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About | Chalfont Clinic

b2: Chalfont Clinic is now located in the welcoming village of Chalfont St. Giles, after moving from St. Peter in 2017 to our very own premises. Having undergone a huge expansion, we now boast a state of the art clinic with six treatment rooms. All of the services we offer are evidence-based, which only emphasises our clinical ethos and relationship with local medical professionals.

 

We can treat the entire family, including babies and toddlers, grandparents, and even pregnant patients. Members of our team also have years of experience working with elite and professional sports teams and athletes, as well as having spent time on set at Pinewood studios.

About | practitioners

We have a team of experienced professionals who work closely to provide a well-rounded approach to your care. Our aim is to give you the best possible advice and treatment.

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About | receptionists

Our clinic is made up of several departments, but none of them would run smoothly if it wasn't for our warm and friendly reception team.

FAQ's | NEED TO KNOW

Clinic Video

Our clinic video aims to answer the majority of questions we regularly get asked, and introduce the clinic and our team.

 

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Contact

 

01753 893383

reception@b2chalfontclinic.uk

Hours

 

Mon - Fri | 8.45am - 8.30pm

Sat | 09.00am - 1.00pm

address

 

b2: Chalfont Clinic, 64 Deanway, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks, HP8 4JT

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  • Does treatment hurt?

    Question #1

    A phrase we often hear around the clinic is "no pain, no gain", however, this is said very lightheartedly.

     

    Treatment, whether it be Chiropractic, Massage or Acupuncture isn't supposed to be painful. Our practitioners will be considerate of how much pain/discomfort you are in and will reassure you throughout, whilst explaining exactly what they are doing and why.

     

    Is the 'cracking' painful? No. Depending on how acute the pain is, moving around the bench may be uncomfortable, but the actual adjustments/cracking is just weird as opposed to painful.

     

    We only have your health and best interests as our priority, so if there is ever anything you are unsure about, please do ask us.

  • Should I avoid Chiropractic whilst pregnant?

    Question #2

    In a word... No!! Chiropractors are trained to treat pregnant women as part of their degree.  Due to the changes that occur, the ligaments in the pelvis become more lax. This is good for labour, but it leads to a less stable pelvis. As weight gain increases and the centre of gravity changes with a growing bump, the position of the spinal and pelvic joints is altered, as well as the back muscles becoming over-tight. All in all this means that most pregnant women will suffer with back pain.

     

    By keeping the joints functioning properly, the muscles relaxed, and using the correct stretches and exercises where necessary, a pregnant woman will have a much more comfortable time and have a very low risk of developing additional spinal complications.

  • Are there any risks with treatment?

    Question #3

    Due to the nature of mechanical pain, which accounts for the majority of cases we see in clinic, there is a significant amount of structures that come under strain (joints, muscles, ligaments). Any form of hands-on treatment aims to improve the functionality and efficiency of those structures. When doing this, other closely related joints and/or muscles can become irritated. This may result in some discomfort the morning following your first treatment.

     

    Unfortunately, although some patients get better after just one or two treatments, these are the minority. Muscles generally, more so than joints, do not accommodate changes in position or workload too quickly - and initially they probably will not like it. This is where the initial discomfort often stems from.

     

    Our team will fully explain this throughout treatment, but usually we employ a "24-hour Rule" - if it's increasingly painful 24 hours after your appointment, please contact us and we will advise as best as we can.

     

  • Can treatment be used on arthritic joints?

    Question #4

    Firstly, it is important to appreciate that there are two main forms of arthritis - osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

     

    The most common is OA, however, it is also just a medical term for degeneration (getting older). It is more than plausible to appreciate that the majority of us, by the time we reach 40yoa, has already started this process.

     

    RA is slightly more aggressive, and is an inflammatory form of arthritis, which does happen to start later on in life.

     

    Treatment can be used to relieve symptoms often experienced with both OA and RA arthritis, such as stiffness in the joints and tightness in the surrounding muscles.

     

    On a separate note - cracking knuckles/joints does not cause arthritis. This is a myth.

     

  • What qualifications should a Chiropractor have?

    Question #5

    All Chiropractors should have a specific Chiropractic qualification, whether that is a BSc or MSc will depend upon which institution they trained at.

     

    All our Chiropractors studied intensely for five years at the prestigious Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, which is regarded as one of the worlds finest.

     

    They graduated with an MSc in Chiropractic, and qualify as "Doctors" of their profession as opposed to a medical doctor. Following graduation chiropractors can pick up other qualifications such as dry needling, ultrasound etc. Our reception team will be able to provide you with any further information you require.

     

  • What is McTimoney?

    Question #6

    Chiropractic has many different techniques associated under its name. Much like how football, hockey, rugby, and netball are all different - they still are all classified as a "sport".

     

    McTimoney is a gentle form of Chiropractic that uses soft, quick maneuvers to adjust the body.

     

    Our Chiropractors are trained to use a more mainstream/traditional technique, known as "diversified" - it is renowned as being slightly more hands-on, and is often associated with a popping or cracking sound. The aim across the Chiropractic community, regardless of preferred technique, is to reduce pain, restore function and maintain it.

     

    The main skill of every Chiropractor however, should be an ability to understand the patient's needs and treat or advise accordingly.

     

     

  • Am I too old for treatment?

    Question #7

    This is a relatively simple question to answer, no. No one is too old or too young to be treated at the clinic. To date, our youngest patient was 5-days old when they first had treatment, and our oldest patient is currently 96-years old.

     

    Our techniques are modified depending on the needs of the patient. Older patients respond and prefer a slightly gentler approach, which can be accommodated, and babies and toddlers respond very well to a technique known as "touch and hold".

  • What is the cracking noise?

    Question #8

    Surprisingly, this is not the most common question we get asked. Although we do tend to explain it regular during first treatment appointments, as we feel that it is interesting to understand.

     

    In simple terms, it is nothing more than the movement of gas and air between the inside and outside of the joint capsule. This principle applies to all joints. They all crack, and in fact it is a normal bodily process for them to do so.

     

    It is very similar to 'popping' your ears in an aeroplane - it is the equalization of pressure. The more a joint is used, the tighter it becomes. As this happens, the pressure within the joint capsule increases, which inevitably will need to be equalized at some point.

     

    This results in a 'crack' or 'pop' noise and sensation.