Spa Chiropractic Clinic
Chiropractic and sports injury treatment crack
Rudy Smith is a Cheltenham based GCC and BCA registered Chiropractor at SCC (Spa Chiropractic Clinic) in Hatherley, Cheltenham. SCC is an evidence based clinic which prides itself in using the same treatment techniques and protocols that are used by many premiership football and rugby teams, F1 teams as well as many top Olympic athletes, to treat a wide variety of sports and non sports related injuries.
The aim of the clinic is to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment strategy of the body as a whole and Rudy educates and supports his patients with relevant healthcare knowledge, attitudes and self- management tools.
‘At Spa Chiropractic Clinic’, says Rudy, ‘we use soft tissue massage techniques such as Trigger point therapy, Myofascal release, Graston, A.R.T and sports massage to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with these techniques. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.’
So how do these overuse conditions occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
• acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc).
• accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma).
• not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
‘Every treatment session is actually a combination of examination and treatment,’ he continues.
‘We use our hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements as well as by stretching and elongation of fascia, or mobilising adhesive tissues.
‘At Spa Chiropractic Clinic, we combine our soft tissue techniques with chiropractic manipulation and low level laser therapy to provide the patient with unrivalled levels of treatment. In short we get you better faster!’
Treatments can help with any or all of the following condition: Arthritic Pain, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Joint Pains (Elbow, Hip, Knee, Neck and Shoulder), Migraine, Muscle Spasms, Neuralgia, Rheumatic Pain / Rheumatism and Minor Sports Injuries. An initial consultation costs £45, with the follow up consultation costing £32.
For the next month Spa Chiropractic Clinic is offering £10 off the first diagnosis and treatment.
Spa Chiropractic Clinic is located at:
351 Hatherley Road
Tel: 07789 864502