Prahran Chiropractic Clinic
Prahran Chiropractic Clinic

What is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession in the world (a primary health care professional being one who carries out both diagnosis and treatment) after medicine and dentistry.

Its practitioners bring relief to thousands of people who would otherwise suffer prolonged pain or illness.

The main focus of chiropractic is the relationship between the function of joints, muscles and the nervous system (neuromusculoskeletal disorders) and the effects of these disorders on health. The spine is of central importance.

ManipulationThe principal treatment is joint adjustment or manipulation. Management also includes rehabilitative exercises, patient education and lifestyle modification and the use of physical therapies, orthotics and other supports. There is also an emphasis on health promotion and early return to activities for injured patients. The focus on education and patient empowerment is an important factor in the success of chiropractic management and the high levels of patient satisfaction.

Chiropractic is a natural and conservative form of health care offering an alternative to medication and surgery. Accordingly it makes no use of drugs or surgery and has no aspirations to do so. Apart from high levels of general diagnostic skills, chiropractors are also trained how to take and analyse X-rays, when appropriate for use in establishing a diagnosis.

For appointments please call the practice on 9525 2557 or alternatively try 0400 685 310.

Dr Sébastien De Potter, Chiropractor


 
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