WORCESTER CHIROPRACTIC CARE
WORCESTER SPIRE SOUTH BANK HOSPITAL
139 BATH ROAD, WORCESTER WR5 3YB
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CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT POLICY AT THIS CLINIC*
The original chiropractic adjustment approach is generally referred to as spinal manipulation, and may also be called the diversified technique or the high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust. In addition to spinal, pelvic, and extremity joint manipulation, trigger point therapy, passive spinal mobilisation techniques, and soft tissue work is utilised at this practice.
On your Initial Visit a complete consultation and examination (reflexes, orthopaedic, and neurological tests) relevant to your condition will be conducted. You will then be given a written diagnosis and advice on exercises.
The most common question every patient asks, ‘How many treatments will I need?’ The most accurate answer is that a treatment course will vary for every patient depending on their symptoms/condition, medical history, age, life-style, fitness, exercise routine, occupation, habits, weight, family history, sports injuries, etc.
There are very few authoritative non-chiropractic references
to what constitutes a reasonable number of treatments or course of treatment. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is a public body of the UK Department of Health. In the case of persistent lower back pain, NICE
recommends chiropractic treatment should include up to nine sessions over 12 weeks. Please refer to: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/chiropractic/Pages/Whathappens.aspx
BUPA provision of a course of chiropractic treatment varies according to the membership policy. Typically the initial course is five treatments with further treatments dependent upon re-examination and re-assessment.
No attempt will be made to persuade you to sign up for a lengthy and costly course of treatments. You will be given an honest and accurate assessment of your condition and appropriate recommendations. The ultimate goal of all health professionals is the patient's health recovers so fully that they are no longer dependent upon the practitioner for further treatment. Yes there will be patients that have a history of significant joint injuries, repetitive occupational strains, excess weight , and other factors that clinically justifies regular chiropractic treatments. But the main emphasis in this practice is upon rehabilitation. Which exercises can best restore and maintain your fitness? Which lifestyle changes do you need to make in order to prevent your symptoms from developing into a chronic re-occurring condition? After you complete an initial course of treatment you will be re-examined and re-assessed. At this stage you may be advised to have monthly visits until your fitness has improved or that you no longer need further treatments or you might be scheduled a check up or review in three months, six months or longer.
But What is Chiropractic?*
Chiropractic is primarily a manual treatment(spinal adjustment/manipulation) based on bio-mechanical principles of neuromusculoskeletal disorders such as:(Based on all evidence submitted and reviewed to date 09/11/2017) the ASA and CAP accept that chiropractors may claim to treat the following conditions:
Ankle sprain (short term management)
Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
Inability to relax
Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
Generalised aches and pains
Mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
Minor sports injuries and tensions
Plantar fasciitis (short term management)
Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)
Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder low back pain, neck pains and associated headaches, sciatica, arm, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle strains. Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the structure (primarily the spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of your body and how that relationship affects your health.
Unless your condition is acute or significant inflammation you will be able to do light exercise following chiropractic treatment.
*Please note I am a Chiropractor. I am not a McTimoney Chiropractor.
*Please note I am not a Medical Doctor, I do not hold a medical degree and I am not registered with the General Medical Council. I am registered with the General Chiropractic Council. I graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa and my degree is called: Doctor of Chiropractic. I do not use medical procedures or treatments; I conduct chiropractic consultations, examinations and treatments.
The first chiropractic college in the world the Palmer College of Chiropractic which opened in 1898, the graduates became known as Doctors of Chiropractic.
There are approximately 100,000 duly qualified doctors of chiropractic/chiropractors in the World Federation of Chiropractic’s 88 member countries. The majority of Chiropractic Colleges and Universities are degree granting institutions which are regulated and accredited by governmental agencies. The practice of chiropractic is recognised and regulated in the USA, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and New Zealand and other countries in Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Approximate 2015 numbers are:
800 Brazil, France, Japan, Sweden
600 South Africa
500-100 Belgium, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland
100-50 Argentina, Chile, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong SAR China, Iran, Singapore
Under 50 Other countries.
Chiropractors are not the only 'non-medical profession' to use the
'Courtesy Dr. Title' in the United Kingdom: Veterinary surgeons in the UK have been given permission to use the courtesy title ‘Doctor’, following a decision made by RCVS Council (5 March 2015) - See more at: http://www.rcvs.org.uk/news-and-events/news/uk-veterinary-surgeons-to-use-courtesy-doctor-title/#sthash.L1Uajm3v.dpuf
Since 1995 the General Dental Council (GDC) has permitted Dentists to use the title “Dr” provided any advertising made clear it was a courtesy title only and did not otherwise imply they were qualified to carry out medical procedures. https://www.cap.org.uk/Advice-Training-on-the-rules/Advice-Online-Database/Use-of-the-term-Dr-Dentists.aspx#.VuqDCOKLSJA