“With broad training ranging from nutrition to pharmacy to mental health, chiropractors make an excellent primary care facility.”
Chiropractic is an essential part of today’s healthcare system with a traditional focus on health promotion rather than reactive ‘health care’ in response to a disease crisis. Chiropractic advocates healthy lifestyles in an effort to prevent or at least diminish the burden of disease in individuals and society as a whole. In Australia’s ageing society the government is now starting a slow, steady shift towards preventative medicine, in which chiropractic already takes part.
As well as having great success in treating neuromusculoskeletal complaints, chiropractors are well known for providing patients with dietary, exercise and postural advice in what is known as ‘active care’; where the onus of being healthy falls on the individual first. With a broad training ranging from nutrition to pharmacy to mental health, chiropractors make an excellent primary care facility allowing appropriate referral when indicated and helping many patients stay out of the medical/hospital system.