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