SD Chiropractic Kiama and Allambie Heights

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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Chiropractors in Australia are nationally registered and regulated healthcare professionals.

Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free 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.

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.

No, all you need is an appointment and any chiropractor will be happy to see you.

Other joints, such as elbows, shoulders and knees, are also areas chiropractors can offer care for. Common complaints such as ‘Tennis’ or ‘Golfer’s’ elbow (lateral epicondylitis) can be assisted through chiropractic care.

Today’s chiropractor is a highly educated professional. Chiropractic training in Australia involves five years of study at University. Chiropractic courses are of similar length and depth as medical courses, but focus on promoting healthier lifestyles via better body function, rather than on drugs and surgery.

After years of University training and clinical experience, each chiropractor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting and treatment approaches.

 

Chiropractic & Kinesiology

Initial consultation (1 hour)
Adult $160
Child/Concession $140


Standard Consult (20 mins)
Adult $80
Child/Concession $70


Extended Consult (40 mins) *
Adult $150
Child/Concession $130


* If you require an extended consultation, please ensure you ask for this when booking your next appointment.


Missed Appointment
Adult $40
Child/Concession $35


Cancellation Policy
Please allow 24 hours notice for cancellation of appointments, to allow us
to contact patients on our waitlist. Any appointments cancelled outside of
that window will incur a missed appointment fee (as noted above).

Payment for your treatment is required on the day of your appointment. We accept VISA, Mastercard, cash or cheque payments. Please refer to to the latest fee schedule shown below.

We have a HICAPS machine at the clinic, so you can enjoy the benefits of claiming your private health fund rebates on the spot. Please bring your Private Health Insurance card to your appointment.  The amount you can claim for each appointment will depend on your level of private health cover and the fund that you are with.

First Visit

Time

Please allow a full hour for your initial consultation. It is also a good idea to arrive 10-15 minutes earlier to allow you some time to complete your Patient History Form and any additional pre-consult testing that your practitioner may require.

Medical History & Examination

During your initial consultation, Sam will discuss your full medical / health history and undertake a number of tests based on your presenting symptoms (tests may include range of motion tests, reflex tests, neurological examination, orthopaedic tests etc).

Any treatment administered on the day will be discussed with you prior to application. Feel free to write down any questions you have prior to your appointment and Sam will endeavour to answer as many as he can during your initial consultation.

X-Rays

Please bring any x-rays relevant to your consultation with you (if they were taken within the last 2 years). Depending on the quality and date of your x-rays, Sam may refer you to a local Radiology Clinic to have a new set of x-rays taken. Chiropractic x-rays are all bulked billed, so these will come at no extra charge to you.

Private Health Rebates

For your convenience the clinic has a HICAPS machine for on-the-spot Private Health Fund rebates. The amount you receive back for each visit will depend on your level of cover and the health fund you are with.

Payment

Full payment is required on the day of your appointment.

We accept VISA, Mastercard and cash payments. Please refer to to the latest rates schedule shown here for initial and subsequent consultations prices.

SD Chiropractic and Kinesiology

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Our holistic approach to chiropractic and kinesiology is unique. Find out how we can help by visiting us for an initial consultation today.