Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at my first visit?

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.

Is Chiropractic safe?

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.

What are qualifications do chiropractors have?

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.

Do I need a medical referral to see a chiropractor?

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

Is it ok to see a chiropractor if I am pregnant?

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.

Getting my neck treated makes me nervous, how can you help?

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.

Do I have a slipped disc?

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.

Do I have a pinched nerve?

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.

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