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Is Chiropractic Care Safe For Your Patients?


Chiropractic treatment and spinal manipulation is very safe when performed by a trained, registered practitioner.

There are many forms of chiropractic treatment including manual spinal manipulations or "adjustments", lower force instrument based manipulations and gentler joint mobilisations.

Our chiropractors will diagnose and assess your patient's condition to recommend the most appropriate type of chiropractic treatment for them to ensure their comfort and safety while giving them the most optimal outcome.

All of our chiropractors have a minimum of 5 years of university training and are registered under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the same organisation that regulates GPs, physiotherapists, dentists, nurses etc. In fact, our chiropractors have done extensive post-graduate training to provide our patients with truly industry-leading care!

In Australia, chiropractors that are registered under AHPRA and the Chiropractic Board of Australia have to abide by a strict code of conduct and have to maintain a professional development portfolio to ensure the highest standards of safety and care.

However, as with any medical or therapeutic intervention, there are potential risks and considerations to be aware of:

A small proportion of individuals may experience mild side effects such as soreness or stiffness after chiropractic adjustments. This usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. 

Pre-existing Conditions: Individuals with certain pre-existing medical conditions such as osteoporosis, nerve compression, or inflammatory arthritis may need different types of treatment that we can provide. It is important to discuss this with your chiropractor so that they can formulate a treatment plan and modify the treatments accordingly.

Communication: Open communication between patients and their chiropractor is key. Be sure to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the treatment plan, and inform your chiropractor of any changes in your health status during the course of treatment. Our chiropractors will discuss and explain any treatments or interventions with your patients before commencing them. This is called informed consent.

Evidenced-Based Practice: It is important to choose a chiropractor who supports evidence-based practice. This means that they are up to date with the best approaches to managing spinal conditions to provide the safest, most optimal and cost-effective outcomes for their patients.

In short, your patients are in safe hands with our chiropractors here at Croydon Chiropractic Centre!

Read more about the safety of chiropractic here.

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