What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is an art, science and philosophy with a focus on natural health and a hands-on approach. It is a holistic approach to healthcare with an aim of optimising the function of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
What methods do we use?
BodyFit Chiropractic utilises a range of evidence-based techniques with a strong focus on biomechanics and musculoskeletal health and function. The techniques include diversified adjustments, joint mobilisations and articulation, myofascial release techniques, trigger point therapy, stretching, post-isometric relaxation, muscle facilitation and rehabilitation, sports tapping (rigid and K-Tape) and specific exercise regimes.
What is an adjustment?
A Chiropractic adjustment is a high velocity, low amplitude manipulation placed upon a specific joint in order to improve the function and movement of that joint.
What is the “crack” sound?
The “crack” sound is a cavitation of a joint. Within the joint capsule there is a build up of gas (nitrogen), which when released from the joint gives a “popping” sound. Despite popular belief, the “crack” sound is not the desired affect of an adjustment but a mere consequence of cavitating a joint for increased movement. This is a normal phenomenon, which can occur with a chiropractic adjustment.
Do I need a referral letter from a GP?
No. Anyone is welcome to call or book an appointment online at any time.
Can I claim back a rebate from my health fund?
Yes. At BodyFit Chiropractic we have HICAPS facilities, which allows you to claim a rebate at the time of your visit.
What training does a chiropractor need?
Chiropractors undergo 5 extensive years of University training including a year internship in the outpatient clinics. A chiropractors training does not finish after they graduate. Research is continuously being updated and chiropractors must strive to keep up with the latest in evidence-based practice.A chiropractor must also gain CPD hours per year via attending seminars and continued learning.
Do I need x-rays?
If you have previously had x-rays, CT scans, MRI, ultrasound etc. it is ideal to bring these to your initial consultation. If your chiropractor requires further imaging for your specific case, then a referral may be given.
How many treatments will I need?
BodyFit Chiropractic acknowledges that no two bodies are the same, thus treatment plans will always vary. Treatment schedules are tailored to suit your specific condition or injury. Your chiropractor will discuss with you the various treatment options in order to help your body reach its peak potential.
How long is a consultation?
The initial consultation can be up to 1hr with subsequent consultations taking approximately 30minutes.