Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between physiotherapy and chiropractic?
There are some similarities between physiotherapy and chiropractic in that they are both effective health care modalities that work with the musculoskeletal system. However, they are distinct health care professions for a number of reasons. To put it succinctly—physiotherapy tends to work with the support structures of the body (muscle, ligament) while chiropractic focuses on the foundational structures of the body (bones and nervous system). In some cases, working with both a chiropractor and physiotherapist concurrently will be beneficial depending on the diagnosis.
How much does “one session” cost? Do you offer packages / care plans / programs?
We offer both a ‘Pay-Per-Visit’ rate as well as a number of Care Plans. While our doctors will always provide specific, tailored, recommendations for you based on your condition, you will decide what you are ready to commit to. At Absolute Chiropractic you will not be faced with pushy sales or gimmicks – our service and product speak for themselves and we are confident that you will agree. Our ‘Pay-Per-Visit’ rate is $125 SGD, while Care Plans will yield a reduced rate.
How long is “one session”?
At Absolute Chiropractic, we specialize in what is known as ‘corrective chiropractic care’. This means that each and every visit, the doctors will be applying a number of different corrective methods / interventions, most notably specific chiropractic adjustments and spinal traction. On average, our practice members spend between 45 mins – 1 hour during each corrective visit; those cases needing more work may require up to 2 hours. Please read more about CBP® and what makes Absolute Chiropractic unique in Singapore.
Will I need spinal x-rays?
If you have taken spinal x-rays in the past, do bring them in at your first appointment so our doctors may assess them. Not all cases require the use of x-ray, however cases of corrective care will warrant some form of diagnostic imaging—your doctor will discuss this with you after they have completed thoroughly reviewing your health history and performing a postural, spinal, and physical examination.
How many sessions will I need?
This will depend primarily on two factors—what is your condition/diagnosis and what is your desired outcome?
Our doctors will always make their best recommendations for you while incorporating their collective clinical experience, evidence-informed practice, and the most recent chiropractic and CBP® research. Some important things to keep in mind – your problem very likely did not occur immediately when you first felt your pain or discomfort and might instead be a reflection of years of built up stresses or traumas. To undo this damage, allowing your body to properly repair and heal, it will take some time.
Can chiropractic cure/fix scoliosis?
Returning a scoliotic spine to ideal is unlikely. However, achieving improvements is absolutely possible with the correct intervention. Corrective chiropractic care in conjunction with mirror-image exercises, ScoliRoll® spinal orthotics, and corrective braces such the ScoliBrace®, have been proven to be very successful in reducing scoliosis (curve straightening), de-rotation of the spine, and increasing spinal flexibility.
Who can benefit from chiropractic care?
Do you have a spine? If the answer is ‘yes’, then you can benefit from chiropractic care. The spine provides a foundational column for your body—it is your main support pillar. It also encases and protects your all-important spinal cord. For your body to function optimally, you require a healthy spine and nervous system. Chiropractic care focuses on restoring proper function and health to these areas of your body.
In fact, more and more people are seeking out chiropractic care to help them keep their bodies functioning and feeling their best, with or without symptoms.
Is chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic care under a properly trained doctor of chiropractic is very safe. The risk is so low that chiropractors pay among the lowest malpractice insurance for health care providers -- anywhere from ½ to 1/10th of what a medical doctor may require.
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