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Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession specialising in the diagnosis, management and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system – that is, conditions relating the muscles, joints and bones of the body, and the effect that they can have on the nervous system.


As a primary health care practitioner, a chiropractor has the skills and training to assess and identify a wide range of conditions and make appropriate referrals when the care and support of other healthcare professionals is required. They are also able to support patients with public health advice, include diet and exercise, and signpost to available resources.


Research evidence has demonstrated that chiropractic management can have a role in the treatment of large number of different conditions, including:

 

  • Back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Neck pain

  • Headache (migraine prevention and cervicogenic headache)

  • Joint pain, including:

    • Hip and Knee pain from osteoarthritis

    • Shoulder complaints, including rotator cuff and other soft tissue disorders

    • Elbow pain and tennis elbow associated with spinal conditions

    • Ankle sprains

    • Plantar fasciitis

  • Muscle Spasm and Cramp

  • Minor sports injuries

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Tension and inability to relax

Stuart provides evidence-based chiropractic care, which involves using the best available evidence, his extensive experience, and the preferences of each patient, to provide an individualised treatment plan. This will usually involve providing care that may include manipulation, mobilisation and soft tissue therapies, as well as exercises and rehabilitation techniques, and a wide range of support and advice. His aim is to reduce pain and maximise function so that patients can return to normal daily activities, but also to provide ongoing support to help patients with chronic ongoing conditions.
 

What to Expect

After making an appointment, all new patients are asked to complete a short registration form and answer a few simple questions about their presenting complaint. You will also be provided with some detailed information about how we insure we have your consent, and our privacy policy.

When you attend an appointment, our reception staff will be there to welcome you, ensure we have all the necessary information, and answer any questions that you may have.

You will then be taken through to the consulting room where the chiropractor will take a thorough history before seeking your agreement to a physical examination. This will usually involve removing some clothing, often down to your underwear, but will depend on the nature and location of your condition. You will be offered a gown to wear and a private changing area in which to undress. Some patients choose to bring their own shorts, which can often be helpful.

After the examination, the findings will be explained to you, including whether chiropractic care is suitable. If so, you will be given some treatment options, as well as a description of the risks and benefits. You will then have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your condition and any treatment plan, before deciding whether or not to start some treatment.

Sometimes additional investigations may be required. If imaging is required, then we have arrangements with local providers, and both x-rays or MRI scans can be arranged. If blood tests or other investigations are recommended, we will usually write to your GP, with your consent.

Throughout any course of treatment, your progress will be monitored, and any treatment amended or stopped if the expected improvement is not being made. If we cannot help, we will ensure that you are referred to the best person that can help you.

Fees

No-obligation

Chat

FREE

Free chat, over the phone or in person, to see whether we can help

Initial

Consultation

£65

For all new patients, and those that have not attended for over 5 years

New Complaint / Reassessment

£55

For patients with a new complaint, or who have not attended for over 2 years

Treatment

Session

£45

Normal treatment sessions provided as part of an agreed plan of care

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