EXCELLENCE IN NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT OF PAIN AND INJURY.
CHIROPRACTORS IN WARWICKSHIRE & BIRMINGHAM.
Promoting a standard of clinical excellence in Chiropractic Care within regions of Birmingham and Warwickshire. Our Birmingham and Warwickshire based Chiropractic & Physical Rehabilitation Facilities are run by Doctors of Chiropractic, Oliver Hobkirk-Smith (Chiropractor), Benjamin James (Chiropractor), Andrew Powell (Chiropractor), Chloe Cashmore (Chiropractor), and Marcus Chuter (Chiropractor).
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC
IN BIRMINGHAM & WARWICKSHIRE?
Chiropractic is the world third largest primary healthcare profession after Medicine and Dentistry.
According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition, chiropractic is: “a primary health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on general health”.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHYSIOTHERAPY, OSTEOPATHY, & CHIROPRACTIC IN WARWICKSHIRE & BIRMINGHAM?
In our view the main difference is merely… ‘the spelling’. Let us explain…
Each of these professions are essentially conservative (non-surgical) musculoskeletal care professions, and to us, it seems rather silly that we have three separate professions who are essentially doing the same, or at least a very similar thing.
If a Chiropractor, an Osteopath, and a Physiotherapist assess and diagnose a patient effectively, and ask the question ‘What’s the very best way that this patients complaint can be addressed?’, they should in theory each be carrying out exactly the same treatment / management. There is an optimum way to treat a patient, and each professional should be basing the care that they offer on the needs of the patient in front of them, and not professional ideology.
We see many patients who have been told to see a Physiotherapist or an Osteopath, and work hand in glove with other Physiotherapists and Osteopaths.
WHO CAN BE TREATED BY A CHIROPRACTOR
IN BIRMINGHAM & WARWICKSHIRE?
Our modern, research driven approach to chiropractic patient care, allows our chiropractors to carefully select and utilise the chiropractic treatment and adjunctive physical rehabilitation that will aim to achieve the best possible result for you, in the shortest space of time, at the lowest possible cost, and with minimal disruption to your life.
Whether you’re suffering from acute pain following injury, trauma, surgery etc, or chronic pain, effective treatment is possible. Pain is not a trivial symptom and should not be ignored. Research shows pain is a potent stressor on peoples lives that interferes with normal recovery and functioning. When pain is controlled, patients suffer less, sleep better and have more vitality to enjoy daily activities.
Patients commonly present to both our Birmingham Chiropractic faculty and our Warwickshire Chiropractic faculty after having undergone various treatment options (including surgery), without success, and have often been seen by a whole host of other clinicians, including other chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists / physical therapists, neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, spinal surgeons, rheumatologists, general practitioners (GP), podiatrists, massage therapists, sports therapists etc.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A CHIROPRACTOR
IN BIRMINGHAM & WARWICKSHIRE.
Doctor’s of Chiropractic, Oliver Hobkirk-Smith (Chiropractor), Benjamin James (Chiropractor), Andrew Powell (Chiropractor), Chloe Cashmore (Chiropractor), and Marcus Chuter (Chiropractor) offer vast experience and expertise in the diagnosis, management and chiropractic treatment of pain and injury. Professional interests include the chiropractic management of chronic injuries and chronic pains which have proved impossible to resolve elsewhere, such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hip pain, knee pain, shin pain, ankle pain, arm pain, leg pain, sports injuries, headaches, complex regional pain, degenerative joint disease / osteoarthritis etc.
Chiropractic treatment visits will typically encompass a full compliment of the latest in evidence-based conservative chiropractic care and physical rehabilitation. Each patients chiropractic care is tailored directly to them, taking into consideration their personal requirements and preferences. All of the chiropractic and adjunctive treatment modalities our chiropractors utilise within the clinic are non-surgical and drug free. However, if once we have examined you, we feel that your case would be better managed by a clinician external to the clinic (i.e GP, orthopaedic surgeon, rheumatologist, neurologist etc), appropriate referral can be made.
CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT TYPES EXPLAINED
INITIAL CONSULTATION AND DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE (FIRST CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT).
We begin by taking a thorough history of your complaint, as well as a full past medical history, family history and history of other factors which can influence the genesis of such a complaint.
This will be followed by a comprehensive physical examination consisting of: orthopaedic, neurological, postural, and gait evaluation. It is this unique and pioneering approach to examination that allows us to identify the factors that are contributing to the development and the continuation of your pain or injury.
If further testing (i.e Blood tests) or investigative imaging (i.e An MRI scan, CT scan, Ultrasound scan, or X-ray) is required, we can refer you swiftly and efficiently to an appropriate specialist for such investigation.
You may not currently have a complaint, and might be looking to either: prevent future problem, keep fit and well, or optimise your sporting performance. In this case we can look at matters prospectively, seeking to identify factors which could predispose you to future problems in the future, especially if you have a close family member who suffers from such a complaint, or are involved in a sport where such problems commonly occur.
CONFIDENTIAL CLINICAL REPORT OF FINDINGS (SECOND CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT).
Subsequent to your Consultation and Diagnostic Service Appointment, we will take time to evaluate the findings of your case, and formulate an appropriate tailored plan of management. On your second visit to the clinic we’ll take the time to sit down with you and discuss our conclusions in full. We’ll let you know:
A Prognosis of your case: How it’s expected to progress / develop, or, how long it will take to get better…
If we feel that your complaint would be better managed by another clinician, the appropriate referral to that clinician will be made without delay.
TREATMENT VISITS (THIRD CHIROPRACTIC APPOINTMENT ONWARDS).
Ultimately each patients care is tailored to their case, taking into consideration their own personal requirements and preferences.
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT MODALITIES WE UTILISE
IN BIRMINGHAM & WARWICKSHIRE.
It’s our pleasure to look after a range of patients from the local areas of Henley in Arden, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Solihull, Redditch, Leamington Spa, Birmingham, Wootton Wawen, Claverdon, Knowle, Dorridge, Shirley, Hatton, Lapworth, and Hockey Heath etc. We are also proud to attract professional sports men and women / athletes, and likewise patients with more chronic and complex problems from a host of major cities, further afield throughout the UK: Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Portmouth, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Oxford, London etc.