Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a hands-on method of improving the spine, posture and coordination of the body. It was founded in the 1890s by American Daniel David Palmer.

Chiropractic is based on the principal that structural spinal misalignments, called subluxations, affect the surrounding musculature and neurological output of the spinal levels.  This causes back pain, neck pain and other health issues. 

Chiropractors use various techniques to correct the misalignments.  These range from very gentle manoeuvres on the spine to manual manipulation.  It is often accompanied with soft tissue methods, such as trigger point therapy and massage, dry-needling and pelvic adjustments. 

The hands-on treatment is accompanied by a rehabilitation programme to ensure the structural changes are sustained. 

In the UK, training to become a chiropractor takes five years of full-time study. All chiropractors must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council, which governs the profession to ensure all patients receive the highest standard of care.

Network Spinal Analysis
Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) involves gentle, precise touch to the spine which cues the body to spontaneously release tensions from the nervous system. By focusing on what the body is doing really well, it allows the body to become self-correcting, and is suitable for all ages: babies, children adults and seniors. Through the different levels of care (Discover, Transform, Awaken and Integrate), the individual learns to use existing tension as ‘fuel’ for spinal re-organisation and enhanced wellness. NSA encourages a greater self-awareness and a conscious awakening of the relationships between the physical body, mind, emotion and spirit. In the early stages, it provides relief from a broad range of physical symptoms. But its long-term aim is to create lasting change, allowing you to live life to the full. NSA care has been studied at several major universities, and has been the subject of the largest retrospective study ever conducted in the chiropractic profession, demonstrating far-reaching improvements across quality of life and health.
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Posture Pro Analysis
At Ola we use digital software to take pre and post-care postural photographs. The pre-care photo is measured against the plumb line of optimal spinal structure to reveal any areas of deviation and misalignment. A tailor-made programme of strengthening exercises is then created from this analysis and emailed to you to run alongside the chiropractic adjustments for maximum results. Check out some of our pre and post-care postural photos to see the changes that are possible! are postural photos to see the changes that are possible!
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Surface Electromyography (SEMG)
Our spinal electromyograph is a fantastic diagnostic tool for highlighting muscular imbalance of the spine. By placing electrodes on the spine to measure the activity of spinal muscles, it reveals areas of compensation and dysfunction. This helps the chiropractor to understand the complex tension patterning that builds up in our spine after years of poor posture habits. It can also expose the location of acute flare-ups and explain why parts of the body suffer reoccurring injuries.
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Chiropractors

Claire Ryan
Hannah Green