What training and qualifications does a chiropractor need?

In order to register, a practitioner must hold a qualification recognised by the GCC. As aforementioned, General Chiropractic Council (GCC) regulates the chiropractic profession. Anyone who wants to practice as a chiropractor must register with this professional body. Furthermore, The Chiropractors Act 1994 provides statutory regulation for the profession. It also protects the title ‘chiropractor’ under Read more about What training and qualifications does a chiropractor need?[…]

What to expect in a chiropractor session

When you first meet with a chiropractor, you will undergo an assessment. He or she will ask you a series of questions about your medical history, diet and lifestyle. This will help them to form a picture of your current health, circumstances and of any past injuries or surgeries. This knowledge will be factored into your Read more about What to expect in a chiropractor session[…]

Chiropractic and the NHS

Complementary therapies are not usually available on the NHS, but chiropractic is an exception. Despite this, use of the therapy on the NHS is limited. As it stands, just over a quarter of doctor surgeries are able to provide chiropractic treatment or make referrals to NHS chiropractors. This means not everyone can access chiropractic treatment on Read more about Chiropractic and the NHS[…]

Is chiropractic treatment effective?

Chiropractic therapy is a healthcare profession and not a single treatment. Practitioners aim to enhance the well-being and physical health of their patients using manual treatment and offering lifestyle advice. No medication is provided. There is however evidence to suggest chiropractic is effective for treating back pain. During the 1990s many clinical trials were undertaken. Results showed Read more about Is chiropractic treatment effective?[…]

What does a chiropractor treat?

Chiropractic therapy is typically associated with the treatment of back and neck pain. It can also treat associated conditions including: Neck-related headaches. Slipped discs. Leg pain and sciatica (pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve). Shoulder pain or problems. Pain or problems with knee, hip and ankle joints. Pain or problems with Read more about What does a chiropractor treat?[…]

What does chiropractic treatment involve?

Chiropractors engage with the framework of the muscles and bones that support the body (the musculoskeletal system). They use their understanding of this system to make certain adjustments to tissue and joints. This is to help treat health conditions that may be associated with spinal misalignments. Chiropractic treatment is available for people of all ages. Chiropractors Read more about What does chiropractic treatment involve?[…]

Chiropractic History

The very beginning of chiropractic history is thought to be in 1895. During this year, Canadian Daniel David Palmer founded it as a health profession. Palmer had no conventional medical training, but performed the first known chiropractic adjustment on partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard. Lillard had reported normal hearing for most of his life, up until one Read more about Chiropractic History[…]

Chiropractic treatment

Chiropractic refers to a regulated health-care profession that involves the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal issues. It is a type of manual therapy in which a chiropractor will use their hands to make adjustments to joints in the body. This involves gentle and controlled movements that are concentrated mainly on the spine. The procedure is considered Read more about Chiropractic treatment[…]