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Chiropractic Care - what to expect / treatment

Our goal is to provide you with friendly, professional chiropractic care that you can trust for you and your family


Whether this is your first visit to a chiropractor or your first visit to us at the Shoreham Chiropractic Clinic, we have outlined our approach to chiropractic care below covering the following areas:


You can also download the General Chiropractic Council's leaflet called 'What can I expect when I see a chiropractor'.



At Shoreham Chiropractic Clinic we appreciate that many first time visitors are unsure whether chiropractic treatment will be right for them and the symptom that has made them contact us.

So we offer a FREE 15 minute initial consultation where we have a chance to discuss the issues and answer your questions about us and our chiropractic treatments.


If you are interested in progressing, we like to have an initial hour long appointment that involves a detailed consultation, followed by a thorough examination so that a diagnosis of your condition and a plan of treatment can be made.

Our chiropractors are highly trained in diagnosis. After the consultation and examination our chiropractors will explain in detail what is causing your problem and what we can do to help you. If appropriate, treatment is often started at your initial appointment.

Occasionally, if it is necessary, we will recommend you consult your GP for investigations such as blood tests to investigate your condition further before treatment starts.


Our Shoreham chiropractors will try to ascertain the underlying cause of your condition. Often poor joint function can be due to poor postural habits, repetitive movements at work or due to muscle imbalances.

Your chiropractor will ask questions and advise you about your working environment and your sleeping and sitting postures. We may also recommend exercises to address any underlying muscle imbalances or poor movement patterns.

Treating the underlying cause of the condition and not just the symptoms may help to prevent your problem from recurring. We encourage our patients to get involved in their recovery and to follow our advice and treatment plan to get the best from their Chiropractic care.


Our chiropractors use techniques such as massage, stretching, joint manipulation and mobilisation, S.O.T blocking, medical acupuncture and taping to help restore joint function and alleviate symptoms.


Once you have started your chiropractic care your chiropractor will plan your treatment. At Shoreham Chiropractic Clinic each patient has a personal treatment plan which normally falls into 3 phases.

Initial phase of treatment

Often people first consult us with some sort of symptoms such as pain or stiffness. The main aim of the initial phase of treatment is to reduce symptoms by improving the function of your joints, muscles and nervous system. Treatment at this phase is fairly frequent, once or twice a week.

Corrective phase

The aim of this phase of treatment is to further improve the function of your joints, muscles and nervous system and to promote complete healing. During this phase your symptoms will have reduced considerably and treatments are less frequent.

You are often given exercises and ergonomic advice to help rehabilitate your condition and to help your body to maintain the corrections made, and to help avoid recurrence of your symptoms.

Preventative/maintenance phase

Many people who have long standing chronic conditions, with perhaps wear and tear, may be at risk of recurrence of their symptoms. Your chiropractor will tell you if you are at risk of this and will give you self help advice to help to avoid it. We will also often recommend to these people the third preventative phase of care. This phase aims to maintain the improved function achieved with treatment and may help to prevent recurrence of symptoms. This phase of care is much less frequent, some people choose to come monthly, others every 2-3 months.



If you are unsure we would be able to help you, we offer a complimentary 15 minute consultation to advise you on your health options. Please call us on 01273 461 155 or contact us.

Health questionnaire

We ask new patients to complete a health questionnaire on their first appointment. It can save time if this is completed before the appointment:



CONTACT US: 01273 461 155. Shoreham Chiropractic Clinic 1-3 Ham Road, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6PA (see map).
Chiropractors: Sam Bird • Demetra Saltmarsh • Helen Taylor • Scott Munro
Sports Massage practitioner: Warwick Harvey
Yoga instructors: Diana • Rebecca
Pilates instructors: Jane • Miki • Lenka • Jenny • Kay

Based in Shoreham-by-Sea, close to the railway station and coastal bus routes, Shoreham Chiropractic Clinic offers Chiropractic, Pilates, Yoga, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Care and Back Care classes to people from Brighton to Worthing including Lancing, Southwick, Portslade and Hove.

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