Cathedral Chiropractic is proud to have 3 chiropractors working throughout the week. Each professional is registered with the General Chiropractic Council. All are members of either the British Chiropractic Association and are fully insured.
Chiropractic is a health care profession that specialises in diagnosis and treatment of conditions which are due to mechanical dysfunction of the joints and muscles and the effects of these dysfunctions on the nervous system. We use gentle and specific techniques to alleviate the patient’s symptoms, restoring normal function when possible, to improve life-style and health.
Our aim is to reduce the likelihood of recurrence by strengthening and re-educating muscles, improving the way joints are used and thereby minimising stresses through the muscular skeletal system.
MORE ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a form of health care, which is concerned with the joints, bones and muscles of the body and their effect on the nervous system. It is primarily focused on the spine, but at Cathedral Chiropractic, we look at the whole body and may just as well focus on the feet or the neck – this is because we aim to diagnose and treat the cause of the problem not just the symptoms.
How does it work?
Chiropractic care aims to improve and restore joint mobility and function of the spine, pelvis and extremity joints i.e. feet, knees, wrists and hands. By restoring this function, we help the nervous return to normal control of both the postural and functional muscles enabling them to work at their optimum potential.
Sometimes it may take some time for this to occur, as it depends on the injury type, how long you have had the symptoms and the type of work and lifestyle you lead. Occasionally a return to full function may not be possible, but our chiropractors will then be honest and open with you, helping to set realistic, achievable goals that, once reached, you should be able to maintain. This may be with or without our further help, but you will always have the right to make your own choices in your chiropractic care.
What does a treatment involve?
When you arrive at our clinic you’ll first have a full history taken. This may involve asking questions about aspects of your past that you may not appreciate as being relevant to your current problem but, rest assured, your chiropractor will always be happy to answer any questions you may have- at any point in your care. Once your full history has been taken and the chiropractor feels that you have a case that can be helped then, with your consent, you will be physically assessed. Occasionally we may deem it appropriate to refer for further tests or investigations. Once we have diagnosed your problems and have fully explained the individual course of care that we would recommend for you and you have indicated that you have understood all the options give, we will then commence treatment. This may involve gentle adjustments or manipulations (done by hand) to free joints that are not functioning properly, or muscle and ligament mobilisation, or we may use techniques such as massage machines.
How chiropractic treatment can help you
If you are suffering from pain that arises from your joints, muscles, ligaments or tendons then chiropractic treatment will most likely benefit you.
Chiropractors are best known for their treatment of neck and back pain and we do this very well. It would be impossible to give a full list of muscular skeletal aches and pains that are effectively treated by chiropractors however there is good evidence that chiropractic care is also effective for the treatment of cervicogenic headaches and prevention of migraines, general aches and pains arising from osteoarthritis and painful joints such as tennis elbow and frozen shoulder arising from associated conditions of the back and neck also respond well to chiropractic management. Cathedral Chiropractic Clinic also provides pain relief for gardening strains.
Our Clinic is located in the shadow of Truro cathedral on St Clements Street, conveniently situated adjacent to the Old Bridge Street pay and display car park.