Frequently Asked Questions

Is chiropractic safe?

Yes! Chiropractic has a remarkable safety record and is known for its safe and effective approach to healthcare. We want your chiropractic experience to be as comfortable as possible. This is why we have thorough history and assessment procedures and will always make time for further clarification or discussion if needed.

How often will I need to come?

Recommendations for care are unique to the individual and are based on the presenting complaint and history. Initially visits may be closer together to ensure appropriate healing and improved function. As your body begins to stabilise these visits will become less frequent. How long this takes depends on many factors that your chiropractor will explain.

What techniques are used?

The techniques used at Vital Flow include SOT (Sacro-Occipital Techique), Activator, Thompson Drop and Diversified to provide a specific approach to each individual.

Whilst effective, some people prefer not to have manual “cracking” adjustments performed on their spine and in some instances it is not clinically recommended. We use a range of techniques and approaches that can be both manual and light force to suit your preference and what would be most beneficial to your body. We also utilise cranial, TMJ, kinesiology and organ reflex work to assist your body to function at its best.

Can pregnant women see a chiropractor?

Yes! Chiropractic care is very safe and effective for pregnancy and there are no known contra-indications. Techniques are adapted to suit each stage of the pregnancy, including the use of pregnancy pillows to assist with comfort. Our chiropractors are trained in pregnancy adjusting and also utilise techniques that relieve joint and ligament restriction in the pelvis and uterus.

Can I claim private health insurance?

Yes, our chiropractic services are eligible to claim on private health insurance. We do not have a HICAPS machine so you will need to pay the full amount and will then be issued with a receipt to claim directly with your insurer.

Do I need x-rays?

This will depend on your health history and presenting complaint. In some instances further investigation and imaging may be needed and a referral will be given. This will be discussed with you at the initial consultation. If you have any existing images, please bring a copy to your appointment.

Do I need a referral?

No, chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners so you do not need a referral. We are happy to work with your GP or other practitioners to ensure you receive the best care possible.

I don’t like “cracking” adjustments, can you help?

Yes! Many people come to our office and are nervous about the manual cracking adjustments to the neck or spine. While safe and very effective this approach is not always clinically indicated or preferred. Your chiropractor will discuss their approach and can offer other light and gentle techniques that don’t “crack”. Our chiropractors are proficient at both manual and light force adjusting and will find an approach that best suits you.

What qualifications do chiropractors have?

Chiropractors complete a 5 year university degree and are registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to call us on 0404 201 006.