Chiropractors are best known for manual treatments such as spinal manipulation, where they use their hands to free stiff or restricted joints, or mobilisation, which is the gradual moving of joints.
But they may also use other recommended treatments such as certain types of acupuncture, electrotherapy, stretching exercises and rehabilitation, all of which form part of a chiropractor’s package of care. Your chiropractor may also offer lifestyle advice to help recovery and to prevent repeated episodes of back pain.
If your chiropractor does not think you can be helped by chiropractic treatment, you may be referred back to your GP or to another health professional. Chiropractors do not prescribe medication, so if this is needed, you may be referred back to your GP. As chiropractors support a joined-up approach to care, they may ask if they can send a brief report to your GP.
The use of the title Chiropractor is statutorily regulated and thus protected by law. This means that Chiropractors have to be registered with The General Chiropractic council.
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Sports and Remedial Massage
- Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma Sports and Remedial Massage
- Level 3 VTCT Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology for Complementary Therapies
- Member of the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage (ISRM)
Adrian graduated from the Active School of Complementary Therapy (ASCT) in 2013 gaining a BTEC Level 5 Diploma in clinical sports and remedial massage. This is currently the highest qualification that can be held in the UK, recognised nationally and in many other countries.
Adrian utilises a range of massage and advanced soft tissue techniques set within a framework of assessment and rehabilitation procedures to effectively treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems. These skills can also be used to help in recovery and reduce the symptoms in many medical conditions too.
Adrian has had a varied sporting life playing Basketball, Rock Climbing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Capoeira, to more recent pursuits in the circus skill; Static Trapeze. This sporting life gives Adrian a genuine understanding of the body and how important it is to keep it in good shape in order to continue doing what you do. Adrian’s primary concern is to help his clients keep training and keep working, whilst reducing their pain and helping them to recover quickly.
Orthotics are shoe inserts for biomechanical problems of Gait or walking. We offer a range of orthotics for those who would benefit from their use. From simple heel lifts and off-the-shelf inserts to custom-made polypropylene NHS grade orthotics manufactured from individual prescription.
Your feet are the foundation for the normal balance and alignment of your body. Structural problems in the feet, even the slightest imbalance, can alter the way that you walk and cause many different problems. Common symptoms of problems with gait are localised foot pain, knee pain, plantar faciitis, bunions, hammer toes, pain in the arch of the foot and even low back pain and hip pain.
Faulty foot mechanics can alter the even distribution of your body weight, whilst standing, walking or running, and create an increased load on joints and muscles elsewhere in the body.
Foot orthotics help to correct any imbalance by stabilising the bones of your feet and bring other bones and joints back into proper alignment.
If you think Orthotics may help you, you are welcome to come in for a free assessment. Custom Orthotics can be fitted for £68.