What is Chiropractic? Is it safe? Does Chiropractic hurt? How much will it cost? What's unique about Soaring Health? Do I have to get cracked? Do I need an X-ray? Find your answers here.
What is Chiropractic?
Our Chiropractors in Thomastown are trained to scientifically examine your body and then apply manual therapies to manage your health issues. Soaring Health Thomastown chiropractors must complete a five year university course (or have received a recognised equivalent training overseas) in order to practice.
Thomastown Chiropractic Centre's practitioners also involve advice about nutrition and exercise, wellness and a healthy lifestyle.
Is Chiropractic safe?
All health professions are closely scrutinised and expected to deliver consistently high standards of care – and that is a good thing for our Thomastown Chiropractors.
High quality care is important for all Australians and members of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia have voiced strong support for more health research and ongoing scrutiny of all health practitioners, to ensure that Australians have access to the medical care that they need.
Many doctors in thomastown and other health experts have expressed support for chiropractic care, particularly in relation to management of lower back pain.
According to the US Governments’ National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, spinal adjustments – or manipulation – are relatively safe when performed by a licenced practitioner.
In 2007, researchers from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society recommended spinal manipulation as a treatment for both acute and chronic back pain.
In addition, a 2004 article in the Archives of Internal Medicinefound that chiropractic care may actually lower the overall cost of health care provision.
Will I have to have my back cracked?
No. There is a common misperception that chiropractors ‘crack’ or ‘crunch’ bones. Thomastown Chiropractor, Dr Marco Makari uses a range of methods to adjust your musculoskeletal system and none of them involve actually cracking bones. The whole point of chiropractic is to better align bones to enable muscles and nerves to function better.
Sometimes, when a joint is manipulated, nitrogen gas around the joint will be released, causing a popping sound. This does not involve damage to the bone or joint.
If you do not want this type of treatment, tell your chiropractor and they will discuss alternative methods of adjustment.
Thomastown Chiros operate by a clear patient charter which states that patients will be informed of the service they will receive and must consent to it before a chiropractor provides the service. Talk to your chiropractor about treatment options if you have any particular concerns.
How much does it cost?
Our Chiropractic services in Thomastown are priced clearly and transparently.
- Your first Chiropractic consultation will cost $80 as this is an extended visit to understand your current health record.
- Standard consultations cost $65. Ongoing care packages are available for clients needing ongoing care.
Patients referred by a GP for treatment of complex or chronic conditions may get up to five free visits to a chiropractor fully Bulk-Billed and covered by Medicare.
Private Health Insurance:
Instant health insurance rebates are available using hi-caps. You will need to bring your valid private health insurance card to your appointment to claim. Otherwise you can take your payed invoice and claim it online.
TAC & Workcover:
At Soaring Health Thomastown Chiropractic, we accept all approved TAC & Work-cover clients. We bill 3rd party payers directly so you don't have to.
What Chiropractic techniques do you use?
Our Sports & wellness Chiropractor in Thomastown use a range of techniques, including education and advice on posture, health and wellbeing; spinal adjustment and other techniques to improve your spinal health. Our Sports Chiropractors in Thomastown spend five years at university studying a range of methods to improve the comfort and function of your spine and as a result, assist the function of your nervous system.
Does Chiropractic treatment hurt?
Most of our clients report that it doesn't hurt at all. If you're in a lot of pain right now, you may experience some discomfort during and after an adjustment. However, it's usually minimal.
Will I have to be X-rayed?
It's impossible to answer that question since necessity for x-rays depends on your condition. Once our Soaring Health Chiropractor has examined you, he will make a recommendation. X-rays referred by our Thomastown Chiropractors are bulk billed for medicare card holders.
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