What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic ("practice of the hands") is an incredibly effective approach to health which aims to optimise the function of a person as a whole. Most people come to me in some form of pain, which often has not responded to other forms of health care. Essentially if everything is working well, you won't be sore, so the root of the problem is usually that something in the body isn't working at it's best, leading to problems.

Doctors of chiropractic are trained intensively over a 4-5 year period to diagnose and address the root cause as opposed to focusing only on the symptoms that cause people to seek help.

How is chiropractic different?

Chiropractic is a much misunderstood approach to health which aims to restore optimal function to the person rather than ‘fix’ a specific issue. People often think i am a back doctor but really I am not. If I am anything I suppose I am a doctor of the nervous system. The only reason I touch anyone’s back is to affect the nervous system through the 'super highway' which is their spine. And if the spine ran down the front of the body people might still come with back problems and I might touch only the front of the body and still their ‘back problem’ would go away! 

What do chiropractors do?

The nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and nerves) is the master control system. When it is functioning correctly, problems tend to disappear as the body is a self healing system which needs only to be free of interference in order to work properly. My job is to identify and address the compensations and adaptations that your body has gone into which are reducing its function. Chiropractors recognize the person as a whole, not a collection of parts, and understand that pain is not the problem, but the alarm which your body uses to alert you of a problem. The body is a self regulating organism which will heal itself under the right conditions. So creating the right conditions for healing and optimisation to occur is my primary goal.

What I can offer you.

On top of extensive University education, I have done a lot of post graduate training and specialise in a specific chiropractic technique called SOT (sacro occipital technique) which is more specific and gentle than most forms of chiropractic.

Whilst I am very grounded in the scientific approach, I also acknowledge that there is more to this life than we currently understand and therefore have researched and trained in various 'energetic' or heart-based approaches too.

If you are curious as to whether chiropractic might be beneficial for you I would be happy to help if I can.

Alistair always puts you at ease and is good at chatting to you so that you are relaxed when having your treatment.

- Margaret

Contact us

 E-mail: info@trustchiropractic.com

Address: 19 Valley View, Clovenfords, TD13NG

Telephone: 07906458018