Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is an allied health profession that oversees the diagnosis and management of an array of musculoskeletal conditions, most notably of the spine and head. Chiropractors can employ a variety of non-invasive strategies during treatment, including but not limited to spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation and exercise therapy, postural and lifestyle guidance.

What does a Chiropractic adjustment do?

  • Reflex analgesia (pain relief)
  • Improved body awareness (proprioception)
  • Improved vertebral motion
  • Improved postural stability
  • Reduced stiffness

Does Chiropractic treatment hurt?

As with all health treatments there is always an inherent risk. However, the majority of adverse reactions are typically mild in nature such as muscular soreness and discomfort. Moderate to severe adverse reactions are rare following Chiropractic treatment, mainly due to the non-invasive, non-surgical approach Chiropractic provides. Normally however, most people experience a release local to the adjustment site, with a reduction in pain and improvement in mobility. Our Chiropractors will discuss in-depth the appropriate treatment options with you prior to any therapies.

Why choose us?

  • Dedicated and understanding chiropractors, health professionals and support staff.
  • Multiple treatment options available, suited to your needs and resources.
  • Open weekdays and weekends, morning and evening appointments available.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable team of chiropractors available.
  • Private health insurance rebates available.

Do I need an appointment or can I just walk-in?

While we accept walk-in appointments, we cannot always guarantee an appointment on arrival, we normally suggest organising an appointment in advance to avoid disappointment. Please call us on (03) 4250 9865 or use the online booking system.

Can a chiropractic visit be bulk billed?

A chiropractic appointment can be bulk billed by medicare for those with eligible chronic disease management (CDM) or EPC plans from their GP. However please note, there sometimes can be a gap payment of the difference between the appointment cost and what medicare can cover.

What's the difference between a Chiropractor and a Physiotherapist?

In Australia, privately practicing chiropractors and physiotherapist have essentially the same scope of practice and guidelines to follow, it is then up to the health professionals guiding values and principles that determine how they might practice.

Traditionally, the primary chiropractic principle is based on the bodies ability to self heal and regulate itself, with the nervous system acting as the mother board or control centre of the body. Thus, promoting better nervous system and spine health can help other bodily functions.

Do I require a referral to see a Chiropractor?

No, a referral is not required to see a Chiropractor. With the exception if a chronic disease management (CDM) plan is to be organised prior to visiting.

What should I bring or wear to my appointment?

Bring any relevant diagnostic imaging (scans, tests and reports) to your initial consultation. Loose fitting clothing is preferred – Eg Activewear, gym attire etc.

 

How can I make, change or cancel an appointment?

Please call our clinic on (03) 4250 9865 where our friendly reception staff can assist you, alternatively you can rebook an appointment online via our booking system. 24 hours notice is required for any cancellations or changes. Appointments not attended or canceled within 24 hours may incur a fee.

How long are appointments?

Please allow up to 45 minutes for your initial consultation. Following appointments range from 15 minutes (standard) to 30 minutes (extended).

How much does a Chiropractic appointment cost?

Chiropractic initial consultation fees are $99. Standard consultation fees are $75. Extended consultations fees are $99.

TMJ initial consultation fees are $120. Standard TMJ consultation fees are $75.

What is a TMJ chiropractor?

A TMJ chiropractor is a qualified chiropractor who has gone on to specialise in the area of the TMJ. This allows them to effectively assess, diagnose and manage a variety of TMJ disorders.

A TMJ chiropractor typically takes a multi-modality approach to managing TMJ disorders, which can include soft tissue therapy, dry needling, mobilisation, laser therapy, and exercise & rehabilitation therapy.

Do we accept WorkCover, TAC, DVA or NDIS participants?

Yes we do accept WorkCover, TAC, DVA, and NDIS claims. However official approval is required prior to the commencement of chiropractic care. Feel free to call our clinic on (03) 4250 9865 to discuss your options further.