What is Chiropractic?



Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession after medicine and dentistry in the Western word. Health insurers and the medical profession all recognise the positive contribution of chiropractic to healthcare. Chiropractic is a health care practice specialised in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, or any problems related to muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments or nerves. A common misconception about chiropractic is that it is only used for treating back and neck pain. Although these are common complaints in a chiropractic workplace, the principle can be applied to all the joints of the body from head to toe.


Chiropractic is an approach to health care which utilises the body’s natural recuperative powers. Chiropractic treatment mainly, aims to free joints of the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly and to improve the efficiency of the nervous system therefore releasing the body’s natural healing ability . It is the science of locating and correcting by hand. Most often, this requires a high velocity low amplitude thrust to a join, utilising safe, specific skilled adjustments, and can bring immediate relief of pain and other symptoms. Therefore results in positive health benefits.

Keeping spinal function at it’s optimum helps to speed up the natural healing process of the body.

Chiropractic in the UK is a Government registered profession; therefore all chiropractors practising in the UK must undertake four years of training at a recognised university in order to be eligible for registration with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). In order to maintain annual registration chiropractors must continually update their skills through methods of continuing professional development (CPD).