Frequently asked questions
What sets Aurum Health Care apart from other back pain relief clinics?
Each of our health care professionals and support staff are carefully selected based on their experience, knowledge, skills, manner and commitment to ongoing education to provide you with the highest quality care and best outcomes.
Read more on what makes Aurum Health Care in a superior league of its own.
Why did Aurum Health Care start?
The conception of Aurum Health Care is unique, as it is truly thought for and built for the patient, practitioner and support staff in mind so we can do our best work and serve.
HOW ARE OUR STAFF SELECTED TO WORK AT AURUM?
Being a family practice, we do our best to ensure that all our patients, practitioners and support staff are in a safe, fair environment and under the care of highly trained professionals.
What is Chiropractic?
Our Chiropractors can use a range of techniques including but not limited to:
- Gentle minimal to non-rotational manual techniques
- Musculoskeletal dry needling
- Sports taping
- Soft tissue, deep muscle releases
Chiropractic at Aurum Health care is at the highest standard. It is performed in a safe and effective manner to improve spinal and nervous system function.
What qualifications do Chiropractors at Aurum Health Care have?
Our Chiropractors exceed the recommended learning for continued professional development and are engaged in studies to expand their knowledge with the latest advances in health care.
In addition to formal education, our Chiropractors have a vast amount of clinical experience and knowledge. They have helped many patients of all ages and fitness levels to be pain free and mobile. Every person is an individual, and with their clinical experience and expertise, they perform accurate assessments to customise treatment plans for the best patient outcomes.
How does Chiropractic treatment work?
When a healthy joint moves, it sends a signal into the spinal cord and into the brain letting the brain know that the joint moves in that direction. Conversely, if you want to move a joint, the brain then sends an electrical signal into the spinal cord, then to the joint to allow it to move in the direction you have chosen.
If a joint is restricted or injured either through degenerative changes or tissue damage, it doesn’t function well. This means the tension needed for muscles, tendons and ligaments for a particular movement is changed, and the overall joint position sense is altered. When you have an altered joint position sense, the messages into the brain are also altered which unfortunately increases your risk of injury and can create balance issues such as falling.
Our Chiropractors are experts in determining joint dysfunction to address discomfort. Using best evidence methods, they perform treatments involving a specific stretch of the ligaments and tendons in a precise direction to restore the movement in the joint. In this process, it is theorised to stimulate the joint and increase blood supply and nutrients to the damaged area and create a new movement pattern and awareness. This process is thought to override the pain sensation, making you feel better.
The grade of stimulation or movement performed is dependent on the integrity of a patient’s spine with many factors such as one’s bone density, stiffness and flexibility taken into consideration.
Is Chiropractic safe?
The Chiropractors at Aurum Health Care perform a detailed history and assessment to select the best techniques so you receive the maximum benefits of care and reduce any potential adverse reactions. You will also be able to discuss any concerns with our Chiropractors before commencing any treatments.
Does Chiropractic treatments hurt?
Most patients find the sessions relaxing however everyone is different.
If the discomfort is ever too much, please always let your Chiropractor know so they can modify the technique to your tolerance level.
How many visits do I need to find relief?
Every person is wired up differently so individual results may vary depending on their health, fitness, lifestyle habits and compliance to recommendations and treatments.
However, the majority of patients report and experience noticeable pain relief immediately.
As a general rule, most patients with an acute injury (without underlying biomechanical problems) undertake treatment plans in the region of 1 – 4 visits. However, if there are underlying biomechanical problems, or if it’s a chronic condition, most patients need 8 – 12 visits.
The best way to receive the most effective care is to accurately find the problem and do your best to follow the recommendations of your trained practitioner.
Chiropractors at Aurum Health Care have extensive clinical experience in diagnosing and treating a range of complex cases and are committed to helping you achieve feeling and functioning at your best.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders through a variety physical methods including soft/deep tissue work (massage), heat treatments, electrotherapy such as ultrasound or TENS, exercise prescription.
Physiotherapists also work closely with GPs and other health clinicians to plan and manage treatment.
What qualifications must a physiotherapist hold?
