Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in spinal care. Chiropractors also have a keen interst in wellness and helping their patients live a healthier lifestyle.
Australian Chiropractors study at university for a minimum of five years, full time. The training includes anatomy, physiology, and diagnostic sciences, as well as Chiropractic studies. This comprehensive knowledge means they are experts in knowing when a person will benefit from Chiropractic care, and when referral to another health professional is required. Chiropractors are fully licensed health professionals who are governed by registration boards in every state of Australia.
Chiropractic is the world’s third largest health profession after Medicine and Dentistry. Australians make over 16 million visits to Chiropractors each year for nerve, joint and muscular problems; most commonly back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headache, joint pain, spinal disc conditions, arm and leg pain. If the spine is not functioning well it may cause irritation to the surrounding muscles,soft tissues and nerves. Chiropractic mobilises spinal joints with the aim of improving spinal function. It can be done very gently and comfortably.