Day chiropractic Centre has been servicing the Geelong community for over 35 years. Since our very first day we have been providing gentle, natural health care to our local community.



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Geelong, VIC 3220

Frequently Asked Questions


What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care discipline based on the scientific premise that the body is a self-regulating and self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body. Chiropractic comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning done by hand.


The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.


The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the intricate communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If these nervous system pathways are impaired, malfunction of the tissue and organ function throughout the body can result.


Chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutrition, exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications.

How safe is chiropractic? According to a New Zealand Government inquiry chiropractic care is remarkably safe. In relation to caring for neck and back pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Do I need x-rays? Your chiropractor may recommend that you have X-rays taken so they can get a more in-depth view of what is going on in your spine. These X-rays are usually bulk billed at one of the local Geelong Radiology Centres.
Is it too early for my child to be checked by a chiropractor? Since significant trauma can occur at birth many parents choose to have their newborns checked for any spinal problems. Later, learning to walk, riding a bicycle and other childhood activities can cause spinal problems.

While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, the potential underlying structural damage to the child's spine, skull, pelvis and extremities is the unique domain of a chiropractor. Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as "growing pains" may be able to be traced to the spine. Regular chiropractic checkups may be able to identify these problems and may help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults.
Can I adjust myself? No. Damage can occur when a joint is forced to "pop" with weakened muscles and ligaments. Chiropractors are the only health professionals in the world trained to detect and correct subluxations. Just like you, your chiropractic Doctor must get adjusted by a colleague.
Why is the spine so important?
Your spine protects your spinal cord and nerves which send messages to the brain and the rest of the body. Improper position of the spine (subluxation) can interfere with vital signals which may compromise organ and tissue function. Specific chiropractic adjustments help to improve mind/body communication.
What Education do chiropractors have?
A Doctor of Chiropractic has spent five years at university usually doing a double degree program consisting of a three year bachelor and a two year masters or graduate diploma. This level of education is what gives chiropractors the title of Doctor.

History of Chiropractic

The art of chiropractic started in 1895 in the US. Dr DD Palmer was searching for the cause of disease and explored many types of healing arts. One day his janitor, who had been partially deaf for many years, allowed Dr Palmer to examine him. No one had previously discovered what Dr Palmer did - a lump in his neck from a shifted spinal bone (subluxation). Dr Palmer convinced the janitor to allow him to "adjust" the shifted bone to its normal position using his hands. The janitor's hearing was restored and chiropractic, as we know it today, was born.