The best clothing to wear would be something loose fitting and easy to move around in. Generally, it is unlikely that you will need to disrobe for your chiropractic consultation.
Depending on your condition, you may need x-rays. If you have x-rays at home, bring them in, including any reports. X-Rays are not taken routinely; they are only taken if there is a good clinical reason, and the radiology equipment we use is state of the art. If you require x-rays, your chiropractor will [...]
X-Rays, if necessary, will be bulk billed, if you have a Medicare card.
Yes. Riverside Medical Imaging is on site in West Gosford, and has a brand new, state of the art, digital radiography room. All x-rays are bulk billed.
It is quite common for Chiropractors, Remedial Massage Therapists and Physiotherapists to co-manage a patient’s condition. If you are seeing a physiotherapist, we will be very happy to communicate with them and discuss an approach that will best suit your condition. In our centre we have physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, dietitians, psychologists, GPs, massage therapists and several [...]
I find it hard to make appointments as I have young children – can I bring them to the consultation with me?
We have a child friendly environment, and we love kids! There is a play area in our waiting room with plenty of toys and books, and our consultation rooms have toy boxes. Each of our chiropractors are happy to have your children around. You may find that it is easier to have your child minded [...]
Many adult spinal conditions can be traced back to childhood injuries, and even to birth trauma. It is well worth having your young children checked, particularly if they were born by caesarian, forceps or suction. We monitor developmental milestones, and collaborate with GPs and other health providers, if issues are found. Older children will [...]
Definitely not! A qualified chiropractor looks for joints that show restricted movement, particularly in one or more given directions. The detection of these 'joint fixations' (traditionally called ‘subluxations’) can appear simple, however, it is not, and requires a great deal of experience, and understanding of joint biomechanics, thus should not be treated lightly. When that [...]
Chiropractic involves 'teaching' dysfunctional joints and their associated muscles how to move properly again. The longer a joint problem has been allowed to exist, the more a person will have adapted and compensated over time. Furthermore, tissue changes such as muscle spasm, ‘muscle memory’, muscle wasting, scar tissue formation and inflammation will have developed. Treating [...]
Patients sometimes experience immediate relief from their pain. Sometimes chiropractic procedures may be uncomfortable if the area requiring attention is already sore and inflamed, or if the person has a tendency to resist and 'tense up'. However, common sense will ensure these sore areas are taken into account. Chiropractic procedures, which mostly involve spinal and other [...]