Chiropractic is an approach to health care which utilizes the body’s natural recuperative powers. It is the science of locating and correcting through chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference, which can cause dysfunction within the body. Specific chiropractic adjustments are the main mode of treatment. Using their hands, chiropractors make specific skilled adjustments to improve the efficiency of the nervous system and release the body’s natural healing ability. Other techniques may also be used such as soft tissue work, cranial work, exercises, stretching advice, ultrasound, postural, diet and ergonomic advice. Chiropractic treatment aims to restore normal mobility of joints and reducing muscle spasm thereby relieving pain and restoring nervous function, resulting in positive health benefits.
Keeping spinal function at it’s optimum helps to speed up the healing process of the body.
Chiropractic is the western world’s third largest main stream health care profession after medicine and dentistry, serving the needs of thousands of people in the UK. Health insurers and the medical profession all recognise the positive contribution of chiropractic to healthcare.
Chiropractic in the UK is a Government registered profession; therefore all chiropractors practising in the UK must undertake five year of training at a recognised university in order to be eligible for registration with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). In order to maintain annual registration chiropractors must continually update their skills through methods of continuing professional development (CPD).