Chiropractors in Christchurch
At our private clinic in Christchurch, Dorset, we have everything you need to recover from injury and relieve your pain.
Our chiropractor Aaron Coode (BSc, MSc, DC, DNS Sport) has many years of experience and a special interest in spinal rehabilitation, sport and gait-related injuries. He regularly works with sports teams including Southampton Football Club, as well as professional cyclists and triathletes.
In his treatment, he uses a wide range of manual therapies. These include:
- spinal manipulation
- soft tissue mobilisation
- western medical acupuncture
As a keen advocate of evidence-informed, patient-centred care, Aaron helps patients to reach their goals and live pain-free.
If you’ve picked up an injury, or are struggling with long-term pain, illness or disability, our chiropractor clinic in Christchurch, Dorset is here to help.
What is Chiropractic?
According to the British Chiropractic Association, Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession. It specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions that are due to mechanical dysfunction of the joints and muscles, particularly of the neck and back.
What do Chiropractors do?
Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility. These include hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, chiropractors are able to offer a package of care. This care includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.
Chiropractic treatment involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation. This is designed to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Chiropractors may also use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and acupuncture as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.
Will my treatment include acupuncture?
Chiropractors use different methods depending on your needs. Treatment may include acupuncture as part of your treatment plan, which we will discuss and agree with you. Many physical and mental issues can be effectively resolved through the use of acupuncture, from lower back pain and tennis elbow through to anxiety or insomnia.
No. You don’t need to be referred to us in order to make an appointment. While it’s always helpful to have accompanying notes or a diagnosis from a GP or consultant, we don’t need to have them before we see you or start your treatment. You can simply walk in, book an appointment with our clinicians, and they will assess, diagnose and treat you.
If you need to ask change or cancel an appointment, we ask that you contact us at least 24 hours beforehand (cancellations within 24 hours are charged at 50% of the appointment fee).
Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes when you come for your appointment. If you’re having a lower limb assessment, shorts or leggings are best. If it’s for an upper limb problem, please make sure you’re wearing a vest, vest-top or similar.
If you feel that you would prefer to have a chaperone with you during your assessment then please bring a suitable person.