Chiropractic care is a type of manual therapy combined with exercises that aim to decrease pain and stiffness in joints and muscles. Complimentary to your conventional medical system, it is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council. Ranked as the number one complementary therapy of choice across the world chiropractors are often integrated with medical clinics, amateur and professional sports organisations, and many individual high performing sports people and performers travel with their chiropractor.
Spinal adjustments, soft-tissue manipulation, together with a tailored exercise programme are all used to bring about short- and long-term pain relief and optimise well-being.
We treat a wide number of conditions, including back pain, ankle and foot complaints, problems in the hand and wrist, neck problems and some headaches.
The goal of every treatment is not only to alleviate your pain but also to help your body work better so pain does not return. Reconditioning and rehabilitating your body is our goal.
Consultation and treatments are only performed with clinical justification and following the best research and clinical guidelines.
The Case for Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic treatment is not only effective but also cost-effective. A study published in the British Medical Journal shows the Government would save approximately £25 million per year in NHS treatments and hospitalisations if patients with low back pain were referred to chiropractors. (1) (2)
NICE guidelines advise that manual therapy, such as spinal manipulation, mobilisation or soft tissue techniques should be considered as part of a treatment package including exercise and possibly psychological therapy. (3)
According to the UK Health and Safety Executive, in 2015/2016 a total of 8.8 million working days were lost due to musculoskeletal disorders. (4)
Chiropractic care is covered under most private health schemes, though most insurers ask that you get a GP referral. Always contact your insurers prior to commencing treatment.