Frequently Asked Questions

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, hands-on, regulated health care profession focused on your spine, muscles,  joints and nervous system. We use the best available evidence and clinical expertise to diagnose your body’s movement and function. We utilise gentle and effective adjustment techniques without the use of medication or surgery and aim to prevent them from reoccurring. Blossom’s chiropractic care promotes holistic and vitalistic health care and aims to improve your quality of life, as well as alleviate pain.

Yes, chiropractic treatment and adjustments are considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed chiropractic practitioner. Any serious complications associated with an adjustment is rare.

Chiropractors are required to study an accredited five year university degree. Chiropractors are regulated by the Austraian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Many chiropractors have done further studies in various techniques and interest areas, such as sports, posture and paediatrics. These additional qualifications are outlined under each chiropractor on our ‘Meet the Team’ page.

No, you do not require any referrals to see a chiropractor. As primary health care providers, you can contact us directly for an appointment - click here to book online

Definitely, we see many pregnant women, new mums and babies. Musculoskeletal pain, such as back pain from carrying the baby, neck pain due to feeding and many other symptoms may be common during this period. Our chiropractors are trained to adapt their techniques to the patient's size, weight and age.

Your first visit at our practice is used to establish what may be the cause of your symptoms. A series of tests are performed to determine the best course of treatment and what problems we have discovered. If required, you will be referred for imaging and will be provided a report and your treatment options at your next visit.

We have many adjustment techniques that do not involve ‘manipulation’ to the neck. Prior to any treatment, we assess if there are any indications of risk from any from of treatment and adapt treatment accordingly.

All relevant techniques to your case will be presented and discussed and agreed upon with you prior to treatment commencing. If there is any treatment you prefer to not have done, please let us know and we will cater for it accordingly.

A slipped disc is a generic term to refer to a large variety of back problems. A disc cannot slip, due to the anatomy of how it attaches to the bones, however a disc can tear, herniate, bulge, thin or collapse and each will present unique symptoms. Your chiropractor is trained to determine this and provide the best care advice to help with the problem.

A pinched nerve is quite rare. In most cases, the cause of the pain is originating from your spine and the impact it is having on a joint, muscle, or ligament. This may produce swelling, muscle spasms or shooting pain which can be interpreted as a ‘pinched nerve’. Your chiropractor can help find the cause of this pain and determine if further imaging or assessment is required.

Appointment durations range from 30-45 minutes for your first visit and 10-15 minutes for standard appointments. We offer extended 30 minute appointments for NET and other sessions.

Yes, we accept your insurance, you will be given a receipt that you can then claim with your insurance provider.

This varies case by case and will be discussed with you by your chiropractor

Please bring with you any imaging, xrays, ultrasounds and reports you have relating to your current symptoms.

Yes, chiropractors are trained for 5 years and are able to see pre-existing medical conditions and modify our adjustments around them.

Yes, you can book online or call 03 8582 6902.

Yes, we offer early morning and late afternoon appointments around office hours and weekend appointment times.

We offer online NET sessions, if you would like to arrange one, please email us and we will find a time for you. Chiropractic adjustments are only conducted in our practice in Northcote.

If you would like to speak to the chiropractors before booking an appointment, please call or email us and we will schedule a time to chat.

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