Chiropractic is a
health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and
prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and
the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system
and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including
spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation. (Definition by World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001)
on the relationship between your body’s structure and function and how
that in turn affects optimal health. By restoring normal function to
the musculoskeletal system chiropractors can play a major part in
relieving disorders arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise,
poor posture, and everyday wear and tear that happens to us all.
Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulative techniques designed
to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm.
We provide care for
patients of all ages, who present with a range of acute and chronic
conditions. As well as advice about self-help, exercise, diet and
lifestyle, chiropractors provide support for pain management, sports
injuries and active rehabilitation. An integrated and holistic
approach is taken to the health needs of patients, considering
physical, psychological and social factors.
of chiropractic treatment is supported by research as well as by
various UK government and medical organisations. Patients see
chiropractors in a private capacity either through self referral or as a
result of a referral from their GP, other doctor or health
professional. We also treat people who are seeking treatment through
private health insurers.