Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a healthcare profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effect of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on spinal adjustment and other joint and soft tissue manipulation.

By restoring normal function to the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors can play an important role in relieving disorders, and any accompanying pain and discomfort arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, and wear and tear that happens to many of us.

Chiropractors are not just focussed on pain.  A problem may have been building up for some time before it becomes painful.  They will take a rounded approach to your health and wellbeing, considering your symptoms in the context of your medical history, lifestyle and personal circumstances.  Chiropractors have a specialist interest in neck pain and back pain, but when they assess patients take their entire physical, emotional and social wellbeing into account.

Conditions that Chiropractic Care is Very Effective for:

The ‘Effectiveness of Manual Therapy – The UK Evidence Report’ published by Bronfort et al in 2010, has indicated that chiropractic treatment can help with:

Lower back pain
Neck pain
Cervicogenic headache and migraine  
Shoulder girdle pain / dysfunction
Tennis elbow
Hip & knee pain associated with osteoarthritis
Extremity joint conditions

What to Expect

Initial Consultation, and Examination  (45 minutes)

After you have completed a medical history we will obtain a case history in as much detail as possible in order to fully understand your problem.  You will have time to explain the condition comprehensively without being rushed.  This is important.  Then your Chiropractor will perform a physical examination employing orthopaedic tests and neurological asessment skills to assess the problem.  Gowns are available to wear for this examination.

Report of Findings and First Chiropractic Treatment  (30 minutes)

The report of findings can be given immediately after the consultation & examination, or at a follow up appointment in the following days.  You will be  given a clear and concise verbal report of the results of your consultation & examination appointment by your Chiropractor, and you will be able to ask questions.  You will be given a diagnosis, and a care plan will be discussed if Chiropractic care is suitable.  If you are happy to proceed, you will be asked to give your written consent to treatment and we can start with the first Chiropractic treatment sessions.

Private Health Insurance

Steve is registered to provide Chiropractic treatment for most of the large health insurance companies including Bupa, Axa, and Simply Health.

http://https://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mr_steve_shapland

Chiropractor Prices

​Inititial Consultation, Examination and Report of Findings:  only  £20

Chiropractic Treatment Appointment:  £25 only (per appointment).

Appointments can include a combination of treatments, but the cost is per appointment.

Payment is accepted by debit/credit card or cash.

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