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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect on my first consult?

The first consultation is all about learning about you and understanding how long you have been experiencing pain, how bad the pain is, what is the pain impacting in your life, and what outcomes you want to achieve.

Your chiropractor will then take you through a thorough clinical history, a comprehensive physical, neurological, postural examination and may refer you for spinal x-rays in order to gain a complete picture of what's happening and if there are further underlying issues.

Does my insurance cover chiropractic?

Chiropractic is covered by all major private health insurances. For your convenience we have HICAPS GO online and a HICAPS terminal on site to ensure you can claim your extras!

Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?

Chiropractors are a primary healthcare practitioner meaning you do not need a referral to see one!

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

While brief discomfort after an adjustment can occur, it is rare and most people find having an adjustment very relaxing.

With some adjustments you may sometimes feel or hear a popping sound from the spinal joints. This is simply caused by a change in pressure in the joint, as spinal movement is improved.

The chiropractors may use a hand-held instrument to adjust the spine or blocks to help realign part of the body. Whatever the technique, chiropractors use skill, not force or strength, to care for people with the highest degree of safety and effectiveness.

Is chiropractic safe?

Chiropractors use skill, not force or strength to conduct specific chiropractic adjustments. Various types of manual therapy and low force interventions are also used where appropriate.

Chiropractic care has a very low risk profile, especially when compared with more invasive methods of spinal healthcare however, all forms of chiropractic treatment have the potential for adverse reactions in some people.

Am I too old for chiropractic care?

In short, no! There is no age limit on chiropractic and more and more people are consulting chiropractors, especially in their later years.

In order to deliver the safest, most effective and highest quality care possible, chiropractic techniques are modified appropriately for each person at every age and stage of life.

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