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Frequently Asked Questions

common conditions
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Mid-Back Pain & Stiffness
  • Lower Back Pain & Stiffness
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Arm, Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Problems
  • Foot Problems
  • Disc Problems
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Hip, Knee and Ankle Problems
  • Numbness, Tingling, Weakness in Arms/Legs
  • Tension/Stress
  • Poor Posture
  • Pregnancy-related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains & Strains
Is chiropractic safe?

Chiropractic is widely recognised as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headaches, and neck and back pain.

It has an excellent safety record. Although no health treatment is completely free of risk.

Chiropractors are trained to pick up early signs of those who may be at risk of an adverse reaction.

Even common over-the-counter medicines carry a risk.

What is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body, isolating a particular area and at a very high velocity. The adjustment moves the joint to restore proper movement and optimise function. When a joint is adjusted, you may or may not hear a “popping” sound; this is not bone on bone but rather a tissue release. The same sound can actually be created in the release of chronic muscle adhesions.
Where are you located?
Harbour Family Chiropractic is located at Unit 3/7-9 Fielden Way, Port Kennedy. We see patients from throughout the region, including Port Kennedy, Secret Harbour, Rockingham, Warnbro, Singleton, Waikiki, Baldivis, Peel Region, Golden Bay, Madora Bay, Meadow Springs, Lakelands, Mandurah, and Cooloongup and even further beyond.
what are your opening times?

We are open:

Mon – Thurs 8am – 7pm
Fri 8am – 6pm
Sat 8am – 12pm
Sun Closed

We do take a midday break from treating somewhere between 12 and 2.30pm this time is used for patient reports and administration. Please leave us a message and we will return your call when we are able to.


when should I have an adjustment?
We believe that everyone should have a chiropractic assessment and that can start from birth, especially after the possible physical trauma of labour, or at any stage of life. Many problems can go on undetected for years until the body can no longer adapt and then pain presents. For most people, pain is the only time they are aware something is wrong. Unfortunately, this can keep them away from work, school, or even their day-to-day activities. If you’ve come to the point where pain causes interruptions and restrictions in the activities of your daily life then it is recommended you see a chiropractor as soon as possible.
what are the benefits of chiropractic?
Chiropractic care may:
  • Improve movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
  • Improve your posture
  • Improve the function of your nervous system
  • Provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain
  • Help prevent work-related muscle and joint injuries
  • Lead to enhanced athletic performance, strength and function
  • Improve your flexibility and range of motion
  • Relieve pregnancy-related backache
  • Correct gait and foot problems
  • Improve your ability to deal with stressful situations
Do I need a referral? Can you Bulk Bill?
A referral is not necessary unless you are claiming through Veterans’ Affairs and you will need a GP referral that reflects your DVA approved conditions. We do take Medicare Referrals and can Bulk Bill with a relevant GP referral but ask that you have at least 4 appointments to ensure you receive the full benefit of our care.
Does chiropractic care require x-rays?
X-rays can play an important role in diagnosis and are taken when a need has been determined after taking a patient case history and conducting a physical examination.
any other questions?
We would love to hear from you