All You Need To Know About Chiropractic In Singapore
Chiropractic care is a growing trend globally and in Singapore. People are starting to realise the benefits of natural therapies to pain instead of surgery and pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, some surgeries can be avoided with great results with appropriate Chiropractic care. Regular Chiropractic care can help ensure you are living at your optimal level of health and function.
In this article we will discuss all you need to know about Chiropractic in Singapore, but first, what is Chiropractic?
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What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is an allied health care profession concerned with the conservative management of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system (joints, muscles and nerves). Musculoskeletal conditions can include but are not limited to back pain, neck pain, chronic pain, headaches, sciatica, scoliosis and more.
Chiropractic is classified as primary health which means it is the first contact a person has with a health system when suffering from illness or injury. Like a General Practitioner, also classified as primary health, a Chiropractor will treat the illness or injury, or make a referral where necessary.
A Chiropractor’s focus is to keep the spine and nervous system healthy and functioning properly. This is achieved by using manual therapy such as spinal manipulation and mobilisation to correct any joint restrictions, which helps to promote the body’s natural ability to heal.
If you prefer a hands-on approach to your healthcare that promotes natural healing without medications or surgery, Chiropractic treatments offer a non-invasive and non-surgical solution.
All Chiropractors have undergone extensive education and training to become qualified healthcare providers. In this profession, education is ongoing, with Chiropractors requiring to stay up to date with the latest research, attend seminars and complete professional development courses.
What does a chiropractor do?
The term “chiropractic” is derived from the Greek word “chiropraktikos”, meaning “done by hand”. Chiropractic treatments primarily requires the use of the hands known as “adjustments” commonly referred to interchangeably as spinal manipulation.
A Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which a Chiropractor uses their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled pressure to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure is to improve spinal motion and improve your body’s physical function.
Chiropractors can be trained in a variety of techniques, with each varying in the approach to assessment and treatment modalities. You may have seen the following examples of some common techniques mentioned on various websites, such as diversified, gonstead, sacral occipital, activator methods, thompson terminal point technique, Chiropractic bioPhysics and applied kinesiology. Each method employs its own assessment approach and style of Chiropractic adjustment. It is up to the Chiropractor who is trained to incorporate the most suitable techniques in practice, adapting to the patient and the presenting condition to provide the best available care.
Who needs chiropractic?
Chiropractic care is recommended for everyone. Yes, everyone including newborns, children, adolescents, pregnant women, sportsmen, and the elderly can benefit from Chiropractic care.
Benefits of chiropractic
The World Health Organization defines health as being a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Being healthy is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. You need to move well, think well and eat well. Why would you want to wait for your body to break down? We should be taking proper care of ourselves and preventing health issues from arising. Regular Chiropractic care can help ensure you are living at your optimal level of health and function.
When to consider seeing a chiropractor
It is worth considering booking a consultation with a Chiropractor if you are experiencing neck or back pain, stiffness throughout the body, headaches, after an injury or trauma (such as a whiplash), or to just improve your overall health and well being. Symptoms (such as aches and pains) are usually the last thing to show. There can be issues building over a long period of time that may be able to help with.
What to expect
When you first consult a Chiropractor, you should expect a detailed history taking and examination, differential diagnosis and proper treatment protocols. The right Chiropractor will render only the best treatment for your health needs in order to achieve the quickest and optimal results. If your condition does not fall under the scope of Chiropractic care, the Chiropractor should have no problem referring you to the appropriate healthcare professional for co-management. You deserve a Chiropractor with the highest levels of standards and ethics.
(i) Initial Consultation: Discussion of the details of the condition you have come in with, and full disclosure of your medical history including pre-existing conditions, illnesses and diseases, past trauma/accidents, surgeries/medical treatments and lifestyle factors to accurately diagnose and assess the chronicity of your condition or injury.
(ii) Physical Examination: Detailed physical examination and full spinal examination and range of motion. If necessary you will then be given a referral to a radiology clinic for a series of Chiropractic spinal X-Rays.
