FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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When are we open?
The clinic is open daily Monday to Saturday.
We are flexible and can offer a wide range of appointment times.
Call today on 01425 620 222 to make your first appointment
Are the chiropractors well qualified?
The Chiropractic degree is now a Master’s degree and combines a rigorous academic programme in health sciences with extensive training in chiropractic techniques and clinical decision making.
The course includes:
- Radiography (ability to take x-rays) and
- Radiology (ability to read and report on x-rays)
- Chiropractic Technique, Philosophy and Practice
Our Doctors of Chiropractic have completed a minimum four-year full-time internationally-accredited undergraduate course.
Chiropractors must also demonstrate fitness to practice and continue their post-graduate education to qualify for annual re-registration with their governing body, the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) of the UK.
It is illegal to practise as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC in the UK.
What Do Chiropractors Do?
Our Doctors of Chiropractic take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing:
- Taking a full Medical History
- Conducting a thorough Physical Examination
- Taking X-Rays if indicated
- Presenting a Report of Findings and answering your questions
- Setting out a course of Chiropractic Care tailored to you with the goal of addressing the cause of the problem
- Adjusting, Assessing, Advising
- Managing / Co-managing Holistically – providing evidence-based advice
- Retesting, Reassessing and Referring if required
- Setting out a course of Chiropractic Care tailored to you with the goal of addressing the cause of the problem and maximising your health.
Why do Chiropractors take x-rays?
Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to take and read spinal radiographs. X-rays enable us to diagnose osteoporosis (bone thinning), infections and inflammatory arthropathies (arthritis). They also enable us to assess the condition of joints, bones, and postural distortions which gives important information relating to the biomechanical stresses involved.
When an x-ray is indicated, your Chiropractor will discuss the risks and benefits with you.
Do Chiropractic Adjustments hurt?
Chiropractic Adjustments are precise, small, rapid movements of specific joints.
Adjusting joints is a practised skill and Our Doctors of Chiropractic have 50 years combined experience.
Our chiropractors adjust each other, and our staff regularly receive chiropractic adjustments, to maintain our health and well-being.
Adjustments are rarely painful.
New patients are occasionally nervous receiving their first chiropractic adjustment.
This frequently is about a ‘clicking’ or ‘popping’ sound that usually occurs with adjustments.
Chiropractors are extensively trained to perform adjustments gently and safely, tailoring treatment to suit individual patients and their condition at the time.
Adjustments aim to restore optimal joint movement, removing interference to nerve function and alleviating irritation.
If the nerves are severely irritated the likelihood for soreness increases. Chiropractic care not only aims to relieve symptoms but to restore and maintain optimal health and well-being.
What is the sound associated with Adjustments?
The popping noise is simply the sound generated from the gapping of restricted joints and the release of gasses from the synovial fluid.
It is a natural response to the rapid movement generated by the adjustment and represents no risk to the function of the joint.
It is an indication that the joint has moved through its full range of motion.
The restoration of motion to restricted joints is a major aim of the chiropractic adjustment.
Still don’t like the sound of that?
New Milton Chiropractic is the place for you!
That is because Our Doctors of Chiropractic have techniques that can adjust your spine and other joints without the association of the popping noise.
Our Clinic has specific expertise with paediatric touch and hold techniques, NeuroImpulse Protocols (NIP) and Activator Methods (www.Activator.com).
These include systematic approaches to effective whole body adjusting, which are gentle enough for use in all age-groups: another reason why we are known for whole body health and whole family care.
How long will it take to get better?
This will depend on:
- Your condition
- How severe it is
- How long you have had the condition
- How you respond to treatment
- How much advice you follow
How much does it cost?
First Consultation and Report of Findings £47
Massage Sessions: 1 hour (£45) 45 minutes (£35)
Can I claim back on my private health insurance?
Some health insurers cover chiropractic care. The cover depends on the type of policy you have and the amount covered varies.
Check with your health fund.
You do not need to have a doctor’s referral in most cases.