Chiropractic, meaning ‘done by hand,’ is a widely embraced healthcare profession globally. There are over 3000 chiropractors in the UK and is fully regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). It specialises in addressing muscle, joint, and tendon issues, extending beyond the traditional focus on back and neck pain.
Chiropractic holds primary care status, eliminating the need for referrals. While historically linked to spinal concerns, it now addresses a full range of musculoskeletal problems.
Chiropractors, highly skilled in joint manipulation amongst other techniques, aim to understand and treat the root cause of issues, promoting natural function. The approach includes empowering individuals with self-help techniques and lifestyle medicine advice, emphasizing independence over dependence on treatments.