What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a drug free, non-surgical approach to healing and well being. Chiropractic restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and the nervous system. When functioning perfectly, this communication is uninterrupted and messages go to and from the brain without interference.
Addressing the root of the problem
The nervous system is the body's wiring. If there is something wrong with the wiring, the signal does not reach the intended body part and this may result in illness. Interference of this kind may be manifested anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to the hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques.
Chiropractic focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health. Qualified chiropractors are professional medical practitioners, delivering long term care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery.
The chiropractors at Abbey Chiropractic Clinic are experts in diagnosing all musculo-skeletal complaints and developing a treatment programme tailored to your individual needs. Treatments are gentle yet effective and are designed to get you out of pain and back to your full potential. If your condition is considered to be managed more appropriately by other methods or your GP, we will gladly make the necessary referral.
Orthotics therapy is another service provided at our clinics. This includes an Orthotics Assessment and Fitting.
Orthotics are shaped insoles inserted into shoes to restore natural foot alignment and function to improve gait (walking) cycle and to alleviate pain and discomfort.
Orthotics realign the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position which restores the natural foot function. As a result this aids to alleviate stresses to other parts of the body, e.g. low back, hips, knees, etc.
Orthotics are designed to distribute weight more evenly through the feet, thereby taking pressure off sore spots, such as corns between toes, bunions and balls of feet.
Individually heat moulded orthotics are used at our clinics to correct “excessive pronation/flattened arches” of the feet to improve other symptoms due to walking imbalances (biomechanical complaints), including:
Orthotics may benefit you if you spend a lot of time standing or walking, or if you suffer with pain during sports or exercises etc.
Please contact our clinics for more information about orthotics therapy or to book for an orthotics assessment.
Registered with the General Chiropractic Council
Recognised by all major insurance companies