Your body is subjected to a lot of mechanical stress throughout your life. Childhood knocks and bumps, the physical demands of your job, the wear and tear associated with ageing - it all builds up and can have a negative impact on many aspects of your life.
This is where chiropractic and massage can help. These natural forms of health care help to maintain proper function of the spine and musculoskeletal framework of your body, and can be very effective in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Lower Back Pain
- Headaches and Migraine
- Slipped Discs
- Shoulder, Arm and Hand Problems
- Arthritic symptoms associated with spondylosis
- Childhood Growing Pain
- General Stress and Tension
- Neck Pain
- Trapped Nerves
- Sports and Work Injuries
- Hip, Knee and Leg Problems
- Postural Imbalances
- Low Energy and Fatigue
Our treatment programs can provide significant relief from symptoms such as pain, but in focusing on restoring proper function to the body they can also offer many other benefits, including:
- Reduced levels of pain and inflammation
- Reduced joint stiffness and muscular tension
- Reduced fatigue and irritability
- Reduced need for painkilling medication
- Increased general mobility & range of motion
- Improved sports performance
- Improved posture, strength and body confidence
- Better balance and coordination
- Better sleep and improved energy levels
- Improved ability to manage stress
- A faster return to work and the activities of everyday life
Importantly, as the strength and stability of their body improves, people also become far more confident about their ability to maintain good health in the future and this is often the most welcome benefit of all.
Prevention & Wellbeing
You don't have to be in pain to benefit from the care that is available in our practice. The physical changes that eventually lead to symptoms such as pain usually build up gradually over time, so many people prefer to visit us periodically on a preventative or maintenance basis to correct these changes before they become too firmly established in the body, and to help keep it functioning at its best.
This type of care is particularly popular with those who have been frustrated by repeated episodes of bother in the past, but it also appeals to wellness minded people who believe that staying well is just as important as getting well, and who prefer to take positive steps to look after themselves so that they can continue to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.
People of all ages and backgrounds attend our practice for this type of care, including:
Babies & Children
People can be quite surprised to learn that we work with babies and children, but when we explain the enormous stresses associated with the birth process, and the major changes that take place as young people grow and physically develop it soon begins to make sense.
Whether we are working an irritable and "colicky" baby, a young child adapting to everyday occurrences such as playground knocks and bumps, or an adolescent dealing with heavier schoolbags, heavier involvement in sports, or the enormous physical changes of puberty, people quickly begin to understand the role we can play in helping young people grow and develop properly, and why so many parents bring their children to see us.
Health conscious individuals and families are increasingly aware that their health is shaped by their lifestyle, and we are proud to be part of the health care team used by many families in our region.
With our combination of family friendly care plans, gentle treatment techniques, postural awareness programs, health workshops and welcoming clinic environment, we aim to make it easier for families to tap into the benefits of the care we provide in order to support their health and wellbeing in natural and effective ways.
A woman's body undergoes enormous change as she moves through the various stages of pregnancy, and many women find the gentle and supportive care we provide invaluable in helping their body to adapt to these changes so that they can enjoy a safe and comfortable pregnancy, labour, and recovery after giving birth.
Athletes & Sportspeople
Anyone involved in sports wants to stay injury free and be able to perform at their best, and many of our clients visit our practice for this reason.
Our clients come from all sporting backgrounds, and include some of our region's top golfing talent and most promising young footballers all the way through to people like Dave Falconer, who - in his mid 50's - is still pulling on the boots for the Gateshead Rugby club despite the fact that his wife thinks he really should know better!
People Wanting An Active Retirement
Healthier lifestyles and modern health care are helping us live longer and fostering expectations of better health in our 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond compared to past generations, and rightly so.
As part of this trend, many people want to do more to make sure that they stay fit and active in order to be able to enjoy the benefits of good health both now and in the future. They understand the importance of our "Eat well, Move well, Think well, Stay well" message, and attend our practice on a wellness basis because of this.
People Recovering From Surgery
If someone finds themselves in the unfortunate situation where they require surgery, it's important that this is followed by proper rehabilitation in order to ensure that maximal healing takes place and the risks of future difficulties are minimised.
A history of past surgery is not a contraindication to gentle and appropriate rehabilitative or supportive care, and we work with many people on this basis.
This is by no means an exhaustive summary of who we work with. People are also referred to us by G.P.'s, consultants, physiotherapists, sports coaches, personal trainers and others, so if you would like more specific information regarding your personal situation please contact us on (0191) 491 5111 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.