Initial consultation Duration: 45-60mins Cost: $130 Includes patient history, physical examination and treatment.
Standard consultation Duration: 20-30mins Cost: $90 Includes physical examination and treatment.
What is the price for students and other concession card holders?
Initial consultation Duration: 45-60mins Cost: $90 Includes patient history, physical examination and treatment.
Standard consultation Duration: 20-30mins Cost: $60 Includes physical examination and treatment.
Treatment includes Soft tissue therapy including: (Active release therapy, IASTM/FAKTR, Trigger point therapy and other soft tissue therapies), Rehabilitation exercises including the FNOR approach (Functional Neurological & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation), Kettlebells, Tubing and Home exercise programs.
What payment methods do we accept? We accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard.
Do we have HICAPS? HICAPS/Health Fund claiming facilities are available for on-the-spot claiming. The amount covered depends on the individual’s level of cover with your health fund. Please check with your health fund for your level of cover .
Do I need a referral? For general spinal and sporting injuries no referral is necessary to attend the clinic.
For DVA or EPC claims GP referral to our practice will be necessary.
For workers compensation No referral is necessary for the first 8 visits. Thereafter a pre-approval from the insurer will be required.
Should you wish to be treated under workers compensation, please obtain the claim number, the claims officer's: name, direct phone number and email address.
What should I wear? Wear comfortable clothes that allow access to the limbs. T-shirts, shorts or loose trackies will usually do.
Will I need x-rays? The great majority of cases do not require x-rays. X-rays and other forms of imaging can be referred if required.
You should know that x-rays are not usually necessary for chiropractors to treat you, however, if you do have any recent xrays or scans of relevance, please bring them along.
Why do I need to visit a Sports Chiro? 1. Pain relief 2. Rehabilitation 3. Performance enhancement 4. Second opinion on a prior diagnosis
Most patients initially come for pain relief. Once your pain in relieved, we need to identify the primary cause/s of your condition, then formulate a plan to prevent your problem from re-occurring. This may involve specific prescribed exercises, ergonomic and nutritional advice and/or a regular ‘tune-up’ visit. Once your pain has been relieved, prevention is the priority. Early intervention is the key to avoiding acute flare-ups of your condition.
Early signs of an acute episode may include- muscle and joint stiffness, tightness, discomfort associated with movements, headaches, fatigue, lethargy and pain or discomfort during physical activity.
How does your treatment differ from "traditional" chiropractic? Cronulla Chiro & Sports injury Centre offers a modern and effective approach in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injury. The assessment and treatment conforms to the latest evidence based approaches to care used by manual therapists.
Assessment and treatment focuses on the the entire musculoskeletal system. Most conditions have some combination of the following components:
1. Pain / inflammation, 2. A soft tissue component (strain, weakness, tightness) and 3. A joint component (immobility or instability) and occasionally 4. A central nervous system component.
Whilst the pain may be located in one location, the cause(s) often isn't. The key is finding the location of the force generators not just the pain generators. Assessment and treatment typically focuses on the cause and the effect of any problem. As a result, treatment often targets more than one region. This allows us to treat almost every musculoskeletal injury arising from poor posture, repetitive strain, workplace and sporting injuries.
As our treatment targets the affected tissues, it is not uncommon to experience faster results in healing, pain relief and biomechanical correction, than just spinal manipulation alone.
How often will I be scheduled? We do not believe in high frequency care plans. Most conditions if not chronic tend to resolve within 3-6 visits, some sooner. Obviously, the longer you have a problem, the longer it will likely take to resolve (but not always).
Our goal is to get you better as quickly as possible, whilst giving you the skills to self-manage your condition through take home advice on efficient movement. You will also likely receive as stretching and strengthening exercises to aid your recovery. Initially we may require seeing you up to twice a week until your condition stabilises. Each individual heals at a different rate, so we will tailor your care plan to each individual.
What should I expect on my first visit? After you have made your first appointment, we require you to fill in some paperwork with all your details so we can enter them into our system. This information is important to determine the type of condition you have and the best form of therapy to manage it. During the initial consultation asked about relevant details about your health and well being. These questions fall into the following categories: the location and type of pain/symptoms, the cause of the symptoms, the aggravating and relieving factors, any patterns of pain, your past medical history, and an exercise and social history. You will then be asked to perform some physical tests with and without movement to try and determine the best course of action for your condition. Further tests like X- ray, CT, MRI or Ultrasound are sometimes used to diagnose the exact problem but these are not commonly ordered. Once we have a good idea of how to proceed, we will commence treatment (yes we will treat you on your first visit!) and advise you on the next necessary steps. We allow 45-60 minutes for our Initial consultations.