FAQ’S

1. Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?

No. Chiropractors are primary care health practitioners, and have been given the title as “Doctors of Chiropractic” as they are able to assess and diagnosis patients directly without medical referrals. To make an appointment phone (03) 9021 8684

2. Are you available during normal business hours?

Yes. Our practices are open daily from 8.30am-7pm. Our Chiropractors see hundreds of patients between our practices every week located in Pakenham, Hoppers Crossing and Hawthorn. Often people who come to our practice originally for an emergency appointment, continue to see us in the weeks/months afterwards, during normal hours, until their condition is under control and stabilised.

3. Can you follow-up with my regular chiropractor?

Yes. We see many patients who see us on weekends or out-of-hours when their regular chiropractor is not available. As a courtesy we can follow up with your normal chiropractor, when they re-open, about any treatment we provide or tests we perform so everyone is kept in the loop and so you can get the best outcome possible.

4. Is Chiropractic care effective?

Chiropractic care for musculoskeletal related problems is hugely beneficial. Chiropractic treatment techniques are ideal for postural imbalances, structural misalignments and much more. Chiropractic works by improving the natural function of your nervous system and structural alignment.

5. Why should I see a Chiropractor?

Majority of people initially visit a Chiropractor for back pain, neck pain or headaches. Little do they know, that Chiropractic is much more than that. Chiropractic is great for these problems, but is best when used as part of a health maintenance regime much like visiting the gym on a regular basis. Chiropractic ensures proper spinal alignment and nervous system function to promote long-term health and wellbeing.

6. What does ‘subluxation’ mean?

Subluxation is a term used by Chiropractors and the medical profession to describe a spinal or peripheral joint that is misaligned. Joints become misaligned through a variety of day to day tasks and everyday lifestyle such as prolonged sitting, desk work, poor posture and much more. Chiropractors treat subluxations through a variety of hands on and gentle techniques.

7. How safe is Chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care when administered properly is very safe. Chiropractors are trained for 5 years extensively in areas of pathology, physiology, anatomy and learn multiple techniques to ensure the best treatment is achieved. Typical reactions to Chiropractic care may include general tenderness, sensitivity and minor aches much like after experiencing a deep tissue massage.

8. What should I expect from treatment?

Everybody is unique and therefore it is difficult to provide specific guidelines on how you will respond to care. However, through clinical research we are able to provide approximate timelines for healing and recovering. We recommend you speak to the chiropractor about your specific situation.