General Info

An Established Profession

Chiropractic is a tried and tested form of treatment. In the western world, Chiropractors are consulted almost as often as doctors and dentists. The profession was established over 125 years ago. Throughout this last century, particularly in the last few decades, a strong scientific evidence base has been built that demonstrates how effective it can be in the treatment of many complaints.

Independent Research

Independent research studies by respected international organisations, such as the British Medical Research Council, show that Chiropractic was found to be more effective than hospital outpatient treatment for low back pain. The United States Army conducted a huge study into Chiropractic and now all United States’ soldiers have full access to Chiropractic services. This is because it was found to be the most effective long lasting treatment for spinal problems not requiring surgery.

Chiropractic is an holistic form of treatment; ‘holistic’ means that your general state of health and your work and social lifestyle will be taken into account, not just the area that is causing you pain. Advice and exercises will be given to help prevent your problem recurring. Your Chiropractor will always look at the cause of your problem, not just the symptoms, to prevent a recurrence of your problems.

Degree Education & Statutory Regulation

Here at Portchester Body Consultancy our Chiropractors have attended a four year full time medical knowledge and research based B.Sc. Honors degree course, approved by the General Chiropractic Council the UK governing body. Chiropractors have through their studies the medical knowledge to diagnose many complaints and will screen for any serious diseases. (No GP Referral is required).
In the UK there is now an Act of Parliament that governs how Chiropractors practise. The General Chiropractic Council has a register of Chiropractors who are allowed to practise in the UK. The Chiropractic Act protects the title Chiropractor and details how practitioners practice as primary health care practitioners, and that they may use the title Dr of Chiropractic. (They are not medical doctors).

Multidiscipline Approach

This multidisciplinary approach is at the heart of our service here at Body Consultancy Portchester. In addition to Chiropractic expertise, we also have professionally qualified Physiotherapists, who are able to offer sports massage treatments independantly or as an addition to your treatment plan.. Your Chiropractor may refer you, with your consent, to another practitioner within our clinic if required. We also have an excellent relationship with local general practitioners consultants and surgeons.

When you visit your Body Consultancy Chiropractor it’s important to remember that there is no such thing as a standard treatment. Chiropractic is a profession that uses many forms of therapy, not just manipulation. You will always benefit most from an individual treatment plan tailored specifically to your exact needs. We ensure that the focus of the plan is to return you to your full potential as quickly as possible. The old saying that “Prevention is better than cure” is very much a core philosophy of Chiropractic practitioners generally and of Body Consultancy in particular. The quicker you receive the correct treatment the easier it is to reduce future problems.

Disease Screening

Prolonged pain with no specific onset should always be investigated further. This is because many illnesses first show up as aches and pains. Here at Portchester Body Consultancy the Chiropractors are fully trained to recognise any serious disease that may require ongoing referral to your GP and we are able to offer referral services for MRI, diagnostic ultrasound and x-ray if required.