You do not need a GP referral to visit – simply call us on 0117 9723518 to make an appointment.
Chiropractors and osteopaths are specialists in diagnosing and treating all types of musculoskeletal conditions (problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves of the body) from back, neck, shoulder & arm pain to hip & knee pain, osteoarthritis and pain associated with pregnancy & childcare. For more information on conditions treated, click here.
On your first visit to the clinic your chiropractor or osteopath will give you the opportunity to explain your symptoms and how they are affecting you. They will discuss these with you and investigate the cause with neurological and orthopaedic tests. Xrays and MRI scans may be ordered if needed.
You will then be given a diagnosis, which will be carefully explained to you and your treatment options will be discussed. A suggested management plan will be drawn up tailored to your comfort and needs, and mindful of any concerns you may have.
The initial focus of chiropractic or osteopathic treatment is pain relief, after which the focus will be on restoring normal function and alignment to your body by correcting the underlying problem. Our safe and gentle treatment techniques range from classic mobilisations and manipulations of stiff joints, muscles and tendons, to stretching and rehab exercises, cranial therapy and acupuncture for tension and pain. All treatment programmes are tailored to individual needs and we are always happy to discuss any concerns you may have in advance. Following treatment, you will be given advice and rehabilitation to help prevent the problem reoccurring.
Follow up treatments
Your practitioner will continue to re-assess and treat the complaint until it is fully resolved. Once resolved, where appropriate, we would then recommend patients continue to see us at regular intervals for maintenance treatments to help keep their bodies functioning at their best. However, this would always be at the patient’s discretion.
Massage clients at the Bristol Back Pain Clinic can choose from a 30 or 60 minute sports or relaxation massage therapy session, with soft tissue therapy and deep tissue techniques available – see below for more details.
Sports massage - deep tissue techniques
Deep tissue massage techniques are ideal for sports performers. Whether you’re training for an event, play competitive sport regularly, or just want to help maintain your physical best for the recreational sports you enjoy, deep tissue techniques:
Soft tissue therapy is ideal during pregnancy and is also great for new mums, as in addition to all of the above, it can also help with post-partum healing.
Treatment tailored to you
Before your massage session starts, you will have the opportunity to discuss any issues, how they are affecting you, and what you are looking to achieve from the massage with your therapist, to ensure a bespoke therapy session can be created for you, that is tailored to your individual needs.
Call us on 0117 9723 518 to book an appointment or for a free, no obligation chat to find out how we can help you.
If you ever have any concerns about chiropractic, oestopathic or massage therapy treatment then please discuss this with us. We see treatment as a partnership between ourselves and our patients so will accommodate your needs at every stage.