Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free modality of treatment concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system (spine); this includes the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.
Chiropractors focus on the detection and correction of abnormal spinal function and its subsequent effect on how the nervous system controls and coordinates the body. Chiropractors in Australia are nationally registered and regulated healthcare professionals.
Chiropractors provide patient-centred care and work in partnership with their patients, by using shared decision making through a detailed consent process and using communication strategies that are tailored to the needs and preferences of the patient
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Therefore, any interference to the nervous system can cause a variety of health problems ranging from neck, back and limb pain to headaches and digestive problems. The spine and its joints house the nervous system and many everyday activities can cause spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion, creating nerve interferences (which are called subluxations). The role of the chiropractor is to detect and correct these subluxations in order to restore function to the nervous system. Your consultation will include a comprehensive history and examination including postural analysis, muscle testing, muscle and joint motion, neurological analysis and palpation of the spine and related areas. Based on the examination findings, the chiropractor will propose a tailored treatment plan.
Anthony O’Reilly is the principal chiropractor at Health plus Chiropractic. You can read more about him here:
Justin Ong is an experienced chiropractor. You can read more about him here:
Our chiropractors have shared much of their experience and knowledge in our newsletters. They have described which conditions can benefit from chiropractic. Have a look at our Newsletter page to read their insights.