Chiropractic is one of the fastest growing health professions, but many people still don’t understand exactly what a Chiropractor does. It is a common misconception that Chiropractors are ‘back doctors’ and only treat the spine. So exactly what is Chiropractic?
Put simply, Chiropractors study the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and how to improve their function. Chiropractors assess for any mechanical issues involving joints and muscles, and are able to determine the ideal and appropriate treatment to correct and maintain them.
Chiropractic emphasises on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Like any health profession, every practitioner is different and may have a variety of techniques they use. At Back to Basics Chiropractic we strive to provide a research based approach to treatment.
Chiropractic is a hands on approach, in fact the Latin translation of chiropractic is ‘by means of the hand’. The Chiropractor’s at Back to Basics Chiropractic combine both soft tissue therapy, manual adjustment and other low force adjusting techniques to restore the normal biomechanics at any joint in the body. Furthermore our chiropractors are highly skilled in the area of muscular rehabilitation and are able to provide individual stretching and exercise programs for their patients.
Assessment and treatment often involves the problem area as well as areas away from the site of pain, as there can be underlying mechanical issues contributing to the condition. At Back to Basics Chiropractic we have an on-site digital X-ray machine with qualified radiographers.
Every practising Chiropractor has to complete five years of university education including a Masters degree. All practicing chiropractor in Australia need to be registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) the Chiropractic Board of Australia. The University degree consists of extensive study in science, anatomy, physiology, radiology, and orthopedics.
This qualification is recognised by Medicare, private health insurance companies and workers compensation.