What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a manual healthcare modality whose main focus is locating and aiding in the resolution of neuro-musculoskeletal injuries. A chiropractor is particularly concerned with the neurological and orthopedic function of the body as well as the causative factors that eventuate in injury or pain. All of our chiropractors at Gladesville Healthcare have a keen interest in managing all sorts of musculoskeletal conditions (both spinal and peripheral), sports injuries and specialise in functional rehabilitation.
What are the Qualifications of a Chiropractor?
All of our chiropractors at Gladesville Healthcare have undergone five years of tertiary education, which comprises a three year undergraduate degree with an additional two year post-graduate (Masters) degree. Chiropractors are Government registered and overseen by the Chiropractic Board (AHPRA).
Do I need a referral to see a Chiropractor?
No, a referral is not required from your doctor to consult a chiropractor. However, many doctors do encourage patients to seek manual therapy (or ‘physical-therapy’) like chiropractic for a number of musculoskeletal conditions. As professional courtesy, our chiropractors will often send correspondence to your doctor or specialist to keep them informed about your case as well as the treatment plan and exercise therapy that is being conducted with a patient.
What do our chiropractors do?
The techniques employed by our chiropractors at Gladesville Health include the following: soft tissue massage, stretching, exercise therapy and rehabilitation, gentle mobilisation and manipulation of the joints. Prior to any intervention being performed, your chiropractor will always run through the proposed treatment to allow you to be informed about any treatment option that they are proposing.
Will I get rebates with chiropractic care?
Yes, all private health funds recognise chiropractic care and depending on the patients level of cover, will offer a rebate accordingly. Chiropractic is also covered under WorkCover (ie: Workers Compensation), Motor Vehicle Accident Cover, Veterans Affairs and Medicare (with a Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM) referral from your GP).