Chiropractic treatment is well known for neck and low back pain but chiropractors treat much more.
|Today, chiropractic is the largest primary healthcare profession in the western world after medicine and dentistry. It focuses on problems involving the muscles, skeleton and nervous system, and their effects on general health.
Chiropractors practise a drug-free, hands-on approach including patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. They are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises.
|The word chiropractic comes from the Greek words Kheiro and Praktikos ,meaning 'to be done by hand'. Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the skeletal and nervous systems. It is concerned with care of the whole body. Diagnosis involves chiropractic,neurological and orthopaedic assessment. Nerves,muscles,bones and joints are assessed.
Practitioners undergo a minimum of 4 years University training which includes: medical sciences eg neuroanatomy,pathology,physiology,microbiology. Also pre-clinical sciences such as orthopaedics, neurology, general medicine and diagnosis whilst learning the hands on techniques to form the basis of clinical practice.
The McTimoney method of chiropractic is a unique and specialised technique developed by the late John McTimoney over 50 years ago and is taught only at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, near Oxford. It is well known for being a precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it especially suitable for people of all ages. Teresa Mann has been practicing this approach for nearly two decades in both Marlborough and Devizes and is very experienced in dealing with all types of muscular-skeletal aches and pains, and especially very comment ailments such as lower back and neck pain.
Conditions commonly presented in clinic which often benefit from chiropractic treatment:
|● Ankle sprain
● Elbow pain and tennis elbow
● Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
● Inability to relax
● Joint pains
● Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
● General, acute and chronic backache, back pain
● Generalised aches and pains
● Mechanical neck pain
|● Migraine prevention
● Minor sports injuries and tensions
● Muscle spasms
● Plantar fasciitis
● Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
● Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)
● Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder
Chiropractors recognise the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other healthcare providers when in the best interests of the patient. X-rays are not routinely used.