What is the "popping noise" when I receive my adjustment?
This noise is caused by a gas release in the joint or segment once motion has been restored. The adjustment efficacy is not based around this noise from occurring. Also, we incorporate manual techniques within the clinic to which this noise does not occur.
Does a chiropractic adjustment hurt?
As chiropractors use skill rather than force or strengh to adjust a body joint or segment, many of our patients find their adjustments relaxing. These adjustments are tailored to the need and requirements of the client to maximise safety and efficiency.
What qualifications do Chiropractors have?
Australian chiropractors are trained for 5 years at an accredited university and have to adhere to strict standards which are enforce by the registration body or AHPRA. If a practitioner has completed an accredited chiropractic course overseas, it must adhere to the Australian standards before the practitioner can be registered.
Am I too old for chiropractic care?
To put it simply, No! Our chiropractors conduct a thorough history to determine which care modality will suit your circumstances best. Restoring better spinal function at any age is important as it can help to improve mobility, vitality and endurance (Taken from the CAA website www.caa.asn.au)
What is the difference between chiropractic and physiotherapy?
The practice of Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine, and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Physiotherapy, as described by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, “uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. It can help repair damage by speeding up the healing process and reducing pain and stiffness."
What should you wear to your chiropractic consult?
At Pinjarra Chiropractic you will be required to wear loose comfortable clothing. If required, your chiropractor can drape areas to conduct an examination. It is under rare circumstances that we gown our patients to conduct a physical exam.
Do you need a referral from a GP?
As Chiropractors are a primary healthcare provider, a referral is not necessary. However if you wish to apply for an Enhanced Primary Care form (EPC), this must be referred from a GP. We also accommodate DVA clients, to which a referral can be obtained from your GP if appropriate.