If you have recently been diagnosed with a spinal condition, are thinking of treating yourself, or are simply interested in the work of a qualified Frankston chiropractor, you should find out if they are a member of the Royal Australian Chiropractic Society (RACS). This is an independent organisation that accredits all chiropractic practice in Australia.
Questions to Ask When Choosing A Chiropractor
Health practitioners have to adhere to certain rules and standards to ensure they are not liable for any damages caused to people who undergo treatment through them. The RACS does not recommend that its members undertake chiropractic treatment without first conducting their own independent investigation. Anyone who is considering chiropractic care should first seek medical advice from their GP. They can also refer you to a suitable practitioner, if they feel it is necessary. You should also ask a few questions before having treatment through a chiropractor.
A qualified and registered Frankston chiropractor will usually require a referral form from you or your GP. You should find this form at your GP’s surgery. Your doctor will normally explain to you that you are free to visit them and see what sort of treatment they recommend. After you have had some consultation with your doctor and discussed the treatment options with them, you should be able to make a decision on which practitioner is right for you.