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 (£52 treatments, £80 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 (£80): 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.

Email us via enquiries@body-motion.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7374 2272

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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  • review rating 5  After a fall down the stairs which resulted in a coccyx injury, I had visited an osteopath for months with zero improvement. I came across Bodymotion and booked an appointment with Ben after seeing countless 5* reviews. Ben put me at ease, made me feel super comfortable and just has a lovely manner. After 1 session which included medical acupuncture, it was like instant relief. I revisited weekly for a few more treatment sessions and had 6 months of being completely pain-free! I highly recommend Bodymotion and will not go anywhere else now. Thanks Ben!

    thumb Nicole Pieri
    8/02/2019

    review rating 5  Ben is super kind and smart and helped my back and shoulders enormously. A great conversationalist too!

    thumb James Gillies
    12/06/2018

    review rating 5  I couldn’t more highly recommend Dr. Ben Glenister and his staff at Bodymotion! I am an American living and working in London, and have been seeing chiropractors in the USA for 15+ years. I was nervous about finding a new chiropractor, but when I hurt my back during a fall in Scotland I finally made my way into Bodymotion. I wish I hadn’t waited so long! Dr. Ben is great - intelligent and compassionate, which makes a world of a difference when you’re in back pain. I arrived in April 2019 barely able to stand up on my own, and after several weeks of consistent treatments (adjustments, acupuncture, muscle work) I was back to 100% mobility again by May 2019. Now I maintain my health with regular appointments. Thank you Bodymotion!

    thumb Stephanie Huston
    8/19/2019

    review rating 5  Top knot place with very friendly and professional staff. For anyone looking to find good chiropractors and/or physios, these guys are an absolute find and good prices given their location in the city. Highly recommend them to anyone!

    thumb Mish NZ
    3/04/2019

    review rating 5  I walked into Body Motion a broken man with a disc bulge and facet joint sprain in my upper back. Unable to even lift my head, Emma Daniells cracked, popped, massaged and stabbed away. After a few sessions, with the help of some targeted stretching and strengthening exercises I was in little pain and walking taller than ever! Hopefully I won’t have to return to Bodymotion ever again, but if I do, I’ll be sure to knock on Emma’s door.

    thumb henry burling
    5/23/2019

    review rating 5  The best! Really helped me. Highly recommended.

    thumb kissavou
    4/28/2019

    review rating 5  I had suffered from a very uncomfortable sports injury that affected my hip movements for over two or so years. After many visits to a physiotherapist to no avail, I decided to seek help from a chiropractor. I went and saw Ben Glenister at Body Motion who was absolutely helpful and after just a few sessions - plus practical exercises I was given to do in-between those sessions - I had never felt better in a very long time. I will most definitely recommend Ben, he is very professional and effective. He also takes the time to explain the technicalities of what is happening and why and also how the relevant approach and exercises will help correct the issue. Thanks again Ben really appreciate it!

    thumb Rhoda Lite
    7/17/2019

    review rating 5  Really great experience, special shout-out to Ben Glenister who was extremely helpful and friendly, but also thorough and professional. Felt a whole lot better after the sessions and was recommended what to do in the future to prevent further issues which is great too. Prices are reasonable as well. Overall definitely recommend, and will be coming back again.

    thumb Polina Stepanova
    10/09/2018

    review rating 5  I couldn’t more highly recommend Dr. Ben Glenister and his staff at Bodymotion! I am an American living and working in London, and have been seeing chiropractors in the USA for 15+ years. I was nervous about finding a new chiropractor, but when I hurt my back during a fall in Scotland I finally made my way into Bodymotion. I wish I hadn’t waited so long! Dr. Ben is great - intelligent and compassionate, which makes a world of a difference when you’re in back pain. I arrived in April 2019 barely able to stand up on my own, and after several weeks of consistent treatments (adjustments, acupuncture, muscle work) I was back to 100% mobility again by May 2019. Now I maintain my health with regular appointments. Thank you Bodymotion!

    thumb Stephanie Huston
    8/19/2019

    review rating 5  I visited Bodymotion because I was experiencing pain and swelling in my neck and shoulders and my doctor was unable to find the cause after a series of hospital tests. Emma was able to diagnose the problem immediately and within the space of six sessions was able to restore full movement in my neck, reduce the swelling and now I have no pain. Emma is very friendly and professional and I would highly recommend

    thumb Angela Pacitti
    1/20/2019

    review rating 5  I've been seeing Ben for a couple months now, he's helped me manage my lower back pain and is a very likable guy. It's easy to see why Bodymotion have amazing reviews wherever you look. His examinations are thorough which is reassuring. I won't hesitate recommending anyone to Ben for treatment.

