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What is Chiropractic

image-09893Chiropractic is an amazing & natural way to aid in the recovery of musculo-skeletal & bio-mechanical conditions such as lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, sports injuries etc. Although most patients come to us initially in some degree of pain many quickly realise that Chiropractic is in the longer term more about LIFESTYLE. It is about moving better, having more energy, feeling stronger, becoming more active. It is about optimising your body so that you can live to your full potential. It is about asking yourself one simple question…“How do I want to Feel..?”

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession using a holistic and integrative approach when assessing a patient’s health needs. This means not just focusing on the symptoms of a condition, but also the overall physical health, lifestyle and emotional wellbeing of a patient.

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) states: “Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health”.

The practice of Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine but also extremities) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. As there are limitations to any practice, Chiropractors recognise the value and responsibility of working in co-operation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.

Chiropractic versus Osteopathy

Transparent SpineAt The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay) we are able to offer our patients both Chiropractic and Osteopathic treatments. It can be confusing for patients to know which practitioner to choose for their treatment.

In reality the two professions have more similarities than differences, and many of the differences are of a more historic nature. Chiropractors and Osteopaths have similar educational background, both are viewed as primary healthcare professions and are UK legislated. Practically both professions diagnose and treat similar conditions with a hands-on approach. Chiropractic adjustments (manipulation) is usually aimed at being more joint specific, whereas Osteopaths typically take a broader approach and may treat a larger area and may involve repetitive stretching techniques of regions of the spine.

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