Restoring the body’s natural balance
Chiropractic is the third largest primary healthcare profession in the world after Medicine and Dentistry and is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council. Owing to its primary health care status, you do not need a referral from your GP to see a Chiropractor.
The General Chiropractic Council stipulates that every chiropractor must hold a degree in chiropractic and must also undergo annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This ensures that every chiropractor is not only correctly qualified, but stays up to date on the latest research, development and evidence-based methods. As well as continuing to develop their skill set.
At Brooks Chiropractic we take our role seriously and provide an integrated and holistic approach to health. Providing care and support by reducing pain and disability and restoring normal function. We also offer advice about self-help, exercise, diet and lifestyle.
It is important to us to work with you every step of the way to achieve your health goals.
We understand that everyone will have different needs when it comes to achieving their goals. We will always strive to meet your requirements to the best of our ability.
Each plan we recommend will be created bespoke for your specific case. This includes Chiropractic treatment, advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.
Often a large amount of time during our day is spent in poor posture, whether this is being sat down at a computer for work or leisure, on the sofa watching television, in the car during our commute or looking down at our phones.
This means we need to take a proactive approach and make a continuous effort to keep our spine functioning optimally so we can feel great and be pain free. Chiropractors, through a combination of adjustments, exercises and education can give you the tools you need to keep your body at its best.
Our bodies have evolved over many years and our spines are a fundamental component of that evolution. The ability to efficiently distribute load and stress evenly across the body is among the spines’ many functions, bad posture can hinder the body’s ability to do this which leads to certain structures of the body being subjected to more stress than others.
Over time this can cause joint wear and muscles to get tight, inflamed, painful and even into spasm. If bad posture is left untreated then eventually the vertebrae in your spine will adapt and change structurally, making reversal very difficult, sometimes impossible. With Chiropractic care we aim to restore your posture to the best of our ability to allow your body to function optimally.
Those who spend a long time at a desk, in a car, on the sofa, looking down at a phone can develop Anterior shoulder and forward head carriage. Down the line, this can contribute to what is called a ‘dowager’s hump’ at the top of the thoracic spine, putting strain on the muscles of our neck and shoulders as they work overtime to hold our head up. This can increase tension and tightness across the tops of our shoulders.
Those who spend long periods on their feet can sometimes develop an exaggerated lumbar lordosis. This is because using the same set of postural muscles for hours at a time without rest causes the muscles to fatigue, leading to a compromised position which usually involves resting on our joints. This increased curve through our lower back causes us to put more pressure on our discs, making disc herniations more likely.
This is a very common question and often a concern for people yet to experience chiropractic. People who seek our help are often in pain and each person will have a different tolerance and threshold for pain.
As Chiropractors, we understand this and are experienced in tailoring our approach to the patient. For this reason the first session will always be very gentle so we can gain an understanding of what works for you in order to make you as comfortable as possible whilst receiving the treatment.
Ultimately nothing we do should be painful so please inform us if you are experiencing pain whilst being treated and we can use an alternative method to treat the area.