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Barnsley Chiropractic Clinic

45 High Street, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 3RF


Welcome to the amazing world of Chiropractic! Most people have heard the word, but do you really understand what it’s about (apart from spines, obviously)? In order to give insight, education and some facts about Chiropractic, please read below to find out more:

1. How Did Chiropractic Start?

It began in 1895 when Daniel David Palmer of Iowa performed the first chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard. While Lillard was working without his shirt on in Palmers office, he bent over to empty the trash can. Palmer noticed that Lillard had a vertebra out of position. He asked Lillard what happened, and Lillard replied, “I moved the wrong way, and I heard a ‘pop’ in my back, and that’s when I lost my hearing.” Palmer, who was also involved in many other natural healing philosophies, had Lillard lie face down on the floor and proceeded with the adjustment. The next day, Lillard told Palmer, “I can hear that rackets on the streets.” This experience led Palmer to open a school of Chiropractic two years later.

2. So,What’s the Difference Between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor?

A question we get often. The major difference between an Osteopath and a chiropractor is that while a Chiropractor is primarily focused on the spine and joints (and the muscles too, to a point), an Osteopath is also concerned with the rest of the body. Osteopaths typically take a broader approach and may treat a larger area.

3.What Does it Mean?

The word ‘Chiropractic’ was coined in 1898, and loosely means, “done by hand”.

4. Do we Just Fix Backs?

Although sometimes seen as a treatment for back issues by some people, Chiropractic can have other significant benefits. A ‘prevention rather than cure’ system of therapy, it utilises the recuperative powers of the body and the relationship between the musculoskeletalstructures and the functions of the   body, particularly of the spinal column and the nervous system, in the restoration and maintenance of health.

5.What Regulations are in Place?

Chiropractors are heavily regulated by the GCC (General Chiropractic Council). In fact, it is illegal for someone to call themselves a Chiropractor if they are not registered with this organisation.

To find out more about Chiropractic Care, make sure you follow our social media and keep an eye out for one of our seminars, or, if you would like to book an appointment please contact us today!

Back and neck pain, aches and stiffness are very common, affecting almost half the adult population. Take a look at our tips below to help you have a healthy back:

1. Exercise your back regularly. Walking, swimming (especially backstroke) and using exercise bikes are all excellent ways to strengthen your back muscles.

2. Always bend your knees and your hips, not your back.

3. Never twist and bend at the same time.

4. Always lift and carry objects close to your body.

5. Try to carry larger loads in a rucksack and avoid sling bags.

6. Maintain a good posture. Avoid slumping in your chair, hunching over a desk or walking with your shoulders hunched.

7. Use a chair with a backrest. Sit with your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest. Change how you sit every few minutes.

8. Quit smoking. It is thought that smoking reduces the blood supply to the discs between the vertebrae and this may lead to degeneration of these discs.

9. Lose any excess weight.

10. Choose a mattress suited to your height, weight, age and sleeping position.

At Barnsley Chiropractic, we are able to treat a wide range of problems by adjusting and manipulating the spine and  joints. If you are suffering from pain, or just restrictions in your movement then Chiropractic care could provide the effective solution that you need. All our chiropractors are registered with the General Chiropractic Council and members of the British Chiropractic Association. To find out more, contact us today.

Here at Barnsley Chiropractic we’re excited to announce that in January 2019 we will offering free screenings! We will be offering a free 15 minute consultation with a Chiropractor which will involve a face to face discussion regarding any neurological, muscular or joint problems that you may be having, to ascertain whether we can help you. If you are unable to make it into the clinic, we can offer you a 15 minute free telephone consultation phone call.

Simply contact reception to book a convenient time and our Chiropractors either Charlotte or Charlie will give you a call.

Please note we will not be performing an examination or giving a diagnosis, however if you would like to make a new patient appointment we will offer this to you at a special discounted rate of £40 instead of £50 ( 30 minute appointment).

This offer will runs in January only, so book your space today to avoid disappointment!

