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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

How can I explain the first appointment to my Child?

It is important your Child knows what to expect.  We like to explain it this way...

"Your Chiropractor will test a whole bunch of your muscles to see how strong they are.  They will be able to tell from your muscle strength how much information is getting out of your brain and down your arm or leg to tell that muscle what to do. If the muscle is strong we know that the brain is getting the messages to that muscle, however if the muscle is weak, your Chiropractor will have to find where the blockage or problem is that is stopping the brain from telling it what to do."  

 

 

What is Applied Kinesiology?

Throughout the world Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a postgraduate course with the training only offered to registered health professionals.
 

AK is a diagnostic tool using the muscle structure of the body to aid in the examination of a patient. Its use allows immediate feedback, aiding the practitioner in making decisions on what type of care the patient needs.

 

Is Applied Kinesiology Chiropractic safe for Children?

Yes. Our practitioners have treated babies from one day old. About 60% of our clientel are children. We see around 1000 different children each year. Adverse reactions are extremely rare. Our treatments on Children are gentle, safe, and effective.

 

 

Do I need a referral?

No. While our patients do come in from referrals from Behavioural Optometrists, Occupational Therapists, Sound Therapists, Pediatric Physiotherapists, and Special Needs Teachers, you do not need a referral for Chiropractic care. Our clinic however has been built largely by word of mouth referrals.

 

 

Are your services covered by our private health fund?

Chiropractic care is covered by most private health fund policies (MBF, NIB, Medibank). The amount you can claim depends on the fund and the type of cover you have. Please check your policy for further information.

At YourBodyWorks® we provide HICAPS which means you can swipe your private health fund card on the spot and you just pay the difference.

 

Are your services covered by Medicare?

The simple answer is ‘No’. However, if you or your child has been approved by your GP for the ‘Enhanced Primary Care Program’ then you are able to be reimbursed a portion of our treatment fee through Medicare for up to five sessions. In this case you will be asked to pay for the consultation in full and then be reimbursed through Medicare.

 

Do you accept DVA, WorkCover or any other Third Party Payer?

YourBodyWorks is a privately funded clinic.  We are not part of any national medical scheme.  As a patient at this clinic you agree to pay for consultations in full at the time of your appointments.  We do not run accounts nor accept payments from third party payers on your behalf.  YourBodyWorks does not accept Medicare Cards, WorkCover, Seniors Cards, DVA, Concession Cards or any other card which may entitle you to reduced medical fees in govenment subsidized establishments.

We do however welcome you to present your private health fund card at the time of payment for on-the-spot HICAPS claiming. 

 

Will I need X-Rays?

Depending on what your patient history reveals, you may or may not require x-rays. If your practitioner recommends an x-ray, you can be referred to the radiology centre of your choice. Provided you have a current Medicare card (ie you are an Australian citizen), your spinal x-rays can be bulk-billed. Peripheral x-rays (eg., knees, wrists) if recommended by a Chiropractor can not be bulk-billed.

 

What will it cost?

  • Initial consultation $160 allow 60 minutes 
  • Standard consultation $77 allow 15 minutes 
  • Long consultation $130 allow 30 minutes