Frequently Asked Questions

How does chiropractic work?

The nervous system is running the show, it is receiving and sending out information 24/7. The spine and cranium protect your nervous system. If an area isn't of your skeleton isn't moving as it should it weakens the connection between brain and body. A chiropractic adjustment helps restore the motion in the stuck joint, relieving any pressure and facilitating the natural healing and recovery process that the body goes through.

What is the clicking noise?

The clicking noise isn't anything cracking, or breaking it is just gas being released from the joints. There is fluid around your joints and gas pressure can build up. When joint separation occurs there is a decrease in pressure and therefore the gas is released. It is just like any other gas being released from the body - quite insignificant.

How long will each treatment last?

The initial consultation is always longer than the follow up sessions.The time you spend with your chiropractor will depend on what needs to be done. Once you chiropractor know what's going on with your body they will discuss with you the appropriate care, the time it will take and how often they will need to see you.

Will I need more than one treatment?

More than likely yes! You will be well informed about any course of care recommended by our chiropactors.

Do you provide long term care?

You can utilise chiropractic care as much or as little as you wish, we are here to help you achieve your health goals - so we are happy to help you for as long as you desire.

Do you treat pregnant women, babies and children?

Absoloutely, this is one of our biggest passions!

How are chiropractors trained and qualified?

Our chiropractors both completed a five year Master of Chiropractic qualification from the world renowned Anglo-European College of Chiropractic. They prioitise there continued development so that they can provide the type of care you deserve.

What is the difference between chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy?

It is really about the professional you choose rather than the profession. We want to provide the very best chiropractic care possible throughout Kent. Our chiropractors are continuously learning and developing their skills so you will always receive the care you deserve.

Will my insurance cover the cost of treatment?

Please feel free to contact the practice to discuss a particular insurance company. We are registered with many.

Is chiropractic safe?

Millions of people utilise chiropractic care throughout the world every day. Chiropractic has a exemplary safety record.

Will my treatment hurt?

Our chiropractors are highly skilled in what they do. They will choose a method that will get the best results with the least side effects. The risks are seldom high enough to contraindicate care and all health care procedures have some risk associated with them. Some common side effects can be soreness, muscle aches and musculoskeletal sprains / strains. Risks associated with massage may include muscle soreness and / or joint pain.

How long will it take to get better?

This will depend on many factors. The new client registration forms dig deep in to your past health history and many of these factors will affect the rate of which your body can heal. After a full history and examination your chiropractor will be able to discuss with you how long they feel you will take to respond to care.

Why should I return if I am feeling fine?

Chiropractic can be utilised in many ways, we see many people who want to use chiropractic as one way of keeping their spines healthy. We always recommend exercises and lifestyle modifications that will enable you to take control of your own health and not be dependant on any one profession or practitioner.

Does everyone need X-rays?

No.

What techniques are you trained in?

Diversified predominantly with some SOT, drop piece, we have been on many courses and honed our skills through many years of practice.

Do I need to be referred by my GP?

No, you can just download the new client forms, email them back to us and we can contact you to arrange an appointment at the earliest convenient time for you.

How can I pay?

Cash and card payments are accepted at the practice. We do not accept cheques or American express.

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