What Is Chiropractic Care?

Philippa Oakley with spine model.
Dr Philippa Oakley DC MChiro
Doctor of Chiropractic

A chiropractor is an expert in the mechanics of your body and has an in-depth understanding of how it should perform.

Chiropractors are best known for treating lower back pain but are in fact trained to treat the entire body.

Our experienced chiropractor understands what pain and problems you can encounter as a result of day to day stress on your body or injuries. As part of your treatment, Philippa will act to relieve your pain and work towards restoring normal function in your muscles and joints.

Chiropractic care can help relieve the pain and discomfort that arises from injury, stress, poor posture, lack of exercise and even everyday strains.

Philippa can provide care for a range of people including pregnant mothers, children, babies and the elderly.

Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession meaning they are trained  to diagnose and treat you without the need for a referral from another practitioner or GP.

Our patients consult us for a range of conditions which may include:

  • Lower back pain including sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Cervicogenic headaches (arising from the neck) and migraine prevention
  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Joint pains
  • Elbow pains and tennis elbow
  • Ankle sprain
  • Rotator cuff injuries and soft tissue conditions of the shoulder
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions
  • Muscle spasms/cramp
  • Tension and inability to relax
  • Plantar fasciitis

What to expect

At your initial chiropractic consultation you will be asked to explain how your pain arose and how the pain effects you so Philippa can fully understand how your problem is impacting your everyday life. You'll be able to talk through any historic elements of your current complaint too. All these elements will help create a tailored treatment plan and ensure that you achieve what you want from care.Chiropractor Emsworth Chiropractic Philippa Oakley McKernan Hampshire Health Physiotherapy Osteopathy Back Pain neck pain treatment Hampshire West Sussex Chichester Portsmouth Injury Sports Rehabilitation Pregnancy Paediatrics Baby Infant Colic Cranial sacral therapy

Chiropractic is a profession, not a treatment.

You will be offered a range of different treatment options which depend on your level of pain, what the problem is, best practice care guidelines and your personal preferences.

Your chiropractic treatment programme may include manual therapy (adjustments of your spine and joints), soft tissue work, dry needling, exercises and other techniques. Our treatment plans may also include self-help advice and personalised exercise programmes delivered to you through our online patient portal.

Whilst you might come to see us for lower back pain, you can also seek help with a range of other problems related to any part of your body in the muscles, joints and nerves. Philippa will take your entire physical and psychological wellbeing into account because 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.

Chiropractic Consultation Fees


  • Complimentary discovery session (15 minutes) - Find out if chiropractic care is best for you.
  • Initial consultation (up to 45 mins) - £75.00 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. Your chiropractor 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) - £40.00
  • Rehab and treatment session (30 mins) - £65.00
  • Review appointment (6 months+ since last treatment)- £65.00

Children (0-10 yrs)

  • Complimentary discovery session (15 mins)
  • Initial "Little Acorn" Consultation (60 mins) - £75.00
  • Follow-up treatment (30 mins) - £40.00

Book an appointment

To an appointment please call the clinic on 01243 379693 or book online using the link below.

Chiropractors at Acorn Health

Philippa Oakley with spine model.
Dr Philippa Oakley
Doctor of Chiropractic

Opening Times

Monday 08:30 – 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 19:00
Thursday 09:00 – 19:00
Friday 08:30 – 18:00

Lunch Break 13.00-14.00

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Opening Times

Monday 08:30 – 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 19:00
Thursday 09:00 – 19:00
Friday 08:30 – 19:00
Saturday 09:00 – 12:00

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Website Created by WebHolism