What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on approach to neuromusculoskeletal health. Chiropractors are spinal health experts and deal mostly with spinal health and alignment, but also treat other joints and muscles where necessary. Our chiropractors are five-year university trained, and fully registered under AHPRA. Most importantly, we are a very caring and friendly bunch!
What do I need to bring or wear?
If you have any previous X-rays, MRIs, films or reports that are relevant to your current condition, please bring them along! Also, wear something comfortable, as this will make it easier for you to move around the clinic and perform some of the tests that our Chiropractors may ask you to perform to help assess your condition. Shorts, t-shirts, exercise pants/tights or loose fitting jeans will be just fine 🙂
Do I need a referral from a doctor?
No. Our chiropractors can assess and treat you without a referral from a doctor. However, if you are claiming with the Medicare Chronic Disease Management program (previously known as Enhanced Primary Care), you will need a referral and team care plan from your GP.
Will Private Health Insurance cover some of my chiropractic care?
Yes, if it is included in your 'Extras' cover (which usually includes Dental, Optometry, Chiropractic etc.). Depending on your level of cover, your private health insurance will pay a portion of your consultation/treatment fees, which we can claim on the spot in the clinic (for most providers) with you only having to pay the gap after. Please contact your private health insurance provider for more information.
Will Medicare pay for my chiropractic care?
Medicare will cover up to 5 chiropractic visits a year, as part of their Chronic Disease Management program (previously known as Enhanced Primary Care). If you are eligible, you will need a referral from your GP written out to Croydon Chiropractic Centre, 322 Maroondah Highway, Croydon VIC 3136. Please speak to your GP to see if you are eligible.
How do I make an appointment?
If you would like to make an appointment, please give our clinic a ring at (03) 9725 0525. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are unsure if chiropractic is right for you, please give our clinic a ring. Our friendly staff can direct you to a chiropractor who will be more than willing to have a chat with you over the phone.
Chiropractors are spinal health experts, so anyone with a spine can see a chiropractor! Chiropractic care can benefit the entire family and in our practice we see pregnant women, babies, children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
Absolutely! At our clinic we work closely with medical practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, naturopaths and many other health professionals to help you to achieve your health goals. Just let our chiropractors know when you come in for a visit!
Firstly, we sincerely apologise if we do run late. We aim to always be on schedule with appointments, but as we put your care and safety as top priority, we sometimes have to spend a little more time with emergencies and more complex cases. To help us keep on schedule, we also ask that you kindly arrive for your appointments punctually. This way, we can still give you all the care you need, without putting other patients behind 🙂
Of course. We understand that sometimes things crop up and may require you to reschedule. Just give our clinic a ring at (03) 9725 0525 and one of our friendly staff will assist you. We kindly ask that you give us 24 hours notice if you do need to change your appointment (except in emergencies) as this allows us to fill your appointment slot, for someone who may require it.
No problem! Give our clinic a ring at (03) 9725 0525 and our friendly staff will be able to answer any other questions you may have. If it is case related, they may refer you to one of our chiropractors who will be able to answer your questions over the phone.