Chiropractic and You

Chiropractic and You

Chiropractic is a profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal 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 person-centred care and work in partnership with their patients, by using shared decision-making through a detailed consent process and communication strategies that are tailored to the needs and preferences of the patient.

When treating infants and young children, chiropractic care typically involves the use of low-force, low-amplitude techniques in contrast to those used on adults. Chiropractors are educated to modify spinal manual therapy to suit the age and presenting condition of a patient.

Chiropractic care is delivered by university educated, regulated healthcare professionals who use an evidence-informed, patient-centred model of healthcare.

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