Common Questions

How Can We Help You

You can also browser the topic below the find
what you are looking for


Frequently Asked Questions

Does getting adjusted hurt?

Chiropractic Adjustments performed by a highly trained Chiropractor do not hurt. If you are already experiencing pain it is common to feel some discomfort with certain movements but the good news is that there are a wide variety of Chiropractic techniques to ensure that your body can be adjusted without pain. At Unlock Health we strive to minimise any discomfort you feel due to your injury and prepare you with exactly what to expect as your body heals over time.

What is the clicking or cracking sound?

The click you hear is not the bone itself. The sound is created when equal pressure in the body is restored, just like when a face-down cup is lifted off a wet surface. This promotes the body’s healing process to begin and restores the function of nerves in the area. There are even lots of Chiropractic techniques that have little to no cracking at all.

Are adjustments safe?

Chiropractic Adjustments are incredibly safe especially in comparison to traditional medical management. Chiropractors are one of the safest healthcare professions that exist today. However, with every health service from massage to surgery, there are always risks associated. Unlock Health ensures we minimise the risk as much as possible through a detailed health history, examination, and further testing to formulate the most accurate diagnosis possible. No two people are the same, we utilise a range of specific gentle chiropractic techniques tailored to each individual and discuss any possible risks with you prior to commencing care. We utilise state of the art equipment to ensure we deliver safe and effective chiropractic care for the whole community

Will I get a Massage with my Adjustment?

At Unlock Health massage is not performed prior to a Chiropractic Adjustment. Massage will interfere with the spinal analysis performed by your chiropractor to identify specific areas within the body that require correction. In order to deliver a high quality chiropractic adjustment an amount of tension within muscles and ligaments is also required to create the desired effect. Massage is a great addition to chiropractic care, just not directly prior to your chiropractic

Once you start chiropractic care, do you have to keep going back?

Healing is a process and will not happen overnight. Many factors will contribute to how long your body will take to heal and repair including age, diet, exercise, stress, posture, commitment and occupation.
Recommendations around your chiropractic care are based on two key things. Your goals and our findings. The physical findings and your diagnosis is not something that you may have any control over, but your goals will grow and develop over time. It is very important to us that we reassess your goals and findings at consistent intervals as this will change your health recommendations moving forward. At Unlock Health we strive to provide you with support and strategies to continually improve your health in the long term.

Are chiropractors university-trained?

Yes, All of our Chiropractors have spent a minimum of 5 years at University. For the most part, this degree is the same as a medical degree for the first 3 years and then shifts to a special interest in the spine and nervous system. Chiropractors are expertly trained on management and communication within the general community with a focus on the health of the nerves, joints, bones, and body as a whole.

Can you claim chiropractic care at Unlock Health on my health fund?

If your private health insurance policy covers you for Chiropractic then yes you can claim on your health fund from all of our practitioners, including Massage. We do not have Hi-Caps machine on site but we will give you a statement for you to easily claim from your health fund usually giving you cash back into your account. At Unlock Health we are here to help, our highly trained team can assist in your health funds claiming process if you experience any trouble or technology seems overwhelming.

Do I need to have x-rays?

Chiropractic x-rays are vastly different from medical x-rays. Our highly trained chiropractors are looking for more than broken bones or fractures. Chiropractors look for biomechanical faults within your spine and nervous system, and often chiropractic or motion study x-rays are the best and most efficient way to this. There are certain conditions that will exclude you from having x-rays such as pregnancy, in these circumstances there are different options available. We will always discuss any risks with you beforehand. At Unlock Health our state of the art equipment is designed to allow for the lowest exposure to radiation possible. Modern digital x-ray technology such as our machine have some of
the lowest dose at equivalent to less than 2 weeks of radiation that you would accumulate in day to day life, compared to a CT Scan which is equal to one years worth of radiation

What is the difference between Chiropractic and Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are generally hospital trained and focus on post-surgical rehabilitation as well as Sports Injuries . When it comes to the spine they are generally focused on muscles and strength. Chiropractors, on the other hand, have a special interest in the spine and nervous system and are expertly trained in private practice. Chiropractors work with the spine and nerves day in day out it is their passion and mainstay.

Do I need a referral to come to a chiropractor?

Not at all. You can make an appointment at our practice at any time. Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession, which means you can attend without the need to see your Doctor or Specialist.
If you are on a chronic pain management scheme (EPC) or a DVA program you will need a referral from your GP so you can claim your visits.

Recent Posts

Unlock Health Tv

Unlock Health Tv

Recent Episodes