What is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic is a primary healthcare that focuses on the diagnoses, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and their effects on the nervous system with an emphasis on the spine and how conditions affecting these areas can affect your health and wellbeing.


Chiropractors use their hands to adjust parts of the body including spinal manipulation and other joint and soft-tissue techniques to relieve discomfort, alleviate restrictions with the aim to improve mobility and function.


The McTimoney Method of Chiropractic is a gentler and safer approach to adjusting areas of the body using a variety of techniques mainly but not exclusively through the use of high velocity thrusts, particularly a toggle recoil that is both comfortable for the patient and effective. These are very precise and fast movements which are not associated with increased load of the other chiropractic method. 


We subject our bodies daily to physical and mental demands which can place unnecessary stressors causing discomfort to appear as physical ailments. Working backwards to find the root cause and not just the area of complaint is where we will begin to build a picture of how you use your body on a daily basis and to start the process of getting you back to feeling great with the added tools of stretching or exercises to help keep you functioning optimally.


Chiropractic may help with:


  • Generalised aches and pains
  • General, acute and chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • Lumbago, Sciatica
  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
  • Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)
  • Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder
  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
  • Joint pain including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatment and exercise
  • Migraine prevention
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions
  • Muscle spasms
  • Plantar fasciitis (short term management)
  • Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders



What to expect on your first treatment?


A full case history will be taken, this will be a detailed description of any current complaint and general health background. An appropriate orthopaedic, postural and neurological assessment will be made. If problems requiring medical investigation referral to a GP will be made.




Our Chiropractic practitioner is registered with (GCC) general Chiropractic Council and (MCA) McTimoney Association (BCA) British Chiropractic Association, Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxfordshire.




Initial Consultation (60 min): £145 (includes a free telephone triage consultation prior to the appointment)

Subsequent Treatments (30 min): £85