One of the first questions asked by patients in my practice as a Chiropractor serving Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey is what’s the difference between a North Wales Chiropractor, Osteopath 0r Physiotherapist?  Well firstly most professionals, be they Chiropractors, Physiotherapists or Osteopaths work slightly differently, it tends to be a personal thing. To find out how I became a Chiropractor in the Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey areas and how my approach is different from a lot of Chiropractors take a look at Our Story.

I have worked alongside Physiotherapists at Olympic level sports to Occupational Health; I have friends who are Physiotherapists and Osteopaths in Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey. I hold Physiotherapy and Osteopathy in high esteem and regularly find that the hard working Physiotherapist forms the backbone of the NHS. Whilst the Osteopaths serving Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey offer superb standards in Osteopathy. Physiotherapy courses have varied health-based modules such as paediatrics, women’s health, adult learning disabilities, mental health, burns and plastics, oncology and rheumatology.  This broad syllabus equips Physiotherapists to operate effectively and work within the large range of demands in today’s very busy NHS. Physiotherapists in the Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey regions are typically registered with the Health Professions Council. Osteopathy courses cover muscular and skeletal conditions and the treatment thereof. Osteopaths in the Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey areas are registered with the General Osteopathic Council.

Conditions that typically present to Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths in the Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey region are back pain, neck pain, headaches, disc problems and sports injuries. For more information on conditions have a look at Our Clinical Focus at The North Wales Spine Clinic.

As a Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey Chiropractor I use techniques that Physiotherapists and Osteopaths use as well as my own Chiropractic skills.  I am also lucky to work alongside an excellent Rehabilitation Specialist who regularly helps my patients from the Conwy, Gwynedd or Anglesey areas with neck pain exercises, back pain exercises or exercises for joint pain. My approach is not to be boxed in by professional titles but to do what is best for the patient in front of me. Research is now supporting the concept of Injury Rehabilitation in the form of back pain exercises and neck pain exercises for example for spinal problems such as back pain, neck pain, disc problems and sports injuries. At The North Wales Spine Clinic our approach focuses heavily on helping patients understand more about their problem.  We regularly run talks on what is and what causes a disc herniations, self-help for neck pain, the cause and treatment of arthritic joint pain, what causes headaches and treatment of Sports Injuries.

A correct Diagnosis for back pain or neck pain is vital. We cant treat what we don’t recognise. Many health professionals now feel it is critical to give exercises for neck pain or back pain, much of the quality modern research supports this. In keeping with cutting edge research The North Wales Spine Clinic has a fully equipped exercise rehabilitation and sports performance suite providing a much more longer-term solution to painful conditions such as back pain, neck pain and disc problems and also the opportunity to specifically increase sporting ability and reduce the chance of Sports Injuries. Our patients travel from Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy, Penmaenmawr, Llanfairfechan, Bangor, Caernarfon and Anglesey.  Treatments involve Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, Neuro-muscular and Core Stabilisation, OPT (Optimum Performance Training) exercise programmes, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy techniques. Our clinic embraces a cooperative treatment approach including other healthcare professionals with the aim of better results for patients. Take a look at Our Core Values to read about our what we are doing  and how our patients seeing a substantial reduction in healing times and pain reduction compared to treatment only especially with back pain, neck pain and Sports Injuries.

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Regards Chiropractic well…..Chiropractic is the profession of a Chiropractor. Sometimes people have referred to chiropractors as chiropractitioners or chiropratic as chiropractice. These two terms are both incorrect spelling forms of Chiropractic. All Chiropractors must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council.  It is illegal to call yourself a Chiropractor if you are not registered. Chiropractors in Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey are not as numerous as Physiotherapists or Osteopaths in the Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey regions. Chiropractors typically undertake a 5-year masters degree course in muscular and skeletal science.  The focus is on conditions of the spine such as headaches, back pain, neck pain, trapped nerves, disc problems and Sports Injuries.

According to the World Federation of Chiropractic:

Chiropractic is a health profession 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”

If you have used Chiropractic, Osteopathy or Physiotherapy for back pain, neck pain or a sports injury but the problem seems to have relapsed perhaps our approach at The North Wales Spine Clinic will help gain a longer term resolution.  Call us on 01492 621380 to arrange an in-depth hour long MOT.