Chiropractic is a totally natural approach to the treatment of joint pain and stiffness, predominantly treating the joints of the spine. Our Chiropractors undergo a five year full time degree, qualifying them to carry out a thorough history and examination in order to diagnose and treat your spinal complaint without needing a GP referral.
Chiropractic treatments consist mainly of Spinal Adjustments, a specific form of Spinal Manipulation. During an Adjustment the Chiropractor uses their hands to move the affected joint, restoring motion and reducing pain, without the need for medication or invasive procedures. Chiropractors also use soft tissue techniques to treat the muscles surrounding the joint and are trained to recommend rehabilitative exercises as well as giving lifestyle and dietary advice to tackle every aspect of the problem.
What happens during chiropractic treatment
At your first appointment, our chiropractors will assess your symptoms in a consultation to determine if chiropractic treatment is suitable and what techniques are likely to help.
Our Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, we are able to offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.
Some of these different techniques will include:
- spinal manipulation – using their hands to apply force to muscles, bones and joints in and around the spine
- soft tissue therapy – undertaken by a qualified soft tissue therapist
- nutritional advice – advice and guidance to supplement your treatment
- rehabilitation – our on-site rehab specialists support your care when needed