FAQs



 

What happens when you visit a Chiropractor?

Our chiropractor performs a thorough consultation & examination to determine what your problem is and whether chiropractic can help.

Initial Consultation 

Our chiropractor will go through your Consultation followed by a Physical Examination – including things like Range of Motion, Muscle tests, Orthopaedic & Neurological exams. This thorough assessment allows our chiropractors to gain a complete clinical picture for what is causing your problem. This also helps determine how our chiropractors can best take care of you so you get the results you desire ASAP. If x-rays or other scans are needed, referral to a convenient location will be organised (x-rays are bulk-billed).

Treatment will usually begin here, however with some conditions the results from future tests are required before this can occur.

Return Consultations 

Return consultations check how you’re responding to treatment, provide treatment as required, as well as following up on any recommendations such as exercises.

Progress Exams

These are review visits to monitor your progress and ensure you are on track with your health goals, and they form a very important part of your care.

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How often do you need to visit a Chiropractor?

I’ve heard that once you go to a Chiropractor you need to keep going.

  • This depends on many factors such as: your health goals & priorities, your presenting health complaint, your current spinal health, age, health history, scientific research and our experience with similar cases.
  • Complete tissue healing can take many weeks, months or even years in some people.
  • Rest assured that your treatment recommendations are specific for your clinical condition using evidence based practice.
  • Most importantly, you decide what to do with your health care and how long to go for.

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Can Chiropractic help me or is it suitable for me?

Unfortunately there is no definitive way of knowing this without conducting an initial consultation. However if you suffer low back pain, neck pain or headaches, chiropractic has been clinically shown to be effective (read the evidence here).

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Am I able to contact your chiropractor if I’m unsure who to see or where to go for my health problem?

Most definitely. If you are unsure the best thing is to call 9859 0935 and speak with our chiropractor Dr. Tass Amiridis. This FREE service has proven invaluable to many people unsure which direction to take when health problems arise.

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How is my Chiropractor educated?

Chiropractors must complete a 5 year degree at university (an example being RMIT University) and are primary health care providers (meaning no referral is required to see them). Like your general practitioner (GP) they have a thorough knowledge of the human body. In fact the studies of a GP and Chiropractor are similar in the health sciences (anatomy, physiology, etc) but differ in their assessment and treatment methods.

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What is Dry Needling and how can it help me?

Dry needling is the use of small acupuncture needles for therapy of muscle pain. It is a neurophysiological evidence-based treatment technique that improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation. Dr. Tass is fully certified to complete dry needling in a safe manner. 

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Do you have a facility for on the spot claims from my private health insurance? Which payment methods do you accept?

Yes, once your private health insurance card is swiped, payment is completed instantly from your private health fund. All you have to do is then pay the gap (the difference).

We accept Cash, EFTPOS, or Credit Card payments. We do not accept Cheques, do not hold accounts and kindly request that payment is made on the day of treatment.

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Do you accept EPC, DVA, TAC and Workcover claims?

Yes. All that is required is a referral from your GP to begin. Please note that EPC, TAC and Workcover treatments require payment to be made by the patient at each consultation, then they claim it back. We do not bulk bill.

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Do you have patient parking?

Yes, there is ample free parking on the side street (Maud street), directly in front of the practice (Burke Road), or behind the practice.

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Do you offer emergency after hours care?

Yes, if you have an emergency our chiropractors can be contacted directly.

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