Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
Who can see a Chiropractor?

Anyone! We have clients from all walks of life, pregnant mums, newborn babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly. Chiropractic is beneficial for people of all ages.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No. A referral is only required if you have a multidisciplinary Team Care Arrangement in place through the Commonwealth Government’s Enhanced Primary Care program. 

Do you bulk bill?

No. Unfortunately Chiropractic is not covered under Medicare at the present time.  You may be able to claim through your private health cover, dependent on the type of extras cover that you have.

Do you take DVA, Workcover or Enhanced Primary Care patients?

Yes. You will need a referral from your Local Medical Officer (LMO) for DVA or your GP for EPC.

Do you have HICAPS?

Yes. This allows us to claim directly from your private health fund and you need only pay the gap. 

Do Chiropractors only treat back pain?

No. Chiropractic is effective for fatigue, neck, back, shoulder, leg, hip, knee and just about any other kind of pain and or condition.  Your nervous system, which runs through your spinal column, controls every function in the human body. Chiropractors remove disturbances to this system to allow the body to help itself. 

Is Chiropractic safe?       

Yes. Chiropractors use gentle techniques to heal your body in the safest way possible.

Do spinal adjustments hurt?

No. Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and non invasive.  You may feel a slight pressure when the joint or subluxation is adjusted together with a “popping” sound which is actually gas being released from the joint.  There may be some slight discomfort when an already painful or inflamed joint is adjusted.

Do I need x-rays?

Yes. In most instances you will need to have some spinal x-rays.  This is to safeguard you and to ensure there is no underlying condition that may require special consideration.  X-rays allow the Chiropractor to assess your condition and to develop a treatment protocol specifically for you.

I have had back surgery, can I still see you?

Yes. A thorough physical examination and neurological assessment will be completed to allow an appropriate treatment plan to be developed.

What qualifications do Chiropractors have?

Registered Chiropractors in Australia must undergo five years full time university training. Chiropractic education involves a special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, X-ray biomechanics, adjusting techniques and related subjects.  In addition, Chiropractors must complete at least 24 hours of training each year to ensure that they are fully accredited.

For further information please visit our National Chiropractors' Association website.