The art of spinal manipulation has been practised for thousands of years according to writings from ancient Greek and Chinese civilizations. Chiropractic (from Greek: done by hand) is a respected and long-established profession. It dates from 1895 when Canadian Daniel David Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment, founding The Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1897.


Over the years the profession has gained recognition and is now recognised by many UK government and medical organisations and supported by published research.


Chiropractic is not a quick fix or miracle cure. Chiropractors aim to get patients out of pain and then help them reduce the risk of future problems. We offer advice on nutrition and diet, exercise and posture to help the patient manage their condition and prevent future problems. This lifestyle advice is given as part of the first consultation and at a free Spinal Care evening class, where patients can learn more about the causes of spinal problems and how to avoid them.