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Why Choose Bodymotion Chiropractors?

We are so proud of the service we offer at Bodymotion that we openly encourage patients to compare us with other clinics – see what our customers say about us here.

Here are just 10 of the reasons to choose us:

1.  Experienced and Professional: our General Chiropractic Council (GCC) registered chiropractors have an average of 13 years’ experience and are trained in a variety of treatment techniques. We have been established for 10 years and receive regular patient referrals from local GPs and consultant spinal surgeons. 

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2.  Exceptional Value: we do not believe in offering upfront payment deals, i.e. 10 sessions for the price of nine, etc. and we do not participate in online voucher website offers. Instead, we offer the best rate we can on each session (£49 treatments, £75 initial consultation) and rely on patient progress to dictate how many sessions are required. Why pay for 10 when you may only need four sessions? 

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3.  One-Hour Initial Consultation (£75): no other chiropractic clinic in the city performs longer initial consultations as standard. This allows our practitioners to take a thorough history and perform an in-depth physical assessment.The findings are then explained along with a diagnosis, prognosis and a treatment plan agreed. Treatment is performed in 95% of cases during this session, providing further investigation is not indicated. No delay in receiving treatment and no additional cost added for treating.

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4.  30-Minute Treatment Sessions: no other chiropractic clinic in the city offers longer treatment sessions as standard. The sessions are tailored to individual patient’s requirements to optimise recovery and reduce risk of recurrence. Sessions may include a variety of interventions, including joint manipulation/mobilisation, soft tissue work, e.g. deep tissue massage, etc., posture/ergonomic correction, bespoke home strengthening/stretching exercise protocols and many more. 

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5.  Health Insurance Coverage and Hassle-Free Billing: we are offer health insurance coverage with all major healthcare insurers, including BUPA, AXAPPP, PRU, AVIVA, Vitality, etc. We bill insurance companies directly, so you don’t have to.

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6.  Convenient and Flexible: we offer extended opening hours for out-of-office appointment times (7.30am-7pm Monday to Friday) and are conveniently located in the heart of the City of London (EC2), just off London Wall.We are a few minutes’ walk from Bank, St. Paul’s, Moorgate, and Barbican Underground stations.

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7.  Dedicated Receptionist: phone calls are answered and emails are replied to quickly and efficiently.

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8.  Same-Day Appointments: the clinic diary is optimally organised to allow for new patient appointments to be made available every day. Over 90% of new patients are offered an appointment on the same day they call.

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9.  Chiropractor Call-Back Service: should you wish to discuss your individual injury/complaint with a GCC registered chiropractor prior to booking an appointment, then we will happily arrange a call back.

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10.  Live Online Booking/Appointment Management Systembook and reschedule appointments anytime, 365 days a year.

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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine.

In the UK, the profession is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and it is illegal to practice in the UK without being registered with the GCC.

Founded in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer, chiropractic is a relatively ‘new’ profession, however, records dating back several thousand years from ancient Greek and Chinese civilizations refer to spinal manipulation.

Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly.

Apart from manipulation, chiropractors use a variety of techniques including soft tissue work/massage, acupuncture, stretching, ultrasound, taping, exercise prescription and advice about posture and lifestyle.

In the UK, a chiropractor will undergo a minimum of four years’ internationally-accredited training, covering topics such as anatomy, neurology, radiography and orthopaedics.

A chiropractor’s training is extensive and chiropractors have to undertakea minimum of 30 hours yearly CPD (continual professional development) in order to maintain registration with the GCC.

Our Moorgate-based chiropractors are members of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and attend advanced courses in areas of interest such as rehabilitation and soft tissue release techniques, in addition to those that are required to maintain GCC registration.

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What to Expect at Your First Consultation with Your Chiropractor

What Should I Wear at My First Consultation with My Chiropractor?

During your first visit, you will be required to wear a gown (in order for the chiropractor to perform a full examination). Alternatively, please feel free to bring along some shorts and a t-shirt. On subsequent visits, loose fitting clothes are recommended.

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What Happens at My First Consultation with My Chiropractor?

The first consultation with your chiropractor takes approximately 45-60 minutes. It is during this consultation that information is obtained so that a diagnosis of your complaint can be made.

This can be subdivided into four parts:

• Case History

Your chiropractor will collect information relevant to your injury, i.e. site of discomfort and aggravating and relieving factors. Your previous medical history will also be covered.

• Orthopaedic and Neurological Examination

This is an assessment of the positions which aggravate your complaint, including range of movement, palpation, muscle tests and provocative manoeuvres. This will highlight the severity of the complaint and the structures involved and will help your chiropractor to diagnose your injury.

A neurological examination includes an assessment of the function of the nerves in the spine or extremities (arms and legs) which will help your chiropractor to deduce the area of possible neural involvement.

• X-rays

These are very rarely necessary, but may be required to help rule out or confirm certain diagnoses, such as fractures.

