Chiropractic 2018-02-17T17:03:28+00:00

Experienced, Caring, & Knowledgeable Chiropractors

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.

Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.

Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints such as back pain, neck pain, radiating pain in the arms or legs (such as sciatica), pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.”

The purpose of an adjustment is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Adjustment of the affected joint and tissues restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate.

Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

Chiropractic adjustments rarely cause discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

Consider consulting a Chiropractor if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Sciatica (pain, numbness, weakness or tingling down your legs).
  • Shooting arm pain.
  • “Pinched nerve” pain.
  • Headaches, especially those that seem to be related to pain in the neck.
  • Restricted neck movement, upper back movement or low back movement.
  • Spinal muscle spasms.
  • Stabbing pain in your ribs when you breath in deeply.
  • Pain in your legs or arms when you cough or sneeze.
  • Pain in your pelvis, spine or spinal muscles while pregnant.

If you are not sure if your condition is appropriate for a Chiropractor to assess, please contact us. You can book in for an initial Chiropractic consultation by phoning us on (02) 4323 9100 or by booking online.

Meet Our Chiropractors

Dr Angus Steventon
Dr Angus SteventonB.Med.Sc., M.Chir.
Dr. Angus Steventon was inspired to become a Chiropractor when, as a fifteen year old, he spent a week observing his uncle, legendary Chiropractor Dr. Rodney Steventon.
Dr Bryce Conrad
Dr Bryce ConradB.Ch.Sc., M.Chir.
Dr. Bryce Conrad is a third generation Chiropractor. From his early childhood Bryce experienced the direct benefits of Chiropractic care, and now works to pass on those benefits to others.
Dr Øystein Kåsa
Dr Øystein KåsaB.Ex.Sports.Sc., B.Ch.Sc., M.Chir.
Dr Øystein Kåsa moved from Norway to study at Macquarie University in Sydney, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Master of Chiropractic Science in 2010.
Dr Dennis Jang
Dr Dennis JangB.Hlth.Sc.(TCM), B.Ch.Sc., M.Chir.
Dr Dennis Jang initially studied Chiropractic, but became interested in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He now practices as both a Chiropractor and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner/Acupuncturist.
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Our Chiropractic Consultation Fees

FEES Standard Concession Child
Initial Chiropractic Consultation $106.50 $86.50 $58.50
Standard Chiropractic Consultation $56.50 $51.50 $36.50
Review Chiropractic Consultation $81.50 $71.50 $56.50
X-Rays (If required) Bulk Billed Bulk
Bulk Billed

Rebates, Medicare & Health Funds

If you are in a health fund, a rebate may apply, and can be claimed on the spot through our HICAPS terminal, so that you only pay the gap.

If you have been referred by a GP through a “Care Plan”, different fees will apply, and consultations after the initial will be bulk billed. Please call us for details.

If you are a Health Care Card holder, you will qualify to be “concession”. “Child” refers to anyone under 18.

Cancellations without 24 hours notice, and “no shows” may incur a fee.

Call us today

We are looking forward to helping you reach your health goals.

(02) 4323 9100

Or book online.