Chiropractic Care and Massage in Mackay
At your first appointment, Dr Kade Anderson (Chiropractor), Dr Lucas Nielsen (Chiropractor) or Dr Jason Finlow (Chiropractor) will take an extensive history and perform a full body examination to develop your personalised Chiropractic Care Plan. This plan will include a variety of modalities and treatment types.
These may include:
Diversified (Manual) Adjustments
Low force techniques such as Activator adjustments and pelvic blocks
Soft tissue techniques
Rehabilitation Exercises & Stretches
Discover how chiropractic care can help you to reach your full wellness potential!
What is Chiropractic?
At its core, Chiropractic is an allied health discipline which focuses on the body’s inherent ability to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors focus on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, correcting misalignments in the spine to help relieve pain and restore proper movement and function to the body.
The term “Chiropractic” comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice). This describes the way that Chiropractors treat, using their hands to perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine. These adjustments are quick movements applied to the spine and other joints in the body to help restore proper movement, and nowadays can be applied either with the Chiropractors hands or with a device called an Activator.
Dry Needling is a therapy which Dr Kade or Dr Lucas (Chiropractors) may implement as an adjunct to your care. Dry Needling is the insertion of fine needles into specific spots of pain. These spots are located via palpation and can be found in muscle or tendons. Dry Needling stimulates blood flow to the affected area and can assist in decreasing muscle tension and pain. In a Dry Needling appointment, Dr Kade or Dr Lucas (Chiropractors) will perform dry needling along with soft tissue and/or adjustments to help effectively heal tissue and relieve pain. Dry Needling is also available with Tiani and Shantel, 2 of our Remedial Massage Therapists.
Remedial Massage is a modality focused on relieving muscle tension and aches to allow people to function pain-free. It also aids in allowing for greater flexibility, range of motion and encourages lymphatic drainage. Remedial Massage can be a whole body therapy or can be tailored to your problem areas – it is an individual experience guided by your feedback and your body. Here at Anderson Family Chiropractic, we are passionate about maximising your health. Massage Therapy and Chiropractic are complementary services which enable you to function to the best of your ability and optimise your results.
Pricing and health fund rebate status for Massage Therapists
To check if the therapist you wish to book an appointment with is claimable through your health fund you can call your fund and quote the therapist's Provider Number, the item code and the price. The health fund can then inform you of the exact amount of your rebate. The item code you will need to quote to your health fund is 105 for an initial Remedial Massage and 205 for an ongoing Remedial Massage.
Tiani James: Provider number A072293H – Tiani is rebateable through all health funds (to the best of our knowledge).
Nadene Miller: Provider number 1387173K - Nadene is rebateable through all health funds (to the best of our knowledge).
Shantel Wicks: Provider number A219631B Shantel is rebateable through all health funds (to the best of our knowledge).
Melissa Goode: Provider number 032550 (Melissa is rebateable through some health funds – please call your fund to confirm if you will receive a rebate for treatment with her).
Pricing for treatment with Tiani, Nadene, Shantel or Melissa is $95/hr OR $90/hr for children or government concession card holders.
Christopher Martin: Christopher is not currently rebateable through any health funds. Pricing for Christopher is $85/hr OR $80/hr with children or government concession card holders.