Chiropractic

ChiropracticChiropractic

Chiropractic involves the Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. We primarily focus on the spine and are best known for our treatment of back pain. That is not all we do, we can also treat a variety of other joints in the body. Muscles, tendons, joints and nerves all form part of our training and therefore are areas that we focus on when we are adjusting our patients.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment varies from practitioner to practitioner but should always have as its primary objective to release joints that are restricted and align the body. Different styles of chiropractic are:

Diversified Chiropractic

Taught as a basic chiropractic technique it forms a foundation for all the other techniques. I learnt this in college.

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)

This works off the idea that the body has a network of interconnected parts that relate to each other especially the Sacrum (Base of the Skull) and the Occiput (Base of the spine). It uses craniopathy and discusses dural tension and birth trauma as a major cause of spinal disruption. The classic tools of SOT are the Chiropractic Wedges. While I use the wedges very seldom now I still use some of the principles of SOT.

McTimony Chiropractic

Uses a much gentler approach but the objective is the same and can achieve results where other techniques fail. I dont use the specific McTimony techniques but I do use gentler techniques for clients who are unsettled by the clicking associated with the more forceful diversified techniques.

Koren Specific Technique (KST)

KST is closely aligned in my opinion with Kinesiology and uses a kind of body questioning system to identify the exact points to adjust. Adjustments are made almost entirely with the use of the Arthrostim. I still use the Arthrostim but have moved beyond the body talk technique.

Instrument Adjusting

Instrument adjusting began as a consequence of chiropractors hands wearing out from repeated adjusting so naturally some of them invented instruments to do the adjusting of the joint for them.

 

The classic instrument used is the Activator. The activator is a handheld mechanical impulse adjustor that is is it makes a very quick movement directly into the tissue. It is usually has a spring which is loaded and released by a mechanism. I did use an activator but quickly discovered the hazards of repetitive strain.

 

 

 

I use the Arthrostim which is an electrical activator really. Its nice because it impulses at about 12 to 14 impulses per second which helps break down muscle spasm while mechanically releasing the joint.

 

 

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Therapist: Andrew Evans (Doctor of Chiropractic) (Bio and Contact Details)

Held by Lucy’s calm and healing presence

I first went to see Lucy a year or so after my husband died. Although I felt I was coping well with my loss, I was aware I was unable to breathe deeply. From the start I felt held by Lucy’s calm and healing presence. She has an amazing intuitive wisdom: she ‘listens with her hands’ and asks gentle but searching questions that have allowed me to understand myself better, including my not always healthy coping strategies.  I have experienced positive shifts in the way I cope with life’s challenges, reaching out when I need support and I am able to breathe more deeply - at least some of the time!

L.M.

Releasing long held blockages

This body work is so important for releasing long held blockages and “remembering”  who I really am - and I know that I am allowed to work this deeply and honestly because of the skill and quality of listening and holding that Lucy offers. I trust her completely and recognise the very real gift of our subtle and impactful work together.

C.H.

Elegant and profound body therapy sessions

In these elegant and profound body therapy sessions. I believe that our bodies store all of our (often unheard) life wisdom - and her way of working allows me to feel safe and held as my physical self trusts and breathes and reveals hidden truths that come to the surface for healing and integration.

C.H.

Highlights of my month

My fortnightly sessions with Lucy have fast become one of the highlights of my month. Lucy works in the most gracious and sensitive way - allowing for time, space, presence, listening, sharing and humour too.

C.H.

In Lucy‘s hands you feel accepted and secure

In Lucy‘s hands you feel accepted and secure.  She will help you find out everything your body already knows. It’s extraordinary. A Rosen session is a profound unwinding like a very deep sleep.  After years of experimenting with everything, I realise this work is all the guidance I will ever need.

A healing experience

Rhythmical Massage Therapy was a healing experience that helped relieve my physical and emotional pain from grief and loss. I felt nurtured and protected, allowing me to reach deep relaxation. Liz has a warm and professional approach.

Chronic Pain relief

Coping with Multiple Sclerosis is very demanding, physically and mentally. This has led me to search for treatments to support me in enhancing my sense of well-being. Rhythmical Massage Therapy with Liz is truly fulfilling this need by: helping to relieve chronic pain; improve my ability to relax and sleep; reducing the anxiety of living with M.S.

J. Simpson

Better balance both physically and mentally

(Better balance both physically and mentally) Jane Abel, Eurythmy therapy)

R.A.

