What is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic focuses on restoring, preserving, and optimising health through non-invasive, natural hands-on care, in other words without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors specialise in the treatment of the neuro-musculoskeletal system (the nervous system, joints and muscles). 


Chiropractic uses a straightforward method of adjusting the bones of your body to restore correct movement and function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system, and through this process help the nervous system to work more efficiently. The purpose of chiropractic care is to rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort, and increase mobility. A restriction of the joints can occur for many reasons; some of the most common are incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, falls, stress, and poor posture. This can lead to pain, numbness, pins and needles, or restricted mobility.


A chiropractic adjustment is used to restore motion to a joint, which has become hypomobile and so has lost a degree of normal movement. It involves the gentle and specific application of force in order to allow the body to restore normal spinal and nervous system function.


Your nervous system is largely housed by your spine and skull, so these areas are where we typically focus much of our efforts, assessing where poor functioning joints, cranial bones, muscles and nerves result in pain and mobility problems as well as general poor health. Typically chiropractic treatment involves a blend of adjustments, coupled with lifestyle advice, and an exercise programme.

The McTimoney method is known for being a gentle and whole body approach to chiropractic care. The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it suitable for all; including young children, pregnant women and the elderly

What is Chiropractic? 

What can we help ?

​The following conditions and benefit from chiropractic care:

  • Ankle sprain (short term management )

  • Cramp

  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck.

  • Headaches arising from the neck 

  • Joint pains

  • Hip and knee pain from Osteoarthritis 

  • General, acute and chronic backache (not arising from injury or accident)

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Mechanical neck pain 

  • Migraine prevention

  • 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

On your first visit we will take a full medical history and carry out a postural assessment. We recommend you wear loose fitting clothing for assessment and treatment.  We will also check to see how your spine is moving and conduct any indicated orthopaedic and/or neurological tests related to your presenting condition. We will discuss with you what information we gathered from your intial assessment, what is involved in a chiropractic session, how you may feel after your first session and agree a suitable plan of chiropractic care for you.


The amount of times you may need to come for chiropractic care will depend on a number of factors such as; the severity of the condition, how long you have been experiencing pain and reduced function, your age and lifestyle.


Chiropractic care plans begin with adjustments to alleviate presenting symptoms, and help to restore correct function to the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care can continue at regular intervals after the initial and corrective stages to maintain correct function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Normally symptoms will resolve within 2-6 sessions. 


Our aim is to support you in your goal to maintaining long term health. We use Pilates based exercises to develop strength and stability in the core muscles that support the spine and pelvis. It is an excellent way to improve fitness, strength and posture and is a great way to exercise for people of all ages and abilities.

Pilates can help to correct muscle imbalances in the body and correct dysfunctional movement patterns and is therefore ideal as a form of rehabilitative exercise following injury or management of conditions such as osteoporosis or osteoarthritis.

Contact us now to discuss if chiropractic care could be suitable for your condition. 

What to Expect 

Chiropractic Appointments