Chiropractic @ Saltfleet Clinic
Chiropractors in Australia are nationally registered and regulated healthcare professionals.
Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free modality, concerned with the diagnosis, management, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. This includes the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. It is based on the teachings of Galen and Hippocrates and the premise that the body can respond appropriately to its environment, provided that the nervous system is free of interference.
Chiropractors focus on the detection and correction of aberrant spinal function and its subsequent effect on how the nervous system controls and coordinates the body.
Patient-centred care includes shared decision-making on a plan tailored to the needs and preferences of the patient. Good clinical decision takes account of patients’ preferences and values, in conjunction with clinicians values and experiences to provide care that maximises benefit.
This includes referral to other healthcare providers when indicated, ensuring the best and most appropriate health outcome.
Chiropractors are educated to modify their technique to suit the age and presenting condition of a patient and able to care for all members of the public, newborn to adults.