WHAT WE TREAT:
While most people associate Chiropractic with treating back pain, we treat a wide range of conditions
- Back pain (acute & chronic)
Joint & muscle pains
- Muscle cramp & spasm
Hip & knee pain from osteoarthritis
Shoulder & elbow pain (e.g. frozen shoulder, tennis elbow)
HOW WE TREAT:
Due to the large range of techniques used at Gillingham Chiropractic Clinic, we are able to offer personalised care
Muscles & soft tissues can be treated with a range of techniques including massage, stretching & more. Dry needling (similar to acupuncture) can also be used to reduce muscle pain & spasm.
Stiff joints throughout the body are treated with adjustments. This involves quickly & safely moving the joint helping to restore normal motion. This is commonly associated with a cracking sound. Alternatives to manipulation such as joint mobilisation & activator are also available. The type of adjusting technique we use here is called diversified.
We can also advise on exercises & stretches to do at home in addition to postural advice, pain management advice & more.
YOUR FIRST VISIT:
Your first visit will last approximately 45mins. The chiropractor will begin by taking a thorough history of your complaint(s) as well as your general health & any medications you may be taking.
Next a physical examination will be performed including a postural check, orthopaedic & neurological testing. It is good to wear clothes that are loose or easy to move in (for example leggings), however gowns are available.
Once the history & examination are complete, you will be be told what your condition is, if/how it can be treated & an estimate of how many treatments you will need. Should you wish to go ahead with treatment you may be treated on your first visit, however in some cases further investigation may be required, for example an x-ray or MRI.