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spine imageChiropractic is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment (World Federation of Chiropractic, 1999).

Chiropractors use gentle manual therapies to manipulate specific joints and muscles. Most people think of their chiropractor as someone who can help with back pain. This is frequently true, however chiropractors are trained in the manipulation of all joints - not just the spine.

Based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, our chiropractor tailors treatments to the patient - for example lots of people are nervous about coming to the chiropractor. For those who dislike the 'clicking' sound of adjustments there are comfortable alternatives. We always work within the patient's tolerance and according to the patient's likes and dislikes.

Please note that appointment availability is strictly limited at the present time. Book early to avoid disappointment

Wessex Chiropractic treats both people and animals. Chiropractic treatment of animals is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. It is a complementary healthcare treatment used alongside traditional veterinary care. Our dogs and horses may perform for us at the highest levels or be a much-loved family pet. Regardless, the stresses and strains of daily life take their toll and some animals, just like humans, suffer from injuries.

On the animal side, horse owners may notice that their horse has suffered a decline in performance, is 'cold-backed', is stiff or evades certain movements or finds certain transitions more difficult.

adjusting a horseCertain breeds of dogs are prone to musculo-skeletal complaints, such as hip dysplasia in GSDs and disc disease in dachshunds. Working dogs may suffer injuries specific to their discipline, such as neck discomfort in obedience dogs or overuse injuries due to the high impact work of agility or flyball.

Chiropractic care is frequently covered by both medical and pet insurance companies. Many stipulate that the practitioner is a member of professional associations. Sally Mathews is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, the UK-wide statutory body for chiropractors, and is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors and the International Association of Animal Therapists - the association PetPlan requires chiropractors must be a member of in order to cover your pet's chiropractic care.

PLEASE NOTE: Chiropractic care does not replace the primary care given by a veterinary surgeon, and you must consult with your vet prior to commencing treatment. Download a veterinary consent form here.


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