Rockhampton Chiropractic Clinic
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Chiropractors in Australia are nationally registered and regulated healthcare professionals. Chiropractic is a modality of treatment 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.
Australian chiropractors are highly qualified healthcare professionals who study at university for a minimum of five years, and there is growing research and evidence base not only in Australia but through international federations.
Chiropractors provide patient-centred care with good clinical decision making that takes into account patients’ preferences and values, clinicians values and experiences to provide treatment that maximises benefit with minimum risk of harm. Shared decision making through informed consent and using communication strategies that are tailored to the needs and preferences of the patient are part of this process. This includes referral to other healthcare providers when indicated to ensure the best and most appropriate treatment and health outcome.
When treating children…
The typical chiropractic care of infants and young children involves the use of low-force low-amplitude techniques in contrast to those used on the adult population that typically involve more high velocity, low-amplitude thrust in combination with a variety of low-force low-amplitude treatment procedures. Chiropractors are educated to modify spinal manual therapy to suit the age and presenting condition of a patient.