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What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of mechanical conditions of the joints and soft tissues. Emphasis is usually on the spine and the effects on the nervous system. A Chiropractic manipulation (adjustment) is a highly skilled technique, which gently releases stiffness. Pain often occurs when joints stop moving healthily. When a joint is treated and returns to normal healthy movement there is resolution of pain. Most treatments will include some soft tissue work to relax muscles and improve healing.
Aftercare and home advice are often given to maintain the positive effects of treatment and prevent reoccurrence.
2009 NICE guidelines and 2010 Bronfort report recommend Chiropractic as an effective treatment for mechanical conditions.
What to Expect
Your initial visit to the clinic will begin by completing a short registration form. You will then be greeted in the waiting room by your practitioner. The consultation gives you the opportunity to bring us up to speed with your condition or concerns. We may ask questions about your previous health history or family history. This is not to be nosy but can help us to accurately diagnose and formulate the best plan of action for you. You will then be examined using specialised Orthopaedic and Neurological tests. Sometimes special tests like x-rays or MRI scans will be needed to fully assess you before diagnosis can be made. Once diagnosed, your practitioner will explain your condition and you will be invited to ask any questions that you may have. We will discuss your treatment options including the number of treatments required and techniques that can be used as well as things that you can do yourself to help with recovery. If Chiropractic treatment is not suitable for your condition, then you will be referred on in the right direction to get the help you need.
Chiropractic Care in the Stroud Area
So, whether you require a Chiropractic Treatment, Remedial Therapy, Deep Tissue Work, Pilates or a relaxing self-indulgent massage, we are the one-stop shop in Stroud.
Call now on 01453 886910 or book online to secure your appointment.
I suffer from a stiff neck and shoulder pain mainly because of years sitting at a computer and not moving my body as it’s meant to move; also there is an age issue here (58). Dave has eased the stiffness and taken some of the pain away already after only 2 sessions. He is attentive and helps me to feel comfortable and at ease with the process.
I have been visiting Claire regularly for 4 years now to help me effectively manage my Fibromyalgia Syndrome. My pain levels and muscle soreness have been reduced, and my energy levels significantly increased. I have also experienced debilitating episodes of Hemiplegic Migraine but with Claire's gentle 'needling' technique I am very happy to say I have been clear for 3 years now. Claire is a true professional and takes time needed to get to know her patients as individuals thus treating them accordingly.
I visited Claire with severe crippling back pain being 18 weeks pregnant. I found my treatment very professional, time was taken to talk, the cause of my problem was identified and sorted. Friendly, helpful and a very calm environment. Never rushed and consideration for baby and myself at all times. So glad to have someone I can call on if it happens again.
Dave's skill in massage therapy, pin-pointing the exact area of muscular pain and tension in my leg, resulted in blessed relief, and after a few treatments I was running again. He is friendly and fun, taking one's mind off the pain as he works......and I didn't even need to take the car out of the drive. A great service!
I initially sought Chiropractic care over 15 years ago for back and neck pain and Claire has very successfully treated me for the last 8 years. I can confidently say that she is by far the best Chiropractor that I have ever seen. My back used to regularly sieze or go into spasms but this rarely happens now and I believe it is because of the excellent treatment that I receive from Claire. She is gentle and effective, and I have no hesitation in recommending her treatment.
I would just like to say the help and caring treatment I had from Claire enabled me to get through a very difficult time. In particular her techniques for guiding me through a very distressing cardiac stress MRI scan which I was dreading as I am very claustrophobic.
It was all down to my mental control and use of visualisation telling me I was safe and could deal with the situation, combined with words of encouragement and affirmation. I would not hesitate to see her again if the need arises.
Thank you once again for a wonderful massage. It is always a great way to relax as you are so thorough. The pressure is always spot on. Helps me cope with the week ahead. Many thanks.
As you know I have a muscular condition but after your very careful massages all my aches and pains are spirited away. I always look forward to my next one and the relief it gives me. You are very thorough with your questions and have totally taken on board my illness and the restrictions necessary. Thankyou.
I work at a computer and often suffer from neck and back discomfort. Having treatment right here in my office was the ultimate in convenience, even luxury, and several colleagues have now signed up for Dave's time-efficient and effective therapy.
I worked with Claire Bader during a period of intense stress and uncertainty. Her knowledge, skill and empathy were evident from our very first meeting, and I left every hypnotherapy session feeling calm, capable and in control. I highly recommend her!