Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We got you covered.

Everyone! Babies through to elderly can benefit from Chiropractic care. The care plan is specifically modified and tailored to adapt to the client’s requirements. 

Chiropractors work on the spine to remove stress/pressure on the nervous system, to allow adequate communication between the brain and the body. Chiropractors call these dysfunctional spinal segments ‘subluxations’ – refer to Conditions Managed. Chiropractors also manage certain joint related complaints.


No. Chiropractors are primary healthcare practitioners and as such you do not need a GP referral to see a Chiropractor.  


The New Zealand Royal Commission (1979) found that Chiropractic adjustments are “remarkably safe”, especially when compared to freely available drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen or surgery. 

The Manga Report: “The overwhelming body of evidence shows that Chiropractic management of lower back pain is more cost effective than medical management, and that many medical therapies are of questionable validity or are clearly inadequate…Chiropractic manipulation is safer than medical management of low back pain”.

Haas et al (2005), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics: “Acute and chronic Chiropractic patients experienced better outcomes in pain, functional disability, and patient satisfaction; clinically important differences in pain and disability improvement were found for chronic patients”.

Meeker, Haldeman (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine: “Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated, and best recognised of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professions. CAM patient surveys show that Chiropractors are used more often than any other alternative provider group and patient satisfaction with Chiropractic care is very high”.

This varies depending on your condition/s and how long you have had the problem, your examination findings, your health goals, lifestyle, previous treatment and outcome etc. 

The noise heard is the release of gas from the joint. Hearing the sound / not hearing the sound has no effect on the benefit nor outcome of the adjustment.

Unfortunately, there is no short answer. We usually want a ‘silver bullet’ answer ie: my back pain is because of…Although this may be true in the short term, spinal subluxations occur throughout our lifetimes through a combination of three stressors: Physical (birth, sitting, exercise, standing, poor postures etc.), Chemical (medications, dehydration, caffeine, nutritional deficiencies / insufficiencies etc.) and Mental / Emotional (stress, worry, anxiety, grief etc.). 

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Most insurance companies cover fees towards Chiropractic care – refer to your policy cover for more information. 

Chiropractors are regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), which ensures all practising Chiropractors are suitably qualified and complete annual continual professional development, which forms part of annual retention. This is a legal requirement for all UK Chiropractors. 

Dr. Xander DC completed four years of full time study at the University of South Wales (Welsh Institute of Chiropractic) where he graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Chiropractic in 2008. 

Core subjects studied include:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Radiology

Since graduating, Dr. Xander, DC has: 

  • maintained continued professional development
  •  attended numerous conferences and seminars to improve client care
  • helped develop a practice management software system
  • developed his own client education protocols
The Initial Consultation and Report of Findings usually last 45mins. Follow up treatment visits are shorter, but client dependent. Throughout your care, reassessments will be performed to review your progress and review your goals. These are longer than treatment sessions. 

Any requirement for further imaging will be discussed with you.

COVID-19 Update

We will remain open and will do so throughout any possible future lockdowns, and have taken all necessary steps to remain safe.  

We adhere fully to any guidance from our governing body (GCC) and Public Health England and will update this section with any future updates. 

COVID-19 is now classified as endemic however, we may still be required to deploy personal protection equipment to protect the vulnerable and elderly people who visit our office. 

Precautions we are taking: 


  • When booking an appointment, you will be screened for any possible COVID-19 symptoms 
  • Once at the practice, you will be screened for possible COVID -19 symptoms 
  • Face coverings and hand sanitisers are available  
  • A strict cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitation protocol is implemented  
  • PPE (if advised by government policy or if necessary) is worn by staff 
  • We would like for everyone who attends our practise to still wear a face covering (if you don’t have one, one will be provided complimentarily) where possible to protect our vulnerable patients 
  • Please respect our staff and our clients who opt for a face covering without discrimination
  • Please still maintain social distancing (where possible)
  •  If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, such as a sore throat, temperature/fever, persistent cough, or a loss of sense of smell or taste,  please ensure you have a confirmed negative lateral flow / PCR test before making an appointment and attending.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email us. 

Alternatively, we can arrange a virtual consultation at our earliest convenience.