All investigations or scans including MRI and CT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds, bone density scans, blood test results, medical letters or documentation and any additional paperwork that may help with formulating a diagnosis. If you don’t have any of the above please don’t panic as practitioners at Aret Chiropractic can, if necessary, refer you to other professionals for appropriate investigations.
To ensure the best possible outcome we need to understand your medical and health history. The initial consultation usually takes 60 minutes,though this will depend on the complexity of your case. The initial consultation includes comprehensive history taking, a thorough examination, review and interpretation of any imaging or investigations. Whilst a physical examination is very important, your modesty will be preserved at all times and gowns are provided
Generally speaking, it usually takes between 2-6 sessions for you to notice a difference in your symptomatology. The more complex and chronic cases will take longer to respond but we will work closely with you to personalise amanagement plan to optimise your recovery.
Complete recovery is often difficult to predict as there are many factors that contribute to your prognosis including the tissue in lesion, chronicity, your age, the repetitive activities that you may not be able to avoid e.g. work, your body’s ability to recover and your response to the treatment proposed, just to name a few.
No. Our doors are open to everybody. A G.P may choose to refer you through means of a Chronic Disease Management plan, but you must meet strict criteria to be given this plan.
Yes, we can help. We will modify the therapy with more gentle soft tissue techniques and low force mobilisations.
Yes. Generally speaking, post-surgical cases will be dealt with more delicately because post-surgical state, timeframe and complications affect prognosis.
Yes, as long as you bring your physical (or digital) private health insurance card with you.
Private health insurance policies vary from insurer to insurer and are dependent on the level of coverage you have selected. It would be best to read your product disclosure statement (PDS) or contact your insurer as we, a service provider, are not privy to this information.
Traditionally it was thought that chiropractors deal with spinal and joint dysfunction and physiotherapists deal with muscular and movement issues. Nowadays you will often see that most chiropractors and physiotherapists are equipped with a combination of manual techniques from each discipline with a strong belief in educating and empowering the patient to self-manage their condition where appropriate.
Dry needling involves multiple advances with an acupuncture-type needle into the trigger point of a muscle. The aim is to achieve a twitch in the muscle, which is associated with reduced muscle tension and pain. It is a safe technique with the most common side effect being temporary muscle soreness after treatment.