Chiropractic

 

What is Chiropractic

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Simply put, chiropractors are experts in the diagnosis and remediation of the musculoskeletal system, notably spinal disorders. Although in reality there is a myriad of disorders that may cause mal-ease with a person's spine, many complaints are sometimes caused or prolonged by;

  • Disc disruption

  • Joint dysfunction or Inflammation

  • Disequilibrium of muscles that strain on the surrounding tissue and bony processes.

As a primary contact health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, it is important to restore, stabilise and maintain proper spinal health.

With the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Chiropractors also need to take into consideration the patient’s home and work environments, sporting activities, hobbies and other factors that may have an effect on the individual

 

Meet our Chiropractors

 

What to expect

Your initial consultation will be to find out what is causing your ailments. We will discuss your medical history, perform a thorough physical examination, chiefly of the spine, to arrive at an accurate cause of distress.  This will all be explained along the way and as such, this will take some time, between 30 and 50 minutes. If you have prior medical studies or imaging films and reports, please bring them with you at the time of consultation.

If it is safe, and a trial of conservative care may help, a full report of  your findings will be discussed in a follow up consultation, this usually take between 20 to 30 minutes. 

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Do I need a referral?

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No, a referral is not needed to make an appointment, although many of our patients come via referral and typically report prior consultative care for their existing complaint. In the event your general practitioner refers you under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan, then you can claim a portion of your fees from Medicare. This will require direct liaison with your GP prior to consultation at our clinic.

 

Medical Imaging

In circumstances where an accurate diagnosis cannot be determined, or further examination may be unsafe without investigation, imaging may be required. MRI, X-ray or CT scans are widely used for detecting spinal abnormalities, chiefly formation of osteophytes with spinal degeneration or shapes and character of disc bulges. This will assist in the proper interpretation of the condition with more confidence. However, imaging will only be required when it is necessary.