In common with other healthcare professionals such as medical practitioners nurses and dentists, the chiropractic profession is regulated by law. Barnstaple chiropractor Steve Shapland is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and a member of the British Chiropractic Association. Your Doctor of Chiropractic completed a 4 year full-time degree course to qualify as a Chiropractor from the University of Glamorgan in 2005.
At Barum Chiroractic we aim to provide exceptional Chiropractic Care at an affordable price. We provide a personalised package of care, tailored to each individual patient. A Chiropractic treatment may include a combination of the following treatment options.
Chiropractors are trained in using manipulation to free stiff or restricted joints. These can also be called Chiropractic adjustments or ‘manual therapy’. Manipulation involves the chiropractor using their hands to apply quick, precise thrusts to the restricted joints. During manipulation there may be popping sounds (similar to the ‘crack’ heard when people flex their knuckles). This is quite harmless. It is just the sound of gas bubbles popping in the fluid of the joints as pressure is released.
Chiropractic treatment often takes place over a number of weeks, particularly if you have had the problem for a long time. Your chiropractor will discuss your programme of care with you, which will usually involve a series of treatments being given at defined intervals.
Throughout the course of your care, your chiropractor will be able to answer any questions you might have about the management of your condition and your treatment.
Acupuncture (Western Acupuncture/Medical Acupuncture)
We offer myofascial dry needling at our Barnstaple Chiropractic clinic. Steve Shapland completed post graduate training to be able to provide this service to complement the positive effects of Chiropractic manipulation. This type of Medical acupuncture can also be used as a stand alone treatment. Gains excellent feedback from tendonitis sufferers e.g Tennis Elbow and in headache patients.
Instrument Assisited Soft Tissue Massage
An advanced soft tissue treatment technique. Another specialist option that your Barnstaple Chiropractor can employ to provide effective back pain relief, neck pain relief, and lower back pain relief. Often used in the treatment of calf, hamstring, quadriceps and I.T.B issues in running sport athletes.
Inititial Consultation, Examination and Report of Findings: £20
Chiropractic Treatment Appointment: £25 only.
Appointments can include a combination of treatments, but the cost is simply per appointment.
Payment is accepted by debit/credit card or cash.