Chiropractic Care

Healthy movement supports healthier functioning of your nervous system, and this contributes to a healthier you!




What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a natural form of health care that focuses on maintaining healthy movement and function throughout the spinal and musculoskeletal framework of the body.

This has a number of health benefits for people, but two particularly important areas of benefit are as follows:

  • Healthy patterns of spinal movement and musculoskeletal function helps to preserve the physical wellbeing of the joints, muscles and other musculoskeletal structures of the body. This minimises unnecessary wear and tear in these tissues and promotes a person’s ability to stay active and mobile over the course of their life.
  • Healthy movement – particularly throughout the spine – also has a positive effect in stimulating the function of a person’s nervous system. This in turn can have a positive influence on the function of many other aspects of a person’s body, including things such as their sense of balance, their physical coordination, and their cognitive wellbeing.

Taken together, the physical and neurological benefits of healthy spinal and musculoskeletal function can have a major impact on a person’s overall health and quality of life, and this is ultimately what chiropractic care is all about.

So why might I go to a chiropractor?

Chiropractic care can be very effective in helping people overcome a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including back pain, neck pain, certain types of headaches and others, so many people go to a chiropractor to receive treatment for those types of conditions.

However, it is important to mention that chiropractic care is not just something that people can turn to after a problem such as back pain has arisen. The ultimate focus of chiropractic care really revolves around helping people maintain healthy movement and function within their body (as opposed to always trying to regain it once something has gone wrong), and people don’t have to wait until they are in pain in order to be able to benefit from the care that chiropractors provide.

Given that so many of the stresses in life that challenge our health are ongoing in nature the preventative and wellness orientated philosophy of chiropractic care really resonates with people who prefer to look after their health in a proactive way in order to stay active and well, and in keeping with this philosophy many of these people choose to see a chiropractor on a periodic basis – not because they are in pain – but simply because this helps them to get more from their body and allows them to fully enjoy all the things they need or want to be able to do in their life.

And one last thing to mention: Irrespective of whether you’re seeking help to overcome a particular problem of some kind or are more interested in the preventative aspects of what we do (or some combination of both those goals) the treatment provided in this practice always revolves around you and your individual reasons for seeking our help.


What does chiropractic treatment entail?

Our chiropractors typically use a variety of gentle ‘hands on’ treatment methods – including techniques of spinal manipulation, joint mobilisation and soft tissue work – to help keep the body properly aligned and moving in a balanced way.

Additionally, in our practice the ‘hands on’ treatment we provide is also generally accompanied by safe and sensible advice on nutrition, exercise, stress management and other aspects of a healthy lifestyle, thus offering our patients a natural and holistic way to take greater control of their health and keep their body performing at its best.


Can anybody see a chiropractor?

Theoretically yes – our chiropractors work with people of all ages and backgrounds, and any treatment or advice we provide is always adapted to suit the age, general health status and other individual circumstances of any given patient.

Furthermore, as primary contact health care practitioners you do not need a medical referral to see a chiropractor, and the high level of training that chiropractors undergo in order to gain registration here in the U.K. also ensures that they are qualified to recognise situations that require referral to a medical practitioner and act accordingly.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like any further information.