Can I use Medicare?

Generally no, unless you have an enhanced primary care (EPC) plan from your GP, which can provide for up to 5 visits.

What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a medical and manual treatment which uses very thin needles without any medication to achieve its aim. Dry needling is used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by muscle problems, sinus trouble, headaches and some nerve problems. Read More: https://belconnenspecialistcentre.com/ourservices/dry-needling/

What happens in a consult?

Your first visit with your Chiropractor starts with a thorough medical history and physical examination including postural and orthopaedic assessment. Chiropractic treatment (including adjustments, soft tissue work, dry needling and other modalities) is then provided to attempt to alleviate symptoms and have you feeling better. This will be followed up with a plan to correct or manage the root cause of your pain in the form of rehabilitation, so you do not fall back into a cycle of pain and become reliant on treatment. If necessary, you may be referred for imaging or to your GP to help with your diagnosis and management.

What is an adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is the application of a specific force in a precise direction, applied skilfully to a spinal joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving as it should. This can help improve or restore motion to the joint, helping the spine to gradually regain more normal motion and function. There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually, the chiropractor’s hands or a specially designed instrument delivers a brief and highly-accurate thrust. Some adjusting methods are quick, whereas others require a slow, constant or indirect pressure.