Information for General Practitioners

This page contains the basic information you may require, to refer to us.

WHAT IS A CHIROPRACTOR?

A chiropractor is a registered healthcare clinician who has expertise in the area of non-pharmacological, non-surgical neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis and management.

Chiropractors have a minimum of five years university training, which includes basic sciences, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, neurology, immunology, microbiology, histology, pathology, critical thinking, differential diagnosis, radiology, radiography, biomechanics, electrophysical therapies, rehabilitation, and manual treatment.

WHAT IS A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?

Physiotherapists are experts in the structure of the human body and its movement. They work with people of all ages to treat a broad range of health conditions including sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions as well as chronic health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, osteoarthritis and stroke. Physiotherapists are involved in the assessment, diagnosis, planning and management of patient care. They can help people to manage chronic diseases, give lifestyle advice, prescribe exercises and aids to help people manage better, and give advice.

REFER TO CHIROPRACTIC FOR:

Diagnosis & management of spine or extremity mechanical or neurological pain syndromes.

The typical day for a chiropractor involves diagnosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, such as neck pain, thoracic pain, lower back pain, disc issues, sciatica, cervical radiculopathy, headaches (migraine, cervicogenic and tension), jaw pain, shoulder, knee, hip, wrist, foot, and ankle conditions. We also have an interest in BPPV and vestibular rehabilitation, as well as lower back pain and posterior pelvic pain during pregnancy.

REFER TO PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR:

  • Shoulder, arm, hand, hip, knee, ankle and back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Aches, sprains and injuries
  • Incontinence
  • Neurological conditions, like Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic diseases like diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and obesity
  • Managing after a stroke
  • Recovery from broken bones
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Occupational health