What is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic is a primary health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.

Chiropractors are trained to assess the neuro-musculoskeletal system and identify restrictions, imbalances and dysfunction and a chiropractic package of care involves spinal and peripheral joint adjustments and mobilisations, application of soft tissue treatment and advice on exercise, self help, diet and lifestyle where appropriate. Chiropractors do not use medicines or surgery and the gentle manual approaches we use are extremely safe and comfortable to receive. 

Can Chiropractic Help Me?

A package of chiropractic care may be used regularly to help maintain good posture, promote health and improve performance, no matter what it is you do, from a high performance athlete to a senior member of the community enjoying a potter in the garden. Patients undergoing chiropractic care often report benefits from:
  • Ankle sprain (short term management)
  • Cramp
  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not associated occurrences. 
  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Inability to relax
  • Joint pains
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to OA treatments and exercise. 
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Lumbago
  • Mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following an injury i.e whiplash)
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions
  • Muscle spasms
  • Plantar Fasciitis (short term management)
  • Rotator cuff injuries, disease  or disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)
  • Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder.