Plymouth Chiropractors

Diagnosis, treatment, management & prevention of musculoskeletal conditions

Our approach is clear and simple. We want to help you overcome your symptoms and provide you with the knowledge to get well and stay well.

We provide a tailored, individual service, which includes giving you time to discuss your symptoms, listening to your concerns, determining what you want to achieve and providing a management plan that will effectively aid you back to fitness to allow you to get back to doing what’s important in your life.

What Does a Chiropractic Consultation & Treatment Involve?


The aim is to determine the nature of your pain and understand the factors aggravating it. We start with a consultation to discuss your symptoms, concerns, health and medical history. We will then examine you by observing how you move, looking at and palpating the areas of concern and assessing the function of your joints. Specific orthopaedic, neurologic and chiropractic tests will also be done to aid a diagnosis. If further assessment, such as X-rays, MRI or ultrasound is deemed necessary we will discuss this with you.


We will discuss the diagnosis with you and advise you about the appropriate treatment options. If chiropractic treatment is deemed to be beneficial for you, we will discuss the techniques, how many treatments you might need and the frequency as well as the benefits and possible risks/side effects. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns that you might have. It is important to us that you feel informed and happy about the treatment plan.


Treatment techniques are specific to the diagnosis and tailored to your needs and preferences. You will be given advice about how to manage your condition, what to continue with and what to avoid in the short term. Treatment may include exercise / rehabilitation, gentle spinal and joint manipulation or mobilisation, more traditional chiropractic ‘adjustments’ (clicking), massage and dry needling techniques. Chiropractic techniques are adaptable and can be very gentle and therefore suitable for all ages and during pregnancy.


A thorough case history and examination help us to minimise potential risks. Some reactions can occur after treatment although these are usually mild and may include a temporary increase in symptoms, localised soreness in the area treated, headache, transient light-headedness or tiredness. These usually resolve within 48 hours. If there are any additional risks based on your symptoms and general health we will discuss these prior to treatment.


A chiropractic consultation and treatment involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s condition. The chiropractor will often use a variety of techniques to diagnose the problem, including physical examination, x-rays, nerve tests, and muscle tests. We will discuss with you the most appropriate treatment plan for you. This plan usually includes a combination of advice on lifestyle changes, exercises & rehabilitation


We will regularly reassess your progress; adjusting the treatment techniques, advice and exercises to ensure you are on the right track to becoming well again. Your body’s healing is, however, a process rather than an event and may take time depending on how long you’ve had the symptoms, your age, general health, diet, stress and sleep quality. How well you adhere to the advice and exercise will, of course, also have a big impact on recovery time.

Empowering You To Stay Healthy

We realise how your symptoms can have far reaching affects on your life and similarly, how your life can impact on your symptoms. This is why we take the time to ask about your work and home life, your diet, exercise routines, sleeping patterns and stress levels. This information will allow us to determine potential aggravating/perpetuating factors for your symptoms and therefore give you the best advice about how you can make changes that will reduce the likelihood of future episodes and promote positive habits. We very much believe in being pro-active, encouraging you to do what you can to stop problems occurring in the first place, rather than re-active treatment and exercises once you’re already hurting.

We believe that knowledge is power, is prevention and prevention is better than cure. If we eat well, sleep well, think well and MOVE well, we are more likely to BE WELL.

As health care professionals we work in close partnership with other health care professions and will direct you to the best people to help you achieve your goals if we feel that it is necessary, either to compliment your Chiropractic treatment or instead of, if we feel that it is not the best option for you. We will always be open and honest with you.

If you’re unsure as to if chiropractic treatment will be helpful for you, please feel free to get in touch for a chat first. This is free of charge.

Chiropractic Treatment New Patient Appointment


This appointment type is for new patients to the clinic.

Chiropractic Treatment (Routine Appointment)


This appointment type is for existing patients of the clinic.

Paediatric Chiropractic New Patient Appointment


This appointment type is for paediatric new patients to the clinic.

Paediatric Chiropractic Routine Appointment


This appointment type is for existing paediatric patients of the clinic.

Our Reviews

Plympton Chiropractic
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Wayne KellyWayne Kelly
16:58 15 May 22
I have been going to Plympton Chiropractic for the last 7 years and the care that I have received has been absolutely outstanding. I used another well known practice before this one and they just don't compare. The team make you feel like family and the chiropractic treatment is amazing. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Mark HadfieldMark Hadfield
18:30 05 May 22
I couldn’t move having done a week of outdoor heavy DIY, I’m mainly a desk jockey. I knew something wasn’t right, it wasn’t anything a few paracetamol or Ibubrofen would sort and the Pain was so intense it was bringing me to my knees, in steps George, one visit and I’m bouncing around like a gazelle again( slightly overweight gazelle) but you get my drift. A 2nd visit a week later and all good, the last aching muscles eroded by a back massage and I’ve been good since. George is a legend, highly recommend by me.
Rod NewmanRod Newman
10:10 22 Apr 22
Absolutely amazing experience at this extremely well organised clinic. Having had residual problems since dislocating my shoulder in 2019 they started to affect my day to day life not least of which with continual pain in my shoulder and down my arm. Saw my GP who recommended physio treatment. Gave up waiting for a Physio appointment and called Plympton Chiropractic Clinic and saw George Gibson within a week who not only diagnosed the problem but treated it effectively and consistently. Result I longer have pain and am able to pursue my daily life in comfort. I cannot recommend this clinic highly enough and it is well worth the money to get sorted. Yes I am still waiting to hear back from the Physio’s after almost three months !
Louise ScrimshawLouise Scrimshaw
21:21 11 Feb 22
I was most impressed with George's professional manner and knowledge. I have had bad neck pain since getting covid 18 months ago. Not only has George helped treat me he has also given me lots of exercises to help improve my condition.
Pamela JaggerPamela Jagger
20:52 20 Oct 21
Very pleasant staff no waiting and seen on time.

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How to get in touch

Opening Hours

Monday: 2pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 9am – 2pm
Wednesday: 9am – 7pm
Thursday: 2pm – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 2pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed


Unit 1, Lister Mill Business Park, Lister Close, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 4BA