Pregnancy: 

Throughout pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes a series of changes to accommodate her growing baby. These changes include the softening of ligaments, postural changes and weight increase. This can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine or pelvis, which may result in back pain.

Our chiropractor Charlotte is trained in a wide variety of techniques to help you deal with the stresses of pregnancy. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is a safe and gentle way to help alleviate back pain and minimise discomfort during your pregnancy, and after birth. 

 

If you want to find out how chiropractic can help you, please call the team at Barnsley Chiropractic. 

 

Babies and Children: 

There is no upper or lower age limit for chiropractic care and here at Barnsley Chiropractic we enjoy treating a babies and children! Whatever the age of your child, chiropractic care can be a safe an effective therapy. Chiropractic care can be for the whole family!

We can perform an examination of your baby or child’s spine to assess for any postural, muscular or spinal imbalances which may have occurred as a result of forces experienced during birth. Addressing any musculoskeletal imbalance could help soothe and relax your baby. 

 

Our chiropractor Charlotte has completed extra training in paediatric care and is experienced in treating babies and children. The treatment for babies is modified compared to that used for adults. Babies skeletons are much softer, therefore the techniquesused are much gentler and use a light, sustained pressure. She is also trained to use gentle cranial techniques. 

 

To find out more or book your baby in for a free 15-minute spinal check please call the team at Barnsley Chiropractic. 

 

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Take a break!

A study from Columbia University Medical Center has found that regular movement every half hour could help limit the effects of a sedentary lifestyle, and that exercise is not enough to ward off the risks of sitting still for long periods of time.

The British Chiropractic Association has some great advice for desk hoggers and couch potatoes.
– Get off your bus/train/tube a stop earlier and walk if possible.
– Don’t sit at your desk, table or on the sofa for more than 30-40 minutes; stand up to stretch, change position and walk around a little.
– Set goals to encourage you to get away and take proper breaks a step monitor would work well for this.
– Look for small opportunities to exercise during the day; use the stairs instead of the lift or escalator, walk on those local errands etc.
– Set up your working area to optimise care for you. Your seat should be adjusted so that your feet are flat on the ground, your knees bent, but with a slope from your hips to your knees. You should end up with your hips higher than your knees and your eyes level with the top of the computer screen. You may need to put the screen on a stand or even on a ream of paper to bring it to the right height. Relax when sitting in your chair, making sure you have your bottom against the seat back with your shoulder blades are touching the backrest of the chair. Arms should be flat and your elbows level with the desk or table you are using. Use a seat with armrests.
– Drink Up! – Drink a little more water instead of tea, coffee or alcohol; it will be healthier and keep your body hydrated.

 

At Barnsley Chiropractic we offer help to our patients to deal with problems and painful issues they may experience to any joint, but we treat most often problems related to the spine.

We have been established in Dodworth, Barnsley for almost 15 years. We have provided professional care and treatment to patients from all parts of Yorkshire. We attract people from South Leeds down to North Sheffield. This is due to the Clinic being only 5 minutes from Junction 37 of the M1.

We have a good relationship with the Local Doctors and many of the Consultants at the Barnsley Hospital. Referrals externally for x-rays or MRI scans are often requested when it is deemed essential to the care of our patients.

Our Barnsley Chiropractors have been qualified for over 20 years between them, with experience working in London, Leeds, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Luxembourg and Belgium. All the Chiropractors working at the Barnsley Clinic have trained for 5 years at the internationally recognised Anglo-European-College of Chiropractic. Attaining BSc(Hons), MSc and a Doctor of Chiropractic award from the European Chiropractic Association.

Our Chiropractor in Barnsley work alongside Osteopaths and Physiotherapists from the private sector. Chiropractic can also be used along side NHS Physiotherapy when it is deemed necessary for the maximum benefit of the patient. We often treat patients on the NHS waiting lists with the GPs permission to aid recovery for the patient.

We also endeavour to explain and advise patients about their condition giving an understanding of what medication may help that can be purchased over the counter at most pharmacists. Although traditional Chiropractors advise against the use of medication we at the Barnsley Chiropractic Clinic will recommend their use when necessary.

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