Some Frequently Asked Questions
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession focusing on the joints, muscles and nerves of the body. Chiropractors work with their hands to manipulate and mobilise joints and muscles to influence the related ligaments, tendons and nerves to restore function to the body and allow it to work at its optimal level.
What are my qualifications?
Is treatment painful?
When working with adults and older children it is sometimes necessary to work on areas of the body which are painful and sore which is often what brought you to us in the first place.
Our approach is gentle and low force techniques are used as well as stronger manipulation where appropriate.
Are you covered by health insurance?
Do I need to be referred by my GP?
If you are coming as a private patient then you do not need to be referred by a GP.
If you wish to claim from a health insurance company they may require you to have a referral from a GP but all policies are different so you will need to check beforehand.
Do you take x-rays?
The clinics that I work in do not have in house x-ray facilities but if an x-ray or some other imaging is required I can refer you either to another private clinic or back to your GP.
Do I need to bring anything with me when I come?
If you are claiming through health insurance please have all your details with you and make sure that you have been pre-approved by your health insurance company for any treatment.
If you take medications please bring a list of those including names and dosages.
Can I do anything to help with soreness?
The best thing you can do when you have pain and soreness is to place some Ice or cold therapy product on the area of the pain – this can help to reduce any inflammation which will in turn reduce the pain.
Keeping mobile as much as you possibly can is important as it helps the muscles loosen up and can reduce any pain caused by muscle tension and spasms. This is called active rest – where you make sure you are moving around but not doing any heavy work or bending and lifting.
360 Chiropractic cancellation policy
24 hours notice is required if you wish to cancel or reschedule your upcoming appointment.
If you cancel less that 24 hours in advance or fail to turn up for your appointment you will be charged half the fee of your appointment cost.