(iii) Report of Findings: On the initial consultation, or subsequent visit, a detailed explanation of the findings from the consultation, examination and imaging if any, and recommendation of a customised treatment programme to correct the underlying issues, and help you long-term. If an adjustment is appropriate for you, it will commence during this appointment.
(iv) Chiropractic Treatment:
Some of the Chiropractic techniques utilised by our team at Kissun Chiropractic are manual adjustments, soft tissue, diversified, gonstead, thompson and activator. Our team also ensures sound patient education, therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, stretch prescription, nutritional, diet and lifestyle advice, cold or heat therapy, ergonomic and postural assessment, sleep posture assessment and foot orthotic therapy. This multidisciplinary approach is highly effective in resolving pain and restoring and maintaining long-term health for our patients. Treatments are customised to patients’ specific needs and preferences.
Read more: Kissun Chiropractic Success Stories.
Why does the chiropractic adjustment feel so good?
Spinal manipulation has been shown to promote the release of endorphins, which has an analgesic effect to help relieve pain.
Is the chiropractic adjustment painful?
No. At most, patients may occasionally experience mild soreness or aching the day following treatment (as with some form of exercise), which usually dissipates in a day or two. Chiropractic is therefore suitable for just about anyone, the elderly, pregnant women, children and babies included.
How much does chiropractic care cost?
The cost of Chiropractic care at Kissun Chiropractic is in the mid range so as to remain affordable to the Singapore community. We pride ourselves on delivering quality Chiropractic care at affordable prices.
Do I need to buy a package to begin treatment?
You should not have to! You may have read a few horror stories and complaints about Chiropractic clinics using fear mongering to pressure patients into signing up for packages that are often expensive and unnecessary.
Rest assured that at Kissun Chiropractic we do not hard sell anything! Notwithstanding, we recognise that Singaporeans love to purchase prepaid plans for costs savings purpose and have various treatment plans available. However, it is entirely the discretion of the patient to either pay per treatment session or purchase a plan, some of which can be shared within the family.
Here is why you should choose Kissun Chiropractic as your chiropractor of choice:
- Accountability: Our Chiropractors are certified and registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and insured. This means they are accountable to a higher, more vigorous standard than other Chiropractors in Singapore who may not be certified, registered with their home countries or insured. Registration with AHPRA also requires continued professional development which entails ongoing education by government certified bodies. Our Chiropractors pride themselves on being updated on the latest developments and treatment methods so they can give the most effective treatment to our patients.
- Expertise: Our Chiropractors are highly sought after for their knowledge and expertise in treating routine and complex neuromusculoskeletal conditions having been in practice for over a decade.
- Exclusivity: It is common in other Chiropractic clinics in Singapore to offer open treatment rooms. We offer closed private treatment rooms for patients’ privacy and comfort.
- Availability: We are open 7 days a week. Yes, on Sundays and most public holidays too for patients’ convenience.
- Accessibility: Patients are free to have treatments across both clinic locations in the City and the East, and are not confined to one clinic location. Our Chiropractors practice at both clinic locations.
- Customer Service: We are equipped with trained, professional and caring staff to ensure patients’ exceptional experience.
- Patients’ Review. See what our patients have to say. We are also honoured to receive the Bronze Award for the Best Chiropractor category in the Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards 2021 and 2022.
At Kissun Chiropractic, we strive to deliver exceptional yet affordable service within a comfortable and caring environment.
Looking for a Chiropractor, look no further than Kissun Chiropractic.
Kissun Chiropractic is a trusted and leading Chiropractic clinic in Singapore offering affordable and effective treatments for all ages in the community. Our team of Chiropractors are Australian trained and registered, and experienced in treating neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as headaches, neck, shoulder and backaches, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, sciatica, pregnancy aches and pains, sports injuries, performing ergonomic assessments and postural checks. Patients’ conditions are managed through natural, safe, non-invasive, drug and surgery free treatments, relying on the bodies’ inherent recuperative functions. Treatments are customised to patients’ specific needs and preferences.