Improved circulation and sleep

The simple walking exercise has helped my balance.  Other exercises have helped circulation and my feet feel more alive!  I also sleep better.

E.T.

Condition much improved

Jane was supportive and well able to demonstrate the exercises to help with rheumatism and arthritis in both my knees.  My condition has much improved!

P.B.

Jane ‘got me’ as a therapist

Jane ‘got me’ as a therapist.  She is warm and not too reserved.  I enjoy her explanations and verses she uses to accompany exercises.  I now feel I can get to grips with what life throws at me

C.K.

Somewhat sceptical

I was somewhat sceptical and didn’t know much about Eurythmy when I began a course; I received clear instruction and Jane was patient in exploring things.  I experienced fewer nights of interrupted sleep due to painful leg cramps afterwards

A.C.

Improved leg cramp

The cramps in my legs have definitely improved by doing the movement exercises.  I am impressed with the efficacy of the therapy

J.M.

Good Mood Stabiliser

Daily practice of Eurythmy Therapy has proved a good mood stabiliser for me.

S.H.

Eurythmy Therapy opens an inspiring world of colour, rhythm and joy

Eurythmy Therapy opens an inspiring world of colour, rhythm and joy and is a journey which is fruitful, however far you wish to travel.

The beauty of Eurythmy is stepping into a whole realm of infinite creativity.

The beauty of Eurythmy is stepping into a whole realm of infinite creativity.  There is absolutely no question of having to be good at movement, Eurythmy Therapy works well, irrespective of age and background.

I FELT MORE IN TOUCH WITH MY BODY & MUCH MORE RELAXED

It's hard to describe those touches with Trish's warm hands, sometimes light as a feather and sometimes as a deep but gentle move that at first seems random but then I found my breathing echoed the movement.

C.B.

Good Mood Stabiliser

Daily practice of eurythmy therapy has proved a good mood stabiliser for me.

S.H.

The acupuncture treatments shifted my state of health

The acupuncture treatments shifted my state of health and my understanding of it, and I felt accompanied in this process of recovery in a gentle, kind and professional way. All in all it was much more than “needles” and I would definitely recommend Paloma.

The support and treatment he provides is beyond compare

Dr Andrew Evans is very friendly and helpful taking away any nervousness you might feel. The support and treatment he provides is beyond compare and has made a big difference to my life! Liz Hart

It has given clear focus to my life.

I have enjoyed my art therapy and the clear focus it has given to my life. My daily purpose and direction has been eased by it. It has freed me up of my pointless baggage. I feel better about my self and my life, more cheerful, much less unhappy. It has been an important process for putting my life into better perspective. I can feel my inner happiness coming through and do feel lighter in myself today-SJT

An Exemplary Doctor

In my opinion, Dr Claudia Kempfen is an exemplary doctor. As a patient with a rare condition she has been supportive and genuinely caring, researching where necessary and pursuing channels of further investigation. Her attention to detail is unfaltering and thorough. I consider her humanitarian attitude a further gift for those in her care. MF 15.07.2016

Highly Recommended

Dr Andrew Evans is little short of a miracle worker! He transformed me from a hobbling wreck to a reasonable upright and free moving 73 year old!!! Highly recommended. Peter J

Totally Headache Free

I visited Andrew over a year ago because bad headaches were affecting me. With his expertise and knowledge, I am now totally headache free and always leave with a total sense of general well being - feeling totally revitalised!!! Tracey L

St Luke’s Art Therapy

I now feel armed with knowledge and tools that really help me; not only have I been supported in my journey to get well, but I have also discovered a new way of seeing life and a skill which I had always wished I possessed, but never had the chance or indeed the inclination to follow. With the nurturing and caring support I have received from Karin, I have found within myself a centre of peace, calm and inner confidence which I can use to apply to every day life. H.R.

Back Problems

I have suffered from back problems much of my life (recently discovered one leg is longer than the other) and must say the longest time pain free was after a series of sessions with Andrew - only not having more because I left the country! Bruce Fenton

Wellbeing

I feel so blessed to have met Andrew. I have experienced such a profound level of healing after each treatment I have had, on a mind, body and soul level. Andy is an incredibly caring, professional, wise and knowledgeable Soul and works with such integrity to get to the root of the issue presented enabling healing to take place. The ladies at the centre are so welcoming, calm and approachable too. To echo a previous reviewer, I have found my treatments to be life changing on so many levels. Thank you.

Karen Morgan