To define chiropractic: it is a health profession which uses a variety of techniques to identify and treat mechanical dysfunction in the body (primarily the spine) in order to relieve pain and restore normal function to the body.
Recent advances in the field of neurology have supported the theory that pain and dysfunction can have a broader impact on health and quality of life, and also added to our understanding of how pain is perceived and modulated by the nervous system.
Chiropractors in Australia must all receive training to a similar level to achieve registration with the Nation Registration Board (AHPRA) - usually a Masters Degree in Chiropractic, there are many different methods and modes of practice utilised by chiropractors in Australia.
What works for one patient may not be the right approach for another. As a result, most chiropractors will be well versed in a variety of techniques and approaches to enable them to cater for the relatively diverse range of conditions and patients who would find themselves in the chiropractor's office.
In addition to this, some patients who are more experienced with Chiropractic care may have developed a preference for one style of care over another. It is important for the chiropractor to discuss with you what approach will work best and what you are comfortable with.