Chiropractic


 

Tom Palmer M.Chiro. D.C.

Tom qualified in 2012 with a Masters in Chiropractic from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth.
Inspired by receiving treatment for a sporting injury himself in his teens and seeing his father gain huge relief from a work related back injury through chiropractic, Tom knew this was the career he wished to pursue. Since graduation Tom has furthered his knowledge by attending courses on; dry needling, neck pain, sports injuries and whiplash.

  Tom Palmer

What It Is

Chiropractic is a system of manual medicine aimed at treating the body holistically by taking into consideration structural, physiological, biomechanical and emotional aspects of a person. They look to improve circulation and nerve supply to the tissues and organs and restore balance and function to the skeletal frame.

The History

Chiropractic started in America in the mid 1800s and has been developed over the years by various notable physicians of manual medicine. The early pioneers were not taken seriously by their orthodox medical colleagues, despite successful treatments. Today the Chiropractic Act of 1994 marks the formal recognition of this practice. No longer considered 'alternative' and rapidly becoming accepted by the Medical Profession and general public alike, to provide treatment for a wide variety of conditions without the use of drugs.

What about treatment?

Treatment may involve a variety of techniques such as soft tissue massage, stretching, articulation, mobilisation, neuromuscular techniques, traction and manipulation, all of which depend on the individual problem, how long it has been there, age, flexibility, degree of pain, etc. Before treatment, however, a diagnosis is made based on a case history, medical screening and physical examination. Occasionally X-rays may be necessary to confirm or rule out certain conditions. A treatment plan is formulated which may involve advice on posture, exercises or stretches, especially if the problem has developed over a long period of time.

What Type of Problems Can Be Treated?

In addition to musculo-skeletal problems such as ligamentous strains, muscular pain, bony misalignment, sciatic pain, neck or shoulder problems, headaches, tennis elbow and many other traumatic or repetitive stress injuries, it can also bring relief from conditions like, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, digestion problems and dizziness, among others.