Manual Adjustment FAQ

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What is manual adjusting?

Manual adjusting is a type of treatment that involves mobilising the joints using gentle specific movements. This is done in order to restore biomechanical function and help the joints move more freely.

Is manual adjusting painful?

No, manual adjusting is not painful. In fact, many patients find it to be quite relaxing.

Will I hear a popping sound when my joints are being adjusted?

Some patients may hear a small popping sound when their joints are being adjusted. This is perfectly normal and is nothing to be concerned about.

How often do I need to get manual adjustments?

This varies from patient to patient depending on their individual case needs. Our chiropractors will develop a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to your condition

Is manual adjusting covered by my insurance?

In most cases, manual adjusting is covered by insurance. However, we recommend that you check with your specific insurance provider to be sure.

What are the benefits of getting manual adjustments?

There are many benefits to getting manual adjustments, including improved joint function, reduced pain, and increased range of motion.

Are there any risks associated with manual adjusting?

Manual adjusting is generally safe and effective. However, as with any type of medical treatment, there are always some risks involved. These risks will be discussed with you prior to starting treatment.

How do I know if manual adjusting is right for me?

The best way to determine if manual adjusting is right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors. During your consultation, we will discuss your specific needs and health goals. We will also perform a physical examination and full medical history to ensure that manual adjusting is safe and appropriate for you.

What should I expect during my first manual adjusting session?

During your first manual adjusting session, our chiropractor will take a detailed medical history and ask about your symptoms and health goals. A physical examination will also be performed. Once it has been determined that manual adjusting is right for you, the actual treatment will begin.

How long does a typical manual adjusting session take?

A typical manual adjusting session takes about15- 30 minutes. However, the length of your session will depend on your individual needs.

What do I need to do to prepare for my manual adjusting session?

There is no special preparation required for manual adjusting. However, we recommend that you wear loose, comfortable clothing so that our chiropractor can easily access the areas that need to be treated. If you are coming from work or don’t have appropriate clothing we have patient gowns that are available to use.

Will I need to have any follow-up appointments after my manual adjusting sessions?

This will be determined on individual patient basis. In some cases, follow-up appointments may be necessary in order to assess your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment.

How long will I need to continue getting manual adjustments?

This also varies from patient to patient and will be determined on an individual basis. In most cases, manual adjusting is a short-term treatment option. However, some patients may require ongoing treatment.

Are there any other treatments that can be used in conjunction with manual adjusting?

In some cases, other treatments such as massage therapy or physiotherapy may be recommended in addition to manual adjusting. This will be determined on an individual basis. Our clinicians may also do trigger point therapy, dry needling, soft tissue release in conjunction with manual therapy.

What is the cost of manual adjusting?

The cost of manual adjusting is as per our fee schedule on our website or call reception on 07 3257 0399.

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