Conditions

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 an effective treatment choice for the following conditions:

Sciatica
• Low back pain *(Acute and Chronic)
• Low back - related leg pain
• Mechanical neck pain, stiffness and soreness
• Cervicogenic Headaches
• Migraine Headaches
• Hip Pain from osteoarthritis
• Knee pain (patella-femoral pain syndrome and knee osteoarthritis)
• Plantar Fascitis (heel pain) 
• Shoulder Girdle Pain/dysfunction
• Tennis Elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck (lateral epicondylitis) 

  • 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 http://www.chiroandosteo.com/content18/1/3  

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 (www.nice.org.uk ref 2009/031)