What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles), as well as the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health.

Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, chiropractors are able to offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes. 

What can we treat?

Chiropractic can help to treat the following conditions:

  • Sciatica

  • General acute and chronic backache or back pain

  • Lumbago

  • Mechanical or tension-related neck pain

  • Migraine prevention

  • Headaches arising from the neck

  • Generalised aches and pains

  • Joint pains

  • Cramp

  • Inability to relax

  • Minor sports injuries and tensions

  • Muscle spasms

  • Hip and knee joint pains from Osteoarthritis

  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow caused by neck and back conditions

  • Shoulder pain/dysfunction/disorders

  • Rotator cuff injuries/disease/disorders

  • Plantar fasciitis (short-term management)

  • Ankle sprain (short-term management)

 

Pregnancy and Paediatric Care

Treatment during pregnancy is gentle and we use specific techniques to help alleviate pain and discomfort as well as encourage an easier delivery. Common reasons why they visit include: low back pain, pelvic pain, neck pain, leg pain and chest/rib pain.

 

Our aim is to provide a high level of care throughout your pregnancy to ensure your comfort and safety, and we offer aftercare once your baby has arrived.

Hilary is experienced in treating new born babies and children. Treatment consists of gentle spinal, cranial and visceral paediatric techniques. Hilary will explain the treatment process to you and talk through your child’s treatment plan.

 
Feel better

Our priority is to make you feel better as quickly as possible.

Move better

We treat the cause of the problem to restore the function.

Stay better

Preventative treatment helps to prevent future problems.

Your first appointment

All patients are welcomed into the clinic and asked to complete an online form about their details, present complaint and general health history.


History taking is a fact finding mission to help us understand your symptoms accurately. The physical examination will further help us diagnose your problem by performing a range of orthopaedic and neurological tests to better understand where the problem is.


After this your chiropractor will give you a full 'report of findings'. This is to give you a diagnosis of your condition, but more importantly it is an opportunity for us to explain your problem to you and help you to understand how you can help yourself.


If your specific condition requires it we will refer you for any imaging necessary that same week.