Chiropractic literally means ‘done by hand’ and is hugely popular across the globe as a primary health care profession. It is fully regulated and protected by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and has over 3000 practitioners in the UK. Chiropractic specialises in the treatment and management of problems with muscles, joints and tendons and their effect on general health.
Owing to its primary care status, you do not need a referral to see a Chiropractor. Historically, Chiropractic has been synonymous with back and neck pain however nowadays more and more people are seeking Chiropractic for problems with hips, knees, feet and shoulders to name but a few.
Meriel is a highly experienced chiropractor with her focus of care being joint manipulation. The goal of Chiropractic care is to understand what the problem is and how it got there, to restore the natural function of the region and to educate the individual with techniques they can utilise themselves to aid recovery. The package of chiropractic also includes lifestyle and exercise advice which is known as lifestyle medicine. “We want to create understanding and independence rather than dependence”