Chiropractic treatment involves a package of care that may involve skilled manipulation of the joints in the body, mobilisation (a more gentle movement of the joints), soft tissue therapy, including mobilisation and/or acupuncture, advice on exercise and stretching techniques, postural/ergonomic advice and nutritional advice

  Chiropractic care is effective for the following conditions

  • 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 isolated 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 core OA treatments and exercise
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Lumbago
  • Mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
  • 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

Chiropractors at this clinic are trained to work with pregnant women, babies and children

* Acute = Sudden, Chronic = Longer term (greater than 6 weeks) 

The effectiveness of chiropractic care has been determined by a review of evidence regarding manual therapies, commissioned by the General Chiropractic Council in 2010. This report was published in the Journal of Chiropractic and Osteopathy 2010 and can be found online at  

In addition, The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines issued to General Practitioners and other health professional recommend acupuncture, structured exercise and manual therapy (spinal manipulation/mobilisation) for patients suffering from persistent non-specific back pain that has lasted more than 6 weeks ( ref 2009/031)