Do you need areferral?
No, you do not need a referral. You do need to make a booking, simply book online or call 9569 65 69
Does my private health fund cover Chiropractic?
All health funds should cover Chiropractic when your plan includes "Extras", if your plan does not includes "extras" you dont have cover.
International students with overseas student health cover (OSHC) sometimes covers Chiropractic.
BUPA OSHC: usually cover Chiropractic
AHM OSHC: at times
NIB OSHC: does not cover
Graduate Visa holders: You need to have "Extras" included in your cover also depends on which health fund.
What payment methods are available at Chirofix?
We have a Hicaps machine which automatically charges your health funds, then you can pay the GAP amount using your EFTPOS, Credit Card and AMEX. Fully paid - Medicare under Chronic disease management (Needs a referral from your GP). Cash is also welcome
Is there parking available at Chirofix?
There is street parking available, - Ducros St. 1P and further down Ducros St. is unlimited. - New Canterbury Rd. 1P, check times CLEARWAY before 9 AM and after 3 PM - West St. Check signs - Hunter St. Please cross at the pedestrian lights, its a very busy Rd.
Can I be late of miss an appointment?
We understand certain situations can arise, however, a 24 hrs notice is required. Missing an appointment is not fair on other patients who may have called to get an appointment and they couldn't. It is also not fair on the therapist missing that time slot secured for you. If you know you will arrive late please call us. If something urgent arrises give us a call to reschedule.
A cancellation/no show fee may apply.
Do I need X-rays?
At Chirofix we do NOT routinely x-ray our patients. If there is a suspicion of a fracture, anomaly, scoliosis or other indications for x-ray, then we are happy to refer you to get them done. If you have old/recent medical images that are relevant to your current complaint, please bring them along.
What is the "Crack" or "Pop" noise we hear with an Adjustment?
An adjustment is a skilled maneuver which is applied to a spinal or peripheral joint in a quick but controlled pressure into a specific direction. The aim of the adjustment is to restore and correct a movement dysfunction in our skeletal system. Within the vertebral joint, there is synovial fluid and during the brief and quick separation of the joint, gas bubbles are formed and collapsed giving that classic Pop. There noise is NOT from a bone cracking, as the adjustment is directed at the moving parts.
What do I wear?
Sportswear is usually the best option. However, some ladies sports tops are crossed at the back and neck, they aren't good for working on the upper back and neck area. We provide patient gowns if needed.