FAQs

Chiropractors help people. Modern chiropractors assess the body as a whole, looking for the cause of your pain. Once the cause is found we work with the spine and other joints, muscles and nerves to relieve your pain and in turn improve your health.

At Irvine Chiropractic your treatment will be catered to your needs. We utilise many techniques including:

  • Joint manipulations
  • Neurodynamic stretching
  • Low force mobilisations
  • Dynamic muscle therapy
  • Musculoskeletal acupuncture (dry needling)
  • Prehabilitation exercises
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Taping
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Training technique

You should expect great results. We don't accept patients for care if we don't think we can help.

Response time varies from person to person and can depend on how severe the problem is, how long the problem has been there, your age, previous health status, and numerous other factors.

As restricted joints start to move again, causing muscle and ligament changes patients may occasionally experience minor discomfort before improvement occurs. This is usually mild. However in many circumstances the body can begin to feel better in as little as 1 or 2 visits.

This varies from person to person and depends on the condition we are treating you for and the severity of the condition. Initially you will require more frequent treatments until you start to function better. Visits become less frequent as your body stabilises.

Your practitioner will be able to give you a better idea of how much treatment you will require at your initial consultation.

Yes, we have on the spot claiming facilities. All you have to do is bring your health care card and we can swipe it. This way you only pay the gap left after your health insurance has paid your benefit. The gap amount varies depending on your level of cover.

Yes, we accept workers compensation patients. At your initial consultation we will require a referral from your GP and details relating to your claim.

No, chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners therefore a referral is not necessary from a GP or other specialists.

Please note if you are wanting to claim treatment as part of a Worker's Compensation treatment plan or the Medicare – Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) scheme you will need a referral from your GP.

As Chiropractors we are trained to assess the body as a whole. We also understand the better an athlete's structure is, the better they will function. A chiropractic adjustment stimulates proper nerve conduction allowing increased range of motion, muscle strength, decreased pain, and improved balance and coordination. This can significantly decrease the risk of injury, allowing you to play better for longer. This allows every sportsperson from the 'weekend warrior', through to the elite professional to benefit from chiropractic care in order to achieve an optimal level of health whilst performing at their peak.

Some of the benefits athletes report include:

  • Improved recovery from training and games
  • Increased power and better ability to activate muscles
  • Increased speed and agility
  • Increased strength and conditioning gains
  • Faster recovery from injuries

No, chiropractic care has no age limit. We have many elderly patients who enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care including better posture, more mobility, better balance, and less aches and pains from arthritis.

Yes, we can definitely help. One of the major reasons people seek chiropractic care is to gain relief from pain associated with arthritis. Arthritis occurs because things aren't working well. People often think that arthritis occurs with age, this is not true. We just see more arthritis in older people because their joints have been working badly for longer.

By improving function, you can stop or slow down the arthritic process and relieve the associated pain.

Yes, we can identify at-risk areas of your spine and look after them gently.

That's not true! Nothing our chiropractors will do to you will make you have to continue to see us. What we will do is get you working better which will get you feeling better. If you want to continue to feel better, it is a good idea to continue to get your spine checked as the benefits will wear off just like you need to continue to get your car serviced because you drive it.

Chiropractors are university trained. They complete a minimum of 5 years full time university study which includes a Masters of Chiropractic.

Chiropractors are registered and regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and must complete ongoing studies to maintain registration.

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