Chiropractic literally means ‘done by hand’ and is hugely popular across the globe as a primary health care profession. It is fully regulated 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.
The main focus of care is joint manipulation, however, other techniques are also utilised to speed up recovery and offer different approaches. The package of chiropractic also includes lifestyle and exercise advice which is now known as ‘lifestyle medicine’.