Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What happens when I see one of your chiropractors?
    Your Chiropractor will ask you questions about your condition and your general health. Next, he will examine the injured area and any other areas that may be contributing to your problem. He will then explain where the symptoms are coming from, what is causing them and what treatments he recommends. Unless external investigations (X-Ray, MRI, etc.) are deemed necessary, treatment will be provided on the first visit.
  • Do I need X-Rays to see a Chiropractor?
    No. Only a very small number of chiropractic patients need X-Rays taken. Chiropractor may refer you for an X-Ray but only if your condition requires it.
  • My discomfort feels like a muscular problem, can Chiropractic treatment help?
    Yes. We treat all muscle and joint problems. We will treat the injured muscles and deal with any underlying postural, biomechanical and ergonomic causes.
  • What qualifications do Australian Chiropractors have?
    Chiropractors in Australia study for a minimum of 5 years at university. In NSW, Chiropractic degrees are offered at Macquarie University which is ranked within the top 1% of universities worldwide. To maintain their registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australian Chiropractors engage in continuing education with accredited providers.Our principal Chiropractor, Scott Leabeater, has a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science & Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University and an ICCSP from the ​Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du​ ​Sport.
  • What is the popping/cracking sound that you hear with Chiropractic adjustments (spinal manipulation)?
    The sound comes from within the joint. A joint is the connection of two bones in the body. The joint is held together by a capsule and within this capsule is fluid. There are small gas bubbles sitting in the joint capsule fluid. The chiropractic adjustment creates movement of the joint which pops the gas bubbles. The popping of the gas bubbles is just a side effect of the adjustment, it is not itself therapeutic. It is the restoration of movement in the stiff joint that is therapeutic. The gas bubbles will slowly reform in a few hours.
  • How long will it take for treatment to make me better?
    It depends on your specific condition. Some conditions can go away quickly, others may take a bit longer. Your Chiropractor will tell you the expected recovery time at your first appointment.
  • Do I need a referral from a GP to see a Chiropractor?
  • Can I claim my appointment with my private health fund?
    Yes. If you bring in your health fund card you will receive their rebate on the spot.
  • Are Chiropractors registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • Are your Chiropractors registered for Workers Compensation?
  • Do you treat babies and infants?

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