WHAT, HOW & WHY
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a natural therapy that uses different techniques to help improve the alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal system. This helps to improve the function of our spine, joints, muscles and nervous system.
HOW CHIROPRACTIC WORKS?
Chiropractic promotes healing and recovery through the use of gentle adjustments which help to reduce pressure, pain or stiffness in the body. Chiropractic utilises our body and its ability to heal which is how chiropractic may help a wide range of people and conditions, from an athlete recovering from a sports injury, work related complaints to an older person wanting to get the best from life.
As one of the main treatments in Chiropractic is joint adjustment or manipulation. At Total Chiropractic we tailor all our treatments to each individual patients needs and if you have a preference for a particular style or technique, please let us know.
WHY CHOOSE CHIROPRACTIC?
If you have back pain or stiffness this is great time to see a chiropractor. Sometimes it is a pain with a certain activity like sitting, standing or exercising. It might just be the feeling that your back is “out” or tight. These are all great reasons to choose to see a chiropractor.
Other things that Chiropractic has proven to be an effective treatment for include:
Headaches, Low Back Pain, Mid and Upper Back Pain, Sports Injuries, Neck Complaints, Numbness and Tingling, Scoliosis, Shoulder, Arm and Wrist conditions, Leg symptoms (Sciatica), Joint Stiffness, Muscle Spasms, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dizziness, Low Energy, Stress or Fibromyalgia.
What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are university trained and allied health professionals who diagnosis and treat musculoskeletal conditions, they can use a variety of techniques such as manipulation to help misalignments of the joints in the body. They also provide advice and exercise prescription and help in many other areas of sport and health and fitness.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical history. If you have them, and if they are relevant, bring in x-rays, scans or MRI reports, and a list of current medication.
How many visits will I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual case. After a thorough assessment, the chiropractor will discuss and tailor a treatment plan so as to best help your condition and recovery.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Please wear comfortable clothes.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, chiropractors can assess and treat without referral by a doctor or GP.
Also you can speak to your GP about a Chronic Disease Management plan (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC plan). This plan is for chronic and complicated conditions, if eligible, this plan gives a Medicare rebate for up to 5 visits per year.
How long will I need chiropractic?
Treatment duration depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your condition, your past medical history, and other factors. Re-assessments will be done to assess your progress and your chiropractor will communicate with you to help achieve your individual goals.
What conditions does chiropractic treat?
We see and treat patients for a wide range of conditions and diagnoses. Please visit our Services for an extensive list of conditions and diagnoses we see patients for.
How do I know if my private health insurance covers chiropractic services?
We recommend that you check with your health insurance provider to determine if chiropractic services are covered under your extras plan. We have a HICAPS terminal which allows you to claim on the spot.
How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment?
Call Total Chiropractic on (03) 9533 8888. Please note 24 hours' notice is required for cancellation or re-scheduling. If notice is not received, a cancellation fee may be charged.
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