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Active Chiropractic Clinic

The Clinic is based in The Parade, St Helier and also at Quennevais Parade, St Brelade, you can book online with us at either clinic or call us on 617987 to make an appointment.

We aim to gently alleviate your pain and reassure and empower you to move safely and freely back to good health

What is McTimoney Chiropractic?

Developed by John McTimoney over 30 years ago, the McTimoney method is recognized as being a gentle, precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. We are trained to correct misalignments using quick, gentle and accurate adjustments, which ensure you experience maximum comfort. We strive for optimal health by treating the entire person and not just the area that pains you. 

Improving the health of the Nation

This technique has helped thousands of people for over 30 years and around 150,000 new patients consult a McTimoney Chiropractor each year. Over 8000 people are cared for by McTimoney Chiropractors each working day.

What causes a problem in the first place?

All sorts of things as we go about our life, like incorrect lifting, car or sport accidents, falls, stress, poor posture, illness and everyday wear and tear.

What can a chiropractor help me with?

The gentle nature of this technique makes it suitable for people of all ages and is proven to be effective in treating the following conditions:

Back, neck and shoulder pain, pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints, migraines, headaches, muscular aches, sports injuries and arthritic pain.

Our aim is to reduce your discomfort and help your body back to optimal function. This is likely to include advice on lifestyle, posture and exercises. 

How many sessions will I need?

The number of treatments varies and progress depends on the extent and duration of your injury, your general fitness, and posture and stress levels

Usually the longer you have had it, the longer it takes to get better, and generally the younger you are the quicker you heal. Most people need 3-6 treatments, however, progress depends on the nature of your injury and how willing you are to make any lifestyle changes that we discuss. Once you’re up and running, you can choose to schedule regular check-ups a few times a year to keep chronic conditions under control.

What can I expect from my first visit?

We allow 45-60 minutes for your first visit and ask you to complete a few details on a patient record card. During your consultation we will discuss your general health and medical history, your symptoms and lifestyle. With your permission, we will carry out an examination of your joints and muscles (which may include neurological and orthopaedic tests where necessary). We discuss what we consider to be the underlying problem behind your symptoms and a treatment plan is agreed. In most cases you will receive a treatment at your first visit. Treatment is very much a partnership between the practitioner and the patient. If at any point we discover or suspect a condition that requires medical intervention, we will refer you to your GP for further tests.

Our first concern is to find out what is wrong. We will also check for signs of any serious conditions for which you would need specialist advice. In some instances, we may need to ask you to remove some clothing. Privacy and a gown are always provided but do tell us if you feel uncomfortable about undressing.

How will I feel after treatment?

During a course of chiropractic care you may feel physical changes as your body realigns. These can include stiffness or tiredness, particularly after your first session. We will give you advice on aftercare and any necessary lifestyle changes to help you get the most out of your care. It is important that you talk to your chiropractor if you feel worried about anything either during or after treatment.

Medical Acupuncture

During the last few years, acupuncture has become increasingly widely accepted as a treatment for a wide range of conditions. It is particularly effective as a treatment for muscle and joint pain. Grant and Penny have both undertaken many hundreds of hours of practical and theoretical training with the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and the University of Hertfordshire, Grant holds a PGDip in Acupuncture and Penny an MSc, they are both registered with BMAS and the Jersey Medical Officer of Health. 

How does acupuncture work?

Current research shows that acupuncture works by stimulating the nerves in the skin and muscles, increasing the release of the body's natural painkillers, including serotonin and endorphins, in the pathways of the brain and spinal cord. This modifies the way pain signals are received in the brain. Acupuncture can do more than simply reduce pain, it has been shown to affect many different aspects of the body, including the nervous system, muscle tone and hormone production. It also seems to have a generally beneficial effect on the health of some individuals and many patients notice an improved sense of wellbeing following treatment.

What happens in a treatment?

Every patient's case is assessed by the practitioner and treatment will be tailored to their individual needs. A typical treatment involves fine needles being inserted through the skin and left in position for a few minutes. The number of needles varies, but may be only two or three. Treatment might be once or twice a week initially, then at longer intervals as the condition responds. A typical course of treatment would be between three to eight sessions. Some of our patients with more long-term conditions find that having regular treatments helps to reduce their symptoms. These may be monthly, or every two or three months.

