HOW MUCH WILL CHIROPRACTIC CARE COST ME?
Everyone has different goals with chiropractic care and everyone responds differently to treatments but our general fees and appointment times are as follows:
- New Patient Consult = $90 (30-40 minutes)
- Previously Active Clients = $80 (Over 12 Months Since Last Apt)
- Standard Consult = $60 (15 minutes)
*Seniors/children/concession cardholders receive 10% discount
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MY FIRST VISIT?
On your first visit you will be greeted by our friendly staff upon entering 6 Taloumbi Road, Coffs Harbour. Our Chiropractic Assistants will ask you to complete our intake forms. These forms give your chiropractor great insight into your current condition and previous health history. Your chiropractor will then take you through anything on the form that’s of concern and take a thorough physical, neurological and postural examination.
DO I NEED X-RAYS OR A REFERRAL TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR?
We do not require X-rays or referrals for our new patients; but we may request you to get one performed after your initial consult if deemed required. However, if you have previously had X-rays, please bring them along and your Chiropractor can go over them with you in your consultation.
WILL I BE ADJUSTED ON MY FIRST VISIT?
Normally yes, unless on assessment you are deemed to be not suitable for chiropractic care.
DOES MY INSURANCE COVER CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Yes, chiropractic is covered by all major private health insurances. For your convenience we have HICAPS on site so you can get your rebate immediately. Consult your insurance company to ensure you have the correct cover.
WHAT DOES AN ADJUSTMENT FEEL LIKE? I'M SCARED OF GETTING 'CRACKED'.
It is not uncommon to hear a slight noise from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint which is a perfectly normal occurrence, but we appreciate that some practice members would prefer different styles of adjusting. Make sure you speak to our chiropractor about any concerns you may have, as we have many techniques available.
IS CHIROPRACTIC SAFE?
Chiropractors use skill, not force or strength to conduct specific chiropractic adjustments. Various types of manual therapy and low force interventions are also used where appropriate.
Chiropractic care has a very low risk profile, especially when compared with more invasive methods of spinal healthcare however, all forms of chiropractic treatment have the potential for adverse reactions in some people.
The chiropractic commission of inquiry New Zealand report, 1979, investigated two safety issues that had been commonly raised by chiropractic critics. The first being the safety of chiropractic spinal adjustments, and the second, the notion that seeking chiropractic care delays medical treatment. After extensive inquiry, the researchers found both safety concerns to be unfounded. Because of the lack of evidence to the contrary, the commissioners determined chiropractic care to be remarkably safe.
I THINK MY PROBLEM IS MUSCULAR, CAN CHIROPRACTIC STILL HELP ME?
Absolutely. The nervous system controls the tension of your muscles so it is important to get this functioning at it’s best. Most people find that once they get adjusted their muscles begin to relax naturally as their spine and nerves begin to function normally again. Our chiropractors use various techniques that affect both the spine and musculature, and we also have massage therapists, acupuncturists and physiotherapists we refer to when required.