Below are answers to frequently asked questions.
Frequently asked general questions and answers
Online booking is available and allows current patients to book a Standard Consultation online 24/7.
It takes less than 5 minutes to book a day and time that works for you … and is even quicker if you use your unique booking code. If you don’t know your booking code, ask for yours at the reception desk!
New Patients: Online booking is not available for booking an Initial Consultation. Instead, please phone the friendly reception team at Border Wellness Centre on (02) 6024 1156 and they will gladly assist you in making a booking. We look forward to meeting you!
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Reception at Border Wellness Centre is open Mon – Fri 9:00 – 6:00 and Sat 9:00 – noon.
No. As Dr. Greg is a registered primary contact practitioner a GP referral is not necessary.
Common fee and payment related questions
The Initial Consultation is $100.
A Standard Consultation is $60.
Chiropractic is covered under most private health fund extras plans and as a member you can usually make a claim for our care. We recommend that you confirm your coverage with your health fund provider.
We can process ‘on-the-spot’ claims for the vast majority of private health funds.
Dr. Greg does not accept patients under any third-party arrangements.
Common questions and answers about chiropractic
Chiropractic is an approach to healthcare based on the principles that your body has an inborn ability to heal itself and that this innate ability is controlled and regulated by your nervous system (brain/spinal cord/nerves). Chiropractors assist the nervous system to function better by removing subluxations (“nerve interferences”) along the spine so that you may feel better, function better and enjoy a better quality of life!
Adjustments are one of the key factors why chiropractic is unique in healthcare. The chiropractor delivers an adjustment to add motion to spinal joints that are not moving correctly (“stuck”). This is a highly skilled procedure requiring a precise amount of energy delivered at the right spot, in the right direction, at the right speed and at the right time. While there are many ways to deliver an adjustment, Dr. Greg typically uses a traditional “hands-on” adjustment. Alternatively, he may use a highly specialised computerised adjusting instrument (know as an Impulse iQ) or a specialised chiropractic ‘drop’ table. The approach he uses with you will be based on decades of clinical experience and your unique spinal condition.
No. While they may seem very similar to a patient, there are many differences between an adjustment delivered by a chiropractor and a manipulation delivered by, say, a manipulative physiotherapist or osteopath. One key difference is the degree of specificity, i.e a manipulation is often applied in a very generalised manner whereas an adjustment is applied with highly targeted precision. Think of the difference between a shotgun and a rifle…both work but they are different. The most significant point of difference, however, is the outcome objective. Manipulation is generally applied with the basic outcome objective of local pain relief. Whereas the outcome objective of an adjustment is better spinal and nervous system function and an improvement in overall health and quality of life.
Yes. Adjustments delivered by a professionally trained and experienced chiropractic are considered very safe.
No. People often incorrectly think that making their joints “pop” is the same as an adjustment. Those people that are frequently “popping” their own joints do often experience some temporary relief but the underlying problem is not being corrected and may be becoming more serious over time.
Often the answer is ‘yes’ but we can never really know for certain whether or not you will experience immediate relief after an adjustment. Remember, Dr. Greg’s responsibility is to locate and adjust vertebral subluxations. While correcting a subluxation can help your body work better, it doesn’t guarantee pain relief in all cases. How long it will take for you to feel better depends on many factors…most of which are beyond Dr. Greg’s control.