What is chiropractic, and how can it benefit you?

Chiropractic provides a natural, integrated approach to health

Chiropractors devote careful attention to the biomechanics, structure and function of the spine, its effects on the musculoskeletal and neurological systems, and the role played by the proper function of these systems in the preservation and restoration of health.

Some problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system can be caused by stress, lack of exercise, inappropriate exercise, poor posture, injury and everyday wear and tear.

By detecting areas of the body that are out of balance, chiropractic adjustments aim to restore normal movement and ensure efficient communication between the body and the brain. It also aims to restore movement to stiff joints whilst strengthening and re-educating the soft tissues.   As well as providing pain and symptom relief, chiropractic care can create improved stability, flexibility and movement in the body as well as providing pain and symptom relief.

Chiropractic is a regulated health care profession in the UK.  The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is the regulatory body and they protect the health and safety of the public by ensuring high standards of practice in the profession.

Chiropractic = Philosophy + Science + Art

Philosophy underpins why chiropractors do what they do. This is the belief in the body’s ability to heal and self-regulate.

Science is the explanation as to why chiropractic works, and how assessments are made to determine the best care for each individual.

Art is the chiropractic adjustment itself.  This can take many forms, as there are a huge variety of chiropractic techniques.

Chiropractic focuses on the nervous system and its optimal function. The central nervous system is housed by the spine and the skull, therefore the majority of chiropractic adjustments or manipulations are performed in these areas. It is a safe natural manual therapy suitable for all ages.