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Answers to your common questions


Common Questions

Chiropractors treat a wide range of problems from a stiff back to sore shoulders to herniated intervertebral discs. They are health professionals who:

  • diagnose and treat musculoskeletal pain (spine, muscles, joints)
  • restore lost function to muscles and joints following injuries, illnesses and conditions
  • treat the whole person, injured area and affected areas
  • explain your diagnosis, treatment plan and prognosis following injury
  • focus on non-surgical treatments
  • have a clinical focus on prevention, not just treatment.

The goal of a chiropractor is to reduce pain and enhance function and performance. Chiropractors take time to find the cause and source of your pain.

Our aim is for you to self-manage your own pain. We do this by developing self-management treatment plans for you to do at home or under the guidance of a chiropractor in the clinic.

No, you don’t have to see a chiropractor forever. However, it is a good idea to see one when you begin a new sport, change the physical requirements of your job, or feel stiffness, tightness or pain in your joints and muscles. Our chiropractors will provide you with self-management treatment strategies so that you can help manage your own pain safely and effectively at home.

Absolutely. Chiropractic care is a safe approach to health, injury and pain that avoids invasive surgery and procedures. The chiropractors at Elemental Chiropractic are highly skilled and qualified, with years of training and experience.

All our practitioners are registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia, which requires them to meet strict registration standards to practice and understand the musculoskeletal system. All treatments and approaches practised at Elemental are evidence-based and supported by the latest research.

When it comes to chiropractic, your safety is our priority so please ask any questions.


No, you do not need a referral. Feel free to come in and see one of our chiropractors at any time. However, if you have hurt yourself at work and want to claim the cost of your treatment through Workcover, or see one of our chiropractors under the Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC) you will need a referral from your GP.

If you are running late or cannot make your scheduled appointment, please call us as soon as possible. By letting us know, we can help reschedule your appointment, to better serve you and other patients. Please view our cancellation policy here.

Yes, free on-street parking is available on Buchanan and Robert Street.  Or around Punch Park which is less than a 5-minute walk to the clinic, plus it is always recommended after an adjustment to have a small walk. 

If you have any additional questions, please reach out and we will be happy to help.