What type of qualifications do Fraser House chiropractors have?
All our chiropractors have trained full-time for four or five years. This training included anatomy, physiology, neurology, pathology, biomechanics, x-rays, spinal adjustment techniques and related subjects. Ongoing education is very important to our chiropractors, who undertake Continuous Professional Development by way of various courses which enables them to improve their skills and be aware of the latest techniques and research.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Chiropractic treatment is one of the safest forms of treatment when performed by properly qualified and registered chiropractors. Our chiropractors will be more than happy to put your mind at ease regarding any concerns you may have.
What is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor?
Chiropractors and osteopaths graduate with a similar educational background. However, chiropractors are taught to take and read x-rays and there are some differences in the approach of the two professions with chiropractors concentrating more on adjustments to re-establish the normal function of the musculoskeletal system.
Can I have treatment now that I am pregnant?
Chiropractic can be of great benefit to pregnant mums. The rapid postural changes to a mother’s body during pregnancy can cause various joint pains. Our chiropractors are trained in specific, gentle techniques that help the musculoskeletal system adapt to cope with these changes throughout the pregnancy.
Am I too young/too old for chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is suitable for all ages, including babies as young as a few days old. We offer free baby checks following all births. As we get older we need to retain our mobility and chiropractic care can help with this.
How often do I need to have treatment?
This depends upon many factors surrounding your condition : the length of time you have had it; the type of condition; and your input and commitment relating to rehabilitation. In many cases significant improvement will take place during the first 3-4 treatments, and 2-3 more treatments over a period of time may be needed to stabilise the condition. However, every case is assessed individually and your chiropractor will advise a treatment plan specifically for you.
It is very important that after the initial treatment plan that you and your chiropractor discuss the best way to maintain your condition.
How can I find out if chiropractic is suitable for me?
Our chiropractors will be more than happy to talk with you. Free assessments are offered to enable you to discuss your condition with them. A telephone call or e-mail to the clinic to make an appointment is all you have to do.
Will treatment hurt?
Many patients feel instant relief after their treatment. There may be some discomfort, however, if you have acute muscle spasm which is tender to the touch or localised inflammation, this usually settles within a few hours and our chiropractors will advise the best way to deal with this.
Is Chiropractic covered on the NHS?
At the moment, unfortunately not, but the General Chiropractic Council is working to try and change this in the future. Also local Primary Care Trusts may fund chiropractic care but this is only in some areas.
Do I need a GP referral?
The simple answer is no. A direct phone call to us is all that is needed to make an appointment.