Choosing a healthcare professional to share your concerns with can be difficult. It’s important to voice all your questions and ensure you feel comfortable. To ensure you can make an informed decisions about your health and wellness journey.
Your Chiropractor is here to support you on your health and wellness journey so remember, no question is off-limits.
We take a look at the 5 most common questions about Chiropractic care.
How are Chiropractors trained?
It is a common misconception that Chiropractors are not qualified healthcare professionals. Chiropractors in Australia have to complete a five year accredited degree at an Australian university.
Australian Chiropractors are government registered and regulated. To maintain their registration, they are required to complete ongoing professional development (CPD), to improve their skills and stay informed on the latest scientific research.
What can Chiropractors treat?
Chiropractic care is most often associated with the relief of back and neck pain, but there are a wide range of ailments that a Chiropractor may help manage.
The most common ailments treated by Chiropractors include headaches, joint pain, muscle tension, poor posture, sports injuries and misalignments.
Your Chiropractor will take you through an in-depth consultation to gain a better understanding of your current state of health. With this knowledge, they will be able to create a personalised plan to address your concerns and support your short-term and long-term health goals.
A good Chiropractor will not only focus on helping to relieve pain but will treat you holistically, meaning they will look at all aspects of your health to achieve optimal wellness.
It is important to speak to your Chiropractor to get a solid understanding of their treatment process and their capabilities.
What techniques do Chiropractors use?
There are many techniques a Chiropractor can use when treating a patient. Chiropractic care is mainly focused on the spine but Chiropractors will choose techniques based on their skill set and the patients’ needs.
Common techniques include manipulative, non-manipulative, soft tissue, Neuro-Emotional Technique (N.E.T) and rehabilitation. Chiropractors will use their hands or an instrument to perform these techniques, aiming to improve function or relieve pain and discomfort.
Your Chiropractor should begin with an in-depth consultation to understand your concerns and goals. From there, they will be able to make a qualified decision on what techniques to use during your treatment.
Will my chiropractic treatments be ongoing?
Following an initial consultation, your Chiropractor may be able to give you an idea of the length of your treatment plan, but each patient is unique. There is no specific amount of time that can be recommended for every situation. Your concerns and needs will determine the frequency of your visits.
What’s important is that you feel comfortable with the treatment plan that your practitioner has set out for you and that it is tailored to your health and wellness goals.
What treatment philosophy do Chiropractors have?
At Selph, chiropractic care not only focuses on treating the symptoms but also looks at the root cause of the problem.
Chiropractors at Selph take a holistic approach to healthcare and consider all aspects of your health to improve your overall wellness.
The 5 main aspects of personal health are:
Chiropractic care at Selph is about preventative treatment. It is important to work with your Chiropractor to improve your condition. This could mean changing behaviours or habits that are negatively affecting you. Your Chiropractor can offer you nutritional advice, exercises, stretches, lifestyle recommendations, and mindfulness techniques to supplement your adjustments.
Your wellness is their priority. Make sure your Chiropractor’s treatment philosophy aligns with your own so that you can work together to achieve the best results.
If you would like to talk to one of our Chiropractor’s and see if chiropractic care is right for you, book an initial consultation here or call us on (02) 8313 8983 to find out more.