We’re passionate about providing the best quality care, with respect and understanding of your individual circumstances. Being in pain can affect your emotions, your home-life and your work – we understand that and do everything we can to get you back to health as quickly as possible. We like to encourage, educate and empower you to play an active role in your healing process.
We regularly attend a wide range of professional training courses and seminars to ensure we have up-to date knowledge of the latest and best techniques, information and research. This is in addition to the full-time degree that we undergo to become qualified Chiropractors.
All our Chiropractors:
- are highly qualified,
- have completed a 4 or 5 year full-time degree at an accredited University,
- are registered with the GCC (government statutory body),
- partake in continuing professional development,
- are fully insured,
- follow the ‘best practice’ model – combining latest evidence, clinical experience, and patient preference,
- enjoy treating people of all ages and backgrounds.
I don’t know what type of treatment I need, or what will be best for me?
You don’t need to worry about this, we will choose the best types of treatment for you based on your individual case, the evidence base for each treatment type, and our experience. We usually use a selection of different treatment techniques within each treatment (see our ‘services’ pages). We will discuss the treatment options for you following your examination. If you prefer not to receive an option we choose (such as acupuncture for example) then we will select an alternative.
How qualified are you?
Chiropractors undergo an intensive 4 or 5 year undergraduate degree (either a BSc. (Hons), or Masters). 1000’s of hours are spent studying subjects such as; embryology, histology, anatomy, gross anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, neurology, orthopaedics, pathology, functional management, palpation, rehabilitation, treatment techniques, general diagnosis, radiography & radiology, pharmacology, clinical skills, and more! Recognised degree courses are only run at three universities in the UK that meet strict criteria to achieve accreditation. Education and practice is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) – an independent statutory body established by Parliament. This is the same level of regulation as Doctors, Dentists and Osteopaths.
On top of this we do further study each year (Continuing Professional Development) as a prerequisite of yearly registration with the GCC. All Chiropractors at our clinic exceed the required amount of yearly training due to our love of learning and our aim to bring you the best and latest understanding and techniques. We understand all about your body, including recognising other causes of back pain such as kidney problems, inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, and more sinister causes. If we suspect anything untoward we will refer you to your GP with a written letter detailing our concerns.
Can I get an x-ray or MRI?
Yes, we can refer for private x-ray’s or MRI’s. We follow the UK Government’s Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IRMER). We can only refer for imaging after taking a full medical history and performing a thorough physical examination to determine if imaging is indicated, so you would need to book in for our initial full appointment.
What’s the difference between Chiropractic, Osteopathy, and Physiotherapy?
These days the training of all three very much overlaps as it is based on the current understanding of how the body works, and the latest research. Chiropractors and Osteopaths undergo a 4 or 5 year degree, Physiotherapists undergo a 3 year degree. Chiropractic and Osteopathy are regulated by statutory bodies, Physiotherapy is regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council. The main difference is in the history of the three professions. NHS Physiotherapy tends to focus more on giving an exercise plan, although sometimes you will receive hands-on treatment as well. Chiropractic, Osteopathy and private Physiotherapy tend to focus more on hands-on treatment, with the addition of exercise and lifestyle advice.
We advise that you find a practitioner that you like, get on with, feel you can trust, and who uses techniques that work for you – whatever their title! Every individual practitioner will be different depending on their interests, focus, skill-set, and further training. No one profession is better than the other.
Meet the Team
We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to get you out of pain and back on track.
Nina Gurling BSc (Hons) Chiro. BMAS
Rebecca Harlow DC, MSc. Chiro.
Theresa Moloney Lic.Acu
What others say about us
“Nina has worked wonders with a long term back problem. So knowledgeable and interesting. Not just manipulation and acupuncture but invaluable lifestyle and exercise advice. Very thorough.”
“Treatment keeps the pain from my Rheumatoid Arthritis in check and allows me to continue to run my business, and cope with caring for my mother and looking after my grandchildren.”