FAQs

General

What Are Your Opening Hours?

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 7.00pm

Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Do I Need A GP Referral?

A GP referral is not needed to make an appointment with any of our practitioners; you can just phone and book in for a full assessment and treatment.  If you have private health insurance, it is advisable to check whether they require a referral, most GP’s are happy to assist.

Will I Need an X-Ray or MRI Scan?

Patients are not routinely x-rayed, although we do have the facilities on site.  In some cases an x-ray is necessary for a more detailed and specific diagnosis, taking into consideration past medical history, age and influencing factors.  If we feel an MRI scan is necessary or advisable to identify issues such as a prolapsed disc, we will refer you to a local facility we work with.

Do You Treat Children?

We treat all ages, from birth onwards.  We have treated patients who are just days or weeks old and also have had treated a number of patients in their 90’s (one at a very fit 98!).  We tailor our techniques according to every patient’s age, fitness and fragility.

Are Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Suitable During Pregnancy?

Yes. Both Chiropractic and Physiotherapy treatments are suitable and safe throughout the pregnancy. They can help with common problems associated with pregnancy such as pain in the back, pelvis, rib cage, and it can make labour easier through the balancing effect it has on the joints and ligaments.

What Is The Difference Between Chiropractic And Physiotherapy?

Chiropractors and Physiotherapists are both trained to assess and treat most musculoskeletal complaints, but their treatments are very different in technique.  Ultimately they both have the goal of helping patients return to their normal health and fitness.

Chiropractors specialise in the mobilisation of all joints, particularly the spine (including neck and hips), using a technique known as adjusting/manipulating, while Physiotherapists generally work more with the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) affecting a joints mobility.  Both include rehabilitation exercises, but this is an area where Physiotherapists focus more heavily, including strengthening and stabilising exercises, as well as stretches.

It is due to the differences in treatment style and technique that we feel there is value in offering both treatments at the clinic and in fact they will often work together to achieve the best result for a patient.

Can Chiropractic help improve sports performance?

Yes, chiropractic works by improving the mechanics of the joints, muscles and ligaments as well as normalising the integrity of the nervous system. When the nerves are working without interference, the body’s functional potential is maximised. Many patients have found significant improvement in their sporting performance through chiropractic. If you’ve had a sports injury, your chiropractor can help you recover quicker, with less pain and with minimal resultant dysfunction. More importantly a trained chiropractor can uncover underlying dysfunction, and by correcting it, stop your problem from occurring. Many sportsmen simply wish to maintain their good health, and prevent future problems with regular chiropractic treatments.

Where Can I Find Further Information On The Chiropractic And Physiotherapy Professions?

The Chiropractic profession is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC): www.gcc-uk.org and supported by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA): www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk

Physiotherapists are regulated by the Health Professions Council (HPC) www.hpc-uk.org and supported by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) www.csp.org.uk

Find out more about our physiotherapy service and physiotherapist.