Chiropractic is a health care discipline based on the scientific premise that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine, and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the intricate communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If these nervous system pathways are impaired, malfunction of the tissue and organ function throughout the body can result. Chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutrition and exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications. Source: CAA
No, it is not necessary to bring a GP referral; however, we do work closely with medical practitioners to ensure that the best possible treatment is given. A doctor's referral is only required for Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plans, Workers Compensation and Motor Accidents Authority & Veterans' Affairs matters.
Your first consultation will help us determine if chiropractic care is appropriate for you. We will discuss your health history and perform a thorough physical (orthopedic, neurological & chiropractic) and lifestyle assessment in order to establish the root cause of your discomfort. Along with safe and gentle spinal manipulative therapy, if appropriate, soft tissue massage therapy as well as alternative services such as cupping and dry needling may be administered, dependent on individual needs. Advice will also be given in regards to home and lifestyle duties, nutrition, strengthening and stretching exercises and preventative measures appropriate to each individual case.
Since significant trauma can occur at birth, many parents choose to have their newborns checked for any spinal health related problems. Later, learning to walk, riding a bicycle, and other childhood activities can cause spinal health related problems. While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, the potential underlying structural damage to the child’s spine, skull, pelvis and extremities is the unique domain of a chiropractor. Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as “growing pains” may be able to be traced to the spine. Regular chiropractic checkups may be able to identify these problems and help avoid some of the health complaints seen later in adults. Naturally, Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine, particularly babies. Source: CAA
This is case dependent, and changes based on the patient, individual response to treatment, and the issue being treated. Please speak to one of our health care professionals in order to discuss your treatment plan.
More and more people are consulting chiropractic doctors, especially in their later years. With growing concerns about over-medication and the side effects of combining various prescription drugs, safe, natural chiropractic care is growing in popularity. Restoring better spinal function can help improve mobility, vitality, endurance, and appetite. Many patients report improvements with arthritic symptoms and other chronic ailments often associated with the aging process. The adjusting technique used by your doctor will be modified for maximum comfort and results. As we get older and wiser, the simplicity and effectiveness of chiropractic care becomes more and more obvious. Source: CAA
Yes. If your treatment is covered by Work Cover, Motor Accident Authority or Veteran's Affairs, the cost of your treatment is covered in full, provided you have complied with all the necessary requirements for each scheme. Please speak to the authority to organise compensation prior to your appointment.
Private Health insurance companies offer coverage under the "extra" tables – please check with your policy provider for more details. HICAPS facilities are available; just bring your health insurance card.
It is our policy to provide quality service at a competitive price. Private Health insurance companies offer coverage under the "extra" tables – please check with your policy provider for more details. HICAPS facilities are available; just bring your health insurance card. If your treatment is covered by Work Cover, Motor Accident Authority or Veteran's Affairs, the cost of your treatment is covered in full, provided you have complied with all the necessary requirements for each scheme.
Your practitioner has designed a specific corrective program to ensure optimal benefit. You will heal best when you keep to this schedule, therefore, to receive the most out of your care and save time we ask that you pre-schedule your appointments in advance. Your program of care will stall if you miss scheduled appointments. If an appointment must be changed, 24 hours notice is appreciated. All missed appointments should be made up within 24 hours where possible otherwise a cancellation fee may apply. This policy is to ensure your momentum continues and gained benefit is not lost. People who repeatedly miss appointments will regretfully be discharged from care, as we realise you will not reach your health goal and we do not wish to waste your time.
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