Chiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these problems on the function of the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic is the third largest primary healthcare profession, behind medicine and dentistry, and is the fastest growing independent health care profession in the UK.
What does Chiropractic treatment involve?
Chiropractic treatment involves safe, gentle and specific manipulation and mobilisation to ease joints that are not moving properly or require extra mobility.
Chiropractors are fully trained to use methods including sports massage, exercise therapy, nutritional advice, orthotics and more to get to the root cause of your problem and prevent it from returning.
What do chiropractors treat
Throughout the day your body endures a lot, just sitting at your desk for long periods or living everyday life to the full is very demanding on your body. For this reason, it is only natural that your joints, bones and muscles need a little or maybe a lot of attention from time to time.
At Chase Chiropractic Clinic we have a wide range of skills that supersede the traditional expectations of being purely spine specialists. Chiropractors are trained to use a variety of non-invasive treatments to treat many conditions including:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Cervicogenic Dizziness
- Shoulder Pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Hip/Knee Osteoarthritis
- Tennis Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Whiplash Associated Disorder
How can Chiropractic help?
Whether you have a pain that you feel is not serious but would rather be without, have the same problems reoccurring or a have a new pain, we can help. However mild or severe your symptoms we will assess you and offer a full diagnosis.
If you are unsure whether chiropractic is right for you and you would like to have a chat to one of our chiropractors before booking your initial consultation, contact us on 01543 560470.
Who can have Chiropractic
Chiropractic care is appropriate for people of all ages and you do not require a GP referral to see a chiropractor.
At Chase Chiropractic Clinic we offer immediate referrals for any investigative imaging that we deem necessary.
Our definition of an athlete is anyone that enjoys being active. If you enjoy walking, biking, running, golf, tennis, yoga, lifting weights, walking the dog/cat, playing with your children or grandchildren, you are an athlete. At some point, your body will need help keeping up with the “speed of life” and Spine & Sports Chiropractic wants to keep you moving.
There are good reasons why an athlete should seek a sports chiropractor for the treatment and rehabilitation of a sports injury. Active people are physically and emotionally different from sedentary ones. Most physicians have not had special training in sports medicine or rehabilitation. Consequently, even outstanding physicians who don’t treat athletes regularly often make mistakes in the diagnosis and treatment of athletes’ neuromusculoskeletal problems.
Many top sports teams and athletes now use chiropractic as part of their medical care, whether this for improving sports performance, injury prevention or managing conditions.
Pain is a warning sign and should not be ignored. Failing to receive the appropriate treatment quickly may lead to prolonged healing times and increased risks of reoccurrences. Sports injuries have many causes, from poor warm ups to faulty biomechanics. Our chiropractors understand the importance of identifying the cause of your injury and what is holding you back from reaching your potential.
Injuries regularly treated by chiropractors include:
- Lower back pain
- Hamstring and calf strains
- Groin strains
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Tennis and golfers elbow
- Shin splints
- Knee pain
- Ankle sprains
During the course of your pregnancy your body will undergo new stresses and changes. Chiropractic care is a safe and gentle way to alleviate pains associated with your pregnancy.
Chiropractic care during and after pregnancy can help balance the movement and alignment of the spine and pelvis, helping to alleviate pain and make mum more comfortable. By maintaining a balanced pelvis this may also allow baby the most room to move and settle into the best position ready for birth. Many women report a more comfortable pregnancy and birth following chiropractic care.
Expectant mums can have chiropractic care at all stages of pregnancy. We are well equipped to treat you comfortably even if you are in the latter stages of pregnancy.
Expectant mums have found relief from the following conditions from chiropractic care:
- Neck and back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Leg pain and pins and needles
- Symphysis pubic dysfunction (SPD)
- Pelvic girdle pain (PGP)
The goal of modern management is to restore function and eliminate activity intolerances before the onset of a disabling, chronic pain syndrome. Specific human performance and functional deficits are part of the deconditioning syndrome which accompany the transition from acute to chronic pain.
Functional rehabilitation is used in conjunction with manual therapy to promote the correct function of the muscular system. Endurance and strength gained through exercise improve the tolerance of body to activity and resist the onset of further pain.
Orthotics, are designed to correct foot posture and abnormal or irregular walking patterns.
They are not just ‘arch supports’, although this term is often used to describe them.
They perform functions that make your everyday activities more comfortable and efficient, by altering the angles at which the feet strike the ground when standing, walking, jogging, running and jumping.
You don’t have to have pain in your feet to benefit from orthotics.
Wearing orthotics could help you improve your athletic performance by improving your mechanical advantage throughout the kinematic chain.
What Are Orthotics?
Orthotics are shaped insoles placed inside shoes with the purpose of promoting natural foot movement.
This is necessary when the natural balance of our lower body has been disrupted by, for instance, over-pronation.
Many common complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain can be caused by poor foot mechanics.
Why Should I See a Chiropractor For Orthotics?
At Chase Chiropractic Clinic we are trained in fitting custom orthotics and can determine if you require orthotics.
Chiropractors treat the whole body and can determine how the use of orthotics can complement our treatment for, for example, a back, hip, knee or ankle problem.
We also use specific mobilization and manipulation techniques to the feet to ensure that areas of restricted movement are released, which will have an effect on how your feet are functioning and will help your problem resolve better.