Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints and muscles), and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.
Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, with an emphasis on hands-on manipulation of the spine.
Our Chiropractors also offer advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle; in addition to rehabilitation programmes that involve exercises to do in your own time.
All chiropractors in the UK are regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).
Chiropractors are required to renew their registration each year and as part of this process, the GCC checks that chiropractors have current professional indemnity insurance, remain in good health and of good character, and have met mandatory continuing professional development.
There are many different approaches and techniques used by chiropractors, because of this the treatment approach taken by one chiropractor might be significantly different from that of another. There is evidence that Chiropractic care may help relieve joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis; General aches and pains; General, acute and chronic backache and back pain; Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain, Headaches arising from the neck; Frozen shoulder, shoulder or elbow pain, or tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck. Chiropractic may also help in the prevention of migraine.