Meet Our Team
- Available 6-7 days a week
- Secure online appointments
- Combined experience of over 30 years
- Access to a range of other allied health professionals
- Onsite X-rays & HICAPS
- Decompression/ Traction Machine
- Experienced Male and Female Chiropractors
ABOUT WELLBEING About… ABOUT WELLBEING CHIROPRACTIC LILYDALE
Our Lilydale Chiropractors are open 6 days a week and conveniently open late until 7PM on weeknights. We offer same-day appointments and treatment across our network of locations. Our team of licensed chiropractors are qualified and experienced in dealing with a range of musculo-skeleton conditions and concerns. We operate in a welcoming and caring environment, seeing people of many ages, including: families, athletes, tradespeople, office workers and geriatrics. Our Chiropractic clinic in Lilydale is equipped with current and modern facilities, including on-site X-Rays, postural scans, Athrostim, OMNI Veri-Lift Adjusting Chiropractic tables, HICAPS terminal and more.
Why choose Wellbeing Chiropractic Lilydale?
With 20+ locations and 20+ chiropractors, we see many patients throughout the year.. Here are some additional reasons why you should consider seeing us:
- Chiropractic office in Lilydale
- Conveniently open nights and weekends
- Same day appointments and treatment – walk-ins welcome
- On-site X-RAY
- Bulk-billing accepted, please read first
- Quality care by experienced professionals
- Multiple locations – meaning we can conveniently provide treatment no matter where you are
Our licensed chiropractors maintain the highest standards when treating musculoskeletal issues. Depending on your condition manual manipulation of the spine, may be able to provide pain relief for the following circumstances:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Muscle Tension
What Chiropractic techniques our Lilydale Chiropractors use
To address many of these concerns our chiropractors use a range of chiropractic treatments. Some of these techniques are:
- Atlas Orthogonal
- Spinal Decompression
- Drop Piece
- Pelvic Blocking
- Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T)
We serve the surrounding Yarra Valley area and also see patients from Croydon, Mount Evelyn, Montrose, Mooroolbark and Chirnside Park.
Dr. Sheridan Free – Chiropractor
Dr. Sheridan Free is a Chiropractor at Wellbeing Lilydale. She grew up in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne only 20 minutes from Lilydale. Sheridan has a keen interest in assisting patients in getting back in control of their health, taking a universal approach to patient management. Whilst Sheridan isn’t practicing she enjoys pilates, weekends away and spending time with her family and close friends. Sheridan Free is available for consultations Mon-Fri and Saturday mornings.
Dr. Andrew Kam – Chiropractor
Andrew is a graduate of the RMIT University chiropractic program and has been practising in Lilydale for several years. He looks forward to spending time with his patients, to provide individualised treatment and management plans. Andrew is available for consultation on Saturday mornings
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Lilydale Chiropractors Dr Sheridan Free and Dr Andrew Kam
What is the role of a chiropractor?
Chiropractors are health professionals who aim to care for their patients musculoskeletal complaints. They’re role in the community is also to identify more serious conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, skin conditions and fractures, and refer these people to the appropriate healthcare provider to receive the best management of their condition.
What are chiropractors qualified to do?
Chiropractors send minimum 5 years at university learning to diagnose health conditions and learning scientific evidence based techniques and strategies to manage musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain. They’re also capable of giving prognosis for treatments, where they can tell you how long your condition is expected to take to heal or reduce the amount of pain you’re in.
Will my private health cover Chiropractic?
Private health only covers chiropractic if you have extras cover that includes chiropractic. It is best to check your level of cover and talk to your Private health provider in order to gain cover for Chiropractic.
How does a Chiropractor find out what’s wrong with people?
All medical professionals are expected to diagnose health conditions of the patients they see. They use observation, palpation or touch/feel, range of motion tests, orthopedic and neurological tests as well as a history of the patient’s complaint to understand what has caused the patient’s health condition (what’s wrong with the person) and identify and patho-anatomical areas in the body that need further investigation such as X-rays, Ultra sound, Blood tests or MRI
Do Chiropractors go to University?
Yes. All registered Chiropractors in Australia study a minimum of 5 years at a university in order to qualify to become a registered Doctor of Chiropractic.
What are the risks associated with Chiropractic care?
Here is a list of some risks associated with spinal manipulation and chiropractic treatment
- Mild discomfort
- Muscle/joint soreness, ligament sprain/strain and/or muscle tightness
- Transient discomfort/soreness/stiffness in the neck, low back or extremities
- Light headed, Dizziness, Flushed feeling, fatigue, headache
- Increase in current symptoms
- Falling from treatment table
- Injury to shoulder
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Stroke (figure suggest 1 chance in 2 million) and/or neurologic impairment
- Spinal/bone fractures
- Injuries to the spinal discs or worsening of symptoms or disc herniation.
I heard that when you start seeing a chiropractor you have to see them forever, is that true?
No. Chiropractors only try to achieve your goals. So depending on what your goals with the chiropractor, the chiropractor will create a management plan to achieve those.
Do Chiropractors always use X-rays?
No, chiropractors only use X-rays when clinically indicated.
Facts about Chiropractic
- Chiropractors in Canada are able to work in hospitals as primary health care physicians
- The Word Chiropractic is made from two Greek words combined and means “Done by Hand”
- There are over 10 disciplines within chiropractic, including Diversified Technique, Gonstead, Applied Kinesiology, Functional Neurology and Sacro-Occiput Technique.
- The story of how chiropractic was discovered was after DD Palmer did an adjustment to a janitor named Harvey Lillard.
- The Chiropractic profession is over 120 years old.
- Nearly 5 million Canadians visit a chiropractor per year
- Chiropractors are able to see Traffic Accident Commission (TAC) patients, WorkCover patients, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), Enhanced Primary Care (EPC), Chronic Disease Management (CDM) and patients with private health.
- To become a chiropractor one must complete a minimum 5 year full time university course.
- Spinal adjustments are just one aspect of a chiropractors training and profession. They conduct examinations to come up with diagnosis and therapy approaches
- Chiropractors train to be able to apply manipulations throughout the spine and extremities without harm. This manipulation is thought to be moving the joint to a point which is just before causing a dislocation.
- The knee, shoulder, elbow, wrists and ankles are other joints that chiropractors may manage and treat.
- The Australian government funds chiropractic care when the patient is referred to the chiropractor by a general practitioner (GP).
- Most private health insurance agencies in Australia will cover chiropractic with their extras packages
10 Facts about Lilydale
- Lilydale is located 35 kilometres north-east of Melbourne’s Central Business District
- The 2016 Census revealed that Lilydale has a population of 15,530
- Lilydale was surveyed by Clement Hodgkinson in 1860
- The Post Office opened on 1st September 1860, originally named ‘Brushy Creek’ and was renamed to Lilydale in 1861
- The Lilydale Hotel opened in 1862
- The railway reached Lilydale and opened in 1882
- Lilydale’s first town hall was built in 1888 along with the Free library building
- Lilydale has its own active CFA that is a volunteer fire brigade. It was first established and registered in 1905, there was an unregistered brigade dating back to the 1880s prior to this
- The suburb has its own Australian Football Team, the Lilydale Falcons, who complete in the eastern football district
- Lilydale has four main secondary schools and TAFE facilities