Chiropractic clinic

About the chiropractic clinic

Chiropractors in Australia are registered primary health care practitioners who undergo a 5 year tertiary education program, with an emphasis on the studies of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and pathology underpinning a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic sciences. Chiropractors have been registered health professionals in Australia from 1978 and RMIT has continued to educate chiropractors to the highest standards possible since 1992!

 

What do we treat?

Chiropractors are trained to deal with a wide range of common musculoskeletal and neurological disorders (where conservative non-surgical management is an option). Chiropractors treat disorders of the joints of the spine and pelvis and all of the extremity joints, the head and neck. Chiropractors also manage conditions involving muscles, tendons and ligaments and peripheral nerves by assessing the functional relationship between these body structures.

Evidenced based health care approaches are promoted/utilised throughout the clinic.

 

What treatment and management options are available?

Under the supervision of registered chiropractors, senior RMIT chiropractic students offer a range of therapeutic management options, including:

  • Spinal and extremity joint manipulation or mobilisation
  • Various Instrument assisted spinal adjustment approaches (Drop Piece and or Activator)
  • Clinically directed soft tissue therapy
  • Therapeutic Utrasound
  • Electrical stimulation (Muscular)
  • Rehabilitation and Exercise therapy
  • General lifestyle advice
  • Diagnostic imaging referral
  • Multi-disciplinary co-management.

 

Who can benefit from Chiropractic treatment? 

Chiropractic treatment may be relevant and helpful for people with issues including:

  • Neck-related headaches
  • Neck and back pain or stiffness
  • Upper limb problems associated with the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, and
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot biomechanical and functional issues
  • Some pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis
  • Exercise, posture or other lifestyle advice
  • Management of sciatica
  • Management of upper limb neuro-compressive conditions
  • Rehabilitation and prevention of injury.
  • Sports injuries and
  • Spinal trauma recovery management

Costs

As we are a teaching facility, you cannot obtain a rebate through Medicare or private health insurance.

  • First visit: $40 ($30 concession)
  • Return visit: $30 ($20 concession)

Chiropractic community clinics

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In partnership with Sacred Heart Mission, Hands on Health Australia and the Wellington in Collingwood, these clinics provide chiropractic care to people who are socially or financially disadvantaged.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.