Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession. Chiropractors are 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 nervous system and general health.
Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. Treatment helps to restore natural movement that has been lost through injury, degenerative changes or poor posture – and is particularly effective in treating back and neck pain.
Treatment techniques vary between chiropractors. Although they are skilled in a range of therapeutic approaches, chiropractors are perhaps best known for spinal manipulation, a safe and highly effective form of treatment for spinal disorders. Manipulation involves the application of a fast, specific manual thrust to a restricted joint, usually in the spine. It has been shown in independent research trials to be highly beneficial for patients suffering with back pain and and has been recommended in draft guidelines published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
At the ECC we believe in an active care programmes to build spinal strength, stamina and endurance. This innovative approach reflects modern developments in chiropractic and medical approaches to back pain to help accelerate healing and promote the rehabilitation process of the affected joint or tissue.
Whether it is getting out of pain, improving how your body functions or maintaining long term change by taking control of your condition, our goal is to help you get solid, measurable results
Chiropractors use their hands to adjust and manipulate the joints of your spine and limbs where signs of restricted movement are found as well as using different techniques to relieve muscle tightness. Areas are treated using gentle, specific manipulation and pumping techniques to restore normal body movement. Treatment aims to make you move better and more freely. Following this they use advanced knowledge of exercise rehabilitation to train support, stability and improve your motor control.
If your back or joints feel locked, stiff, and sore or maybe haven’t responded to other treatments, then a consultation with a chiropractor may be recommended. Chiropractic care is suitable for all ages from babies to the elderly.
Your whole body will usually be assessed, not just the localised area of pain, so that anything that could be connected to the cause of your problem is looked at and strategies identified to make it less likely to recur.
If required x-rays or an MRI scan advised and organised.
This comprehensive analysis means we will be able to give you a clear understanding of the cause of your particular problem – and the level of treatment needed.
All chiropractors who practice at our clinic are registered with the General Chiropractic Council having done a masters degree or equivalent in chiropractic.
By law, chiropractors must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council, the statutory body which sets standards, protects patients and promotes the profession. In addition, all chiropractors at ECC are members of the British Chiropractic Association, the longest established professional association in the UK.
To book an appointment for Chiropractic treatment please telephone 0208 987 8015
Chiropractic is covered by most health insurance schemes. Some patients will require GP referral.