What even is Chiropractic?!


Chiro WHAT?! 

Its true-some people still don’t know! Lots of people have heard that Chiropractors are good at helping back pain, many associate us with a click or a crack, some even know we treat other joints and muscles in the body-not just the spine.

Allow us to give you a overview of the Chiropractic profession and clear up those unanswered questions.

So, What IS Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system (thats bones, joints and muscles!), as well as the impact these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health. 

There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal and other joint manipulation in addition to soft-tissue treatment of muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Chiropractors also offer injury rehabilitation through specific prescribed exercises and programs. Helping a patient get rid of pain is one thing but restoring function and ensuring future injury prevention is the icing on the cake! 

Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession, which means you can see a Chiropractor without needing a referral from someone else beforehand. It is the third largest primary healthcare profession in the world after medicine, and dentistry. 

Chiropractors are able to fully assess and diagnose your condition and provide treatment including injury rehabilitation exercises. 

Chiropractors can also refer for X-Rays and MRI’s and The Woodstock Chiropractor has a great local network to offer this. 

All Chiropractors at The Woodstock Chiropractor are registered with the General Chiropractic Council, the legislative body for the Chiropractic profession. They are also members of the British Chiropractic Association and the Royal College of Chiropractors. 

And when you talk about Chiropractic? What does that mean?

Chiropractic is the profession and a Chiropractor is the professional working within the profession. 

What are some of the conditions you treat?

Many think Chiropractor’s just treat the back. Truth is, Chiropractic can help with a lot more!

Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other, related conditions. 

Here’s some examples:


  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sporting Aches and pains
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis
  • General aches and pains from joints, muscle spasms and cramp
  • Headache caused by neck problems
  • Frozen shoulder, shoulder pain from back and neck problems
  • Elbow pain or tennis elbow from back and neck problems
  • Prevention of migraine


If you have queries about whether you may benefit from chiropractic care, call the clinic and someone will be happy to talk with you further or take advantage of our free 15 minute consultation-a great opportunity to learn about how we may be able to help! 


Introducing our Chiropractors, Matt and Nadine.  


Our Chiropractic team are available Monday-Friday to help you with appointments available throughout the day. 

Find out more about them in the 'About' section above.

And your training, how long did that take?

Matt and Nadine both trained at the prestigious world-renowned AECC University College in Bournemouth, a dedicated campus providing a Masters degree in Chiropractic.

The course is full time, and rigorous in nature.  They trained for 5 years respectively and this included a year long internship in a clinic treating patients. Following graduation, both completing further post-graduate training with the Royal College of Chiropractors. 

Both Matt and Nadine keep up to date with regular research and training courses that forms part of mandatory, yearly, continued professional development and have received a variety of additional qualifications and certificates in respect of this.  

The clinic maintains an excellent relationship with local Medical consultants regularly receiving patient referrals who require Chiropractic care. 


One of the biggest frustrations for Chiropractors is knowing there are so many people we could help; but they do not know what we do.

If you know someone who may benefit from Chiropractic care, please help us help them by sharing this blog and letting them know we are here