Jack Kelleher – Cambridge Chiropractor
A back injury in 2005 ignited a desire to become a chiropractor and I began to question how we measure health and what it means to be healthy.
I’ve always had a keen interest in sport and I liked to stay active but when injury and pain prevent this the affects can be debilitating. There I became interested in the holistic benefits of Chiropractic. I successfully completed my masters in Chiropractic at the renowned McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon Oxford.
Pain is simply a symptom, I wanted to find out what is causing the pain and look at the bigger picture to restore the body’s normal function and improve movement. I realised movement, how we hold ourselves and how good posture and technique in everything we do gives us enormous benefits when it comes to health and well being. I have an enormous amount of respect for the human body and I know it’s the body that has the power to heal itself sometimes it just needs some gentle assistance and that’s where I come in. I want to give the power back to my patients and not have them rely on anything.
By working together Chiropractic can allow our bodies to flourish. I understand that the ever increasing stresses and strains of life can cause our bodies to lose their way. Anything from poor posture to trauma can have long lasting affects on our bodies and their joints. However as a father of two young children I’ve seen first hand the positive effect chiropractic can have on people of all age groups.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a health care profession which specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the neuro-musculo-skeletal system of the body (ie conditions affecting nerves, muscles and joints) using manipulation (quick but specific and gentle movements applied to the joints by hand) as well as other supportive techniques for example soft tissue techniques to the muscles and ligaments. Chiropractic treatment is similar to osteopathy, and in many cases there is an overlap in both techniques and conditions treated. Our reception team will be able to explain which would suit you best.
To normalise function to these systems, there by aiding natural healing of the body without the use of medication or surgery.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A CHIROPRACTOR
Initial consultation will involve a case history , physical examination, an explanation of diagnosis and treatment and if appropriate and with consent some treatment.
Subsequent sessions involve a brief chat about progress, examination and treatment which may include manipulation of the spine and or other joints as necessary soft tissue massage , stretching, mobilisation techniques, exercises and advice (some or all of the above)