The Parker Clinic Chiropractor Ascot Vale

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Dr. Paul Parker - (Principal and Chiropractor)
graduated from Melbourne University in 1989 with major studies in neuroanatomy and physiology. Paul then completed a five year degree in Chiropractic at RMIT in 1994 winning the International College of Chiropractic award for all round excellence and also received the Chiropractor's Association of Australia award for clinical excellence. Paul's special interests include family health care (including pregnancy and peadiatric chiropractic) and the management of athletes of all abilities.
Away from practice, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, rowing, travel and spectator sports

Dr Lachlan Archer - (Chiropractor) graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Applied Science in Chiropractic and holds memberships with Chiropractic Australia and Sports Chiropractic Australia. Dr Archer joined The Parker Clinic in 2018 having practiced in Melbourne's inner west and in 2017 was part of a joint team of health professionals that travelled to Samoa to provide health care to local communities. Dr Archer's special interest lies with the management of new, emerging and elite athletes whilst assisting every client to realise their personal best remains his primary clinical focus. Lachlan's personal interests include travel, fishing, cooking, staying fit and active.

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.

Studies show that chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment for many spine related conditions without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuro-musculo-skeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches/migraines.

Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have a broad range of diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by chiropractors is known as "spinal manipulation," also called "chiropractic adjustment." The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment, of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Chiropractors may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient's condition, or the condition warrants co-management with other members of the health care team.

Chiropractic doctors are highly educated. University courses in Australia require 5 years full time study. By virtue of their undergraduate education, no other health profession is more qualified in the field of spinal health than chiropractic.

Chiropractic Fee Schedule

Service Standard Fee
Initial Consultation $125.00
(History, examination, report of findings, recommendations and treatment as indicated and x-rays if required)
Standard Consultation $65.00
(History, examination and treatment)
Update Consultation (1) $75.00
Second Initial Consultation (2) $105.00
Family Consultation (3) $65.00 parent / $35.00 child

1. Update consultations are for clients presenting with a new injury/complaint or for returning clients whom have not been examined for more than 6 months.
2. Second Initial Consultations are required once a client has returned to the practice after more than 12 months. This requires extra time to take a history, examine and diagnose the purpose of the return visit and adequately plan the appropriate management strategy.
3. A family consultation is when treatment is received on the same day by two parents and their children. Both adults shall be charged the full $65.00 fee if the child discount rate is to be applied.

Concession Rates - Concession includes pensioners, un-employed persons, full time students & persons aged less than 18 years. The fee schedule is reduced $5.00 for concession clients. Please note that Government health care cards are not accepted at this clinic. Concession rates do not apply to Body Indulgence treatments and all gift vouchers.

** A $10.00 account keeping fee applies to when payment is not received on the day of treatment or if an account is sent.

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