Chiropractic

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Chiropractic care is highly regulated in Australia and the Australian Chiropractic Association (ACA) provides practical and ethics-based support for practitioners to provide care within this regulation. The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) National supports the Definition of Chiropractic as described by the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) in 2001 - A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. (Primary Reference - WFC Dictionary Definition World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001).

ACA National endorses the Chiropractic Board of Australia Code of Conduct to support chiropractors to deliver safe and effective health services within an ethical framework.

All health practitioners have a duty to make the care of patients their first concern and to practise safely and effectively. Maintaining a high level of professional competence and conduct is essential for providing good care.

For more detailed information please see the ACA website.   

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who Are Chiropractors?

Chiropractors in Australia are nationally registered and regulated healthcare professionals. Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free modality of treatment concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system; this includes the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. It is based on the teachings of Galen and Hippocrates and the premise that the body can respond appropriately to its environment provided that the nervous system is free of interference. In summary, chiropractors focus on the detection and correction of aberrant spinal function and its subsequent effect on how the nervous system controls and coordinates the body.

Australian chiropractors are highly qualified healthcare professionals who study at university for a minimum of five years, and there is growing research and evidence base not only in Australia but through international federations. As with other healthcare professions, there are internationally and nationally recognised standards of qualification to enable practice in Australia and this is part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.


What do Chiropractors do and how do they treat children?

Chiropractors provide patient-centred care and work in partnership with the consumers of chiropractic services. This includes using shared decision making through the informed consent process and using communication strategies that are tailored to the needs and preferences of the patient. Good clinical decision making takes account of patients’ preferences and values, clinicians values and experiences to provide treatment that maximises benefit with minimum risk of harm. This includes referral to other healthcare providers when indicated to ensure the best and most appropriate treatment and health outcome.

The typical chiropractic care of infants and young children involves the use of low-force techniques.

Published studies and reports through the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme show that chiropractic is a low risk health modality. While chiropractic treatment is generally considered safe, occasionally it may cause adverse reactions in some people. Similar techniques by other practitioner groups who have the ability to practice restricted acts as defined by law, also demonstrate low risk and harm.

Chiropractors are educated to modify spinal manual therapy to suit the age and presenting condition of a patient.


Where do Chiropractors fit in the Australian Healthcare system?

All healthcare interventions carry a level of risk and treatment will be informed by evidence, clinician experience and patient participation. There is significant review and reform occurring in Australia to ensure that patients receive appropriate care, utilising effective treatments and underpinned by exemplary conduct. There are examples in all healthcare modalities where treatment choice, effectiveness and conduct are not optimal, it is not just about chiropractors and chiropractic, and all professions are experiencing change.

For more see https://chiropractors.asn.au/about-chiropractic/chiropractic-and-you


Chiropractic availablity

Monday 2pm - 6pm
Tuesday 9am -1pm, 2.30pm - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday 2pm - 6pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

Saturday (By appointment only ) 1 Saturday per month will be advertised on Facebook and Instagram

 
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Location

13 Murray Valley Highway
Echuca, VIC, 3564
Australia


PRICING

Initial consult $80
Second visit/Standard visit $50

HiCaps Available