What is Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of both the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to:
pain in the joints of the arms or legs
Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises.
The purpose of a “spinal manipulation” or “chiropractic adjustment” is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement. Manipulation or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractors are also trained in multiple lower force techniques to suit people who prefer gentler treatment options.
A typical initial chiropractic consultation will include a thorough medical history and detailed examination to determine the need and appropriateness of chiropractic care. You will be advised if further tests are required, or if referral to another health care provider would be best in your case.
There are many different approaches and techniques used by chiropractors, because of this the treatment approach taken by one chiropractor might be significantly different from that of another.
If your chiropractor believes you will benefit from receiving chiropractic care they will outline a plan of care tailored to your needs. This will sometimes involve a series of treatment sessions over a period of time, each building on the ones before.
Do I need a referral?
No referral needed. Simply contact us to book an appointment.
As ACC providers, we are licensed to treat a wide variety of injuries covered by the national health scheme.
Therefore if you have had a recent injury or accident, you may be eligible to receive a partial subsidy for your Chiropractic care. We are able to lodge an ACC claim on your behalf if you have sustained an injury that qualifies, or if you have a current ACC claim please let our reception team know over the phone or bring the details in with you.