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Welcome To Stevenage Chiropractic Clinic

Here at Stevenage Chiropractic Clinic you will find treatment information on Massage in Stevenage, Acupuncture in Stevenage and general information about our Chiropractors in our Stevenage Clinic.

We will explain what to expect at your first consultation and how a course of chiropractic treatment might help you, we would like you to understand that a Chiropractor is not just there when you are in pain, but how to make you feel a lot better.

We are proud members of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and The Royal College Of Chiropractic

The Stevenage Chiropractic Clinic is BUPA, Vitality, Aviva and Cigna approved, we also offer insurance based treatments from other providers.

If you are looking for Chiropractors in Stevenage and to arrange an appointment, then speak to one of our experienced Chiropractors right away at the Stevenage Chirporactic Clinic on 01438 722 255.

We are now able to offer online appointments for our Hertford Clinic Only:
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April 1st & 22nd

May 6 & 20th

June 3rd & 17th

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We Can Help With The Following

Chiropractic

I have found that few patients know what is involved in the regaining of health through chiropractic. Because of this, they sometimes have difficulty in understanding their prescribed treatment program. This is why I ask you to take the time to read the following information.


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Wellness

Try to imagine that your body is like a dam and that the rain is the stress in your life. I mean physical, emotional, dietry and environmental. Now since we all have stress, to varying degrees, we can't stop it from raining. As a result eventually our dam fills up and then starts to overflow.


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Headaches and Migraines

Headaches are very common, and there are many different types and causes, people often suffer from more than one type. If you suffer from stress, through worry, overwork or anxiety, a tension headache, arising from muscle tension in your neck and shoulders, may often be the result.


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Chiropractic For Children, Babies and Pregnant Women

Chiropractic is a health care system that does not use drugs – an important consideration particularly during pregnancy. The many physical and chemical changes in a woman's body at this time can aggravate existing spinal problems, and can also make the spine and pelvis unstable through the relaxation of the ligaments.


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Neckpain

Nowadays, we spend a great deal of time sitting, or working at computers, or performing repetitive tasks. This often causes postural problems and muscle tension in the neck, which may give rise to headache, migraine or other pain. In addition, muscle tension caused by such stress and fatigue can put extra pressure on the joints of the neck which can irritate the spinal nerves.


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Back Pain

Back pain affects almost everyone at some time, causing restricted movement and untold misery, stress and discomfort. It also causes millions of people to take valuable time off work, costing companies enormous sums in pay and lost production.


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Sports Injuries

When a runner injures a calf midway through a race, or a footballer pulls a hamstring as he has kicked it thousands of times before, it may not be the running or the kicking that caused the injury - but an underlying problem that is finally showing itself.


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Massage

Whether you need relief from stress, muscular pain and joint restriction or simply want to relax, each massage treatment is tailored to your own individual needs.


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Orthotics

Orthotics are devices worn in your shoes that provide correction in your feet, helping them to function more efficiently. Poor foot function and alignment may be the cause of various pains such as foot pain, hip pain, knee pain and back pain.


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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of medicine. The Chinese and other eastern cultures have been using acupuncture to restore, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years.


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Counselling

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings that you have.


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New Leaf Addiction Service

New Leaf Addiction Management Treatment Services are primarily aimed at people who feel that they have, or are developing, a dependency on (for example) drugs, alcohol, tobacco, food, the internet , prescription medication - in fact, any kind of mood altering behaviour that might cause problems to themselves and others.


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Meet our Team

Here at Stevenage Chiropractic Clinic we have other health professionals to help enhance your wellbeing. We work independently or as a team, depending on the circumstances.

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Mark Whittle M.Tech.C(SA), DC(UK), FEAC, LRCC
(Doctor Of Chiropractic)

Mark was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1966 and went to SACS Boys School. He was a keen sportsman and competed nationally in Swimming, Water Polo and also Surf Life Saving.

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Jethro Rowland Dip.Ac, Dip.CHM, MATCM
(Acupuncurist)

Jethro Rowland has been a qualified professional acupuncturist since 1991. Having studied traditional acupuncture for three years at the London School of Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (LSATCM, now part of Westminster University.)

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Suzy Hawkins
Sports Massage & Therapy

Suzy is a registered nurse and qualified sports massage practitioner. As an active triathlete, she has an insight into the needs of her clients.

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Anne Heigham Ayurvedic Practitioner BSc PG Dip (Ayurveda), MSc
(Ayurveda)

The science of Ayurveda is over 5,000 years old and translates to 'the science of life'. It covers all aspects from preparing the body ready for conception in order to create healthy and happy babies through to maintaining and rejuvenating the human body.

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Lynne Jennings - (Psychotherapist)

I am a fully qualified, accredited and insured psychotherapist. I am a member of the national counselling society. I adhere to their ethical framework and all sessions are confidential and professional.

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Linden Herbal Medicine Clinic

WHM can be really beneficial applied to: chronic skin conditions, gut health and digestion, sleep, stress, debilitation, all aspects of women's health and much more...

