About Active Chiropractic Centre

Based in Stafford, Active Chiropractic Centre is well recognised as a leading biomechanical centre where patient care is paramount. We provide patients with comprehensive assessment and tailor-made treatments in a friendly, caring environment. We have an extensive range of services to make sure that your recovery is a quick and pain free as possible.

 

Why choose Active Chiropractic Centre?

  • Multiple treatment therapies available such as manipulation, mobilisation, traction, advanced laser therapy, medical dry needling and electrotherapy
  • Private treatment room for discussions and treatment
  • Plenty on-site parking
  • Friendly professional atmosphere

Services

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments and tendons, especially related to the spine.

Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, low level laser therapy, stretching, exercise and acupuncture as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.

Although chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other related conditions.

Advanced Laser Therapy

Laser therapy, also known as low-level laser or light therapy, is a treatment that utilizes specific types of light to interact with tissue. It is used to eliminate pain and promote healing for a variety of medical conditions.

Laser therapy is the use of light from a Low Intensity Laser Diode or an array of Super-luminous Diodes to eliminate pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. advanced laser therapy is also known as cold laser, low intensity laser therapy, LLLT or photobiomodulation.

Laser therapy does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. Many pharmacological treatments mask pain or only address the symptoms of the disease; laser therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of laser therapy are long lasting – Bioflex Laser Website.

Medical Dry Needling

Medical dry needling uses a small, solid filament needle which is inserted in a contracted painful knotted muscle to create a local twitch reflex which is both diagnostic and therapeutic as it is the first step in breaking the pain cycle. Research shows medical dry needling will decrease muscle contraction, reduce chemical irritation, improve flexibility and decrease pain. The body considers the needle as a foreign invader and will activate the immune system as a response.  The cut muscle fibers also produce an inflammatory reaction that your body will respond to not just locally but all over the body to reduce inflammation systemically.

Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet. Prescription orthotics are crafted for you and no one else. They are designed to improve the way you move. Orthotics are only manufactured after a complete evaluation of your pelvis, feet, ankles, and legs, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique biomechanics and skeletal structure.

Prescription orthotics are divided into two categories:

  • Functional orthotics are designed to control abnormal motion. They may be used to treat foot pain caused by abnormal motion; they can also be used to treat injuries such as shin splints or tendinitis. Functional orthotics are usually crafted of a semi-rigid material such as plastic or graphite.
  • Accommodative orthotics are softer and meant to provide additional cushioning and support. They can be used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, painful calluses on the bottom of the foot, and other uncomfortable conditions.

Biomechanical Assessment

Clinical biomechanics is the science that looks for dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system (posture).  By analysing the way you move and function during activity & sport, we are able to identify the abnormal motion patterns that are causing your injury.  Active Chiropractic Centre uses the very latest technology in kinetics (the study of ground reaction forces) and kinematics (the study of movement) to find the cause of your injury.

Exercise Prescription

An exercise ‘prescription’ or exercise guidelines will be developed specific to the underlying condition and other factors. While almost anyone can safely exercise, some people may benefit from a tailor-made programme. A good prescription will include a variety of exercises and a balanced routine to build core strength, endurance and flexibility. The end-goal may vary depending on the patient and the underlying condition.

FEES

First Appointment - Case history, examination, full report of findings & first treatment £45
Consultation
Adults £30
Children £26
Follow up treatments
Adults £35
Children £16
Laser therapy session
Adults £35
Children £26
Package of 6 laser sessions £160
Package of 10 laser sessions £256

X-rays and MRI-scans available on referral at chiropractor’s recommendation. Prices vary depending on the choice of provider.