Chiropractic is concerned
diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the
musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the
function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis
on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment (World
Federation of Chiropractic, 1999).
Chiropractors use gentle manual therapies to manipulate
specific joints and muscles. Most people think of their chiropractor as
someone who can help with back pain. This is frequently true, however
chiropractors are trained in the manipulation of all joints - not just
Based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, our chiropractor
treatments to the
patient - for example lots of people are nervous about coming to the
chiropractor. For those who dislike the 'clicking' sound of adjustments
there are comfortable alternatives. We always work within the patient's
tolerance and according to the patient's likes and dislikes.
Please note that appointment availability is strictly
limited at the present time. Book early to avoid disappointment
Wessex Chiropractic treats both people and animals.
Chiropractic treatment of animals is becoming increasingly popular in
the UK. It is a
complementary healthcare treatment used alongside traditional
veterinary care. Our dogs and horses may perform for us at the highest
levels or be a much-loved family pet. Regardless, the stresses and
strains of daily life take their toll and some animals, just like
humans, suffer from injuries.
On the animal side, horse owners may notice that their
horse has suffered a decline in performance, is 'cold-backed', is stiff
or evades certain movements or finds certain transitions more
Certain breeds of dogs are prone to musculo-skeletal
complaints, such as hip dysplasia in GSDs and disc disease in
dachshunds. Working dogs may suffer injuries specific to their
discipline, such as neck discomfort in obedience dogs or overuse
injuries due to the high impact work of agility or flyball.
Chiropractic care is frequently covered by both medical
and pet insurance companies. Many stipulate that the practitioner is a
member of professional associations. Sally Mathews is registered with
the General Chiropractic Council,
the UK-wide statutory body for chiropractors, and is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors and the International Association of Animal
Therapists - the association PetPlan requires chiropractors must be
a member of in order to cover your pet's chiropractic care.
PLEASE NOTE: Chiropractic care does not replace
the primary care given by a veterinary surgeon, and you must consult
with your vet prior to commencing treatment. Download a veterinary
consent form here.