Joanna Loutsis BSC (Hons) Chiro - McTimoney Chiropractor
"I trained as a Chiropractor because I want to help people feel great. It's really important to me that You feel listened to, respected and cared for in a safe and welcoming environment. I aim to help you feel in control of your own wellbeing and understand how you can look after yourself to get the best possible outcome. Chiropractic is a great tool for many musculoskeletal issues but the patient/practitioner collaboration is key to the really great outcomes we can achieve."
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis on the spine. It emphasises manual therapy including spinal manipulation and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation, and includes exercises, and health and lifestyle counselling.
WHO CAN BENEFIT?
The subtle nature of this technique makes it especially suitable, safe and comfortable for people of all ages including children, pregnant women and the elderly.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP?
The following conditions often benefit from treatment:
Back, neck and shoulder pain
Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints
Migraine and tension headaches
Muscular aches and pains
Certain types of Sciatica
Minor Sports injuries
Rotator Cuff injury
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WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST TREATMENT?
Before we start, I will take a case history regarding your general health background as well as details of your symptoms. This will help in assessing and analysing your particular problem.
I will then thoroughly examine the joints in your body, literally from head to toe, and undertake any further clinical assessment that might be necessary to determine that it is safe to treat you.
Chiropractors have a very finely tuned sense of touch, developed over many years, which enables us to identify imbalances in the body.
Upon finding a problem, I will use one of a number of light, swift and dexterous techniques to adjust each individual bone that requires it. I also use a variety of muscle release techniques to improve joint function.
You will be offered postural and lifestyle advice after the treatment to help you get the most benefit from the adjustments you have received, and to raise your awareness of simple things that you may doing every day which may be exacerbating your problem. You may also be given some basic exercises or stretches to do.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Most people find between two and six sessions sufficient to address straight forward problems. The number and frequency of treatments depends on a number of factors, including:
Extent of injury
Duration of injury
WHAT TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS DOES MY CHIROPRACTOR HAVE?
All chiropractors must hold a recognised qualification and be registered with The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) in order to practice legally.
Chiropractors must also undergo at least 30 hours Continuing Professional Development every year and hold Professional Indemnity Insurance in order to register with the GCC.
I hold a BSc (Hons) Degree in Chiropractic Studies as well as ITEC Massage; Nutritional Therapy, Neuromuscular Re-education, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Release, Myofascial Release and Sports Injury Management.
Initial Consultation and 1st treatment costs £57. All subsequent treatments are £42.