Have you ever thought about visiting a Chiropractor but wondered what they do?
We took some time to speak to our Chiropractic team – Rebecca Rees (BSC) and Dr Lucy Steel (BSc, MSc, DC) to find out a bit more about what they do, how they could help you and about a typical days work, here is what they had to say:
How long have you been a Chiropractor?
Rebecca: I studied for my BSc in Chiropractic treatment at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 1994. I have been practicing for the last 27 years.
Lucy: I studied for my BSc in Human Biology at Leeds University and my MSc and DC in Chiropractic at the University of Surrey in 2004. I have been practicing for the last 17 years. I have a special interest Chiropractic during and following pregnancy.
What governing bodies are you a member of?
We are both registered members of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the treatment of spine and mechanical joint disorders. It is a common misconception that Chiropractors only treat backs. They can treat a wide variety of functional and mechanical disorders of any joints in the body.
What is a Chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractic treatment focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and the effects of these disorders on general health. Treatment may involve – joint manipulation, soft tissue work, mechanical treatment such as Shockwave, RICE and rehabilitation advice.
What can a Chiropractor treat?
Our Chiropractors don’t just manage back pain but can also help with a wide range of conditions, head to toe, including –
- Uncomplicated neck pain
- Acute and chronic back pain
- Osteo-arthritis (OA) and joint pain (as an addition to core OA treatments & exercise)
- Leg pain
- Prevention of migraine
- Exercise guidance
- Tension and inability to relax (through lifestyle advice)
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Muscle spasms and cramp
- Joint pain
Treatment is supported with individual advice and guidance about lifestyle, work and exercise to help manage a condition. You may be recommended massage, ice or heat treatment and specific exercises which you can safely do at home.
How do you treat these symptoms?
We help manage the discomfort through working on all the joints of the body, concentrating particularly on the spine/ spinal cord. We use their hands to make specific, gentle adjustments (the chiropractic term for manipulation) to improve mobility of joints, efficiency of the nervous system and release the body’s natural healing ability.
What could your clients expect on their first visit?
During your initial consultation we would explain about Chiropractic care and understand your personal situation through physical examination, observations and X-rays as needed. Our Chiropractors support the treatment they offer with individual guidance on lifestyle, work and exercise to help manage the condition. We will agree a plan with our clients that best supports their ongoing treatment requirements.
Who could benefit from Chiropractic treatment?
People of all ages can benefit from chiropractic treatment, from a newly born baby to over 100 years of age. Your consultation will be used to assess your requirements and the appropriateness of treatment. Following informed consent, your first visit will include treatment when assessed as appropriate.
Tell us one interesting thing about you?
Rebecca: My belief is that you are never too old to benefit from chiropractic treatment.
Lucy: My passion lies in the care of pregnant women, babies and children, most of my post-graduate training has been in these areas.
For more information or to find out more about how our Chiropractors can help or to book your appointment, please:
Call: 01628 779900