    thumb Chris Q
    8/23/2018

    review rating 5  Excellent experience, friendly and helpful with advice on how to improve future posture with easy exercises

    thumb Jemma Miller
    2/06/2019
  • review rating 5  I came to Emma with a condition called costochondritis this is a really painful inflammation in the chest that causes extreme pain. This condition made me seek emergency help on a few occasions because of its similarity to a heart attack. Came in an from the first session I started to feel a relief. 4th session in and I have not had any pain in my chest and I can now live as I did before the costochondritis. I now go to the gym as before and not needing to worry about if i can move my torso and chest. Best chiropractor in town!

    thumb janette grahm
    7/05/2019

    review rating 5  I have been receiving treatment for a painful back injury from Emma at Bodymotion over the past seven. It has improved immeasurably because of Emma’s work and I could not recommend the clinic highly enough.

    thumb Joshua Green
    5/08/2019

    review rating 5  Top knot place with very friendly and professional staff. For anyone looking to find good chiropractors and/or physios, these guys are an absolute find and good prices given their location in the city. Highly recommend them to anyone!

    thumb Mish NZ
    3/04/2019

    review rating 5  I walked into Body Motion a broken man with a disc bulge and facet joint sprain in my upper back. Unable to even lift my head, Emma Daniells cracked, popped, massaged and stabbed away. After a few sessions, with the help of some targeted stretching and strengthening exercises I was in little pain and walking taller than ever! Hopefully I won’t have to return to Bodymotion ever again, but if I do, I’ll be sure to knock on Emma’s door.

    thumb henry burling
    5/23/2019

    review rating 5  The best! Really helped me. Highly recommended.

    thumb kissavou
    4/28/2019

    review rating 5  I had suffered from a very uncomfortable sports injury that affected my hip movements for over two or so years. After many visits to a physiotherapist to no avail, I decided to seek help from a chiropractor. I went and saw Ben Glenister at Body Motion who was absolutely helpful and after just a few sessions - plus practical exercises I was given to do in-between those sessions - I had never felt better in a very long time. I will most definitely recommend Ben, he is very professional and effective. He also takes the time to explain the technicalities of what is happening and why and also how the relevant approach and exercises will help correct the issue. Thanks again Ben really appreciate it!

    thumb Rhoda Lite
    7/17/2019

    review rating 5  Really great experience, special shout-out to Ben Glenister who was extremely helpful and friendly, but also thorough and professional. Felt a whole lot better after the sessions and was recommended what to do in the future to prevent further issues which is great too. Prices are reasonable as well. Overall definitely recommend, and will be coming back again.

    thumb Polina Stepanova
    10/09/2018

    review rating 5  I couldn’t more highly recommend Dr. Ben Glenister and his staff at Bodymotion! I am an American living and working in London, and have been seeing chiropractors in the USA for 15+ years. I was nervous about finding a new chiropractor, but when I hurt my back during a fall in Scotland I finally made my way into Bodymotion. I wish I hadn’t waited so long! Dr. Ben is great - intelligent and compassionate, which makes a world of a difference when you’re in back pain. I arrived in April 2019 barely able to stand up on my own, and after several weeks of consistent treatments (adjustments, acupuncture, muscle work) I was back to 100% mobility again by May 2019. Now I maintain my health with regular appointments. Thank you Bodymotion!

    thumb Stephanie Huston
    8/19/2019

    review rating 5  I visited Bodymotion because I was experiencing pain and swelling in my neck and shoulders and my doctor was unable to find the cause after a series of hospital tests. Emma was able to diagnose the problem immediately and within the space of six sessions was able to restore full movement in my neck, reduce the swelling and now I have no pain. Emma is very friendly and professional and I would highly recommend

    thumb Angela Pacitti
    1/20/2019

    review rating 5  I've been seeing Ben for a couple months now, he's helped me manage my lower back pain and is a very likable guy. It's easy to see why Bodymotion have amazing reviews wherever you look. His examinations are thorough which is reassuring. I won't hesitate recommending anyone to Ben for treatment.

    thumb Chris Q
    8/23/2018

    review rating 5  Excellent experience, friendly and helpful with advice on how to improve future posture with easy exercises

    thumb Jemma Miller
    2/06/2019

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