Common Questions

What type of education do chiropractors receive?

All of our chiropractors have completed a 5-year course of university study, with a heavy emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, chiropractic technique and spinal health and function.

At Liberty, we believe that a practitioner’s education should never end. Our professionals are all committed to ongoing development to stay up to date with the latest research in their fields.

Dr Tony is also a sought-after speaker at chiropractic seminars throughout Australia and overseas, helping other chiropractors to hone their skills.

What should I expect from my first visit?

From the first minute you walk into our office, the emphasis will be on you.

Your first visit will involve a careful review of your health history and a thorough orthopaedic and neurological examination of your spine and nervous system. X-rays and other tests may be recommended to help determine your health needs.

We only accept clients that we believe we can help. Chiropractors are trained to detect serious health problems and may refer these people for emergency medical care if it is required.

Are all patients adjusted the same way?

No. Each person’s care is uniquely different from every other. Your chiropractor will develop an individual course of care together with you based on their careful evaluation of your health needs. Also, individualised corrective home exercises are given to many of our clients to help in their spinal correction.

Is chiropractic care safe?

At Liberty, we regularly care for the very young and very old, pregnant mothers and elite athletes. No matter your age or stage of life, we carefully assess you before we begin care to determine the approach that is best and safest for you.

Can a person who has had back surgery see a chiropractor?

Unfortunately, many of our clients come to us after already having undergone spinal surgery. Whilst this subtly changes the way we take care of them, in many of these cases it is still possible to benefit from chiropractic care.

Does chiropractic work for all types of health problems?

Chiropractic care is not a “treatment” for particular conditions. Of course, not every individual will experience a complete resolution of all of their health problems once they start chiropractic care.

For some, their body has reached the limits of time or tissue healing that means that full restoration of health and function will not happen.

However, even in these cases, chiropractic care may be a helpful way to make things more comfortable.

Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I'm pregnant?

Many women experience a range of spine-related issues while they are pregnant.

Our chiropractors are well-versed in the care of pregnant mums.

Is a good work-out the same as getting adjusted?

No. Exercise is an important part of good health, but it isn’t the same as the careful assessment of your spine and specific correction of vertebral subluxations that a chiropractor provides.

Still have a question not answered here?

Click here to ask Dr Tony your question – drtony@libertychiropractic.com.au