Furthermore, observing the spine in a weight-bearing posture provides your chiropractor with information regarding any areas of the spine that are under stress on a day-to-day basis. The degree of degeneration can also be ascertained.

There are no x-ray facilities on site, so patients are referred by their chiropractor to a local radiography clinic.

• MRI Scans

Additional soft tissue imaging may also be used by our City of London chiropractors to gain further information about a patient’s complaint. Where necessary, patients can be referred to Vista Diagnostics.

Upon completion of the examination, the diagnosis and a plan of management will be explained by your chiropractor. The patient will then be asked to consent to treatment and treatment can then be initiated.

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Chiropractic Treatment

What’s Involved?

At Bodymotion, there are three components to treatment, namely:

Manual Therapy

  • Manipulation and mobilisation techniques.
  • Flexion-distraction.
  • Soft tissue work (massage, trigger-point therapy, Graston Technique, soft tissue release techniques, kinesiotaping, stretching, acupuncture, etc.).
  • Electrotherapy (ultrasound, etc.).
  • Cryotherapy (heat and ice treatments).

 Exercise

  • Preventative.
  • Rehabilitative and postural.
  • Specific sports rehabilitation.
  • General.

 Patient Advice

  • Postural correction.
  • Diet.
  • Lifestyle.

 

At the Bodymotion, we believe that treatment is very much a partnership between you and your chiropractor and therefore, if you are unsure or not happy with a particular treatment technique, please inform your chiropractor who can put you at ease or modify the treatment accordingly.

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Chiropractic Research

“There is more evidence-based research to support chiropractic treatment than any other complementary discipline” (British Chiropractic Association, 2006).

Please find listed below a selection of research papers and published documents which demonstrate this strong evidence base:

NICE GuidelinesIn May 2009, The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published new guidelines to improve the early management of persistent non-specific low back pain. The guidelines recommend what care and advice the NHS should offer to people affected by low back pain. NICE assessed the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of available treatments and one recommendation is to offer a course of manual therapy, including spinal manipulation, spinal mobilisation and massage.

National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)’s “Non-rigid stabilisation procedures for the treatment of low back pain” guidelines include a statement that chiropractic intervention and posture training can limit episodes of acute pain (June 2006). 

Koes B W, van Tulder MW, Thomas S (2006): ‘Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain’. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 332:1439-1434 (June). A review article of over 1,000 ramdomised, controlled trials of all treatments for low back pain which recommends spinal manipulation for both acute and chronic low back pain.

Department of Health (DOH)’s ‘The Musculoskeletal Framework; A joint responsibility; doing it differently’ clearly acknowledges chiropractors as being one of the professions that has clear expertise in the delivery of musculoskeletal services – and lays out plans for specialist clinics where chiropractic is available.

Department of Health – Musculoskeletal Framework Policy

UK BEAM Trial; back pain, exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care.

Medical Research Council: ‘Randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient management for low back pain’. At three years, the results confirm the findings of an earlier report that, when chiropractic or hospital therapists treat patients with low back pain as they would in day-to-day practice, those treated by chiropractic derive more benefit and long-term satisfaction than those treated by hospitals.

NHS-National Institute of Clinical Evidence (NICE)’s ‘Referal Advice – A guide to appropriate referral from general to specialist services’ encourages manipulation therapy to help restore function (December 2001).

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) – Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Low Back Pain 1996, 1999, 2001.

Clinical Standards Advisory Group; Backpain Report 1994.

Carter JT, Birrell LN (Editors), 2000. Occupational health guidelines for the management of low back pain at work – principal recommendations. Faculty of Occupational Medicine. London Spine. Occupational health guidelines for the management of low back pain at work – leaflet for practitioners. Faculty of Occupational Medicine. London. 2000. Waddell G, Burton AK 2000. Occupational health guidelines for the management of low back pain at work – evidence review. Faculty of Occupational Medicine. London.

Chiropractic Treatment in Workers with Musculoskeletal Complaints; Mark P Blokland DC et al; Journal of the Neuromusculoskeletal System vol 8 No 1, Spring 2000

Haldeman S, Carroll L, Cassidy JD et al . Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders. J. Manipulative Physiol Ther 2009 Feb; 32(2 suppl): s7-9

Airaksinen O, Brox JI, Cedraschic, et al. COST B13 Working group on guidelines for chronic low back pain. Eur Guidelines for the management of chronic non-specific low back pain. Euro spine J 2006; 15 suppl 2: S192-300

Van Tulder M, Becker A, Bekkering T, et al. The COST B13 Working group on guidelines for the management of acute low back pain in primary care. Eur Guidelines for the management of acute non-specific low back pain in primary care. Eur Spine J 2006 Mar; 15 supp 2: S169-91.

House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine November 2000

Bronfort G, Nilsson N, Haas M, Evans R, Goldsmith CH, Assendelft WJJ, Bouter LM. Non invasive physical treatments for chronic/recurrent headache (review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004 issue 3.

At Bodymotion, we are committed to practising, where possible, evidence-based care.

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