- A thorough history and examination. We use these to pinpoint exactly what the cause of your symptoms are, examining the whole body for contributors.
- Treatment on your FIRST visit (if clinically indicated). We want you to experience relief of your symptoms as quickly as possible.
- Different treatment styles including, but not limited to; Manual adjustments, low force mobilisation, soft tissue techniques, dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue techniques, strength and conditioning consults and exercise therapy.
- Exercises to do at home to compliment your treatment.
- Lifestyle advice to help reduce factors that are contributing to your symptoms.
- Advice on form for work and exercise (running and strength training).
- Treatment that you NEED to have, not what we WANT to give.
- Referral to other health care practitioners if needed
When a joint is restricted, it can affect overall movement and different aspects of nervous system function. An adjustment aims to restore proper movement and function to the joint. Adjustment techniques vary joint to joint and patient to patient, but generally, they involve a quick, non-painful thrust to the joint while it is at tension.
A ‘cracking’ or ‘popping’ sound is usually heard when the joint moves during an adjustment. This is due to a gas bubble forming in the joint due to negative pressure. You can watch an MRI video of it happening here.
Using a thorough case history and examination, your chiropractor will determine the best chiropractic treatment plan to help you return to full function and be pain free. This often includes adjustments. However, adjustments are not always necessary, as different treatment types would be indicated.
Neck adjustments have been shown to be safe and effective in most cases. In cases where neck adjustments (or any other treatment types) are indicated, but you are worried or scared about it, do not fret. We have many different techniques to help achieve our desired results, and are willing to use them if you prefer not to have your neck manually adjusted. Please speak to your Melbourne Chiropractor about this.
Using a thorough case history and examination, your chiropractor will determine whether further investigation is needed. In our experience, a very small percentage of patients who see us actually do. We estimate this to be less than 10%. However, if you already have x-rays from an earlier time, bringing them in may help decision making with regard to your diagnosis and chiropractic treatment plan.
No, you do not need a referral to see one of our chiropractors at our Melbourne and Southbank clinics. Chiropractors are Primary Health Care Practitioners, and are available to be seen by anyone in the public.
GPs have the option to refer to Chiropractors under the Chronic Disease Management scheme, in which case you get 5 visits that are claimable through Medicare. Your GP will advise if this is suitable for your condition.
Most Private Health funds have Chiropractic included in their extras. However, the amount that you can claim overall and at any each time is extremely variable, depending on your fund and cover. Contact your fund for more information.
Chiropractors are trained musculoskeletal experts. We have extensive 5 year training that helps us diagnose and manage soft tissue, joint and bone issues all over the body. Common syndromes that we manage include: Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Sprains, Knee Pain and Frozen Shoulder to name a few.
We believe there is more to helping patients reach their health and function goals than just adjusting their spine. Whilst we acknowledge the importance of healthy spinal movement, there are many more structures and factors to consider. At Mobility Health, we address and aim to improve the following functional attributes;
- Co-ordination / Balance
- Motor Control
- Movement Patterns
- Lifestyle Factors
- Form During Everyday Activities (work, home, exercise, etc.)