Eltham Chiropractic &
Sports Injuries Clinic
WHAT TO EXPECT
Every patient is different and therefore each patient I care for is treated according to their individual needs. I provide a therapeutic approach to care that incorporates a range of manual therapies which may or may not include spinal adjustment, but also includes massage mobilisation, muscle and soft tissue techniques along with electrotherapies, exercise prescription, rehabilitation, nutritional recommendations and, importantly, lifestyle advice. These have been shown to be of benefit to people with a range of musculoskeletal conditions. The combinations used are individualised taking into consideration age, type of injury, degeneration present, past problems and patients response. A diagnosis is made using a thorough examination procedure and history taking process. Once a diagnosis is made, a treatment plan will be determined in accordance with your needs and advice will be provided regarding future management strategies including exercises and life-style corrections. Some conditions resolve after one or two treatments while more chronic, long-standing problems may require follow-up care over a longer period of time. Treatment frequency will depend on patient response. Some patients whose occupations cause recurring problems choose to receive treatment regularly, according to what suits their needs, to keep their condition under control. Some new patients have a long history and already know what treatments suit them and they will be treated accordingly. If it appears that your problem needs more than what I alone can offer then I will refer you to your GP or whoever is appropriate and we will work together to meet your needs.
I am registered for all Private Health Funds, Workcover, Transport Accident Commission and Veterans Affairs Commission. You can see your GP to see if you qualify to get up to five free treatments through MEDICARE under the Enhanced Primary Care Program.
EFTPOS and HICAPS (health funds) are processed on the spot.