Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of mechanical treatment of the spine and joints.
Chiropractic is defined as the British Chiropractic Association as a primary healthcare profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body. Treatment consists of a wide range of techniques to improve the function of joints and muscles, relieving pain and muscle spasm. Chiropractic does not involve the use of drugs or surgery.
In common with medicine and dentistry the Chiropractic profession is statutorily regulated by law (Chiropractors Act – 1994). The title ‘Chiropractor’ is protected under this legislation and it is illegal for someone to practise as a Chiropractor without being registered. All of the Chiropractors at this Centre are registered with the General Chiropractic Council and are Members of the British Chiropractic Association.
Chiropractors are highly trained primary contact health care professionals. Your Doctor of Chiropractic is trained to diagnose and know when it is appropriate and not appropriate to treat patients. Chiropractors are also required by law to undertake Continuing Professional Development in order to stay abreast of current advances in research and patient care. The Chiropractors at Spine & Joint Centre have successfully completed a 5 year degree and an additional postgraduate year of training.