Chiropractor FAQ

FAQ’s What does a chiropractor do? What's different about chiropractic at One Health? What do you treat? What is A.R.T?...

FAQ’s

What does a chiropractor do?
What’s different about chiropractic at One Health?
What do you treat?
What is A.R.T?
Do I need x-rays?
Is Chiropractic/A.R.T effective during pregnancy?
Is treatment suitable for children?
Do I need a referral?
What is an EPC referral?
Can I get a rebate from my health fund?
Can I use my health fund and get the EPC rebate for the same consultation?
What are your payment methods?

 

What does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractic treatment at One Health is about providing the most appropriate treatment for your condition. This starts with a thorough assessment and treatment that utilizes a variety of therapies so you get what you need.

What’s different about chiropractic at One Health?
Chiropractic at One Health focuses on using an evidence based approach to musculoskeletal injury and prevention. We use acombination of manual therapy, Active Release Techniques (ART.), sports taping, manipulation and exercise to treat a variety of conditions.
We work closely with other health professionals; including GP’s, sports doctors and our exercise physiologist, to provide the most appropriate care for you.
As a member of COCA (Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia) and registered with the national registration board, we adhere to the policy statements and regulatory guidelines provided by these organisations.

What do you treat?
Chiropractic, manual therapy and exercise are effective treatments for sports injuries, neck pain, back pain, headache and other musculoskeletal problems.

What is A.R.T?
ART is a ‘hands on’ form of soft tissue treatment. ART enables effective treatment of muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia and some nerve injuries. No other form of therapy aims to correct restrictions between structures that are caused when adhesions or scar tissue develop. Any type of repetitive activity, from housework to office work to athletic training can cause this type of injury. ART excels in treating specific problems by directing therapy to the cause.
The clinic sees a high number of athletes, both amateur and professional, because of the treatment we provide. ART works to improve athletic performance and prevent injury by providing restriction free movement and improving function.
One Health has the only accredited provider of ART in southern Sydney. The treatment is particularly effective for providing immediate relief of certain musculoskeletal problems. More information is available at www.activerelease.com

Do I need x-rays?
Less then 10% of patients will require x-rays or another form of imaging before being treated. This will be discussed with you if they are required.

Is chiropractic/A.R.T effective during pregnancy?
Absolutely. No matter what stage of pregnancy, chiropractic care is safe and effective for both the mother and the child. Treatment can also help treat specific pregnancy related conditions such as back pain. Treatments can be modified to suit your requirements

Is treatment suitable for children?
As with during pregnancy, treatment is safe and effective for children. With smaller children gentle, low force techniques are used.

Do I need a referral?
No. Referrals are certainly welcome, but are not necessary if claiming through your health fund. A referral from your doctor is required when using Medicare (EPC) funding or for insurance claims (Workcover/CTP). Eligibility requirements will need to be discussed with your Doctor.

What is an EPC referral?
The EPC program entitles eligible people up to 5 subsidised sessions through Medicare. If appropriate, this can be arranged through your GP. Referred participants will receive a rebate of $50.95* for each of the 5 sessions. Full payment is required at the time of consultation and you will be provided with a receipt to claim through Medicare.

Can I get a rebate from my health fund?
Your private health fund may contribute to the cost of treatment. The portion that they pay can be claimed immediately through HICAPS, meaning you only pay the gap at the time of treatment. Exact rebates vary depending on the health fund and the type of policy you have.

Can I use my health fund and get the EPC rebate for the same consultation?
You cannot use your health fund and EPC for the same consultation. Often people will use the rebate from the health fund for the initial consultation as they get a greater amount back, then use the EPC funding for the following appointments. Please check with your health fund before your first appointment as it can vary.

What are your payment methods?
Immediate health fund rebates through HICAPS are available. Please contact your fund if you wish to know the exact rebate amount, as this varies depending on your fund and your level of cover. We accept cash, EFTPOS, VISA and MasterCard. Payment is required at the time of consultation and no accounts will be issued.