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Sarah Tahir Ad.Dip.PsyC. MNCS (Acc)
(Counselling)

I have studied different approaches to counselling including Psychodynamic and Person Centred and I generally use an Integrative Approach to counselling my clients.

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Ralph Evans. MHS. Dip CS
(Hypnotherapist)

Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon. We all go in and out of hypnosis throughout the day. Driving from A to B and not realising how we got there and day dreaming! We are performing on auto pilot and these are just a few examples

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Amy Witt
Physiotherapist

Amy completed her physiotherapy studies at the University of Hertfordshire, to gain her chartered physiotherapist status, with a 1st class honours degree and university recognition award. She currently works locally within the NHS, in a variety of specialities.

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Connor Patrick Moran Sports Therapist BSc Hons
(Feel Good Sports Therapy)

Connor graduated from the University of Kent in July 2015 with a First Class Honours degree. As a youngster, Connor sustained numerous sporting injuries and has since had a keen interest on the treatment of injuries sustained during sport.

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What To Expect On Your First Visit

When you meet your chiropractor for the first time, he/she will start with a discussion about you, your health and your reasons for asking for chiropractic help.

You will be asked for a great deal of information, not just about the pain or complaint that you may have, but also about your past health history. Some of the questions may appear irrelevant, but they are extremely important to your chiropractor. To ensure that chiropractic care is appropriate for your condition he/she will establish an overall health picture. If chiropractic appears not to be suitable for you, you will be referred to your GP or relevant specialist.

Your details are confidential. No one else will be allowed to see your notes without your permission.

The Examination

Once your case history is complete, your chiropractor will examine you to confirm any early ideas about your problem. The examination will concentrate on your neuro-musculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles and joints), but it may also be necessary to check other things such as your heart, lungs and abdomen to rule out other causes; this thorough check up is normal procedure in a chiropractor's clinic. However, it is not usual for a chiropractor to examine intimate areas; you will normally be referred to your GP if your chiropractor feels you would benefit from this.

After the initial consultation and examination, your chiropractor may offer you treatment almost immediately. However, it may be delayed for a day or two if he/she needs to take or view X-rays, perform urine tests or obtain further information from your GP (for example blood test results) and where appropriate, refer you for an MRI/CT scan.

The Report Of Findings

Before treatment starts, your chiropractor will tell you, in clear, simple language, what is wrong with you; what can be done about it and what you should expect when you receive your first adjustment. You will probably be told about any exercises or changes to your lifestyle or diet that may be beneficial, so that you can help yourself. A part of getting better is up to you, so please follow any instructions and advice carefully and completely.

You will also be advised of all costs that relate to your future care. It would be appropriate, at this point, for your chiropractor to tell you of any likelihood of a recurrence of your problem, and the possible need for any ongoing supportive care. This is not an unusual situation for patients who have had serious injuries, as well as those who have long-term problems due to wear and tear of the joints.

The Treatment

Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, mostly gentle, specific adjustments, done by hand, to free the joints in your spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Most often, this requires a short sharp thrust to a joint that can result in an audible 'crack' and may bring relief of symptoms as well as an increased feeling of well-being. The 'crack' is simply the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released.

There is, however, no instant cure, and some patients may experience temporary symptoms such as pain or soreness around the areas being treated. Spinal disc problems may appear to flare up in the early stages of treatment, and where there is already inflammation, your condition may seem worse to start with. Treatment to the neck may give a distinct light-headedness and occasionally a short-lived headache. Apart from the adjustment, your chiropractor may use a wide variety of techniques, including ice, heat, ultrasound and exercise. If you have questions about any of these, just ask.

Will treatment hurt

Generally, a chiropractic adjustment does not hurt – although there may be some minor short-term discomfort, which quickly passes for most patients. You will normally find that follow-up treatments are much more pleasant, as your symptoms improve and you feel more at ease with your chiropractor.

Are there any risks

Chiropractic has fewer risks than many other treatments for your problem. Serious side effects are extremely uncommon. Very rarely, manipulation of the neck has been linked with strokes, although research shows that chiropractic is one of the safest and most effective forms of the treatment available. Your chiropractor will, of course, be happy to discuss all your concerns regarding treatment.

Latest News from Stevenage Chiropractic Clinic

Home Stretches
Home Stretches

Your Chiropractor will provide you with the information on the most beneficial stretches for your condition when you begin treatment.

The following exercises have been arranged into sections: Stretches, Mobilisation, Strength and Rehabilitation. Speak to your Chiropractor for more information.

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Clinic Gallery

The Following Is A Small Gallery Of Our Stevenage Clinic.

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The Beginners Guide to Chiropractic

In this video we outline what a Chiropractor does, then we briefly explore the evidence informed effects of Chiropractic care.

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What patients say about Our Clinic

  • author-22

    Really rate this clinic, I've been to a fair few. Mark is very good at what he does.

  • author-11

    Mark is a nice guy. Offering various treatments/methods other chiros dont offer like acupuncture.

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