The perception of chiropractic care is often limited to the treatment of low back and neck pain, but as Primary Healthcare Providers, a Chiropractor can be consulted about a whole range of conditions.
A Chiropractor also places an emphasis on nutrition and exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications, which if correctly applied can improve your overall health. Treatment will also aim to identify and remedy old, long standing issues, the correction of which may in turn help to prevent future problems.
We help patients who need support with:
Hip and knee pain
Rotator cuff injuries
General aches and pains
Newborns and children
Headache arising from the neck
Mechanical neck pain
This list is not exhaustive and it is always worth giving us a call to see if we can help. If we feel that you require something other than chiropractic care then we will always endeavour to help you find the best person to help you.
Frequently asked questions
Who should see a Chiropractor?
From commuters to elite sports professionals, from newborn babies to great grandparents, we all use our bodies all the time, and everyone could benefit from chiropractic care.
But I feel fine…
It is increasingly common to find healthy individuals with no symptoms and sports persons from all disciplines incorporate regular chiropractic consultations into their schedules in order to not just normalise, but to optimise their overall function and performance.
How do I get to see a Chiropractor?
Patients usually refer themselves to Chiropractors (this is called ‘self-referral’). Chiropractors take a full clinical history and examine patients by sight and by touch, carrying out a thorough physical examination. This typically includes neurological and orthopaedic tests. Chiropractors also recognise the value and responsibility of working co-operatively with other health care practitioners in the best interest of the patient.
What is the treatment like?
Treatment is always specifically tailored to the individual. Chiropractors commonly use adjustments; short impulses carefully directed to move specific joints to improve function. These adjustments may produce the characteristic 'click' or 'pop' associated with chiropractic treatment. It is not painful and will always be scaled to what is appropriate for the individual, whether a toddler, professional rugby player or someone frail or suffering with osteoporosis.
Other treatment techniques used include: Massage, Dry needling (also known as Western Acupuncture) and Taping techniques. An important aspect of treatment is to try to prevent future relapses. This is achieved through lifestyle advice on aspects such as posture, mobilisation and periodic chiropractic checkups.
Are Chiropractors Doctors?
Chiropractors are allowed to use the courtesy title of 'Dr.' in recognition of the level of learning they must undergo to become a Chiropractor. Typically Chiropractors study for 5 years to achieve a Masters Degree specific to Chiropractic, commonly an MChiro. This differs from the Bachelor of Medicine degree undertaken by medical doctors.
What qualifications does a Chiropractor have?
The term 'Chiropractor' is a protected title, which means that it is illegal to use it unless you fulfil a number of strict criteria.
Chiropractors achieve a Masters Degree from a recognised Chiropractic College and must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). Every year they continue their professional development (CPD) to ensure knowledge and skills remain up to date.
Who will I see?
Health HQ’s Clinical Director, Alexander Bartkowiak, DC, was awarded his Master of Chiropractic degree from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 2006 and has subsequently gone on to include dry needling therapy and various taping techniques to support his treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Should you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you at Remedi Clinic very soon.