FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What treatment techniques are used at the clinic?

Andrew's treatment approach is very diversified but is heavily based on functional neurology and is largely influenced by Applied Kinesiology, Sacro-Occipital-Technique, Sanrocco Method, Proprioceptive Medicine, VOILA Structural Joint Rebalancing and Dave O'Sullivan's work at the ProSport Academy.

 

This allows Andrew to provide a vast variety of treatment modalities all nestled within a frame work of robust functional neurological testing.

How do you become a Chiropractor, what qualifications do Chiropractors have and is it a registered profession?

Chiropractic is a registered primary health care profession the same as being a doctor or a dentist. To become a Chiropractor you must undertake a Masters of Chiropractic (MChiro) which is 4-5 years at University. After completion of this master’s degree you receive the honorary title of Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) which is the same as Dentists receiving the title 'Doctor of Dentistry'.

 

Upon receiving these qualifications you must register with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) to legally practice in the UK. Anyone claiming to be a Chiropractor or performing chiropractic treatments without being registered with the GCC is committing an offence.  Chiropractors must also register with a professional association of which Andrew is registered with the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).

 

New graduates can also complete the Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) Post Graduate training Scheme (PRTS) to receive an additional Diploma in Chiropractic and become a Licentiate of the Royal College (LRCC); both of which Andrew has done alongside winning the RCC’s Graduate of the year award and being invited to be a committee member on the RCC PRTS committee.

Beyond these mandatory qualifications there is a whole host of achievements dependant on your particular treatment style and area of expertise.

Are all Chiropractors the same?

Definitely NOT!

In my opinion the difference between individual Chiropractors is greater than the difference between a Chiropractor, Osteopath and Physiotherapist. Whilst all Chiropractors are trained in a similar way once graduated they all go onto their own specific style of practice and specialty. This can range from Paediatric Chiropractic, to Sports Chiropractic. Andrew chose to specialise in functional neurology, particularly Applied Kinesiology.

 

The simple answer is 'if it ain’t broke don’t fix it' and if one Chiropractor hasn't been able to meet your goals, do not write the whole profession off, simply look for a different approach under the same banner. We are a profession of individuals by our very nature.

Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?

Chiropractic adjustments are painless with only a small feeling of pressure occuring which is relieved instantly after the adjustment. The most pain usually experienced by the patient is getting into the treatment room and onto the bench! Some patients experience mild post treatment soreness for 12-24 hours after treatment, this is a normal occurrence.

Is Parking Available?

Yes, there are ample parking facilities at the clinic. New patients are asked to park in the free reserved space on the car park. Returning patients are asked to use the free on street parking directly opposite the entrance to the clinic.

Is Chiropractic Available On The NHS?

Chiropractic is currently available in a few clinics up and down the country however the availability is determined by local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) funding. Currently the North Staffordshire CCG does not acknowledge any requirement for private muscular skeletal referral pathways.

What do I need to wear?

Loose comfortable clothing is ideal for chiropractic treatment however any clothing can be worn as gowns are available for when items of clothing need to be removed. After the initial assessment chiropractic treatment can be performed with the patient fully clothed if this is preferred.

About Us

Our award winning team of clinicians provide cutting edge treatment throughout north Staffordshire at our Stoke-on-Trent and Leek clinics.

 

We treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions using a variety of different methods allowing treatment to be tailored specifically to you.  If for any reason your condition cannot be treated we will ensure you are referred to an appropriate health care professional and that you are moved forward in the process of resolving your condition.

 

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Contact Us

Phone

01782 499670

 

E-mail

clinic@peakchiropractic.co.uk

 

Address

Stoke-on-Trent

Britannic House

5 Broom Street

Stoke-on-Trent

ST1 2ER

 

Leek

Leek Medical Centre,

Fountain Street,

Leek,

ST13 6JB