Adjusting the human frame, especially the spine and pelvis is the defining feature of the chiropractic profession. Spinal tissues may be under or overutilsed leading to abnormal feedback (proprioception) from nerve endings in the spine and surrounding tissues. Sitting for long periods and other abnormal postures may harm spinal tissues leading to pain. Spinal adjustments may restore movement to spinal regions that have become stiff. So old concepts such as “a bone out place”, or “muscle weakness”, have gradually changed to incorporate newer evidence about the role of spinal control mechanisms.
The chiropractor will use “hands on” techniques or instruments to make “adjustments” to your spine, with the goal of improving movement. In many cases you will be encouraged to move more frequently and some patients will be prescribed exercises.
At Farrelly Chiropractic we are dedicated to providing excellent chiropractic service to our clients and their families. We will spend the time to find out if chiropractic care is right for you. We believe health comes from a combination of good diet, exercise, positive outlook, good genes and a properly functioning spine and nervous system. We are passionate about the contribution that chiropractic care can make to your general health.
Why Choose Us?
Your chiropractor will spend approximately 45 minutes with you on your initial visit. They will examine you to determine the cause of your problem to work out whether your condition is muscular, disc or joint related. The tests performed will help determine whether you can benefit from chiropractic care or not. In addition, these tests will help determine how long the repair process is likely to be. Current trends in health care are moving away from routine x-rays analysis. There are some cases which will require imaging but they are few and far between. These are cases such as suspected degenerated hip, osteoporotic compression fracture or progressive idiopathic scoliosis. If we think you need an x-ray we will refer you to an x-ray centre where you will be bulk billed.
Once we have established that your condition is likely to benefit from chiropractic care, and you agree to commence treatment, your practitioner will usually begin treatment on your first visit.
We understand that every client is unique and therefore, we employ various treatment approaches. Some patients prefer gentle techniques whilst others prefer a firmer manual approach. Others, prefer instrument adjustments or blocks. If you’ve experienced chiropractic previously please let us know your preference.
If it is your first visit, the chiropractor will walk you through the procedure beforehand, so rest assured you will be well educated and well looked after. Through years of experience and further studies our chiropractors have amassed an array of techniques, including Activator, Arthrostim, Impulse adjusting, Gonstead, Drop Piece, Diversified, SOT, Low level Laser(LLLT) and Active Release Technique.
All of our chiropractors have been seeing clients for a combined total of over 40 years. Our main office staff have been with us for over 10 years. They are experienced in looking after patient’s children while the parents are receiving care.
We strive to keep up with the latest research and techniques so our clients receive the best care that suits them. Peter Farrelly is currently studying for his “Diplomate of the Academy of Orthopedics” and Sopia Navin is completing post doctorate studies in Chiropractic Neuro-Rehabilitation. Our practitioners go way beyond the prerequisites required for Continuing Professional Development as required by the Chiropractic Board of Australia.
We welcome the opportunity to work closely with your other health practitioners. If we feel that you are better suited to another health care modality we will refer you to them.
We do participate in the GP Management Plan which is part of the Medicare scheme. Under this scheme you can receive up to 5 Medicare assisted visits per year.