Here at Kew Chiropractic Centre we have clients from many surrounding suburbs including those who have looked for a chiropractor in Hawthorn, Balwyn, Deepdene, Balwyn North and Richmond.
Some of the questions asked of our Chiropractor are commonly repeated, so below we have answered these more frequently asked questions.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a non invasive (no surgery or drugs), health care discipline with a focus on the scientific premise that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. The brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body control these important functions.
The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the structure and function of the body as well as how that relationship affects health. In addition to this, chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutrition, exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications.
Who should see a chiropractor?
Chiropractors are recognized as spinal care experts, so it stands to reason that most people have their first interaction with chiropractic based around spinal issues such as back pain, headaches, neck pain and other spine related problems.
While many people start seeing a chiropractor due to their pain, this is not the reason they continue their treatments. Our chiropractic patients often find they have a higher ability to concentrate at work, more energy to play with their kids and notice improvements to consistency and ability in their chosen sports.
While almost anyone could qualify as a chiropractic patient, we prefer our patients of Kew, Balwyn, Richmond, Deepdene, Balwyn North and Hawthorn consult our Chiropractor, only if aged 12 or above.
Is chiropractic care safe?
In the words of the New Zealand Government’s inquiry, chiropractic care is “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.
Am I too old to see a chiropractor?
A lot of people put down their pain or reduced range of motion to old age. Restoring better spinal function can help improve mobility, vitality, endurance and appetite. Many patients report improvements with arthritic symptoms and other chronic ailments often associated with the ageing process.
Elderly patients can often present with advanced spinal degeneration and osteoporosis. This is not a concern, as we use very gentle low force techniques such as gentle mobilisation and adjust with the aid of an activator (hand held mechanical instrument), and pelvic blocks that the patient rests on.
The local demographic in Kew and of our surrounding area includes a lot of aging or elderly people. People in Kew, Balwyn, Richmond, Deepdene, Balwyn North and Hawthorn consult our Chiropractor because of his extensive experience with these populations.
What does it take to become a chiropractor?
To become a registered chiropractor in Australia you must have studied an accredited 5-year chiropractic program conducted at a university within Australia, or have completed an accredited program overseas that satisfied the requirements set by the Australian Chiropractic Regulating authority.
Furthermore, all chiropractors must keep up to date with current literature and there are extensive continued professional development requirements to be completed each year.