The purpose of your first visit is to find out if chiropractic can help you. Your first visit will consist of:
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.
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.
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 phases of care with you:
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.
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*. Although chiropractic is safe and has a fantastic safety record, it should be noted that all modalities carry an element of risk, no matter how small the possibility.
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.
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.
Payment of fees is expected at the time of your consultation, unless by prior arrangement.
For your convenience we offer EFTPOS, HICAPS and credit card facilities at all clinics.
Paywave and cash are also accepted.
We welcome HICAPS, private health insurance, DVA and Medicare referrals and WorkCover.