What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractic is a treatment where a practitioner called a chiropractor is trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles), as well as the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health. They have a specialist interest in neck and back pain, but when they assess patients, they take their entire physical, emotional and social wellbeing into account. Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, chiropractors are able to offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes. Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly.
After growing up with a McTimoney Chiropractor for a mother, I jumped at the chance to train and help others in the way that this special and relatively gentle form of chiropractic has helped myself and others and have now been qualified for over 10 years. I am a keen sportswoman around my work and family life and can always be found on a netball court at the weekends during the season or in the gym in any spare moment I have.