About Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession focussed on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the muscular and skeletal systems. All Chiropractors undergo extensive training, approved by General Chiropractic Council.  They have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle advice.

Chiropractic care is used regularly by a wide range of people to help maintain good posture, promote health and improve performance. Chiropractors use highly specific manual tehniques on the spine and other joints and soft tissues, and also offer exercise advice and lifestyle counselling. Patients undergoing chiropractic care often report benefits from back, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, general joint and muscle pains, neck related headaches and migraine, arthritic pain and many other conditions.

What to expect

Your first appointment will involve taking a full health history, completing a physical assessment and discussing an appropriate treatment plan.  If we are both happy to continue, it will also include your first treatment.

Subsequent visits include a review of your progress and ongoing treatment as appropriate.  At each visit your body will be checked from top to toe and adjustments made where necessary - a bit like an MOT for the body!

How many sessions will you need?

This is a hard question! Normally between 3 and 6 sessions will get you back on track but is dependant on the presenting condition, your age, general health and lifestyle. Initially weekly visits are recommended, then we can space out subsequent treatments as you improve. 

Your progress is discussed at each session to make sure we are both happy to continue treatment.  Referral to other healthcare practitioners may be used if we feel that this would be a better route for you.

After the initial treatment period, many people choose regular visits for a check up, or simply come when they feel they need it.


The first session, including health history, assessment and first treatment, costs £65. Subsequent sessions are £40 each (cash, cheque or bank transfer).

You may be able to claim back a proportion of the treatment costs if you are in a healthcare insurance scheme - please check with your provider or call me if you need any more information. I am registered with Aviva, Axa PPP, Bupa, Simply Health, Vitality Health and WPA.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please call me on 07714 789505 or send an e-mail to

More information

For further information about chiropractic, please visit the McTimoney Chiropractic Association or General Chiropractic Council pages