What is Chiropractic and how does it work?

Joint problems and pain can occur for many reasons, including:

Chiropractic treatment is simply a method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve skeletal alignment. In doing so, it helps your nervous system work more efficiently, relieves pain and discomfort, and increases mobility.

What can I expect from my first session?

Joanna will first assess your general health, previous conditions and existing symptoms. She will then conduct a physical examination to locate the problem, during which time Joanna will make adjustments using the light, dextrous techniques associated with the McTimoney technique.

If at any time she discovers or suspects a condition that requires medical intervention, they will refer you to your GP for further tests. Normally your first visit can last anything between 30 minutes and an hour. During this time, Joanna will:

In some instances Joanna may need to ask you to remove some clothing. Privacy and a gown are always provided but do tell her if you feel uncomfortable about undressing.

A chiropractor's first concern is to find out what is wrong. They will also check for signs of any serious conditions for which you would need specialist advice.

How many sessions will I need?

McTimoney MethodMost people find between two and six sessions sufficient to address straight forward problems. The number and frequency of treatments will depend on a number of factors including:

The anticipated number of sessions will be discussed with you prior to treatment. Once you're up and running you can choose to schedule regular check-ups a few times a year to keep chronic conditions under control.

How much will it cost?

Initial Consultation: 60 minutes: £80

Follow up treatments: 30 minutes: £40