FAQs

Before making your first appointment with us, you may have some questions about our services, which is why we have compiled some FAQs below. If you would like any further information, give us a call to speak to a member of our team today.

You will have a consultation with your practitioner who will listen as you describe the problem. Then, you will generally need to undergo a detailed examination which can include orthopaedic and neurological testing. You may be referred for further investigations if deemed necessary. Your practitioner will then outline a treatment plan suitable for you and your condition.

Yes, our chiropractors are primary contact healthcare professionals so your safety will always be our primary concern. Similar to medical practitioners and dentists, all chiropractors are registered by law under the Chiropractors Act 1994 and the title ‘chiropractor’ is protected under this legislation. In addition, the profession is statutorily regulated through the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and it is illegal to practice as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC. It also takes a minimum of 4 years full time education to qualify as a chiropractor.

No! Research has shown that these treatments are beneficial to those suffering with:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Cervicogenic headaches and prevention of migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Dizziness
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee, hip, ankle and foot pain
  • Hip and knee arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Minor sports injuries
  • And a variety of muscle injuries and conditions

All of the treatments available at our clinic are remarkably safe when carried out by a fully qualified practitioner. Your practitioner is trained to recognise conditions which require referral elsewhere, and after assessing individual circumstances, can treat you even after surgery.

Chiropractic is generally suitable for all ages including the elderly, pregnant women and sports enthusiasts. Once you are better, your chiropractor can also help you maintain your health by offering exercise and lifestyle advice for you to follow in the future.

This will depend on the history of your problem, its severity and the duration of symptoms. Also, people respond at different rates and this depends on your commitment to the suggested treatment program, including the exercises and lifestyle advice we provide. Your chiropractor will inform you of your diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan once you have been examined.

Although your treatments may have finished and your body has healed, if you continue the lifestyle which caused the original condition, regular treatment should also continue to prevent future relapses.

Painkillers can help reduce the symptoms of pain, but they never address the cause. In addition, they can also have side effects such as stomach upsets, drowsiness and nausea. Our treatments are a much safer way of dealing with your pain and also resolving the cause of it. The care we provide aims to resolve the cause of your pain and improve your long-term health.

No, the treatment will not be painful. If your problem has been untreated for a while, you may experience some soreness post-treatment. We can explain how to keep these symptoms to a minimum.

No, registered chiropractors and physiotherapists can diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions without the need for a GP referral. Our patients generally refer themselves, although some are referrals from GPs and other specialists.

Yes, pregnancy is a good time to have chiropractic care as your body is undergoing rapid changes and therefore may be susceptible to the increased stresses and strains of pregnancy.

Most of our patients do not need to have X-rays. However, if required, you will be referred for X-rays or MRIs to aid us with the diagnosis of your condition. This will be discussed with you during your consultation.

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