Description 

A chiropractor diagnoses, treats and prevents conditions of the spine and musculoskeletal system. They use hands-on manipulation of your spine to align the muscles and skeleton of your body. Chiropractic treatment focuses on your spine, skull and pelvis. Chiropractors treat a variety of conditions such as lower back pain, sciatica, headaches and pain in the knees and shoulders. They also provide information and advice on nutrition, exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle changes.

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Services provided

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Manual (hands-on) therapy
  • Pain relief
  • Referrals to other health professionals

Eligibility

Appointments can be made directly without a referral.

How to access

You are not required to have a referral to see a Chiropractor.

Your doctor or other health professional may refer you to a chiropractor.

Medicare
A referral is required if you are attending under Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management program.

TAC and Department of Veterans’ Affairs
A referral from your doctor may be needed for workers’ compensation schemes, motor accident insurance (TAC) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs requirements. If unsure, check with your chiropractor before attending your appointment.

Hours

Contact your local chiropractor for clinic opening hours.

Costs

The cost of chiropractic treatment varies depending on the treatment. Contact the clinic before you attend if you are unsure of the cost.

Medicare
Chiropractic treatment is not widely covered by Medicare. It is covered for individuals who are eligible under the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program.A referral is required.

Private health funds
Chiropractic treatment is covered by some private health funds but your coverage will depend on your insurance policy.

TAC and Department of Veterans’ Affairs
A referral from your doctor may be needed for workers’ compensation schemes, motor accident insurance (TAC) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs requirements.