Our philosophy and care is based on the vitalistic* premise that the body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. Our aim is to provide the space and the care to facilitate your body’s innate potential for health and wellbeing.
*(Vitalism - Wikipedia)
At Zuma Health we want everyone who walks through our door to feel a part of our family and at home in our clinic. Our approach to health care is holistic in nature and we offer a diverse array of natural health therapies to best assist you on your individual health journey!
Our clinic was originally founded as a chiropractic clinic and it has now grown to encompass a wide array of natural therapies and health practitioners. Each of these modalities work in harmony to deliver the best care for our patients
Chiropractic care is commonly known to support in treatment of backaches, disc pains, sciatic problems, whiplash-related injuries, biomechanical issues and the like. What a lot of people don’t realise is chiropractic care has shown potential which extends beyond the treatment of ‘just sore backs’. The reality is chiropractic care focuses on your “neuroskeleton” ( the spine), and will thereby create effects throughout nervous system; which is why research is now being conducted to demonstrate how chiropractic may help in the treatment of health problems far beyond a back ache. The art of spinal adjustment has been used as beneficial support treating health conditions since the time of Hippocrates*.*(Pettman E. A history of manipulative therapy. J Man Manip Ther. 2007; 15 (3), 165-74
Your First chiropractic Visit to our Practice.
The moment you enter Zuma Health, you will feel relaxed and welcomed by our warm friendly environment and enthusiastic staff! On your first visit one of our vitalistic facilitators will first get you acquainted with a practice by showing you around and making sure you feel ‘at home’ and comfortable. They will then assist you to fill out an initial consult form and run you through a series of quick non-invasive tests. This process is super important and will allow our health practitioners to get to know you & your body so that we can provide the best care for you!
After completing your patient questionnaire, you will be then introduced to your health practitioner in a consultation room. Your trained practitioner will spend some time with you, looking at your relevant history, your current health concerns, your goals and desired outcomes and making sure that you understand how and why we do things (we encourage you to ask as many questions as you like!).
They will perform a thorough head to toe examination to determine the best treatment plan for you. The examination will consist of several assessments, from postural, gait, neurological reflexes and more to show us the disturbances in your postural physiology or other problems you may be having. We conduct this examination using a combination of new technologies as well as non-invasive and painless techniques to accurately assess your function. In some cases the doctor will recommend X-Rays, (onsite facilities) IF deemed necessary.
Safety is our highest priority: On a case by case basis (if clinically indicated and safe) the doctor may or may not recommend and perform an adjustment on the first visit.
Your Second chiropractic Visit to our Practice
Welcome back! On your second visit, once again you will be warmly welcomed by our vitalistic facilitator who will give you a folder with a special report of your findings. This report has been specially made for you by the doctor which contains a summary of findings pertaining to all the results from the testing and assessments performed in your initial consult.
After you have had a look through these results on your own you will be guided into one of our consultation rooms. It is in this appointment time that your Dr. will explain to you the relevant findings from the testing and assessments made on your initial consult. They will review the findings of your posture scans and other test results, including x-rays if they were required.
They will discuss how they may be able to best help you on your vitalistic health journey as well as answer any questions you may have about your care here at Zuma Health. A recommended program of care specifically designed for you will be explained (including costs).
Once again depending on the findings in your report, the doctor may or may not recommend and perform an adjustment in this visit; this is assessed on a case by case basis.
Your Regular Visits
Now that we have gotten to know each other…
On a typical visit you will get greeted by our friendly vitalistic facilitators and start your visit by signing our client register form at the front desk.
When it is your turn, you will be escorted to a room to prepare for your treatment. The chiropractor will assess any changes in your health status to determine what areas need to be corrected for the day and answer any questions you may have.
These visits usually only take 5-15 minutes. Longer visits (30 minutes) may also be necessary from time to time depending on the status of your body. Sometimes an additional therapy will need to be used which may take an additional 10-15 minutes.
At Zuma Health we want to ensure we continuously provide you the best care. This means we will periodically conduct a progress visit with you. This visit is a slightly longer consultation (30 minutes) to your regular visits. In these visits your health practitioner will spend quality time with you to make sure we are all still on the same page. It allows us to monitor the progress from your care with us at Zuma Health; it is also an opportunity for us to stay up to date with your goals and for you to ask any questions to ensure we stay on track with your individualised health care!
Are you still unsure if chiropractic care is right for you? Feel free to get in contact with us, or book in for a free 15 minute spinal assessment to see how our practitioners and staff members at Zuma Health can help you!
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