What to Expect for Spinal Alignment
and Body Alignment
Seeing a chiropractor for the first time can be daunting. But we’re here to help you understand how chiropractic care can help, what is expected of you and the type of treatment you’ll experience while in our care.
As primary contact practitioners, you can present to a Chiropractor with any health problem or concern. Whilst Chiropractors commonly treat injuries of the back, neck, limbs and headaches , Chiropractors can also treat carpal tunnel symptoms and other conditions of the arm and hand.
Chiropractors use a combination of joint mobilisation, adjustments, muscle release techniques and exercise programs to reduce pain, increase range of motion and improve function in daily tasks and sporting pursuits.
An adjustment is a short, fast movement delivered to a joint. The act of adjustment stimulates the nerves at that joint to relax the muscles around it. It is common (and normal) to hear a popping or cracking noise at the joint during an adjustment.
If Chiropractic treatment is determined to be right for you, we will offer treatment at your first appointment.
Whilst x-ray examinations are not routine, imaging will be requested if fracture or other serious pathology is suspected. You are encouraged to bring any images related to your complaint if you have them.
Chiropractic care is recognised as a health service by all private health funds. Eligibility for the cost of your treatment is dependent on your personal policy and level of cover. We encourage you to contact your insurer prior to treatment to determine your coverage. Our HICAPS facility allows us to directly claim from your private health fund at the time of your treatment. All you need to pay is the ‘gap’.