FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does chiropractic hurt?

    Some people are nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment because of movies and videos on social media showing dangerous twisting and pulling movements being performed on people. This is not how our chiropractor treats his patients.

    The clicking, cracking or popping sound that is heard when a joint is adjusted is produced from the release of gas bubbles within the fluid of a joint. This occurrence is natural and painless and often occurs spontaneously during activities of normal living.

    Chiropractic treatment does not have to involve any clicking or cracking whatsoever. Chiropractic adjustments are very safe and can be modulated by the chiropractor to suit the patient’s preference, age and anatomy being treated.

    We utilise many different types of Chiropractic techniques so that we may offer a wide variety of treatment styles to accommodate all people from kids to the elderly and everyone in between

  • Do you have private consultation rooms or an ‘open plan’ practice?

    Your privacy is our priority. All consultations and treatments are conducted in a private consultation room without exception.

  • What are some of the benefits of chiropractic care?

    Chiropractic care may:

    Improve flexibility and range of motion of your neck, shoulders, hips and spine

    Improve your posture

    Provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain

    Help prevent work-related muscle and joint injuries

    Relieve pregnancy-related back ache

  • Who can see our chiropractor at Chiro & Integrated Therapies?

    Anyone! Our chiropractor has experience providing care to people of all ages from kids to the elderly.

    Chiropractors are highly trained primary health care practitioners so a referral is not necessary.

  • What should I bring to my first visit?

    It is not necessary but if you have an X-ray, Scan, Doctors referral letter, Private Health Card, Medicare Care, DVA card – Please bring them with you.

  • What should I wear to my first visit?

    It is best to wear clothing that allows the chiropractor to see your spine and pelvis. Bulky clothing such as jackets or sweaters are not ideal but can be removed with your consent. Clothing that you would normally wear during exercise or physical activity is best.

  • Does the chiropractor collaborate with other healthcare practitioners?

    In some cases, health concerns may become apparent which are out of the chiropractor's scope of practice. In such instances, you will be advised to talk your GP or provided with the name of another medical practitioner better suited to deal with your complaint.

    Our chiropractor frequently comanages patients with other healthcare professionals from a range of disciplines including GPs, physiotherapists, massage therapists, naturopaths, acupuncturists and personal trainers/exercise physiologists.

  • What is chiropractic?

    A form of physical therapy primarily performed with the hands.

    Therapy focused on the diagnosis, management and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the further effects of such disorders on the function of the nervous system and an individual’s general health (WFC Dictionary Definition World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001).

    Chiropractors are trained in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints including but not restricted to the hip, knee and shoulder. Chiropractic adjustment can help relieve pain and can restore normal functioning to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body

    Chiropractors are also trained to prescribe simple clinical exercises and recommend injury prevention strategies.

    Chiropractors undertake University training consisting of a 3 year Bachelor of Science degree followed by a 2 year Masters of Chiropractic.

  • What is a chiropractic adjustment?

    A chiropractic adjustment is a highly specific, quick and small movement applied to a joint of the body. The adjustment normally releases the joint to restore proper movement and improve function.

    When the joint is adjusted, a pop or click sound may be heard.

    After a chiropractic adjustment is performed, temporary soreness can be experienced in the day/s following but is usually minor. Your chiropractor is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require assistance by another health care provider.

  • Can I use Private Health, Medicare (EPC) plans or DVA plans?

    Absolutely!

    We have HICAPS facilities. This means we can swipe your Private Health Fund card and claim on the spot. Then you can choose to pay cash or card to pay the gap.

    ​We also accept Medicare (EPC) plans which are provided to you by your family doctor or GP

    We are also treatment providers under the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) Treatment program and can treat those eligible under this scheme.

  • Do I need an X-ray to see the chiropractor?

    No, it’s not necessary.

    Each patient is treated individually. Should the chiropractor deem it necessary, you will be provided with the necessary referral to have the X-ray performed (normally bulk billed).

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