What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractors treat problems with your joints, bones and muscles and the effects they have on your nervous system. Working on all the joints of your body, concentrating particularly on the spine, they use their hands to make gentle specific adjustments (the Chiropractic word for
manipulation) to improve the efficiency of your nervous system.

Wickford Chiropractic can help improve:

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can help to restore movement and function if you are affected by injury, illness or disability.  It takes a holistic approach that involves you directly in your own care.  Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions including problems affecting the bones, joints and soft tissues such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries.

Physiotherapy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries.

Some of the main approaches used by our physiotherapist include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Movement and tailored exercises
  • Education and advice
  • Specialist techniques such as acupuncture and laser

How massage can help

Whether you need to reduce muscle tension or find relief from chronic pain, massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical wellbeing.  Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions and for the treatment and prevention of injury. 

The benefits you may feel from a regular massage therapy treatment:

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Improved joint mobility
  • Reduced pain

Chiropractic Regulation

The title of ‘chiropractor’ is protected by law and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as a chiropractor without being registered with the General Chiropractic Council. The GCC checks that all chiropractors are properly qualified and are fit to practise.

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