Patients

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As habits and activities change throughout your life they can impact your body in a number of ways. Your spine and back can be affected, which is why it's just as important to pay attention to back care as much as any other part of your body.

Your first visit

The purpose of your first visit is to find out if chiropractic can help you. Your first visit will consist of:

Consultation

Your OneWay Chiropractic Doctor will tell you what being a patient at OneWay Chiropractic is all about. You will discuss with your chiropractor the events that have led to current problems you are experiencing, any health concerns, accidents or surgery, all of which assists in determining your current level of health.

Examination

Your OneWay Chiropractic Doctor will then perform thorough neurological, orthopaedic and chiropractic examinations, and where necessary arrange for x-rays, all of which assists them in identifying the cause/s of problems you are experiencing in order to determine what treatment is required.

Assessment

chiropractor holds a plastic spine to aid his discussion with a patient

All the results from your examination are then studied and reviewed, in order to identify any correlation in the findings and to confirm treatment. A personalised report is then prepared for you outlining a recommended treatment program that is individualised to address the problem/s for which you are seeking treatment.

Because your problem probably started some years before you felt the symptoms, your OneWay chiropractor will discuss 3 phases of care with you:

  1. Initial Intensive Care to remove your pain and stabilise your condition.
  2. Reconstructive or Healing Care to allow the body to heal the decay process.
  3. Wellness or Maintenance Care to maintain your newly restored health.

Treatment normally begins on the following visit, which is usually the same day or as soon as is convenient for you.

On your second visit results from your examinations will be discussed with you.

A personalised and specific ‘Health Care Program’ will be recommended, to address and correct any problems and outline your future health prospects.

Your First Adjustment

Now that we have found your subluxations we can begin to adjust your spine back to health. Your Chiropractor will explain exactly what is involved before proceeding. If you have any concerns or questions about your treatment you can discuss them with your chiropractor.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe. There are more than 12 million visits to chiropractors in Australia each year. Over 1 million of these (approximately 8.6 per cent of visits annually) are paediatric visits*.

Take a look at our list of research conducted that proves chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective.

Chiropractic treatment is like climbing a ladder – lots of short little steps before you reach the top. Your visits will be short and gentle and therefore we ask you to be patient as you begin your ascent to better living.

Chiropractic achieves long-term results, like braces that are used to straighten teeth. However, like braces it does takes time. Some patients may experience results quickly while others find their healing takes several months or longer. Children usually respond more quickly while adults with long-standing spinal problems heal more slowly.

How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.

* Lee AC, Li DH, Kemper KJ. Chiropractic care for children. Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. 2000;154(4):401-7.

Re-examination

Regular progress examinations determine if your chiropractic progress is on schedule, ahead or behind schedule.

Results of your examinations determine your rate of healing and help plan future visits.

Consultation fees

Payment of fees is expected at the time of your consultation, unless by prior arrangement.

Payment methods

For your convenience we offer EFTPOS, HICAPS and credit card facilities at all clinics.

Paywave and cash are also accepted.

Medical Insurance

We welcome HICAPS, private health insurance, DVA and Medicare referrals and WorkCover.

Exercises

Exercises are an important and integral aspect of chiropractic care.

The exercises your OneWay Chiropractor give you are specifically based on your spinal curves shown on your x-rays.

These exercises, in conjunction with your chiropractic adjustments, will help your body retain its normal curvatures, thus promoting spinal joint health, increased strength, stability and range of motion as well as protecting against new or recurring injuries.

These exercises don’t take the place of chiropractic care but rather enhance the effectiveness of each adjustment.

Studies show that individuals who compliment their chiropractic care with specific exercises heal faster than those who don’t.