Yaksich Health Centre

Frequently asked questions

Yaksich Health Centre

We understand that there is always uncertainty when trying something new, so here are some of our frequently asked questions to assist you.

What happens on the initial consult? What do I need to bring?

The practitioner will perform a thorough health history and examination and treatment will be administered if considered appropriate. Generally, a warm anti – inflammatory dressing will be applied to the site of dysfunction and left on overnight. It is important to bring with you any appropriate medical documentation.

What should I wear to my consult?

A loose shirt / top that allows easy movement, and can be moved easily to assess your back, elbows or shoulders. Shorts or pants that have some stretch and allow easy movement – check if you can easily and comfortably squat down in them.

Are we covered by private health funds?

All of our practitioners are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) through their respective chiropractic and osteopathic boards, therefore you will able to make a claim with your private health fund for a rebate.

How do I book in? Do I need a referral from a general practitioner?

Bookings can made over the phone for our clinics – the Bayswater number is 9271 6214, the South Perth number is 0499 111 800 and the Lesmurdie number is 9291 9991. You do not need a referral from your Doctor to make an appointment.

What is the difference between chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy?

These practitioners overlap in the conditions they treat, the most common being musculoskeletal problems, sports and work injuries, back pain, and headaches. The main difference between them is in how they assess and treat the complaint.

Osteopaths focus on pinpointing what’s stopped working well within the body to cause mechanical overloading and pain in the area that’s sore. Osteopathy is a hands-on manual therapy. It focuses on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a whole.

Chiropractors focus on diagnosing, treating and preventing musculoskeletal problems throughout the body. Chiropractors are experts in caring for the spine and neuro-musculoskeletal system.

Physiotherapists focus on physical movement and function for patients, most commonly after injury or surgery. Physiotherapists are experts in exercise prescription and aim to maximise a person’s physical capacity through movement and pain management.

What is Yaksich Manual Medicine?

Is a style of manual therapy that has been passed down through generations. This style of care utilizes aspects of all the above professions with the main goal of decreasing pain whilst increasing mobility and function. Our chiropractors and osteopaths at Yaksich Health Centre are very similar in the ways they practice manual therapy. Both are primarily focused on all aspects of spinal care, focusing on checking and correcting vertebral dysfunction and restoring healthy function of the spine, in turn allowing the body to function at its optimal potential.

What do we treat?

We treat day to day injuries of the spine and upper and lower extremities. Some of the conditions we treat include:
• Low back pain
• Neck pain
• Headaches
• Shoulder pain
• Hip pain
• Sciatica
• Work-related and repetitive strain injuries
• Sports injuries

How many visits do I need?

Some people need only a few visits and some people need more, but most mechanically related back pain (pain relating to musculoskeletal structures) should respond to conservative care within 4 – 6 treatments. However, this varies from patient to patient due to a multitude of factors. Our practitioners will perform a thorough health history and physical examination to determine an appropriate prognosis for your condition.


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