Frequently Asked Questions
Who are Chiropractors?
Chiropractors in Australia are nationally registered and regulated healthcare professionals.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free modality of treatment concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system; this includes the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.
It is based on the teachings of Galen and Hippocrates and the premise that the body can respond appropriately to its environment provided that the nervous system is free of interference.
Do I need a referral from my Doctor?
No, all you need is an appointment and any chiropractor will be happy to see you.
Do Chiropractors treat areas of the body other than the spine?
Other joints, such as elbows, shoulders and knees, are also areas chiropractors can offer care for. Common complaints such as ‘Tennis’ or ‘Golfer’s’ elbow (lateral epicondylitis) can be assisted through chiropractic care.
What is a Chiropractor’s education?
Today’s chiropractor is a highly educated professional. Chiropractic training in Australia involves five years of study at University. Chiropractic courses are of similar length and depth as medical courses, but focus on promoting healthier lifestyles via better body function, rather than on drugs and surgery.
After years of University training and clinical experience, each chiropractor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting and treatment approaches.