Chiropractic Care

A healthcare profession, Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are due to mechanical dysfunction within the body. This could be bad posture, stress or injury, which can lead to problems in the joints, bones, muscles or discs, as well as any connective tissue. This, in particular, will relate to the spine and its resultant effect on the nervous system. Any irritation of the nerve system will lead to a disruption of proper function and cause symptoms such as headache, neck or back pain which are treatable by a chiropractor.

The word “Chiropractic” comes from Greek meaning “Practice by Hand” and the chiropractor will use their hands to adjust the joints and bones of the spine – any one of the twenty-four vertebra – or limb where there are signs of disrupted function, restricted movement, inflammation or misalignment (subluxation). The chiropractic treatment will correct the spinal malfunctions and stimulate the nerves to allow the body to heal itself.

The Chiropractic profession is the third largest in primary health care in the Western World, after conventional medicine and dentistry.

Research has proven that chiropractic care is more effective than hospital management for patients with chronic and severe back pain. Spinal manipulation is an effective form of treatment for people who have acute and sub-acute lower back pain – with early intervention chronic pain and disability can be avoided.

Your Chiropractor

Pernille Hyll Larsen received her degree in 1996 from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth. She has since taken post-graduate courses in paediatric and pregnancy care, extremity treatment and rehabilitation exercises. Pernille is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and College of Chiropractors and is fully registered with the Chiropractic governing body, the General Chiropractic Council. Pernille is also recognised by all private health insurance companies including AXA PPP and BUPA.