About Us:
Clinic Info, Processes & Prices

About The Clinic

running girlKarori Chiropractic’s goal is to provide thorough and effective care at competitive prices.

Your treatment will be individually tailored to suit your specific needs. We aim to get you back on your feet as soon as possible while giving lifestyle, posture, exercise and stretching advice to improve your general health. The appointments are designed to allow enough time for a thorough look into all of your areas of concern. The treatment approach can be altered to ensure you are always within your comfort levels; customer satisfaction is important to us.

At Karori Chiropractic we base our methods, techniques and advice on the latest research findings.

We are registered ACC providers, permitting cover for certain injuries. You do not need a medical referral to receive chiropractic treatment and all individuals are welcome to experience this form of healthcare. You can also receive treatment if you have no symptoms, chiropractic can provide more than just pain relief.

Ben O’Donnell is Karori Chiropractic’s chiropractor, find out more about him here. If you are still on the fence about the treatment or have some questions or concerns, Ben will be happy to have a chat. You can get in touch through the contact page or call today on (04) 476 3230.

Appointment Types

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Karori Chiropractic has 3 appointment types:

The First Visit appointment is for those who haven’t had an appointment at Karori Chiropractic before.

The Regular Visit appointment is for those who have completed their first visit and are wanting the standard thorough chiropractic treatment that Karori Chiropractic provides.

The Quick Click® appointment is for those who have had their first visit previously and are after a quick tune-up to keep their spine functioning optimally. This appointment comes at a cheaper price but there are strict terms and conditions, such as it is unavailable if you are suffering moderate to severe pain. Find out more about the terms and conditions.

Read more about each appointment by clicking below:

The First Appointment is for people having their very first appointment with us.
This appointment includes a thorough health history, physical exam, spinal analysis, adjustments and lifestyle advice.

The following is what to expect during the visit:

After arriving and filling out some paperwork, the chiropractor will inquire about your general health and the area/s of symptoms to get a fuller picture of what is going on. Then comes the physical exam which may include; postural analysis, spinal range of motion, neurological and orthopaedic testing.

The above process will help to determine the cause of your issue/s, the best treatment options and whether further examinations are required (such as spinal x-rays). If chiropractic treatment is determined to be safe and likely to be beneficial, we move forward to the spinal analysis.

The spinal analysis involves analysing the muscles and soft tissues associated with your spine and assessing how the individual bones move and function. You remain clothed and usually lay face down on our specialised tables.

Using the analysis findings, the chiropractor determines areas of spinal dysfunction and required adjustments. You are explained the techniques available and are given the choice of treatment. Areas of dysfunction are adjusted and then re-checked to ensure all areas have improved.

Finally, exercises, stretches and ergonomic changes could be recommended. Health and/or lifestyle advice may be given to improve your symptoms and general wellbeing. We also advise how long symptoms may be expected to last and when a follow up appointment is recommended.

This appointment will take roughly 40-50 minutes.

The Regular Appointment is for those who have had an appointment with us before (no matter what for or how long ago).
This appointment includes a review of your condition, a physical exam, spinal analysis, adjustments and lifestyle advice.

The following is what to expect during your visit:

On arrival, the chiropractor reviews your condition, answers your queries and investigates any new areas of concern you may have.

Depending on the symptoms and the previous findings, parts of the physical exam may be repeated. This could include posture analysis, spinal motion, neurological or orthopaedic testing. If required, X-ray films will be examined and findings interpreted.

The spinal analysis and adjusting process is repeated. Personalised advice will be given to allow you the best results.

This appointment will take roughly 20-30 minutes.

Wellington’s most affordable regular chiropractic appointment.

At Karori Chiropractic we believe chiropractic care should be made available to as many people as possible. The Quick Click® appointment is designed to cater to both those who are short on money and/or time but still wish to benefit from what chiropractic can offer.

The Quick Click® is an appointment stripped down to the bare essentials. Research into chiropractic shows that spinal manipulation is at the core of what makes a chiropractic treatment effective, therefore this is the main focus of this appointment.

The Quick Click® appointment includes:

  • Full spinal analysis.
  • Adjustment of all dysfunctional areas throughout the spine and pelvis.
  • Adjustment tailored to your comfort levels, e.g. we can use a different approach if you prefer no neck manipulation.
  • Post-check analysis to ensure nothing has been missed.
  • Appointment length up to 10 minutes long.
  • The cheapest prices you’ll find for a regular chiropractic appointment in Wellington.

We believe the appointment offers incredible value for money. Other chiropractic clinics often offer appointments that are 5-10 minutes in length but charge a standard price of over $50. We’ve decided to call it what it is: a quick chiropractic appointment, but offer it at a reasonable price.

Before making a Quick Click® appointment, please read the terms and conditions. This appointment type is not available to everyone.

Techniques Used

Chiropractors use multiple techniques to treat areas of dysfunction within your spine and other joints of your body. Learn more about chiropractic here.

The following techniques are used at Karori Chiropractic:

The most common technique used by chiropractors worldwide. This technique involves the use of the chiropractors hands to adjust (another term for manipulate) the joints of your spine. Various positions, forces and directions are used during adjustments, depending on where the dysfunction lies and your unique structure. A quick, small and specific thrust is applied through the chiropractors hands to the dysfunctional joint in your spine.

A specially designed table is used to assist in the adjustment. To adjust, the drop piece under the corresponding area of dysfunction is raised, set to a specific tension and a quick, small and specific thrust is applied to the dysfunctional joint, causing the table piece below to drop suddenly. While this may sound extreme, the drop is approximately 1cm in height. In fact, many people prefer this technique as the forces involved can be lighter.

A device is used to apply the adjustment instead of the chiropractors hands. The device applies a quick, small mechanical force. The force output is varied depending on your comfort levels and the spinal area. The activator device is commonly used as an alternative to the more forceful techniques, especially for the young or old.

A technique similar to Diversified however, it uses different body positions and directions of force.

Not a manipulative technique however it can be very helpful for lower back conditions. A special table is required allowing lower lumber flexion and a unique stretch of the soft tissues within your lower back, difficult to achieve yourself. This type of stretching can have many benefits.

We are trained to assess and adjust most major joints in your body outside of the spine.

Not commonly utilised at Karori Chiropractic but it can be useful for upper neck dysfunction if required.

Prices

Below are Karori Chiropractic’s prices from January 2020 onwards.

Our student and senior prices have been replaced. We now have a fee category for those that are aged 23 years and under.

If you had visited Karori Chiropractic before 2020 and were on the student/senior rates, you will automatically be transferred to the fee category for those aged 23 and under.

Appointment Type Normal Price With ACC
First Visit $95 $50
Regular Visit $55 $35
The Quick Click® $35 $25
First Visit – aged 23 & under $75 $35
Regular Visit – aged 23 & under $45 $30
The Quick Click® – aged 23 & under $30 $20