I founded Riverside Chiropractic Group in 2011 after working in England and Scotland for the last 7 years with some of the top Chiropractor's in the field. I settled in Aberdeenshire with the aim of building a practice that would deliver wonderful service and quick results for all based on the latest techniques and research.
I felt that people had to put up with a mediocre care in all forms of health care and I wanted to do better. I am still working at it and I hope the people we look after feel we are achieving this.
Chiropractic has changed in the last 10 years and keeping up with new developments is important to me. Regular courses, seminars and lectures as well reading journals and research papers help keep me up to date to deliver the best care we can.
I believe that chiropractic has a role in sports performance both in injury treatment and prevention as well as performance enhancement.
I believe that any profession is only as good as its members and I have worked in several roles. I am a member of the British Chiropractic Association, a Member of the Royal College of Chiropractors and one of the first people registered with the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association where I am the gold standard of care for small and large animals with musculoskeletal injuries.
Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other, related areas, that are not moving properly. Most often, this requires a short thrust to a joint that can result in an audible 'pop' and may bring relief of symptoms; some patients report an increased feeling of well-being.
The 'pop' is simply the sound of bubbles of gas popping in the fluid of the joint as the pressure is released. There is, however, no instant cure and some patients may experience temporary symptoms such as pain or soreness around the areas being treated.
Rarely, some patients may experience redness of the skin due to temporary inflammation and, where the area being treated is already inflamed, symptoms may seem slightly worse before they improve.
DC, MSc(Chiro), BSc(Biochem), IAVC(VetChiro), MIAVC, MCC(Paeds)
Apart from manipulation, we may use a variety of techniques including:-
Exercise and rehabilitation
Core muscle strengthening
Pilates based stretches
Dry needling acupuncture
Remedial massage therapy
Trigger point muscle therapy
As well as advice about posture and lifestyle
If you have questions about any of these, just speak to your chiropractor or our reception staff for details.