FAQs

What kind of things does Chiropractic help with?

Chiropractic treats :

  • Back pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Headache

caused by:

  • Sport injury
  • RSI (Repetitive Stress injury)
  • Lifting injury
  • Work injury
  • Motor vehicle injury
  • Arthritis
  • Degeneration
  • Symptoms of scoliosis
  • Sciatica  (Leg pain)
  • Disc Bulge

What do Chiropractors Treat?

Spinal column, hip and pelvis dysfunction as well as extremity joints, i.e. shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, knee, ankle and foot problems.

How does treatment help or work?

By restoring correct joint function, the associated muscles can relax, blood flow and nerve function can return to normal allowing the related symptoms (pain and dysfunction) to improve.

All joints in the body have fluid and gas between them. It can be normal to hear a clicking sound as part of the treatment procedure.

What does a Chiropractic Treatment feel like?

Most people are quite surprised just how pain free and comfortable the treatment really is.  On rare occasions some tenderness may be experienced.  The doctor will take great care so this is minimised.

What does the word Chiropractic mean?

The Latin translation is “to Treat by Hand”.

Why are Chiropractors called Doctors?

Doctors of Chiropractic study six (6) years at university in the USA and five and a half (5.5) years in Australia. Chiropractors hold spinal and pelvic radiographer licenses so they can own and operate x-ray equipment and have extensive training in radiology (the reading or interpretation of spinal x-rays). Chiropractors study some of the same physical diagnostic testing procedures as neurologists. As well as a broad range of diagnostic procedures to help determine the cause of someone’s complaint.

How much treatment will it take to get better?

Each condition is different and unique.  Your chiropractic doctor will do an examination including orthopaedic, neurological testing as well as chiropractic spinal examination and determine the best course of action for you.  This may be just a few visits over a short period of time or many visits over a longer time frame.

Can Chiropractic help someone with a slipped disc, disc bulge or pinched nerve that may need surgery?

Yes. Chiropractic is a conservative therapy that can be used for treating some types of disc bulges that do not require surgical intervention.

Do Health Funds cover Chiropractic?

Yes.

We are preferred providers with  Medibank Private and BUPA as well as being part of all other health fund providers.  So if your health fund has a list of preferred providers you will see us included.

Are Chiropractic services covered by Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA)?

Yes, the DVA will cover your treatment if you are referred to the Chiropractor by your GP.

Does Car Accident or Motor Vehicle Accident insurance pay for Chiropractic?

Yes.  We charge the gazetted MVA fees and you are reimbursed by the Insurance Company.

Does WorkCover pay for Chiropractic?

Yes. Chiropractic treatment is paid for by WorkCover.  This is part of the legislation.  We charge the gazetted WorkCover fees which the patient pays and then submits  the receipts to Workcover to be reimbursed.

NOTE:  No GP referral is required to come to the Chiropractor under WorkCover.

Does Medicare pay for Chiropractic?

Yes, but only in some cases.  You need to first be assessed by your GP who would then provide you with a referral back to the chiropractor under the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Programme.  Please contact us for further information.