FAQ’s about Chiropractic

What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a form of healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders called subluxations (=nerve stress), especially those related to the spine

What is a subluxation?
A chiropractic subluxation is a misalignment of the bones in the spine, which can cause nerve interference and disrupt the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This can result in pain and bodily dysfunction.

How can chiropractic care at the clinic benefit my health and well-being?
Chiropractic care can benefit your health by improving spinal alignment and removing nerve interference leading to reduction in pain and inflammation and improving the way your body functions.

What is a Chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a specific manual manipulation technique used by chiropractors to realign the vertebrae in the spine, remove nerve interference and improve joint mobility, which can alleviate pain and improve overall physical function.

Is chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractic care is considered very safe, although some people may experience mild side effects like soreness or stiffness after treatment.

How Soon Will I Feel An Improvement?
Many of our clients walk out their first treatment session feeling a significant improvement in flexibility, movement and notice a significant reduction in pain.  

How many visits will I need to see results?
The number of visits needed to see results varies depending on the condition being treated, the severity of symptoms, and the individual patient’s response to treatment.  

Will chiropractic care be covered by my insurance?
Chiropractic care in our clinic is covered by most of the insurance companies, although the extent of coverage may vary depending on the specific policy. Please ask one of our Chiropractic Assistants for more information and support.

Can I still receive chiropractic care if I have a previous injury or medical condition?
Chiropractic care may be beneficial for patients with previous injuries or medical conditions, but your chiropractor will need to conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if treatment is appropriate.

Can chiropractic care help with chronic pain?
Chiropractic care can be an effective way to manage chronic pain, especially when combined with other therapies like exercise, nutrition, massage and stress management.

What kind of training do chiropractors have?
Chiropractors receive extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, including a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree and a license to practice.

Is chiropractic care only for back pain?
While chiropractic care is often associated with back pain, it can be effective in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions affecting other parts of the body as well.

What should I wear for a Chiropractic adjustment?
Day-to-day clothing is usually suitable for chiropractic adjustments, provided that it is comfortable and allows you to move easily and comfortably, while also allowing the chiropractor to access and treat the affected areas of your body. 

FAQ’s about Therapeutic & Sports Massage

What is therapeutic massage?
Therapeutic massage is a type of massage therapy that is designed to help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. It can involve a variety of techniques, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release.

What is sports massage?
Sports massage is a type of massage therapy used to help alleviate pain, prevent and heal injuries, improve flexibility, enhance performance, and promote recovery after exercise.

What are the benefits of therapeutic and sports massage?
Therapeutic and sports massage can have many benefits, including reducing muscle tension, improving range of motion, increasing blood flow, reducing the risk of injury, promoting relaxation and stress relief, and promoting faster recovery from injury or exercise.

Is therapeutic and sports massage painful?
Massage therapy can be uncomfortable at times, especially if you have tight or sore muscles. However, the massage therapist should work within your comfort level and adjust the pressure as needed.

How often should I get a therapeutic or sports massage?
The frequency of massage therapy depends on your overall health. Following your consultation, your Chiropractor will recommend the right massage frequency to reach your health goals.  Some people may benefit from weekly or biweekly sessions, while others may only need monthly treatments.

Can therapeutic and sports massage help with injury recovery?
Yes, massage therapy can be helpful for injury recovery by reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and promoting the healing process. However, it is important to work with a qualified massage therapist and follow a comprehensive rehabilitation plan to ensure a safe and effective recovery.

Who can benefit from therapeutic and sports massage?
Therapeutic and sports massage can benefit anyone who is looking to improve their physical health, reduce pain, and promote relaxation and stress relief. It can be especially helpful for athletes, people with chronic pain, or those recovering from injuries or surgery.

What should I wear for my massage treatment?
It is recommended to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows for a full range of motion. Shorts, sweatpants, leggings, and a comfortable top or t-shirt are good options. It is also recommended to avoid wearing jewellery or heavy perfumes.

Do I need to take off my clothes during a massage?
Our massage therapists will ask you to undress to your comfort level, and only the area being worked on will be exposed. The therapist will use towels to cover the rest of your body, ensuring your privacy and comfort. You can communicate with your massage therapist about your preferences and concerns, and they will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable and safe during the massage.

FAQ’s about Rehab Trainers

What is a rehabilitation trainer?
A rehabilitation trainer is a fitness professional who is trained to work with clients who have experienced injuries or illness that require rehabilitation. They use exercise and fitness programs to help clients regain strength, mobility, and function.

What kind of clients do rehabilitation personal trainers work with?
Rehab trainers work with clients who have experienced injuries, surgeries, illnesses, or chronic conditions that that affect mobility and function and require rehabilitation.

What are the benefits of working with a rehabilitation personal trainer?
Working with a rehabilitation trainer can help clients regain strength, mobility, and function, while also reducing the risk of re-injury.  Your trainer will consult your chiropractor and create a personalised fitness program for you that takes into account your medical history, limitations, and goals.

How is a rehabilitation trainer in Spinal Care Clinics different from a regular personal trainer?
A rehab trainer has additional training and experience in working with clients with injuries and chronic health problems who require rehabilitation. They are trained to assess the client’s medical history, limitations, and goals. Then, apply research based fitness program that will allow you to break the ‘pain cycle’ while staying active in a safe and effective way.

What kind of exercises do rehab trainers use?
Rehab trainers use a variety of training protocols tailored to the client’s needs and limitations. They may use strength training exercises, cardiovascular exercises, flexibility exercises, and balance training exercises.

Is it necessary for me to have a doctor’s clearance to train with a rehab trainer?
No, it is not required. Prior to beginning any exercise sessions at the rehabilitation centre, your chiropractor will evaluate you and collaborate with your trainer to determine the appropriate training program and any restrictions you may have.

FAQ’s about Functional Nutritionists

What is a functional nutritionist?
A functional nutritionist is a healthcare professional who uses a holistic approach to evaluate and treat the root cause of health issues through dietary and lifestyle changes.

How is a functional nutritionist different from a regular nutritionist or dietitian?
While regular nutritionists and dietitians provide general nutrition advice and recommendations, functional nutritionists use a more personalised approach to help individuals optimize their health by addressing their unique biochemical needs.

What kind of health issues can a functional nutritionist help with?
Functional nutritionists can help with a wide range of health issues, including pain & inflammation, digestive problems, autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities, and chronic disease.

What does a typical session with a functional nutritionist look like?
A session with a functional nutritionist typically begins with a thorough health assessment, including a review of medical history, diet and lifestyle habits, and symptoms. The nutritionist may then use specialised testing to identify any underlying imbalances or deficiencies, and will work with the individual to develop a personalised nutrition plan and lifestyle advice.

Is functional nutrition covered by insurance?
Some health insurance plans may cover functional nutrition services, but it depends on the individual policy. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to see what services are covered.

Can I see a functional nutritionist if I’m already seeing a doctor or taking medication?
Yes, functional nutritionists in our clinic work alongside your chiropractor and can provide complementary care to support overall health and wellbeing. However, it’s important to let your functional nutritionist know if you’re making any changes to your diet or lifestyle, especially if you’re taking medication.


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