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54 Commercial Pl,
Keilor East, Victoria, 3033

 

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Phone: (03) 8390 2233

Address: 51 Caroline Springs Boulevard,
Caroline Springs, Victoria, 3023

 

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Chiropractic

 


People use Chiropractors in different ways. Some choose to use us like a Band-Aid, to patch up the pain. Others choose to try get to the root of the problem and 'fix' their spine. Whatever you choose, how long you decide to benefit from Chiropractic is up to you.

 

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

Absolutely. Chiropractic can be very effective.  We take a careful history and thorough physical examination to allow for appropriate, safe, rational, effective care.

 

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No, except if you wish to claim EPC

 

 

I have been told I have arthritis; how can you help?

Spinal arthritis is not so much an ageing disease as it is a wear and tear problem. The older we get the more we tend to see but it is rarely seen throughout the whole spine, which is obviously the same age. When the spine is out of alignment in a true sense it tends to wear faster.

 

Whilst Chiropractic cannot reverse the damage, a properly maintained spine that works efficiently tends to wear better and suffer less pain.

 

 

I am pregnant, can I see a Chiropractor?

Absolutely. During pregnancy your body undergoes many physical and mechanical changes, not least of which is carrying all that extra weight. Indeed, back pain during pregnancy/delivery actually predicts future pain. By maintaining your spine during pregnancy you may help protect against this, and spinal and pelvic joints that move well can often aid an easier delivery.

 

Do you bulk bill?

Chiropractic is not covered under Medicare in Australia at this time. The exception is the Enhanced Primary Care program (see your GP for details).

 

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

Yes, though you will need a referral from your GP first for EPC.

 

How Important Is Your Posture for Health and Wellbeing?

Your posture is not only important to how others perceive you, but also to increase your health and well being. When you walk down the street, you perceive others according to their posture. Your posture is important because of the importance it has on your nervous system and health.

 

In order for you to maintain your posture, it requires the coordination of over 200 muscles. Would this explain why, one of your major complaints is that you are constantly tired? The distortions in your posture can show if there is a compromise in the coordination of the nerves travelling through your spine.

 

Headache, migraine and neck pain can ruin your daily life

We can't help everyone, but we may help you. we use no drugs, pills, injections and no operations. Just proven, safe, natural, evidence-based world class, cost-effective Chiropractic care.

 

chiropractic coverage in Australia cover us (as best we are aware). Your GP can refer you for Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) for chronic complaints

 

We welcome collaboration or co-care with your other caregivers and specialists, including your GP, neurologist, orthopaedic or neurosurgeon or physiotherapist.

 

How does Chiropractic work?

Chiropractic can be startlingly effective for headache, neck pain, back pain, shoulder and arm pain, leg, knee and ankle pain just to name a few. Your nervous system controls your body. Chiropractors work to remove disturbance to this system to better allow your body to help itself.

 

By restoring joint movement and alignment, muscle function and nerve function, your body works more efficiently, hurts less and feels better. Many report a feeling of better well being, better sleep, more energy and better emotional and psychology well being (pain messes with your moods as well as your body).

 

 

Does Chiropractic Hurt? Do you crack bones?

Chiropractic treatment is usually painless. Many people find getting their spine adjusted makes them feel great. A Chiropractic adjustment may involve applying quick, precise pressure to the joint which may create a popping noise. The noise doesn't come from your bones, rather it is gas being released when the joint is separated (just like popping a knuckle).

 

Chiropractic is safe even for the very elderly and osteoporotic, for which we use special techniques

 

Are Chiropractors well trained?

Registered Chiropractors in Australia must undergo five years of full time university training. These courses are of similar length and as in-depth as medical courses, but, focus on health promotion via better body and nerve function.

 

Chiropractic education involves a special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, X-ray biomechanics, adjusting techniques and related subjects.