Chiropractic is a regulated healthcare profession that specialises in the diagnosis and management of conditions of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. So, in short, all the muscles, bones, joints and nerves of the body.
Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, they can also help with a wide range of other musculoskeletal conditions.
Chiropractic care is suitable for all ages and demographics. You may be an elite athlete, a school child, an expectant mother, a mature individual or an office worker. Each assessment, treatment and management plan will be tailored to you.
If you are unsure, you are welcome to have a 15-minute free chat to determine if Chiropractic treatment is right for you, just give us a call to schedule this.
Chiropractic treatments use a variety of techniques, although the most well-known is the spinal manipulation, there are many other techniques that Jenny uses. Here are a few examples:
Dry needling is a technique used by many chiropractors as an adjunct to their manipulation skills. If used, it can be done prior to manipulation to relax and area or to reduce painful muscles.
Acupuncture needles are used primarily on tight and shortened muscles to deactivate them and cause relaxation and lengthening. Sometimes traditional acupuncture meridians are followed and needling used to bring about pain relief in seemingly unrelated parts of the body. The technique is usually painless and when used by a trained practitioner can have remarkable effects.
Dry Needling should not be confused with Chinese Acupuncture as it is a technique that it is used to treat myofascial trigger points which generate pain within a muscle, and does not follow the full range of diagnostic and traditional Chinese Medicine theories of Acupuncture.
We offer pre and postnatal pregnancy care to all expectant and new mums. Complaints vary and can include:
We have partnered with Belloost® who have created a pregnancy pillow that we can use during treatment which allows us more treatment options and more comfort for you. Don’t let the pains of pregnancy stop you from embracing this wonderful time. If you would like further information please feel free to give us a call.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a skilled myofascial technique used for soft-tissue treatment. It is applied using instruments that are usually made of stainless steel with bevelled edges and contours that can conform to different body parts. It is used for the detection and treatment of soft tissue disorders.
Instruments effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The introduction of controlled microtrauma to affected soft tissue structure causes the stimulation of local inflammatory response.
Microtrauma initiates reabsorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue and causes a cascade of healing activities. Adhesions within the soft tissue, which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down allowing full function to be restored
Jenny uses two different types of taping; zinc oxide taping and kinesio taping®
Zinc oxide tape is an inelastic tape that can be used to support joints that may have been sprained or damaged. It is used to help protect the joints until they regain their former strength after injury, and in some cases it may be used to prevent injury by limiting the range of motion of a joint to prevent further damage. Zinc oxide tape used over muscle is known to increase the speed of its firing pattern, zinc oxide tape can help muscles around the joints supporting the ligaments.
Kinesio taping ®was developed in Japan and has gained popularity amongst the sporting population. You have most certainly seen the brightly coloured tape that is often seen on our top athletes. It's a light stretchy comfortable tape with a unique pattern of glue holding it to the skin which is key to its function.
This glue lifts the superficial layer of the skin, increasing drainage, which reduces swelling encouraging blood flow to the muscles and it has a high proprioceptive input which helps the body return to normal function.
What is Extracorporeal shock wave therapy?
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves passing shock waves through your skin to the affected area. You may need several sessions to see a real improvement.
Shockwave therapy is beneficial for patients with painful soft tissue (muscle, tendons and ligaments), joint and bone conditions. The therapy can help those with sports or overuse injuries.
Most commonly, shockwave therapy is used to help treat the following conditions:
How soon will Shockwave Therapy Work?
Most patients require three sessions of shockwave therapy, each a week apart, before significant pain relief is noticed. Some conditions may require five treatments. Your practitioner will be able to discuss your particular case and expectations with you.
For further information about Shockwave Therapy contact the clinic and we will be happy to discuss this with you.
Massage Therapy is beneficial in so many ways, whether it is to treat specific issues or for general wellbeing. With an experienced massage therapist, you could benefit in multiple ways, such as:
1. Reduce muscle tension
2. Reduce pain
3. Reduce stress
4. Improve sleep
5. Increase mobility
6. Improve recovery
7. Help with management of mental health
Deep Tissue Massage
You can choose one or a combination of these for your session.
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit anyone with a physical and active lifestyle. Using a wide range of techniques, Sports massage is used to reduce musculoskeletal issues and can focus on problem areas. Treatments can also include active and passive stretching, range of movement assess
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit anyone with a physical and active lifestyle. Using a wide range of techniques, Sports massage is used to reduce musculoskeletal issues and can focus on problem areas. Treatments can also include active and passive stretching, range of movement assessment, postural analysis and precomp treatment. Sports massage helps relieve muscular tension, break down adhesions, mobilise soft tissues and reduce pain.
Holistic massage is a relaxing massage which calms the mind and reduces everyday physical and emotional stress on the body. Taking a holistic approach can be beneficial to an individual’s physical, mental and emotional health. It uses a variety of techniques that work with the soft tissues of the body, aiding relaxation, calmness, and ho
Holistic massage is a relaxing massage which calms the mind and reduces everyday physical and emotional stress on the body. Taking a holistic approach can be beneficial to an individual’s physical, mental and emotional health. It uses a variety of techniques that work with the soft tissues of the body, aiding relaxation, calmness, and homeostasis throughout the body and mind. Improving circulation, reducing tension and easing stress.
Deep Tissue Massage involves the application of techniques and pressures to make changes to deeper soft tissues in the body. Using these techniques tissues can become more responsive to treatment and therefore it can be a very effective form of therapy. Focusing on the deeper layers of muscle tissue to relieve acute tension, reduce pain and range of movement restrictions.
Dr Bronwen Bonfield's clinical work has been in the NHS for over 20 years, building extensive experience of working with individuals and their families who have experienced changes in their health including neurological conditions, diabetes, chronic pain and fatigue as well as functional neurological disorder and the psychological consequences that this can bring (e.g. anxiety, depression, changes in confidence and self esteem, feeling disconnected from personal values)
Facilitating the exploration of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (alongside CBT and systemic approaches) enables individuals and their support systems to continue to strive for a meaningful life whilst accepting the challenges along the way.
Neurological physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy. Focusing on the assessment, management and treatment of people with movement disorders that have resulted from injury or disease to the Nervous System. If you have a condition such as Stroke, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord Injury, Guillain Barre, Vestibular dysfunction, Vertigo (BPPV and other causes), Peripheral Neuropathy (to name a few) you may benefit from having advice and / or treatment from a Neurological Physiotherapist.
Neurological Physiotherapy aims to improve quality of life by maximizing your physical potential either through restorative or compensatory strategies (or a combination of both). This includes specific interventions eg Epleys Manoeuvre and many more.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is very safe and most people are able to have the procedure.
But in some instances an MRI scan may not be recommended.
Before having an MRI scan, you should tell medical staff if:
The strong magnets used during the scan can affect any metal implants or fragments in your body.
MRI scans aren't usually recommended for pregnant women.
Although they're thought to be generally safe to use in later pregnancy (after 3 months), it's not known whether the strong magnetic fields have any long-term effects on the developing baby.
MRI scans have many uses, but from a Chiropractic perspective, it is used for significant injuries, suspected disc problems, nerve pain relating to the spine, damage to joints especially if they are not responding to conservative care.
Jenny will decide if an MRI is needed on a case-by-case basis and not all patients above need an MRI.