Chiropractic

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?

Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession. Chiropractors study for 5 years and are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles). They have a specialist interest in neck and back pain, but treat all of the body and are interested in identifying the cause of the problem and not just treating the symptoms.

Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including gentle, specific hands-on manipulation of the spine and extremities.   They follow up treatment with prescriptive exercises and rehabilitation advice. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including; soft tissue work, ice, heat,  acupuncture, ultra-sound and taping as well as providing advice on preventative measures including information about posture, lifestyle and nutrition.

  • Ankle sprain (short term management)
  • Arthritic pain
  • Cramp
  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Inability to relax
  • Joint pains
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Lumbago
  • Mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
  • Migraine prevention
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions
  • Muscle spasms
  • Plantar fasciitis (short term management)
  • Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)
  • Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder

 

The Practice has been awarded the prestigious College of Chiropractors Patient Partnership Quality Mark.