Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that specialises in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions that arise from mechanical dysfunction of muscles and joints and their associated effects on the nervous system, which can cause significant pain and problems with how we move. We have seen and helped thousands of people over the years. By listening to you and carrying out a thorough examination it will help us arrive at the correct diagnosis, which allows us to proceed with a tailor made treatment plan to suit your needs, this is with the expectation of providing long lasting solutions to your problems.
As chiropractors we are best known for treating problems with the neck and back, but people will often consult us for a range of other associated conditions such as arm and leg pain and problems with posture and gait. Our chiropractors are highly skilled at identifying restrictions in the way the joints in your spine and limbs move and will use precise and gentle adjustments and movements to free these restrictions.
Clients can either make an appointment direct for massage or they may be referred by one of our chiropractors for massage therapy. Massage is not only great for loosening tight and sore muscles, but is particularly effective when used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment, it will focus on the soft tissue component of many conditions we see and can increase the response times of treatment and reduce the recovery time of injuries getting you back on your feet quicker.
Why do we use movement screening at Beaches Chiropractic? Because quiet simply movement matters. How well we move is essential to reducing the risk of injury or reaching optimal levels of performance. There are different types of movement assessment depending on whether you are in pain or not in pain. If a problem has been identified in the way you move then we can recommend the most appropriate treatment for you, that may incorporate a combination of treatments for example; Chiropractic, soft tissue work, dry needling and corrective exercise.
Functional Movement Systems (FMS) is used to assess clients who are pain free. Clients are put through seven fundamental movement patterns that can identify limitations and or asymmetries in the way you move. Why is this important? Because asymmetry is the the second biggest predictor of having an injury. So if you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or have a physically demanding job, then FMS can help in injury prevention and subsequently enhance sporting performance by identifying dysfunction before it becomes a problem to you.
We would carry out a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) with clients who are in pain or are injured, it uses a systematic approach to find the root cause of your symptoms. We would look at set movement patterns that a healthy individual should be able to complete with ease, such as bending and squatting, any movement that is identified as being dysfunctional we would look at closer to identify the root cause of your problem as being a mobility or a stability problem.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) uses an engineered stainless steel instrument on soft tissue to break down scar tissue, fascial restrictions and adhesions which can be the source of pain and problems with the way we move. The soft tissue problems may be a result of result of injury, surgery or repetitive strain.
IASTM is particularly effective at treating:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Tennis and Golfers Elbow
- Chronic muscle tears
Unlike traditional acupuncture which typically uses points along meridians, dry needling targets
muscles, ligaments and joint capsules that are the underlying cause of muscle and joint related
Effective in treating:
- Back Pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscle Tears
- Pain from Osteoarthritis
- Elbow Injuries
- Neck & Arm Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shoulder Pain
- Groin & Hip Pain
Counselling is a profession which falls under ‘talking therapies’. Counselling allows people to discuss problems, situations and any difficult thoughts, feelings, behaviours in a professional, confidential, safe environment.
Counselling is a very individual process and is tailored to suit the individual’s needs using various therapy techniques.
The process can allow you to make sense of your personal issues and situation and find ways of coping and moving forward.
Up to 70% reduction in Pain and Inflammation in 2 hours
Deep tissue laser therapy is a non-invasive technique for damaged and injured tissues. It is also
widely used as a pain relief therapy. It is highly effective for conditions in which other techniques
Thor lasers are able to penetrate deeper into the tissues than many other lasers, adding to its
effectiveness to treat areas that may be missed by other lasers.
Benefits of laser therapy:
- Reduced Pain
- Decreased Inflammation
- Enhanced Tissue Healing
- Drug-Free Treatment Option
Thor Low Level Therapy is used in 70 Countries worldwide, including Harvard medical School,
NASA researchers, US Navy, RAF, British Army, Royal Navy, Premier division Football Teams,
British Lions Rugby, British Olympic Team.
Shockwave Therapy is a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment used in chronic tendon problems.
It Involves the use of non-audible sound waves pulsed into the diseased and affected tendon with the aim of improving the healing process at that site.
Shockwave Therapy has been deemed safe and appropriate by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) for its use in the following conditions:
Aiding Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Complaints.
Diagnostic Ultrasound is the non-invasive use of sound waves that produce an image that is used for diagnostic purposes.
At Beaches Chiropractic, your scans will be carried out by a qualified sonographer who will provide your referring clinician with a detailed report of the findings of the examination.
We are accepting referrals from Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists, General Practitioners as well as Self-referrals.
We will be offering scans for the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Foot, Ankle and Knee regions.
The referral process is simple. click here to download our referral form and send the completed form to: