Complete Care Chiropractic Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How long will I need chiropractic care?
  • What is subluxation?
  • How do I become a client?
  • Am I able to claim Health Benefits?
  • Do I need a Doctors referral?
  • How often will I need an adjustment?
  • What type of education do Chiropractors get?

How long will I need chiropractic care?

Spinal problems, often neglected since early childhood, may require ongoing supportive care for optimum spinal function. These long standing problems are often associated with muscle weakness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine.

Most patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help keep them in optimum shape. Those who are active, have stressful jobs, or want to be their very best, find that a schedule of regular preventative visits are helpful in the maintenance of good health.

Some patients seek chiropractic care only when their ache or pain becomes unbearable. While this style of "crisis management" is usually more costly and time consuming, our office stands ready to help all patients, regardless of their health goals.

How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic is up to you.

What is subluxation?

A subluxation is a term used in Chiropractic to refer to an area of the spine that has lost its proper motion, become fixed in a certain position, and is creating interference in the communication between the brain and body. This interference creates disharmony and dis-ease in the body and often leads to illness and disease.

Finding the subluxation, looking at the cause of the subluxation, and the adjustment of the subluxation is the sole purpose of Chiropractic.

How do I become a client?

If Chiropractic care sounds right for you, you can become a client by one of the following ways:

Email: You can email the clinic and organise an appointment, there is no need for a Doctor's referral. Remember, you will be required to complete a case history form; you can either download this from our site under appointments and complete prior to your attendance or complete it at the clinic.

Call Us: Pick up the phone and give us a call on (02) 6056 2185. Our staff are more than happy to answer your questions and clear up any doubtful points you might have. There is no obligation and we are happy to do so.

Passing by: If you are passing by, drop in and have a chat to our staff. Our staff are more than happy to answer any questions you might have about chiropractic care.

Am I able to claim Health Benefits?

Health Benefits vary from one provider to the other; however, most Health Benefits allow you to claim all or part of your visit to the Chiropractor.

Check with your Health Benefit Provider to see if you can claim the cost of your visit.

Complete Care Chiropractic is a HBA & MBF preferred provider.

Complete Care Chiropractic is an approved DVA provider.

HICAPS is available for fast on the spot billing.

Do I need a Doctors referral?

A Doctors referral is not necessay. All you need to do is contact our staff and make an appointment that suits you.

Some people may be eligible for chiropractic care through Medicare under the Enhanced Primary Care plan (now known as the Chronic disease management plan). Please speak with your General Practitioner with regards to eligibility

How often will I need an adjustment?

Frequency of adjustment will be determined by your condition. For some problems you may need to see your Chiropractor once or twice a week in the initial stages.

However, once your condition has stabilised, regular adjustments will be recommended to keep the spine and nerves functioning at their best; your chiropractor will describe various options of wellness or lifestyle care.

What type of education to Chiropractors get?

The University training required to become a chiropractor is 5 years.

The science of chiropractic requires a special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, X-ray, spinal adjusting techniques, and other related subjects. These studies educate chiropractors to locate your spinal problems so they can help correct the resulting nervous system dysfunction.

Tim, Dan, Shainna and Peter studied chiropractic in the USA at Palmer College of Chiropractic. This is the oldest and most well known chiropractic college in the world.

Sanda, Michael and Lyndon undertook her Chiropractic Education within Australia at RMIT University, This incorporated completing a Bachelor degree of 3 years and a Masters Of Clinical Chiropractic, a further 2 years.

Before any chiropractic student graduates, they must pass demanding written and practical examinations by a panel of their peers. Then, they apply to a Government registration board and are reviewed before being granted the privilege to practice.

All Our Chiropractors commit to ongoing education at their own expense to be practicing at Complete Care Chiropractic. We believe education is a life long Journey and we gladly give up our weekends to continue learning to serve you better.