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Frequently Asked Questions

Back Massage

Am I suitable for Chiropractic care? 

Most of the time, the answer to this is yes! Chiropractic is a safe and gentle form of healthcare which is used to treat the spine, muscles and joints of the body. Care is given to a wide variety of patients, from young babies to pregnant mothers and elderly patients. Chiropractic can also be hugely beneficial to the canine and equine patient too, for both rehabilitative care post-injury, to general maintenance and preventative care due to everyday wear and tear. There are many different techniques within chiropractic, and so the technique which may be used on a Great Dane will not be used on a Miniature Dachshund. Appropriate pressure and treatment will be given, to ensure that you are feeling better post-care. 

We are fully trained as primary healthcare practitioners, and therefore we are able to also recognise when you are not suitable for chiropractic care. It is vital to us that we work alongside Vets and Doctors instead of replacing them, and so will refer onwards should this not be a case for us. 

Will the treatment be painful? 

Most of the time treatment is painless. Sometimes, if an area is particularly inflamed it may be a little uncomfortable during the treatment, however there are many different techniques which can be used when treating patients, and we will chose the technique for you dependant on your presenting symptoms.

How long is each appointment? 

Appointments may vary in length, generally your initial consultation with first treatment will be one hour. Follow-up treatments will be 30-45 minutes in length. 

How do I get permission from my Veterinarian?

We will email a Veterinary Consent form either to yourself or directly to your vets for completion. We politely request that this is emailed or posted back to us at the earliest convenience, as we cannot examine and treat your horse or dog without the full permission. 

How many treatments will I need?

This will vary for each individual dependant on what may be wrong, and how long the patient may have been troubled with this for. An individual management plan will be tailored for each patient, and ultimately our goal is to help you reach your own goals as quickly and effectively as possible. 

Can I have acupuncture during my appointment? 

It depends! For our human patients, yes we are qualified to carry out acupuncture and you may receive this as part of your treatment plan if you wish. 

Unfortunately, we cannot provide this for our equine and canine patients, as only fully insured and qualified Veterinarians can provide this service. However, we will be able to complete referrals out to a suitable Vet who can provide this service, and it does complement chiropractic care. 

Do I need an X-Ray, scan or further tests? 

X-Rays are a typical form of imaging that can show the joints and bones, alongside some other infections or conditions. MRIs are useful for showing all types of tissue within the body, but can be expensive to carry out. Diagnostic ultrasounds are used generally for soft tissue structures such as tendons, ligaments and muscles, alongside organs and blood vessels. These are particularly good for checking the soft tissues in real time/motion. Most of the time further scans are not required, however we will organise a referral for this to be completed if necessary. 

Similarly, if we believe our patients require further examination or investigations (e.g. blood tests) we will also organise this referral. 

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