Chiropractors specialise in the treatment of the neuro-muscular system. This involves the nerves, joints, and muscles of the body. We treat hands on, assessing poor functioning joints, muscles and nerves that have resulted in pain and mobility problems. This is through non-invasive means, which means no drugs or surgery. We are best known for treating neck or lower back pain but in face we treat all the joints in the body from the TMJ (Jaw), spine, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees to the feet. Our treatment involves skilful realignment alongside lifestyle/ergonomic and nutritional advice with a realistic exercise programme. Being a primary healthcare profession, you do not need a medical doctor’s referral, chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat.
Some of the conditions we treat:
Headaches (Cervicogenic Meaning from the Neck)
Neck Pain and Stiffness
Mid and Lower Back Pain
Shoulder Pain including Rotator Cuff Injuries
Joint and Muscle Problems (Aches, Spasms, Stiffness, Pains)
Minor Sports Injuries
Foot Pain such as Plantar Fasciitis
At your initial chiropractic appointment Andrea or George will ask you detailed questions about your symptoms and how they are affecting your daily life. You will also be asked about your general health including previous illnesses, surgeries, or injuries. These questions will help to establish a diagnosis and to rule out any other underlying causes that may need a referral to a medical doctor.
This will be followed by a physical examination which will enable the chiropractor to establish the cause of your pain. They will observe your movement patterns and carry out specific orthopaedic and neurological tests. It may also be necessary to take your blood pressure, look into your eyes or ears depending on your symptoms.
We will then discuss with you our findings and make a treatment plan especially for you, whether it is simply to get out of pain and stop it returning or to keep healthy once you are right, the decision is yours.
Your chiropractic treatment may include manual therapy (adjustments of your spine and other joints in the body), joint mobilisation, myofascial release, medical dry needling, ultrasound, cranial work, trigger point therapy, kinesiology taping, postural advice, and home exercises.
If you are unsure if chiropractic treatment is right for you, we are happy to offer a no charge phone consultation, see the booking page for details.