What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and their effect on the nervous system.

In other words, chiropractors treat problems with the framework of bones & muscles that support the body. The reason that this framework of bones and muscles can become disrupted is often due to trauma (such as a fall or sports injury), or due to repetitive actions that continually pull the body into a certain position (such as carrying a baby on the left hip, or leaning forward towards the desk for 8 hours a day).

The purpose of chiropractic care is to realign your body to relieve pain and discomfort, allowing joints to move more efficiently and increasing mobility. Our package of care involves spinal and peripheral joint adjustments and mobilisations, application of soft tissue treatment and advice on exercise, self-help and lifestyle where appropriate.

Chiropractic is a primary health care, ‘hands on’, drug free technique that works alongside and in co-operation with conventional medicine. It is based on sound medical evidence, explained by known biomechanical processes. McTimoney Chiropractic is well known for its whole body approach, providing a very thorough, gentle treatment that can be used on babies, pregnant ladies and the elderly.

All chiropractors by law are Statutorily Regulated by the General Chiropractic Council the governing body similar to the General Medical Council for doctors

What conditions can be treated?

Research has established that chiropractic care can help with a wide variety of problems such as:
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches (coming from the neck)
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Minor sports injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder complaints
  • Aches and pains during pregnancy
Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and if your chiropractor feels that your problem is not suitable for chiropractic treatment or needs further investigation, they will liaise (with your permission) with your GP or other health care providers to arrange an appropriate referral.

How does it work?

The framework of bones and muscles of the body can become misaligned for many reasons; some of the most common are incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, falls, stress, and poor posture. This can lead to pain, numbness, pins and needles, or restricted mobility.

By correcting this framework back into its correct anatomical position, joints can function better, muscles are less strained and nerves can work more efficiently. Ergonomic stress on the body is reduced and the body ‘mechanics’ can work more efficiently again.

Your first appointment

There are many conditions that chiropractic can treat, but there are also many that it can’t treat. Therefore, as a new patient to the clinic your first appointment will be for a full assessment, at the end of which we should be able to give you a diagnosis. If that diagnosis is something that chiropractic can help with, we can then book you in for treatment.

As this initial assessment is a full top to toe check-up, appointments are a little longer than with other chiropractors, so please allow an hour.

Your assessment will cover:

  • A full medical history - if you are taking a number of different medications, it might be useful to bring your prescription with you.
  • Orthopaedic tests – such as checking your range of movement and muscle control
  • Neurological tests – to check the function of your nervous system
  • Postural analysis – taken both sitting and standing
  • Diagramatic report for you to take home, plus a treatment plan agreed (if applicable)

Chiropractic Pricing:

New Patient Assessment:
Full medical history, neurological & orthopaedic testing, postural analysis and report.

Duration: 1 Hour
Price: £42

Top to toe chiropractic treatment plus advice & exercises if appropriate.

Duration: 1 Hour
Price: £52
  • Payment should be made after each appointment
  • Contactless payment preferred.  All major payment cards accepted
  • We are registered with most major healthcare insurers

* Children under 14 years of age are HALF PRICE *


Just wanted to say what a great help the Display Screen Assessment was for us all.  It has certainly made us more of aware of the need to sit correctly to ensure that we can avoid some of the problems that we have had with our backs in the past.

Hobsons Brewery

After the first appointment I experienced a dramatic change, i immediately had more range of movement and less pain. I remember being so grateful I was moved to tears. After every subsequent treatment I continued to improve. It is not an overstatement to say that Sue and the McTimoney Method have succeeded where all other efforts have failed.

Victoria, registered nurse

It's like a miracle. After 10 years of discomfort and reduced mobility, one session with Sue improved my mobility, stability and confidence beyond imagnation. The second treatment consolidated this and my only regret is not doing this years ago.

Alison, horse rider

Instead of just being able to move my head to the side, I can now look over my shoulder; I can’t remember the last time I could do this. The headache that was constantly threatening also seems to have disappeared.

Kirsty, Librarian

Sue's approach with her patients is compassionate and she displays a huge depth of empathy especially in her work for 'Hands For Heroes'.  I was reluctant to go - you hear so many strange stories about ‘crunching’ bones- but I went with an open mind and I am so very, very happy that I did.

British Army veteran, Ex-Staff Sgt. REME

As an employer I feel it is very important that each member of my office team should have a regular work station assessment.  I felt very comfortable with instructing Sue Brown with carrying out these individual assessments as she could impart her qualified knowledge on ensuring that we received the best advice and information. I would strongly recommend Sue and so too would my employees.


"If I had back pain, acute or chronic, I would see a chiropractor."

John O’Dowd, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, President of the Society for Back Pain Research.
Sue Brown is a registered Hands for Heroes chiropractor who gives her time for free to help both serving and ex-military personnel.

equine-canineEquestrians note!

MctimoneyIf your back / neck pain tends to re-occur every time you ride, it might be worth getting your horse checked by a McTimoney animal practitioner.  Small misalignments of the spine / pelvis of the horse, or a change in gait, can make a big difference to your riding position.
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