What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a unique, holistic therapy that provides a non-invasive, drug-free and non-surgical approach to healthcare. Chiropractors are proficient at diagnosing, treating and preventing dysfunction of the musculoskeletal and nervous system.


Biomechanical problems usually occur through excessive stress on the body through physical trauma; such as birth trauma, childhood falls, sports injuries, repetitive motions, and bad postural habits. We all lead busy lives and mental stress, lack of exercise and inadequate nutrition can also affect spinal and nervous system health.

Who can benefit from chiropractic care?

We see people of all ages; from newborns to the elderly. Whether you are a parent, office worker, labourer, athlete or child, you can enjoy a healthier lifestyle through chiropractic care.

What are some of the benefits of chiropractic care?

Benefits of Chiropractic care may include:
• increased mobility and range of motion
• decreased stiffness and muscular spasm
• improved joint and nervous system health
• increased performance
• improved balance and coordination

Do chiropractors treat conditions other than the spine?

Chiropractors do not just treat spinal conditions; patients are treated on a holistic level. Doctors of chiropractic can assess any joints are also qualified to provide advice to patients regarding exercise, nutrition, posture and lifestyle in order to manage symptoms and prevent future problems. Chiropractic is effective at eliminating the cause, not just the symptoms of a complaint.

What training & qualifications does a chiropractor receive?

Chiropractors are required to adhere to strict and extensive educational requirements and standards to become registered health professionals in Australia. Australian chiropractors are five year university trained, and are government registered and regulated health professionals. A chiropractor's education never ends. After entering practice, all chiropractors must complete continuing professional development courses and seminars to upgrade and improve their skills and to stay current on the latest scientific research.


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