Is Chiropractic Safe?
Chiropractic is a very safe way of treating musculoskeletal injuries. The adverse effects are very small. Most commonly people may have a small amount of post treatment soreness for 1-2 days following treatment. Chiropractic treatment is also safe on children and pregnant women. Our training as Chiropractors enables us to treat a vast range of body types.
Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?
No a referral is not needed.
Can I claim back the cost of the visit through Medicare or a Health fund?
Most private health funds will allow patients to claim back a portion of their consult fee depending on the level of cover that they have.
Medicare will not cover chiropractic consults.
Who can see a Chiropractor?
Anyone can see a chiropractor, chiropractors through their training are taught to treat a range of different people and a range of different body types.
If we believe that your case is outside our scope of training, experience or type of practice, we try to advise you in the best possible way as to proceed. In some cases, it may be a referral to another chiropractor with a different interest or specific focus to their practice. In other instances where we believe your case isn’t appropriate for chiropractic care. We will then refer you on for the appropriate medical care specific to your case.
Here at Bicton Sports and Spinal due to our location in the Point Walter Medical Centre we are lucky to have many other health services available in the centre. We regularly work with other health professions as a team effort to give you the best result we can for your problem.
How Can I help Myself?
Exercises: Here at Bicton Sports and Spinal we are big on giving you the tools to help yourself. Our practitioners often recommend exercises to address your problem. These exercises will generally help with stabilizing your spine or joints.
Lift Properly: When lifting think of your hips as a hinge. Keep your back straight and bend with your legs, while keeping the item that your lifting as close to you as possible. It is also advisable to avoid bending and twisting when lifting.
Avoid repetitive movements: When performing the same activity repeatedly, it causes the tissues to fatigue, leading to injury.
Look at your workstation: Ergonomic setup is extremely important in preventing injuries. Simple things such as changing your chair height or computer monitor height (to eye level) can make a very big difference.