk associated with Chiropractic is experiencing a mild soreness post adjustment, not dissimilar to that of exercising, typically lasting 24 hours and more likely to occur with initial adjustments, fading with subsequent treatments.
What does the Chiropractic adjustment actually do?
Many times during our day to day lives we are faced with physical, emotional and chemical stresses. These stresses build in our bodies to create areas of dis-ease. Each individuals stress tends to centre around a particular part of the body, whether it be neck and shoulders, or mid and lower back pain. Prolonged chemical, emotional and physical stress has enough impact on the body to cause vertebral misalignment and disruption to surrounding tissues otherwise known as a ‘Subluxation’.
What can I expect on my first visit?
We will ask you to complete a health history form on your arrival.
This form gives us information about your general health. We will ask you a series of questions in relation to your health and any pre-existing medical conditions, in addition, a comprehensive case history is taken, this helps us to determine the cause of your symptoms.
Once your chiropractor has gathered all the information needed, they will begin a thorough, non-invasive physical examination.