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Health fund rebates are available at our clinics for a majority of popular private health insurance providers.
In order to utilise your health fund and claim a rebate you will need to bring your private health insurance card with you to your chiropractic, massage or myotherapy appointment. This will ensure that your receive your rebate on the spot, rather than having to claim yourself, either online or a health fund office with your receipt.
All of our chiropractors and remedial therapists are registered providers, and are therefore claimable through our Hicaps terminal for all treatment services including; chiropractic, remedial massage and myotherapy (dry needling), pregnancy, rehabilitation, and reflexology.
A majority of health fund providers cover our treatments because of the proven health benefits and pain management control that our therapies offer. The rebate amount will generally cover 40-80% of the total treatment cost, however cover may vary for the fund based on level of cover, so it might be worth enquiring with your fund about how much cover you get each year, and when the cover rolls over. (that way you will get to use it all before it disappears).
HICAPS is available at our clinic, meaning if your health fund qualifies we can refund the difference on the spot. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!
If you would like to claim treatment under Medicare for a rebate, again you must provide a GP referral form - EPC form, and bring it in with you to your chiropractic visits. You will receive a $52.95 rebate for 5 visits each calendar year.
If your claim is relating to workers compensation be sure to seek a referral from your GP to go ahead with a course of treatment, our practitioners have work cover provider numbers, and can assist you with claiming and provide medical reports and treatment receipts for claiming.
For more detail on clinic services using medicare click here.
To book an appointment or for any questions please phone the clinic and our staff can assist you.
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Most women have to withstand a lot of pain whilst having their regular menstrual cycle and many dread this experience. Common symptoms experienced includes sharp, cramping pain along with headaches, nausea, low back pain and bloating which may be severe enough to interfere with activities of daily living.
The most common term dysmenorrhea is used to refer to menstrual cycle pains with the aforementioned symptoms.
What is dysmenorrhoea?
Dysmenorrhoea in simple terms is known as painful periods or menstrual cramps in the absence of any underlying abnormality. Symptoms typically last less than 3 days. Generally our practitioners physical examination and patient history will rule out the involvement of organic pathology.
What causes the cramps/pain?
As part of normal physiology during your menstrual period, the uterus contracts to help expel its lining when no fertilisation of the oocyte (egg) occurs. A hormone-like substance called prostaglandin, which is involved in pain and inflammation, causes uterine muscle contractions. It is suggested that excessive production and release of prostaglandins may cause severe muscle contractions that constrict the surrounding blood vessels and thus, briefly cutting off supply of oxygen to the muscle tissue, resulting in cramp-like pain.
How can remedial massage provide relieve for menstrual pain?
Treatment is a drugless, non-surgical, natural and we take a holistic approach to relieve pain and associated symptoms. Our practitioners aim to make sure your body functions at its maximal potential by aligning the spine to reduce interferences in the nervous system.
Our team of Remedial Massage therapists at Chirocure Clinic also use a wide array of techniques to improve blood circulation around the body and improve the body’s healing process, their techniques include:
Massage technique of the month....
Remedial massage therapy at ChiroCure clinic can be performed as preparation for chiropractic adjustment because it relieves the muscle tension that may be pulling joints out of alignment and makes it easier to move back into place.
Massage therapy can compliment the healing process by stretching and relaxing muscles that have been aggravated by structural problems, making it easier for you to stretch and exercise, and thus more quickly achieve a state of well being.
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