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Frequently asked questions

question markMany people have never been to a Chiropractor before and may have questions they would like to ask us.. We have tried to answer some questions frequently asked, which may help you to understand more about our treatment and how it works.

Brochures and information is available in the clinic and  we are happy to help you with any questions you may have. Please feel free to call or e-mail us and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Most of all, we value your interest in our clinics and would be happy to answer any questions you may have, by either e-mail or over the phone

What are your qualifications?

All our Chiropractors have a legal requirement to be registered with the General Chiropractic Council. In doing so they must have a minimum education requirement of 4 years at a recognised chiropractic college, which today gives a BSc DC qualification. Chiropractors who work at our clinics are also required to study Sacro Occipital Technique and Cranial Chiropractic, with a view to gain post graduate qualifications in these.

How long will a course of treatment last?

Treatment times are geared up to respect your time. So we try and have patients in and out of the clinic with in twenty minutes., allowing you to go to work, if a morning appointment and similarly home to your family should you be seen by us later in the day.

Can a chiropractor that examines a child also treat the father’s injuried knee?

As all our chiropractors are trained and practice SOT they will have experience in paediatrics, extremity adjusting, sports injuries as well as visceral techniques and applied nutrition. We commonly see the family from grandma, grandpa to their grandchildren.

Is treatment painful?

Absolutely no. Though we acknowledge that many patients come to us in pain already, treatment itself should not be painful, but maybe uncomfortable in very acute cases. As for babies and children, we use very specialised gentle techniques on them.

Do you recommend other practitioners?

When we feel we cannot help you, yes we will recommend a specialist or someone else who can. With your consent, we also keep in contact with your GP so they are kept in the picture as to your treatment plan.

Are you covered by health insurance?

All major health insurers cover chiropractic. However they may require a referral and may have varying limits of cover depending on your policy. Some insurers do require the chiropractor to have been in practice for a certain period of time.

Do I need to be referred by my GP?

You don’t have to be referred directly by your GP unless you are wanting to make a claim through your health insurance, as most companies prefer you taking that route. With your consent we do write to your GP so that he can be kept up to date with your care.

Do you take x-rays

X rays are not routine, but form an essential part of chiropractic diagnosis, particularly in ruling out anything sinister or a contraindication to care.We have our own x ray facility on site and Dr Carl is one of few chiropractors who is a trained radiographer.

Do I need to bring anything with me when I come?

If you have any previous records, xrays or MRIs please bring them along. You should be e mailed a confirmation of your first appointment and with this a registration form that we would like you to fill in and bring to this appointment.

How do I find your clinic?

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Can you give me directions to your clinic?

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Any Further questions?

Please feel free to email us your questions.