A chiropractor is an expert in the mechanics of your body, with an in-depth understanding of how it should perform. Best known for treating lower back and neck pain, chiropractors are in fact trained to treat the entire body! Our experienced chiropractor Philippa understands what pain and problems you can encounter as a result of day to day stress or injuries. As part of her treatment programme, she will work to help restore your normal function and relieve pain. In doing so, her chiropractic care can help relieve the pain and discomfort that arises from injury, stress, poor posture, lack of exercise and everyday strains!
Our experienced chiropractor Philippa specialises in helping those with persistent, chronic pain. She utilises a range of techniques and strategies to provide hope for those who may feel they have exhausted every avenue of treatment available to them.
Furthermore, Philippa has undergone further training to help her provide chiropractic care for children and babies.
Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession. As such, chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat you without the need for a referral from another practitioner.
Our patients consult us for a range of conditions which include:
- Lower back pain including sciatica
- Neck pain
- Cervicogenic headaches (arising from the neck) and migraine prevention
- Joint pain (including wrist, elbow, shoulder, ankle, hip and knee pain)
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
- Muscle spasms/cramp
- Tension and inability to relax
- Plantar fasciitis
What to expect at a session
At your initial chiropractic consultation, Philippa will ask you to explain how your pain arose, and what it means to you to make sure she understands the impact your pain has been having on your life. You’ll be able to talk through any historic elements that you think may have had an impact on the current problem. This will help Philippa to create a treatment plan suited for you and ensure that you achieve the goals you want from care.
Chiropractic is a profession, not a treatment. You will be offered a range of different treatment options which depend on the level of pain, what the problem is, and most importantly, your personal preferences. Philippa specialises in producing bespoke treatment programmes for those with chronic pain or persistent pain.
Your treatment programme may include manual therapy (adjustments of your spine and joints), soft tissue work, acupuncture, exercises and other techniques. Furthermore, our treatment plans include self-help advice, and personalised exercise programmes delivered to you through our patient portal.
Whilst you might come to see us for lower back and neck pain, you can also see us for help with a range of other problems related to the muscles, joints and nerves in any part of your body. Philippa will take your entire physical and psychological wellbeing into account as this can have an impact on your pain and response to care. Remember, chiropractors don’t just relieve pain- we help you take control of it.
Care for all the family
Philippa adapts her treatments to suit you. It is this unique aspect of care which means chiropractic treatment is suitable for everyone, from the very young to the very old.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy:
Lower back pain and pelvic pain during pregnancy is common, but not normal. Chiropractic for expectant mums is very gentle, and relaxing. In addition to hands-on care, you will receive support to help you cope with the changes your body undergoes during pregnancy. We combine a range of techniques with bespoke advice, specific exercise recommendations and more.
Philippa is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractor’s Pregnancy and Paediatric Faculty so you can be sure you are receiving the highest level of care for you and your ‘little acorns.’
Chiropractic care for children and babies:
We welcome patients of all ages at Acorn Health. Treatment for little ones involves very gentle techniques performed using very light pressure. In fact, it is less pressure than what you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato!
Our Little Acorn appointments give us an opportunity to examine your little one in a thorough and unhurried manner. We may ask you some questions about your pregnancy, the birth, and your child’s developmental milestones. We often rely on the information we receive from you, the child’s caregivers, to help us identify what the issue may be.
A highly experienced chiropractor, Philippa tailors the appointments to suit your child. You will be involved in every step of the journey.
- Initial consultation (45 mins) – £70.00
Your initial chiropractic consultation consists of a full history of your case, and a thorough postural, orthopaedic and neurological examination. After your examination you’ll have a full explanation of your diagnosis. Philippa will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs. Unless further investigations are required, you’ll receive your first treatment at this appointment and some take-home resources. Exercises may also be prescribed.
- Follow-up treatment (15 mins) – £36.00
- Review appointment (6 months since last seen in clinic)- £52.00
Children (0-10 yrs)
- Little Acorn Consultation (60 mins) – £70.00
- Follow-up treatment (30 mins) – £36.00
Family plans are available for 3 or more members of one family who are currently receiving care with Philippa.