CHIROPRACTIC HELPS YOU
FUNCTION AT YOUR BEST!
Our experienced Chiropractors focus on correcting your spinal alignment. This removes pressure and pain from your nervous system allowing you to heal and function at your best.
What do you need help with?
We are here to help! We have great results with all of the following conditions. Click below for more information
on how we can help you get back to your best.
Back pain is very common and the most common condition people our Chiropractors see with at Hunter Healthy Spines.
Neck pain is very common and most of the Australian population will experience neck pain at some point in their lifetime.
In today’s society stress and a busy lifestyle is very common.
The shoulder joint is very complex and can require a detailed analysis and examination.
Overview: General pain is like an alarm going off in your body, no different to a fire alarm in your house. If the siren is loud enough - that is, the pain is severe enough - you'll become motivated to do something about it. Sure, you could take medicine or put some...
Overview: As Chiropractors we always strive to provide the best care possible to our patients. However, even with our best efforts there has been a small percentage of back pain patients who traditional Chiropractic methods have not helped. Research findings show that...
Sports Performance and Chiropractic: For decades now, the world's best athletes have utilised Chiropractic care purely as an opportunity to enhance their sporting performance. From Michael Jordan to Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Valerie Adams, to Sonny Bill...
As your body goes through significant structural and hormonal changes in the short span of nine months, it is not uncommon to experience aches, pains and general feelings of dysfunction. Many expecting mothers turn to natural, gentle Chiropractic care to help them...
Children can benefit from Chiropractic adjustments just as much as you can! Why might children need Chiropractic care? The birth process can be a traumatic time for mother and baby. Especially in cases of medical intervention. Where forceps or extraction techniques...
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC WORK?
WE FOCUS ON
Your spine keeps you upright and allows you to move. Plus, it helps protect your nervous system – the communication pathway between your brain and body. A well functioning nervous system allows your body to function at 100%.
Changes in alignment or posture cause increased pressure on muscles, joints and nerves. Daily stressors like sitting and lifting cause the spine to compensate and the alignment to shift. This is where the problem starts.
Restoring alignment takes
pressure off your body, helping you feel and move great! Chiropractic adjustments restore clear communication between your brain and body, allowing your body to heal and function at it’s best!
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HOW CHIRORPACTIC CAN HELP YOU?
Our primary focus is to help your body heal and function at its optimum. Your brain and nervous system hold the key.
Meet your chiropractors
WHAT TO EXPECT
At Strathalbyn Chiropractic Centre, we offer high quality Chiropractic care in a
family friendly environment. Here is what to expect in our practice.
WE LISTEN TO YOU
You will leave our office feeling understood. We take the time to get to know you or your family, and your problem.
Our comprehensive exam finds the TRUE cause of your problem. We focus on long term results not just masking the symptoms.
FIX THE PROBLEM
Correcting the true cause of your problem helps you get great results fast. It also helps your body function at its best.
What is the point of fixing a problem if it comes back? We focus on helping you live a healthy life.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on my first visit?
Your first visit with us at Strathalbyn Chiropractic will include health history paperwork and a 40 minute consultation whereby a thorough history and examination is performed to assess and diagnose your condition. An appropriate treatment plan tailored to your specific needs will be provided, along with some treatment & home care advice. If further testing (Xray, Ultrasound, MRI) is required this will be referred for. Any questions you have regarding you condition and care will be answered in full by our caring Chiropractors. We welcome new patients to our practice!
Is Chiropractic safe?
Yes. Here at Strathalbyn Chiropractic allowing time for a thorough health history and examination and utilising evidence based care helps put you in safe hands. If you have any questions or concerns, there is always adequate time for discussion and clarification as your health is our greatest concern.
In the words of the Royal New Zealand Commission of Inquiry on Chiropractic, chiropractic is “remarkably safe.”
How many treatments will I need?
The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense progress within a week to two weeks of frequent visits. Visits become less often as your spine stabilises. In chronic cases, complete healing can take months or even years.
How much does it cost/is it covered by private health insurance?
Adult $58, Pensioner/concession $52, Student $46, Child 5 years and under $40
Adult/pensioner/tertiary student $95, Student and Child $75,
Payment must be made at the time of your visit. For your convenience we accept EFTPOS and have HICAPS which accepts all major private health insurers. Your may also claim on the spot for DVA or Medicare AHP schemes with your GPs referral.
How long until I feel better?
Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process. How long have you had your problem? Are you keeping your appointments? Are you getting the proper rest, exercise and nutrition? Do you smoke? Are you in otherwise good condition? Within a short period of time, most patients sense enough progress to fully carry out their doctor’s recommendations
During an adjustment, what are the sounds that are made?
During a Chiropractic adjustment the two opposing surfaces of the joint are stretched. This creates a low pressure inside the joint. The low pressure allows gas bubbles to form inside the joint making a popping sound. Just like when you open a champagne bottle and get all the bubbles and pop! The sound is interesting, but it isn’t a guide to the quality or value of the adjustment. In fact in our clinic we use a variety of techniques, some of which may not make a sound at all, this may be the best technique for you, your Chiropractor will specifically tailor to your situation to get the best results.
Do adjustments cause arthritis or the spine to become loose?
No. Adjustments actually remove the problem that causes arthritis. That is, stiff and misaligned joints, or subluxations. Adjustments are only used to correct subluxations. In compensation to subluxations the adjacent joints may move too much and become unstable or too loose. Although it is very easy to get these joints to crack, (some people do it on themselves, DON'T!!) and get some short-term relief, doing this only creates more instability and aggravates the problem. This is the main reason that a thorough examination is required.
Do Chiropractors and Medical Doctors get along?
We are working on it! Years of prejudice and bias are giving way to research showing the many benefits of chiropractic care. Attitudes are slow to change. However, as the public demands alternatives to drugs and surgery, more and more medical practitioners are referring their patients to our office. You do not need a referral to visit our office but some patients are referred to us via their medical doctors and the Allied Health Care Plan through Medicare. We love working with other health care professionals, after all it is all about your health.
TAKE THE NATURAL APPROACH
Chiropractic is a safe, natural and preventative
approach to healthcare. Schedule your first
appointment to see how Chiropractic can help you and
your family. We are ready to help you.