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What Therapies We Offer.
At Balanced for life we provide a therapeutic, holistic approach to musculoskeletal care that incorporates a range of manual therapies which includes:
Spinal or peripheral joint adjustments,
Class IV cold laser therapy (MLS),
Mobilisation, muscle and soft tissue techniques,
Exercise prescription and rehabilitation,
Nutritional recommendations and lifestyle advice.
These have been shown to be of benefit to people with a range of musculoskeletal conditions, improving movement and allowing patients to get better quicker.
How We (At Balanced For Life) Are Different.
Chiropractic care is not a one size fits all healthcare option. At Balanced for Life we carefully assess each patient individually and tailor their care accordingly.
The initial appointment is a three part process.
We take a thorough current and past health history. We believe that in the detail there are significant clinical clues as to why a movement problem or pain has developed. We also want to rule out any pathology, which as you know is not our domain. If the problem is not musculoskeletal we refer back to the GP.
Physical examination including a musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological examination to identify the root cause of the musculoskeletal complaint.
Begin treatment with the information we have. If further testing is required, we refer for that.
This is an important step where we take the time to go through the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan with each patient. Most of the time we have found patients receive various treatments with no real understanding of their problem. We spend time with each patient, answering any questions and arming them with a take home treatment plan which has ALL the information they need about their condition.
At the mid point in the treatment plan we do a case review where we re-examine the patient and have an honest conversation to make sure that we are achieving the goals that we set out to. If we are, great, we celebrate, if not, we re-asses and ask the question why, and we then change course. Different type of treatment, refer to another musculoskeletal therapist or refer back to the GP for a specialist referral.
When the clinical objectives have been met, we celebrate with the patient and then we close the case. Some patients opt to continue care, on a maintenance care plan. How I like to explain it. Let's say well your car has been in an accident, but the reason it got into the accident may have been due to the fact the brakes were not as responsive or the tyres were bald. Well now that youcar has been repaired after the accident, this time you will make sure the tyres are good to go and the brakes work well, like a regular oil and grease change. This is what can prevent further injury and re-aggravation.
Chiropractors Are Quacks!
What we really do and our role in the health care system.
Chiropractors use skill, not force or strength to conduct specific chiropractic adjustments. Various types of manual therapy and low force interventions are also used where appropriate.
Chiropractic care has a very low risk profile, especially when compared with more invasive methods of spinal healthcare however, all forms of chiropractic treatment have the potential for adverse reactions in some people.
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Facts About Chiropractors
Australian chiropractors manage an estimated 21.3 million patient visits per year.
Chiropractic care is backed by scientific studies from around the world.
Chiropractors are government registered and regulated.
Chiropractic care is drug and surgery free.
They are highly qualified healthcare professionals who study at university for a minimum of five years.
All chiropractors must also undertake continuing professional development courses every year.