Chiropractic is a branch of medicine concerned with the assessment and treatment of musculo-skeletal and neuromuscular conditions (ie: problems arising from the muscles, ligaments, tendos and joints of the body).
Chiropractors are primary contact practitioners and are therefore trained accordingly to be able to assess each patient carefully and establish if chiropractice acre is suitable for them. We take a full medical history, perform a thorough physical examination and on diagnosis prescribe an appropriate course of treatment tailored to each patient’s complaint. The chiropractors at Chiropractic healthcentre are all registered by the GCC (General Chiropractic Council) and belong to the BCA (British Chiropractic Association) who provide us with full medical imdemity insurance and help to maintain high standards within the profession.
Chiropractic treatment is a drug-free approach that aims to restore function to the joints of the spine and extremities in order to allow each joint to have the correct mobility. As this is achieved through manipulation, specific often gentle adjustments, muscle release and cranial techniques so that the nervous system can work more efficiently reducing pain and restoring function to an area of complaint. Chiropractic aims to find the source of a problem and not just treat the symptoms. This helps to treat patients effectively and prevent problems from re-occurring.
Chiropractic care is suitable for all ages: newborns, school children, the working generation as well as the retired. Treatment can be customised to suit everyone from pregnant women to post-surgical patients to athletes. Chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain but we also help an array of other problems. Research shows that chiropractic is both safe and effective for a wide variety of conditions including:
- Frozen shoulder
- Elbow pain
- Hip, knee and heal pain
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis elbow
- Whiplash injuries