Physiotherapy at Aurum Health Care is at the highest level, as all health practitioners are encouraged to exceed the recommended learning for continued professional development. All practitioners must also adhere to strict guidelines on the code of conduct as per board recommendations and practice policies.
In addition to formal education, Physiotherapists at Aurum Health Care possess a vast amount of clinical experience and knowledge to ensure best patient outcomes.
Is Physiotherapy safe?
At Aurum Health Care, your Physiotherapist will perform a detailed history and assessment to select the best method to address your problem with minimal risk of adverse reactions. You will also be able to discuss any concerns with your Physiotherapist at our practice before commencing any treatments.
Does Physiotherapy treatments hurt?
If the discomfort is ever too much, please always let your Physiotherapist know so they can modify the method used to your tolerance level.
How many sessions do I need to find relief?
Every person is wired up different so individual results may vary depending on their health, fitness, lifestyle habits and compliance to recommendations and treatments.
As a general rule, most patients with an acute injury (without underlying biomechanical problems) treatment plans can take anywhere between 1 – 4 visits. However, if there are underlying biomechanical problems, or if it’s a chronic condition, most patients need 8 – 12 visits.
The best way to receive the most effective care is to accurately find the problem and do your best to follow the recommendations of your trained Physiotherapist.
What are the benefits of massage?
- Increased flexibility
- Reduced tension
- Pain relief
- Improved circulation
- Reduced stress hormones
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system
- Increased joint mobility
Massage Therapists at Aurum Health Care have experience in treating a range of complex cases and are committed to helping you achieve optimum functionality and feeling your best.
What qualifications do Massage Therapists at Aurum Health Care have?
In addition, every massage therapist is carefully selected and undergoes additional extensive training to provide you with the best results possible all within your comfort level.
Is Massage Therapy at Aurum Health Care safe?
All our Massage Therapists are highly trained and skilled and undergo continued professional development. Massage Therapy at Aurum Health Care is conducted in a safe and nurturing environment.
Does Massage Therapy at Aurum Health care hurt?
At any stage, if your massage is uncomfortable, please let the therapist know.
Do we perform pregnancy massages?
We do advise receiving your pregnancy massages in the second trimester.
Where is Aurum Health Care located?
Look for the brightly lit green ‘AV Jennings’ sign and we’re on the same level as visitor parking.
Due to current roadworks, it is best to use the roundabout on the east side of Norwest Boulevard, near Windsor Road towards Castle Hill.
Do you have parking available?
There is plenty of parking at the building.
The visitor parking is on the same level as our practice, with two mobility parking bays.
If visitor parking is full, we also have allocated car spaces labelled ‘Aurum’ and they are near the entrance to the carpark.
How do I make an appointment?
Do I need a referral from a doctor?
However, if you have been injured at work and have a WorkCover claim, been in a motor vehicle accident and have a SIRA claim or are seeking treatment through Medicare, you will need to see your GP prior to seeing either a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist.
If you are seeking care through the Department Veteran Affairs, some cardholders may not require a referral from your GP.
There is no need for a referral from your GP to make an appointment with the Massage Therapist.
When should I arrive to my first appointment?
What do I bring to my first appointment?
Do the appointments run on time?
We value our patients’ time and have efficient practices to minimise wait times. However, in some circumstances, unforeseen events may arise and we may be delayed.
If there is a delay, we always try to contact you to let you know to come a little later to avoid wait times.
What should I wear to my appointment?
For Massage therapy appointments, disrobing will be discussed at your appointment.
What should I do if need to change an appointment?
Do we charge a non-attendance / cancellation fee?
Non-attendance or insufficient notice of cancellation does incur a non-attendance fee.
Do we accept health insurance?
All our practitioners are recognized and registered with all the private health funds and you’ll be able to claim on the spot with the HICAPS facility if you’re covered with the service by your health fund.
Do we have HICAPS facilities?
We can process your private health insurance claim on site with your health insurance card and you’ll only have to fix up the gap fee. The gap fee varies between health funds and the level of cover you have with the fund. Ring your health fund if you would like to know how much they will cover.