What is it?
Why choose us?
Chiro fees &
Your first visit
What do we treat?
No. Chiropractic is a regulated profession and it is illegal for anyone to call themselves a ‘chiropractor’ or claiming to provide chiropractic treatment without being registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).
All chiropractors have to undergo Continuing Professional Development to maintain their license to practise.
Is chiropractic safe?
Yes, chiropractic treatment has been proven to be remarkably safe. Chiropractic is
a holistic, non-
Over the years various people have expressed concerns about the safety of neck manipulation in the treatment of neck pain and headaches. However, these concerns have now been proven to be unfounded. For more information on this subject please click here.
No treatment is completely risk free and your chiropractor will explain possible risks of treatment and discuss any concerns you may have prior to commencing with treatment.
Unless your medical insurance requires a GP referral you do not need to see your GP before coming here. Virtually all GPs will be quite happy for you to choose to have chiropractic treatment. However, despite both The General Practitioners Committee and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommending chiropractic for low back pain not all GPs know enough about our profession to suggest it to you. There is also substantial research evidence supporting the use of chiropractic for neck pain, whiplash injuries, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, hip and knee arthritis, and more.
In general we enjoy a good working relationship with the more traditional medical professions and we regularly receive referrals from GPs and medical doctors and specialists.
We like to send your GP a letter outlining your reason for seeking our help and how we have got on. However, we will not do so unless you give your written consent.
In the past it was common for chiropractors to have their own x-
In theory all decisions to take x-
Does the treatment hurt?
Well, it depends. If acute muscle spasm and/or inflammation are present in the area
to be treated some discomfort is unavoidable. Your chiropractor will ask you for
feedback on the severity of the pain you feel and adjust the treatment accordingly.
You may also experience some soreness after the treatment -
How soon will I feel better?
This will depend on the individual problem, how long you've had it, how bad it is and how many areas and tissues are affected. Whilst every patient reacts differently, your chiropractor will be able to advise you on your likely recovery time. In most cases you will feel a definite change for the better early on in your treatment plan. Most patients do express feeling 'better' or 'lighter' after just one or two treatments, but in general, the longer you've had it, the longer it will take to get better. Your commitment to the recommended treatment plan, home exercises, and any postural and lifestyle adjustments will also determine your treatment outcome and your long term benefits from chiropractic care.
The frequency and the amount of treatment you require depend on several factors:
Your specific health problem, how long you have had it, how severe it is, how many
areas and tissues have become affected and to what extent etc. Your individual treatment
plan and how well you are likely to get will be explained during your initial consultation.
Your goals are very important in determining this -
The majority of people will benefit from self-
A vastly underrated exercise is walking and we nearly all do too little of it. As
long as you can walk a little way without pain this is a good place to start. Further
No, with chiropractic treatment no drugs or surgery is involved although we appreciate
the benefits of certain painkilling and anti-
Yes, chiropractic treatment is suitable and safe throughout the pregnancy and after giving birth. Chiropractic care can help with common problems associated with pregnancy such as pain in the back, neck and shoulders, joint and muscle aches and pains.
Yes, people of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care, although treatment techniques used with young children obviously differ dramatically from those of most adults. Talk to your chiropractor to find out more.
Yes. In essence sports people are no different from ‘normal’ people. However, sports performance often puts higher demands on the structure and function of the muscles and joints and therefore athletes may require a higher intensity and frequency of treatment.