Scope of Practice
Wellbeing and Lifestyle Management (WLM) is a recognised special interest subset of chiropractic that provides evidence-based knowledge, education and management of the lifestyle choices associated with the patient’s neuromusculoskeletal clinical presentation and the increasing prevalence of chronic disease in Australia.
The WLM chiropractor facilitates the establishment of an individualised plan for patient behaviour change and the management of the lifestyle determinants of health. Strategies may include changes to diet, physical activity prescription, stress management, sleep quality management, tobacco cessation, avoidance of risky behaviours, and the promotion of positive psychology and social connectedness.
The strategies are developed using an interdisciplinary team approach, including other health providers, families and social support groups in a collaborative team environment. The ethical, evidence-informed framework ensures standards of patient management and safety.