Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions connected with the joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine.
Chiropractic treatment involves safe, mainly gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free the tension in the joints of the spine and other joints of the body that are not moving correctly. Chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including but not limited to ice, heat, ultrasound, exercises, dry needling, medical acupuncture, postural and lifestyle advice and specific techniques chosen from their large knowledgebase best suited to your needs.
Although our Chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain successfully, patients also consult them regarding a range of other conditions.
You do not need to contact your GP unless you wish to do so. Some insurance companies do require a referral letter from your GP if you wish to claim for the cost of your Chiropractic treatment. Please check with your insurance company or feel free to contact us for advice.
Chiropractors in the UK must hold a degree in Chiropractic, usually after following a 5 year full time course. In addition to holding a Chiropractic degree all Chiropractors must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and are usually members of a professional body, usually the British Chiropractic Association or United Chiropractic Association. It is a criminal offence for someone not suitably qualified or registered to call themselves a Chiropractor.