Frequently Asked Questions

Will you crack my neck?

At Boundless Health we use a gentle method called Network Spinal, a gentle but precise contact that helps your body release tension and gain flexibility. Unlike conventional chiropractic, we pride ourself on sustainable, long-term improvements in your health without the use of forceful ‘cracks’ of the joints.

Is Chiropractic safe?

Absolutely, Chiropractic has an outstanding safety record and all chiropractors have received at least 5 years of formal, University education to ensure your safety and wellbeing. At Boundless Health we take a natural approach to your health, using gentle techniques aimed at working with your body to facilitate your healing.

Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I’m pregnant?

Anytime is good to see a chiropractor to improve your nervous system functioning. Lots of changes occur in the body with pregnancy, placing higher demand and higher stress on the pelvic joints. A recent study (Haavik, 2016*) showed that chiropractic can help pregnant women relax their pelvic floor muscles, which can assist in vaginal delivery of the baby. Our adjusting methods are always modified in consideration to height, weight and size of the mother.

*Haavik, H., Murphy, B.A. and Kruger, J., 2016. Effect of Spinal Manipulation on Pelvic Floor Functional Changes in Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women: A Preliminary Study. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics, 39(5), pp.339-347.

What causes the popping sound I can hear in my spine?

An audible cavitation (or popping) is actually a rare occurrence with Network Spinal adjustments, however you may hear them occur after your visit to the chiropractor. The popping sound you may hear is the release of gas in the synovial fluid that is contained in between the joints. This happens when the joint is stretched and gas is released very quickly into the increasing space, making an audible ‘popping’ sound. This is completely normal and safe and is a sign of increasing flexibility in your spine as a result of chiropractic care.

Do children need chiropractic care?

Anyone can benefit from chiropractic care, from young children to the elderly. Network Spinal adjustments are very gentle, but very specific and are designed to help your body naturally release tension to feel and function better. Young children experience all sorts of stressors to their nervous system as early as birth, to learning how to walk, bumping into objects and carrying heavy school backpacks. We love to see kids and want to support their nervous system during their growth and development.

How often will I need to come in for appointments?

Dr Bilal will determine the most appropriate schedule of care once you have taken a Fundamentals consultation. It is hard to determine what sort of care you may need prior to a thorough history and examination.

How does Network Spinal work?

Network Spinal or Network Care is a gentle but specific technique designed to use your body’s resources to accelerate healing through the release of stored tension in your body. Network care has developed and evolved over the last 30 years by founder Donald Epstein and is known for its profound results in improving physical, mental and emotional health. Unlike conventional chiropractic, we want to see our clients achieve boundless levels of health and function without the forceful ‘crack’ of the spine.