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Back Ache

Back Ache

Everyone will usually have back ache at some point in their lives. But for some, it is debilitating and you'll be glad to hear, we can usually do something about it.

Posture

Posture

How you hold yourself will have an effect on your mobility as you grow older. We can advise you on posture, as well as exercises to help you enjoy life longer.

Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica is a common presentation. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back to the foot and is the thickest and longest spinal nerve in the body.

Food Intolerance

Food Intolerance

Come in for a painful shoulder and who knows what else you'll go home knowing. Realisation about food intolerance can change your life.

Examination and Treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Examination and Treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic

The clinic is open to all patients for appointments at the present time. Our priority at TargetHealth is always the health of our patients, staff, and their families. As such, other than maintaining our usual level of hygiene within the clinic, we are following government guidelines to minimise the risk of infection to both staff and patients by:- .

  • Using Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Taking additional cleaning measures to prevent and control infection. Please feel free to ring the clinic for further information regarding the extra measures we have in place.
  • Maintaining social distancing in the waiting room and reception area.
  • Communicating with our patients to allow an informed choice before attending the clinic.
  • Producing a risk assessment to mitigate identified risks.
  • CLICK HERE to visit Risk Assessment!

    However, techniques used within physical chiropractic examinations and treatments require close proximity and contact between the Chiropractor and Patient. Face-to-face appointments are provided in compliance with the current legal, regulatory and professional guidance from the Government, Public Health England, the Health & Safety Executive, the General Chiropractic Councils and other chiropractic regulatory bodies. Whilst TargetHealth comply with current guidelines for minimising the risk of COVID-19 transmission within the clinic, the risk can never be eliminated completely. Patients should keep this information in mind when booking or attending appointments as patient attendance will be taken as their consent to appropriate face-to-face physical examination and treatment. (For patients under 16 years of age it will be assumed that consent is provided by the parent or legal guardian.)

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractors do not require a referral from a GP and specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are due to physical/mechanical problems of the joints and their effect on the nervous system.

Chiropractors use their hands to “adjust” the joints of the spine and limbs where altered movements are found.  This will improve the mobility allowing the body to heal and relieve pain.  The body’s own healing process will then continue to improve and maintain health.  The treatment is known as “adjustment”.

Accidents, repetitive strain, lack of exercise, poor posture, stress and poor diet can all lead to the symptoms of pain; warning the body that it is not functioning properly.  This incorrect function in the spine can cause irritation of the nerves and muscles that control posture and movement.  By “adjusting” the problem joints, this corrects the way the nervous system works. Depending on where the nerve irritation has occurred, the symptoms may include:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Neck or back pain
  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Shoulder, arm, wrist or hand pain
  • Leg, hip, knee, ankle or foot pain