Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the Initial Treatment take?
Your Initial Chiropractic Appointment will take about 30 minutes.
Will I be treated in the first consulation?
Yes, you will be adjusted in the first appointment and hopefully feel much better already!
What does the Initial Chiropractic Appointment involve?
During your Initial Chiropractic Appointment firstly, the Doctor will assess your medical history. Then he will evaluate your current situation and your needs. After this, the Chiropractor will provide the complete Chiropractic Adjustment and treatment.
How do I book my first appointment?
Just call us on (07) 55359833 any time to book your treatment or ask us any further questions.
You can also contact us through email on email@example.com
Or come visit us Monday to Friday 9 -6 pm and Saturdays 9:30 to 12:30 on 1846 Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads.
We provide day maker free parking!
What does the Initial Chiropractic Appointment include?
The Initial Chiropractic Appointment includes:
- Doctor’s assessment of your medical history,
- evaluation of your current health situation,
- assessment of your needs,
- complete Chiropractic Adjustment.
Depending on your situation, the Doctor may include:
What conditions can Chiropractic help with?
If you frequently deal with symptoms like joint pain, backaches or Chiropractic Care can be an effective and natural treatment option. Millions of people around the world have experienced the benefits of chiropractic care, a holistic, non-invasive treatment approach that has been shown to help treat dozens of different conditions such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Tension and migraine
- Discomfort due to falls
- Frozen shoulder
- Bowel regularity
- Improved mental clarity
- Ear infections
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Blood pressure
- Vertigo and dizziness
- Healthy pregnancy
- Organ function
- Athletic performance
- Surgery prevention
What is the meaning of Chiropractic?
Chiropractic can be defined in various ways. According to the World Federation of Chiropractic, the meaning of chiropractic medicine is:
A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment 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. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.
The Association of Chiropractic Colleges describes it like this:
Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.
How does Chiropractic help the body heal itself?
Chiropractic adjustments work by aligning your body in the proper position; this allows the Nervous System to work without interference. The Chiropractic Adjustment reduces the stress on your body created by that misalignment freeing up energy to be used towards disease prevention and maintaining homeostasis. This is how your body can work optimally.
Chiropractic care aims to address the whole body, enhancing patients’ ability to think, move and perform.
Chiropractors pride themselves on taking a natural, drugless approach to helping their patients reach their health goals. Essentially, the basic principle upon which the entire profession is built is that the body has the amazing, innate ability to heal itself (under the right conditions); it is the chiropractor’s job to help create an environment that facilitates this inner-healing process.
Why is the Nervous System so important?
Because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, chiropractors focus their attention on the health of the spine being properly aligned. If the spine shifts out of its proper place, then adjustments are used to help bring the spine back into alignment.
That misalignment is called “vertebral subluxation” and this is a mechanical compression and irritation to spinal joints and nerves. This is the interference that the Chiropractor will work to remove.
What is vertebral subluxation?
A vertebral subluxation happens when the spine is subjected to an external invasive force that is strong enough to overcome the internal resistance of the body’s muscles and ligaments.
This external force can be put into three classifications: physical, chemical, and mental/emotional.
Why get Chiropractic Adjustments?
If there is pain in your body created by a vertebral subluxation, then the adjustment will bring you back to alignment and release the pain.
Some common sources of subluxation are:
- A vertebra going out of place because of a slip or fall.
- An external force such as a car accident.
- The entire spine misaligning globally due to poor posture.
- Joint swelling caused by damage done to the intervertebral joint.
- Osteoporosis or degenerative changes of the spine or intervertebral discs.
- Trigger points and tight back muscles that pull the vertebrae out of place.
- Chemical conditions affect the muscle tone and the alignment of the spinal bones is dependent upon this muscle tone.
- Lack of calcium can cause muscle spasm.
- A build-up of lactic acid can cause cramps, which athletes sometimes experience.
- Drugs can also affect muscle tone. The body has a delicately balanced chemistry.
- An inflammatory response caused by a poor diet, lack of pure water, etc.
- Anything that upsets this chemistry such as smoking, alcohol, caffeine, processed foods, pollution, food hypersensitivities/allergies, etc. can irritate the nerve system causing abnormal functioning of the muscle fibres, upsetting muscle tone, and cause a subluxation.
- Stress can be the emotional factor most causing subluxations today.
- Stress is long lasting and fatigues the body.
- Worry, fear, anger, etc., affect the muscles in the back of your neck and across your shoulders. This muscle tension can cause a vertebra to sub luxate.
Can I use HICAPS/ Private Health Insurance?
Yes, at Empowering Wellness Burleigh we work with HICAPS therefore, we cover 98% of private health funds. We simply swipe your card after the treatment and you only pay the gap amount, which is the difference between the full fee for the treatment and the amount claimed from your health fund. You don’t need to pay the full consultation fee up-front and then wait for the reimbursement.
These are the very easy and simple steps we offer when paying through Hicaps: we will swipe your card first and you will only need to cover the remaining gap.
Take advantage of your private health fund for all our services: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage and Naturopathy.
Make your next booking now on (07) 5535 9833.
Do you Bulk Bill?
Yes! We are part of the Medicare EPC Enhanced Primary Care Program. This means that you can be referred to us by your GP or Medical Doctor as part of a Community Care Plan arrangement and Medicare will cover a $52.95 fee for up to five treatments a year. Once more, for your convenience, we will use your Medicare and referral details to claim your treatment to Medicare, and you will only need to cover the gap payment. This means, our clients at Empowering Wellness and Burleigh Heads Chiropractic don’t need to pay the full consultation fee up-front and then claim the reimbursement to Medicare, but we will do this for you on the spot. Now this is great news for you!
Can I pay through Bartercard?
Yes! We believe in fair trade and reciprocity, this is why we are part of the Bartercard Community allowing you to pay 100% full trade through Bartercard when having Chiropractic Services at Empowering Wellness Burleigh Heads.
Do you work with the Department of Veterans Affaris (DVA)?
Yes! We love our long-time friends from the Department of Veterans! It is a privilege for us to be able to take care of our veterans, and we know how much they need of our special care, this is why through the DVA system, you will need not to do much! Just come, and the treatment will be taken care of for you. If you need transportation to come to see us, call us on 7 5535 9833, and we will organise your transport as well. At Empowering Wellness, we will listen, we do care, and we are here to help.
Why come to Empowering Wellness for Chiropractic care?
Because are doctors are trully knowledgeable, together they add 55 years of experience and they have treated and helped thousands of people around Australia and overseas. They know what they are doing and they have a true vocation of Service. At Burleigh Heads Chiropractic Centre we will listen, we do care and we are here to help.
Can I book online?
Yes! You can book Chiropractic Initial Appointments, which include the Adjustment and you can also book Massage.
Just follow the link here!