Conditions that respond to acupuncture?

In our clinic acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of painful muscle and joint conditions. We regularly use it to treat back,neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches, migraines, 'trapped nerves', chronic muscle strain, sports injuries and arthritic pain.

Where does acupuncture come from?

Techniques resembling acupuncture have been used for over 5000 years and a comprehensive system was developed in the Far East. In the 1970's, this knowledge began to spread to the West. Since that time, considerable scientific research has been carried out and while more remains to be done, it can safely be said that that the benefits of acupuncture are not 'all in the mind'.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a life changing, joyous, emotional and exciting journey for most women. However, approximately two-thirds of pregnant women experience low back pain and almost one fifth experience pelvic pain (PGP). These pains generally increase with advancing pregnancy and can interfere with work, daily activities and sleep. 

PGP and low back pain can start at any time during your pregnancy, either gradually or quite suddenly and often the symptoms improve with rest. For most women PGP is a mechnical problem and typically responds well to a mechanical approach, such as chiropractic treatment. 

The main symptom of PGP is pain, which can be felt anywhere in the pelvis, down the thighs or across your low back. You may hear a clicking in the pelvis and pubic area. The pain tends to increase and intensify with most activities, especially walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, turning in bed and dressing.

Penny is widely experienced in treating and relieving the symptoms of PGP in pregnancy. She uses a combination of gentle mobilisation of the spine and pelvis and may include medical acupuncture where appropriate. 

With a special interest in relieving back pain and PGP in pregnancy and extensive additional training in caring for pregnant women and babies, Penny has helped hundreds of mums in Jersey over the last decade.

Conditions we treat

Our aim is to reduce your discomfort and help your body back to optimal function. 

Being qualified in different therapies means we are able to treat a wide range of conditions:

Back, neck and shoulder pain 

Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints

Musculoskeletal aches and pain, sports injuries and arthritic pain

Migraines and headaches

Plantar fasciitis

Tennis and golfers elbow

Knee Pain

Pregnancy related back and pelvic girdle pain

Muscle and joint pain

Acupuncture for pain relief

colic relief in babies

Kinesio-Taping for muscle ache

Fees

Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Treatments

Adults and children over 12

New Patients First Visit                     £85           

(allow 45-60 mins)

Follow-up Treatments                       £60

(allow 20 mins)

Longer appointments                        £75

(allow 30-40 mins)

Children under 12

New Patients First Visit                     £75

(allow 40-60 minutes)

Follow-up Treatments                       £60

(allow 20 mins)

Orthotic assessment                         £60

We take cash or card only. Cheques are no longer accepted at the clinic.

Cancellations: If you do not attend, or cancel a pre-booked appointment with less than 24 hours notice, we reserve the right to charge you our cancellation fee of £40.

 

Town Clinic - Lister House Surgery                                                

Grant Henderson                 

Monday 1-6

Tuesday 1.30-6.30

Wednesday 8-6

Thursday 8-1                 

Friday 8-5

Penny Henderson

Monday 8-12.30

Tuesday 8-1

Thursday 1.30-6.30

Quennevais Clinic - Quennevais Parade - St. Brelade

Grant Henderson

Tuesday 9.30-12.30

Thursday 2-6

Penny Henderson 

Tuesday 2-5.30

Friday 10-1.30

Who to contact

Telephone
01534 617987
E-mail
info@activechiropracticjersey.co.uk
Website
www.activechiropracticjersey.co.uk
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Where to go

Name
Lister Surgery
Address
8 The Parade
St. Helier
Jerey
Postcode
JE2 3QP

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£59 - £80 per session

Availability

Other notes

Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Treatments

Adults and children over 12

New Patients First Visit                     £80

(allow 45-60 mins)

Follow-up Treatments                       £59

(allow 20 mins)

Longer appointments                        £73

(allow 30-40 mins)

Children under 12

New Patients First Visit                     £73

(allow 40-60 minutes)

Follow-up Treatments                       £59

(allow 20 mins)

Orthotic assessment                  £73

We take cash or card only. Cheques are no longer accepted at the clinic.

Cancellations: If you do not attend, or cancel a pre-booked appointment with less than 24 hours notice, we reserve the right to charge you our cancellation fee of £40.

 

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