1How popular is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care and chiropractors have become increasingly popular over the years. Many people want an alternative solution to managing their pain and aches. People want to find more drug-free solutions to help manage their pain and chiropractic care is quickly becoming the turn to solution.
2What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractors use a range of techniques to help reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility. This may include hands on manipulation, however, this often forms just part of a package of care including advice on self help, therapeutic exercises, lifestyle changes and other adjunct therapies such as soft tissue work and dry needling. We will always work together with you to come up with a treatment plan that suits your needs and preferences.
3What is sports massage?
A sports massage is a type of massage that is used to target areas of muscular pain and tension caused by injury or strenuous activity. Sports massages can be used in addition to other treatment modalities such as exercise / rehabilitation and advice to get the best outcome for all levels of athletes and more sedentary patients.
4What does sports massage do?
A sports massage can for some people help to alleviate the aches and pains caused by an injury or strenuous amount of physical activity.
5How often should you get a sports massage?
This is very much based on the individual and depends on their particular issue and preference. If you are unsure you can discuss this with your sports massage therapist.
6What does dry needling feel like?
Dry needling does not necessarily hurt, however this will depend on your personal pain tolerance. The needles are incredibly thin and generally won’t hurt when inserted. However, muscles can occasionally twitch when the needles are inserted, and some people experience minor soreness in the days following the treatment.
7What is dry needling used for?
The most widespread application of dry needling or western medical acupuncture is for pain relief, most commonly musculoskeletal pain.
8What does a personal trainer do?
A personal trainer helps an individual train in some level of fitness related activity, usually one a one-to-one basis. They will create a programme designed specifically for the individuals needs and requirements and will help them achieve a certain fitness or training related goal. This could be weight loss, strengthening work or achieving a pull up or other skill.
9How Often Should I Use A Personal Trainer?
Current advice suggests that adults should aim to do strengthening activities that work all the major muscle groups at least 2 days a week and should do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity a week. If you are unsure on how to achieve this, how to train in a gym, or lack the knowledge or discipline to train regularly, then you could consider using a personal trainer to help guide and motivate you.
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.
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.
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 !
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.