What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a primary, regulated health care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are connected with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, especially but not exclusively, related to the spine. Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free up the joints in the spine, or other areas of the body that are not moving correctly. Chiropractors may also use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, dry needling, exercise advise as well as advise on posture and lifestyle.

The Chiropractic Profession is regulated by law: The Chiropractic Act 1994 provides statutory regulation for the profession. The statutory regulator is the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). It is illegal to practice as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC. Vanessa Kelly is a registered chiropractor.

Your First Visit – What to expect

On attending for your first visit you will be asked to fill out some medical forms. The chiropractor will then ask you about your reason for attending the clinic and take a medical history from you. If chiropractic treatment is appropriate, a physical examination will follow. If chiropractic care is not appropriate, then a referral to your GP or other relevant Specialist can be made. Once the appropriate examination has been completed the chiropractor will explain their findings and what treatment would be recommended. A plan of treatment is then discussed with you, This initial visit costs £60 and usually lasts 45 minutes. Any recommended follow up treatments are £35 and usually last 20 minutes.

What do the treatments involve

Once your examination has been completed and the treatment plan discussed, treatment will commence, usually on the first visit. In some circumstances, it is necessary to carry out some further tests such as x-rays or MRI scans before treatment is commenced but this would be discussed with you. Treatment generally consists of manipulation, soft tissue massage, dry needling and stretches. It is not unusual to feel sore and achy after your first treatment. This can be very normal as your body has been used to moving in a very different way. Usually, this only lasts 24-48 hours and the use of ice or heat is recommended. However, if you are concerned you can always contact the clinic for advise.

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