Chiropractors are experts in the diagnosis and remediation of the musculoskeletal system, most notably of the spine. Although in reality there is a myriad of complications that may cause mal-ease with a person’s spine, many complaints are sometimes caused or prolonged by;
Joint dysfunction, asymmetric loading or Inflammation
Disequilibrium of muscles that strain or distort the surrounding tissue and bony processes
As a primary contact health profession concerned with the diagnosis and management of spinal disorders, it is essential to restore, stabilise and maintain proper spinal function in a manner most suited to individual patient needs.
Proper long term care and management must take into consideration the patient’s home and work environments, sports, activities and other factors that may affect the individual. For long term health, care must combine exercises with suitable activities that stimulate and promotes stabilisation of the spine, which chiropractic care may further support and supplement.
Your initial consultation will be to find out factors which led to your chief complaint. We will discuss your medical history, perform a thorough physical examination, to identify an accurate diagnosis. Findings will be explained along the way, and as such, this will take 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 summary of your findings will be discussed in a follow-up consultation; this usually takes between 20 to 30 minutes.
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Making your appointment
Book an appointment by calling our clinic and we will arrange a suitable time for consultation. Online bookings are also available using our website or Healthengine.
Initial consultations for new patients
An initial consultation is required if it is the first chiropractic appointment at our clinic. A New Patient Questionnaire will be sent to you, and once submitted, will be discussed during the initial consultation.
Extended appointments are recommended when it's been more than 12 months since your last appointment or you are concerned with a new complaint.
Follow-up assessment and treatment that has been previously evaluated by a chiropractor at our clinic.
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.