Banchory Chiropractic Clinic

Contact : 01330 824040

FAQ

What are your prices?

If you have private medical insurance, your treatment costs may be covered.  Please visit the Private Insurance section above for more information.

  • Initial Consultation £60
  • Regular Appointment £35
  • Block of 6 visits £175 (£30 each or 6th visit free)
  • Infant clinic £30
  • 30 minute Massage £30
  • Block of 6 30 minute Massage visits £150 (£25 each or 6th visit free)
  • 60 minute Massage £50

Treatment times vary depending on individual circumstances.

How do I know if a Chiropractor is properly qualified?

The Chiropractic profession has statutory regulation and is controlled by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), who are responsible for ensuring that all practising Chiropractors are properly qualified, undergo continual professional development, and abide by the Code of Conduct. It is a legal requirement for all practising Chiropractors to be registered with the GCC.

Is Chiropractic safe?

Chiropractic is extremely safe when carried out by a properly qualified doctor of chiropractic. There has been extensive research showing that chiropractic treatment is significantly safer than common anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs), painkillers and spinal surgery. When you first see your chiropractor you will receive an extensive examination, which may include orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic tests. You will then be given a report of exactly what has been found in the examination. If your case is accepted by the chiropractor you will be offered a treatment plan, outlining the probable length of the course of the intended treatment, and we will inform you of any possible risks and discuss with you any concerns you may have. When you are satisfied that you fully understand your particular condition then the treatment program can commence. Should the chiropractor find that further examination is necessary she will refer you to your GP or the relevant health professional.

Is Chiropractic painful?

Chiropractic treatment carried out by a properly qualified doctor of chiropractic, is generally painless. Occasionally if you have an acute condition with a lot of muscle spasm there may be some discomfort, however your chiropractor will always use the most appropriate technique to minimise any discomfort, and give advice on how to help yourself at home.

How long before I can expect to feel better?

All condition are different and response to treatment will vary significantly. As a general rule the longer you have had a problem the longer it takes to get better. Most people will start to feel some improvement after 2 or 3 treatment sessions, but treatment programs often involve around 8 sessions to achieve a long term resolution of the problem. The recovery time is also very dependant on your commitment to the treatment program, including following any advice regarding lifestyle changes or exercise programs deemed necessary by your chiropractor. Most patients choose to consult their chiropractor periodically to minimise the likelihood of a relapse. You can discuss your options for long term care with the chiropractor once you are feeling better.

How frequently will I need treatment?

All treatment programs are designed to ensure as rapid a recovery as possible, and all conditions vary, but generally 2 treatment sessions a week for a couple of weeks then spreading out the intervals as the condition stabilises. You will be given stretching and exercise advice to help your condition settle down. Many people have come to understand the importance of their spinal health and see their chiropractor periodically in order to prevent back problems occurring. The decision to continue with chiropractic care is always up to you, there is no obligation to continue your treatment program.

How long does each session take?

Your first session with a chiropractor will take between 45 to 60 minutes. After that most treatments will be done in around 15 to 25 minutes. It is important to remember that all conditions are different and your chiropractor will take the time necessary to ensure that you get maximum improvement as fast as possible.

Do I need to see my GP first?

You do not need to see your GP prior to seeing a chiropractor. Chiropractors are primary contact practitioners and are fully trained to diagnose whether yours is a chiropractic case or not.

If not then you will referred on to your GP or other healthcare practitioner.

Can I claim treatment on my insurance?

Most insurance companies will cover Chiropractic treatment. Generally you get a claim form from your insurance company, some require you GP’s signature, and when your treatment program is over you return the form, filled out by your chiropractor, with an itemised receipt of costs incurred to get a refund. The best course of action if you wish to claim treatment from an insurance provider is to call the provider directly and they will advise you.

What makes the “popping” sound with some chiropractic treatment?

In a chiropractic adjustment the working surfaces of a joint are moved apart a very small distance in order to restore normal joint function. When this occurs there is a reduction of pressure within the joint resulting in a popping sound as the joint separates. This is painless and harmless, but if you find the noise alarming your chiropractor can utilise different techniques that do not result in this sound.

Can children have chiropractic care?

Chiropractic treatment is suitable for all ages from the new born to the very elderly. Chiropractors are trained to adapt their techniques so as to be able to deliver safe effective treatment for all. Children like adults can get functional problems with their spines which may cause wide variety of symptoms. Parents often chose to bring their children for chiropractic check-up as many childhood conditions respond well to chiropractic care.

Can I have Chiropractic treatment if I am pregnant?

Chiropractors are trained to treat pregnant patients and can frequently help with many back and pelvic conditions during pregnancy. Many women choose to have regular chiropractic checkups during their pregnancy so that their spine and pelvis is supple and well balanced, possibly helping to reduce problems during labour. After childbirth chiropractic can help restore the normal mechanics of the pelvis, and give advice as to effective rehabilitation exercises to counteract the loss of spinal function due to the pregnancy.

Can I have Chiropractic treatment after surgery?

Chiropractic treatment generally is suitable after surgery, chiropractors are trained to understand the implications of surgery and therefore know when it is safe to treat a particular condition or not. Many people get effective relief from their post surgical pain and in fact many also choose to opt for safe chiropractic treatment to avoid unnecessary back surgery.

How long is Chiropractic training?

The Anglo European College of Chiropractic and the University of Glamorgan offer Chiropractic degree’s which involve a minimum of four years full time study, followed by one year postgraduate training with the British Chiropractic Associations Vocational Training Scheme. Upon successful completion of this a Diploma in Chiropractic is awarded and the Chiropractor is eligible for membership of the British Chiropractic Association and Scottish Chiropractic Association.

Do You Recommend Other Therapists?

Indeed we do!  We work very closely with other local therapists to ensure that our patients get the best care possible.  Here is a list of our favourites:

Massage Therapy

  • Sue Stewart at Banchory Therapeutic Massage – Specialising in Sports/Swedish/Pregnancy/Manual Lymphatic Drainage/Massage for people living with cancer.  Sue can be contacted  via email at banchorytherapeuticmassage@yahoo.com  mobile on 07969 149184.  View her facebook page here.
  • Lee Rust at Deeside Flexatherapy – Specialising in Sports/Swedish/Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Reflexology.  Lee can be contacted via email on lee@arbeadie.com or mobile on 07837 847102. View her facebook page here.

Physiotherapy and Pilates

  • Camilla Bates at Camilla Bates Physiotherapy.  Camilla sees patients in a clinical setting as well as holding regular pilates classes locally.  Tel: 07885 237879 or visit her facebook page here

Biomedical/Homeopathy

  • Biomedical specialists Gitta and Phillipe VanWelbergen are experts in Homeopathy, biomedical and complementary medicine. Tel:01330 823937 or visit their website: biomedicalclinics.co.uk

Fitness

  • Rhona Gordon at Deeside Fitness.  Rhona does one on one session as well as boot camp style classes for all ages and abilities.  View her facebook page here or contact her via email at deesidefitness@outlook.com.
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