About Chiropractors

Chiropractors are qualified and registered health professionals who can assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, such as back and neck pain, minor sports injuries and sciatica.

Chiropractic treatment can be beneficial for a number of reasons; relieving symptoms of pain and discomfort, improving mobility and reducing disability associated with muscle and joint problems.

Who do they treat?

  • Children to Adults 100+
  • Couch potatoes to Olympic athletes
  • Pregnant women
  • Recently injured to long term injured no matter how it was caused
  • From the slightly sore to severe pain

What conditions do they treat?

  • General, acute & chronic back ache and back pain; including lumbago and sciatica.
  • Mechanical neck pain.
  • Headaches arising from the neck (cervicogenic).
  • Migraine prevention.
  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow arising from associated MSK conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences.
  • Cramps, joint pains, muscle spasms.
  • Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain) and rotator cuff injuries (disease or disorders).
  • Ankle pain and plantar fasciitis (short term management).

How do they treat?

Chiropractors work to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility. They can use multiple techniques which can include:

    • Gentle specific hands-on manipulation of the spine and extremities.
    • Mobilisation
    • Soft Tissue Therapy
    • Ultrasound
    • Laser
    • Dry Needling
    • Taping
    • Ice and heat therapy
    • Exercise Programmes
    • Lifestyle Changes
    • MRI referral where appropriate

Your first appointment?

You will be asked to complete an online Intake form before coming to your first appointment.  This will enable the Chiropractor to be well prepared for your visit.You may wish to wear light clothing to enable your chiropractor to better assess and treat you.

Your chiropractor will assess your symptoms to determine if chiropractic treatment is right for you and your condition, and what techniques are most likely to help. They are trained to recognise when chiropractic treatment will not help a medical condition and will make a referral to your General Practitioner or another healthcare professional, if necessary.

Your whole body will usually be assessed, not just the localised area of pain, so that anything that could be connected to the cause of your problem is looked at and strategies identified to make it less likely to recur. If x-rays or an MRI scan are required the chiropractor can refer you privately if you wish. This comprehensive analysis means the chiropractor will be able to give you a clear understanding of the cause of your particular problem and the level of treatment needed.