Chiropractic First Shepherd's Bush
Achieve optimal health and a lifetime of wellness with chiropractic care
How we care for you
Your Initial Consultation
In your initial consultation this is where the chiropractor will take a deep dive into your health history to help determine if chiropractic care is beneficial for you and your case.
Report of Findings
Once we have collected all the information from your consultation our chiropractor will create a report of findings.
Your care plan is developed based on these findings with the overall goal of restoring and optimising spinal function to its optimal level.
Everybody has a unique experience of chiropractic
Symptoms we often see in clinic...
General Aches & Pains
Overall Health & Wellbeing
Symptoms we often see in clinic...
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Back pain can be debilitating and persistent, and recurrent for some. It can happen anywhere along the spine or pelvis but commonly occurs in the lower back and can include the pelvis. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective method for back pain relief. Even if you have previously had back surgery, chiropractic care can help maximise and maintain your recovery
Curious about what to expect on your first visit?
We'd love for you to watch our video on what to expect when you arrive in our clinic for your initial consultation. This can help answer any queries you may have, allows you to see the process you will go through in clinic, and gives you a bit more insight into how our clinics operate.
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A chiropractor is a health care professional that has a holistic approach of the body, it is what we call a “first line health care provider” which means they have the ability to assess any kind of issues, either to diagnose and help you adapt to it, or refer to the appropriate health care provider. Chiropractor treatment aims to allow your nervous system to function at a more optimal level.
A chiropractor usually has knowledge in natural ways to live a healthier life, so they can often give advice on what kind of exercise is best for you, some nutrition advice, supplements, and again if it’s out of their scope they’ll refer you to the appropriate natural healing therapy if that’s your choice.
Chiropractors are private healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat conditions related to the spine, joints, and nerves. The most common form of treatment is called chiropractic ‘adjustments’.
An adjustment is typically a “high velocity, low amplitude” force applied to a segment in order to trigger the receptors of the area to send information to the nervous system, this is the most common chiropractic technique.
Every chiropractor has their technique of choice, some are specialised in only 1 technique other have different techniques and tools they like to use according to what fits best the patient. Different chiropractors can have different styles of adjustment, some chiropractors will do “soft tissue work” which is what we know as muscle work (but it can be ligament or Fascias), some use tools like the “activator” or the “theragun”, and so much more.
Do not hesitate to ask your chiropractor what kind of technique they use, you can also talk about your preferences but keep in mind that your chiropractor will choose the modalities that best fits your needs.
See our conditions page for various conditions chiropractors can help with. If you have health concerns, experiencing pain or other symptoms chiropractic care is a great choice if you prefer a natural, long term approach to healthcare. Please contact our team if you wish to discuss what we can help with and our process.
There are similarities and differences between the professions of chiropractic and osteopathy including the way these healthcare professionals are trained, their studies, their philosophy and techniques used in clinic. Both have a holistic approach to health, where they look at the whole body functioning as one. Chiropractors tend to focus on the spine and nerves to discover the cause of your problems, giving input to the spine where it’s needed so communication between brain and body is optimal to allow the body to heal. Osteopaths tend to work more with soft tissue work, joint mobilisation. It varies between clinics and practices so talking directly to clinics is suggested.
Ultimately both healthcare professionals have the same goal in mind which is to help their patients achieve a healthy state of being.
Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession that aims to help patients experiencing pain, symptoms and discomfort and recover from injuries with the intention of finding the root cause of the problem, and where the pain started in the first place. This is a ‘long term health’ approach, opposed to a ‘bandaid’ or ‘plaster’ approach where just the symptoms are treated.
It is important to keep in mind chiropractic care is not a quick fix and all patients respond to care differently as no two bodies are the same. An Initial Consultation appointment will help patients understand how chiropractic can help them, once the chiropractor has had a thorough investigation into their concerns and health history.
Studies have shown that chiropractic care can significantly improve pain and symptoms of sciatica. Sciatica is a condition caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from the lower back down the leg. Your chiropractor will not only treat the presenting symptoms of your concern, but dive deeper into why the symptoms are presenting in the first place. There can be many reasons why people experience sciatica.
Back pain unfortunately is one of the most common concerns we see in our clinic daily. We get incredible results with our patients who have had ‘backpain’ complaints. A thorough examination and assessment is needed to diagnose the concern properly so we can be sure of the problem and why it is there in the first place. If your presenting symptoms are linked to a spine or nervous system issues then chiropractic is appropriate.
Your body is an adaptive system that will change with its environment, the problem is not always where it seems to be. This is explained in the consultation throughout your assessments.
Chiropractors have an honorary doctor title, DC stands for Doctor of Chiropractic, mostly because of the length of time they study, the research that is done and the practice experience performed throughout the degree. It is important to recognise that Doctors of Chiropractic are not “medical doctors” or “GP’s”.
Something comfortable, loose-fitting clothing is often best for your first appointment as some physical examinations such as Range of motion, may be performed. For treatments, it is easy enough to adjust in any type of clothing, but again, comfortable clothing is suggested.
Chiropractors can help with sports injuries depending on diagnosis after the initial assessment. Chiropractors can also use specific techniques to help the healing process when injuries occur such as Graston technique, KT, and shockwave therapy.
Yes, chiropractors are a very safe and effective option for healthcare. Before any treatment a thorough assessment and examination will be performed to fully understand your body and the concerns you present with. If any adaptations to treatment in regards to techniques, or positioning are needed to make you more comfortable, then chiropractors are trained in various ways to meet your needs.
Chiropractor, Shepards Bush
"Dc Lea started her journey in alternative and natural health remedies from a very young age because of repetitive injuries and low back pain from dance competitions. She became enamoured with holistic approach of chiropractic care, and decided to study in Madrid Chiropractic College. Now she enjoys the challenges of continuously learning new ways to help her patients as science advances. She was working in Spain and Andorra taking care of families, babies, pregnant women and athletes before she decided to discover the UK.
Dc Lea finds gratification in seeing her patients and their family's life-changing experience with chiropractic care and cherishes her role in their overall health. She has interests in Latin dance, yoga, nutrition and every aspect of personal growth outside of her profession. Lea speaks five languages and has travelled extensively which allow connection with diverse cultural backgrounds of patients.
Lea's mission is to help you level up every aspect of your health for you to express your full life potential."
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