What Is Chiropractic? - Pro Chiropractic - Camberwell, Melbourne
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What Is Chiropractic?

What Is Chiropractic?

What is a chiropractor/ chiro?

Chiropractors are qualified to treat conditions involving your nerves, muscles, bones and joints.

In order for a chiro to become fully qualified they have to complete formal university training which takes a minimum of five years. In that time, they learn how to deliver safe adjustments to the spine and also other treatment protocols such as; soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation and other various rehabilitative modalities.

Great results can be gained through chiro care for a variety of conditions and not just those confined to the spine.


I’m a new patient, what do I need to do/ bring?

Please arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment so you can fill out our initial intake paperwork as it is a medico-legal requirement to take a medical history from you. If possible please wear comfortable / light clothing and avoid heavy/ bulky clothing where possible. 


Who do we treat?

At Pro Chiropractic everyone is welcome! We treat people from all walks of life including, but not limited to; mum’s, children, retirees, labourer’s, athletes, dancers, students, retail workers, business professionals, health care workers, domestic care- workers…the list goes on.


When should I seek treatment or advice?

At Pro Chiropractic, we will empower you to learn how to listen to your body.
Chiropractic care plays an important role in pain reduction, improving joint movement, muscle strength and efficiency, cognitive and aerobic function, balance, co-ordination and improvement of posture.


What does a chiropractic “adjustment” actually do?

The adjustment alters the state of the muscles, pain fibres and blood flow around a joint. The ‘adjustment’ stimulates a relaxation in the muscles around the joint being treated which helps reduce local muscle spasm. It causes a release of endorphins, which act as a natural analgesic (pain killer)-  desensitising local pain fibres, helping to reduce pain sensation in the area. It also breaks adhesions (tight or restricted areas) within the ligaments that encase the joint, helping to improve movement within the joint.


How long will it take to resolve my problem?

This will greatly depend on many variables but at Pro Chiropractic Camberwell our goal is to have you out of pain as soon as possible. We will ensure you are receiving the appropriate care you require.

Your health is our first priority.  


A friend told me their chiro ‘cracked’ their bones, will it hurt?

No. Of course everyone is different, and therefore everyone reacts differently, however, it should not hurt and if anything – will provide you with relief! The most common side effect of a chiropractic adjustment is minimal soreness, but in the end, it leads to the relief of painful or uncomfortable symptoms. If you do experience soreness after getting a chiropractic adjustment, ice and stretching over the next day or two can help. 

Chiropractors deliver a gentle and quick ‘adjustment.’ If a noise is heard this is just the release of Nitrogen gas from inside the joint. The gas release occurs as the “adjustment” creates a pressure difference resulting in the Nitrogen gas moving from a high-pressure location inside the joint to a low-pressure environment in the blood stream and tissues.

Yours in health,
Pro Chiropractic Camberwell



Research Articles:
  • Dabbs,V., & Lauretti,W.J. (1995). A Risk Assessment of Cervical Manipulation vs NSAIDs for the Treatment of Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 18(8), 530-536.
  • Meade TW, Dyer S, Browne W, Townsend J, Frank AO. (1990) Low Back Pain of Mechanical Origin: Randomised Comparison of Chiropractic and Hospital Outpatient Treatment. The British Medical Journal 300: 1431-7.
  • Chiropractic adjustment – Mayo Clinic. (2018) [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chiropractic-adjustment/MY01107. [Accessed 01 November 2018].


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