What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a regulated profession that specialises in the health of the spine and nervous system. Most patients come to see us about back and neck pain, headaches and many other musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractors carry out spinal adjustments to allow parts of your spine to move better helping to alleviate nerve irritation allowing your nervous system function optimally and decrease pain. It can form part of a balanced lifestyle including a healthy diet, exercising, decreasing stress, positive emotional health all of which combine to create a picture of our general wellbeing.
No referral is necessary to visit a Chiropractor with access to our services and an appointment within 24 hours.
Chiropractic was developed in the late 1800’s and since then it has become the largest primary health care profession in the western world next to medicine and dentistry. All of which are statutorily registered. All chiropractors must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council to work in the United Kingdom. Chiropractic degrees are 4 years of full time study. Subsequently they complete a pre-registration training scheme (PRTS) year. Our chiropractors maintain their registration by attending annual continual professional development (CPD) courses and many seminars and lectures throughout the UK to update and develop our chiropractic knowledge. Chiropractors are proud to offer hands on natural treatment techniques to treat the body. Without the need for drugs or surgery. Most of the major health insurance companies cover for Chiropractic care and it is advisable to check your policy before starting the treatment.
People of all ages can benefit from chiropractic from elderly to young children. In fact it is a good idea to have a spinal check from an early age much like the American system to assess children for any spinal scoliosis. Most of the patients seen at the practice want pain relief but we can also advise on preventative care for optimal posture.
Chiropractic is a natural form of healthcare that has grown massively in the since its inception due to the growing needs and recognition of the benefits of Chiropractic. There are resident Chiropractors forming part of most sports medicine teams around the world which is a testament to the value we bring in the sports industry.
Beginners Guide to Chiropractic Video
What is the difference between Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Osteopathy?
Firstly all 3 are statutorily regulated by law and registered professions in the own right. Unlike osteopaths, chiropractors are trained and qualified to take and read x ray radiographs so historically most clinics have x ray services. Chiropractors use specific joint manipulation to the levels of the spine affected. So you will notice a difference in osteopathic manipulations and set up positions positions to that of a chiropractor- however both achieving the desired physiological result. Physio is a movement based therapy so there will be a motive to prescribe exercises. Having worked alongside many great physios, osteopaths and chiropractor we all work on the musculoskeletal system but naturally there will be slight differences between the professions.
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