What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a complementary and alternative medicine that focuses on treating the musculoskeletal conditions of the body, particularly those that are related to both the spine and the nervous system. It focuses on manipulations of the spine to help reduce pain by correcting imbalances and restricted joints within the spine.

Chiropractic was founded by Dr D. D. Palmer in America in 1895. Since then, chiropractic has spread to most countries around the world and is becoming more and more popular to treat musculoskeletal disorders due to the non-invasion and more natural way of relieving pain.

Conditions Treated by a Chiropractor

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Postural Issues
  • Shoulder and arm issues
  • Radiating pain in the arms and legs
  • Knee and ankle pain
  • Migraines
  • Numbness and tingling
  • And much, much more

What to expect from your first Chiropractic visit

When you arrive at the clinic, you will be asked to fill out a couple of forms. These are used to help the doctor understand what you are presenting with and allow them to begin the appointment. Once that information has been completed, you will enter a treatment room with the doctor where they will go through the intake form and ask a range of different questions. Once these are completed, the chiropractor will conduct a full orthopedic examination to help diagnose the presenting complaint. Once this is completed, if it is clinically necessary, the patient may be referred for further imaging.

The patient will then return for the second part of the session in which the chiropractor will go through their findings with the patient. They will explain what has happened to the body and where the pain is coming from. Once they have done this, the chiropractor will give the patient their recommendations, then conduct treatment on the patient.

If you would like to book an appointment with our chiropractor, please feel free to call us on (03) 9118 2940 or alternatively click on the Book Online link above or below.