What is Chiropractic treatment?
Here is the definition from the British Chiropractic Association.
“Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine.
“Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, exercise and dry needling as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.
“Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other, related conditions.”
Conditions that benefit from Chiropractic care
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Pregnancy related back and pelvic pain
- Conditions affecting the joints, muscles, nerves
Randomized controlled studies show that chiropractic care is beneficial for the treatment of many conditions affecting your joints, muscles and nerves.
Our Approach at The Family Chiropractic Centre
The centre’s chiropractors Shaana van Aardenne and Bethan Williams use a combination of two chiropractic techniques: the classical chiropractic technique called Diversified and Saco Occipital Technique (SOT).
This enables our chiropractors to draw on a pool of knowledge to find the best treatment for each patient. Soft tissue and fascial work, dry needling and stretching are also incorporated into your hands-on care.
Sacro Occipital Technique is an advanced, specific technique that offers a holistic approach to the whole spine and muscular system and includes craniopathy. It is a softer technique, offering our chiropractors the skills to work on more sensitive individuals with health concerns such as osteoporosis, pregnant ladies, babies or people who don’t like to be ‘cracked’.
The importance of regular chiropractic care
Our chiropractors, staff and their families, all understand the importance of care and receive regular chiropractic care. Just as we brush our teeth daily to prevent tooth decay and keep our teeth and gums healthy, chiropractic care looks after your back and nervous system and helps you functioning at your best.
We believe that regular care can help to prevent injuries and manage any underlying weakness or old injuries. We have many patients who receive regular ‘MOT’ care 3 or 4 times a year to keep them functioning at their best.
Please feel free to call and chat to one of our chiropractors if you are unsure if chiropractic can help you.
Classes & Workshops
Regular talks, seminars and workshops are also offered to help you better understand your health needs.
Adult: 1hr (£60) includes assessment and treatment.
Adult follow up: 30 min (£38)
New Student: 1hr (£57) includes assessment and treatment.
Student follow up: 30 min (£35)
New Child: 1hr (£50) includes assessment and treatment.
Child follow up: 30 min (£30)
Free assessment: Complimentary 30 min consultation are offered if you are unsure if chiropractic can help you or to discuss your health needs prior commencing treatment.