Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline firmly grounded in science. The word "chiropractic" comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action), and simply means "done by hand."

Chiropractic treatment focuses on restoring, preserving, and optimising health through non-invasive, natural hands-on care, in other words without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors specialise in the treatment of the neuro-musculoskeletal system (meaning the nervous system, joints and muscles) and is a combination of specific massage techniques, joint manipulation or mobilisation and consultation on how to make changes which will stretch and strengthen the necessary areas and postural habits.


A women's body changes during pregnancy. Those changes include the softening of ligaments, weight increase and changes to posture that can lead to additional pressure on joints in various parts of the body, including the spine or pelvis. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is a safe and gentle way to promote comfort and minimise back pain during your pregnancy. Chiropractic therapy may also help relieve the stresses and strains placed on your body during pregnancy and after birth.


When it comes to infant care and treatment, chiropractors have been known to successfully treat issues like trouble in attaching for breastfeeding, treating an underdeveloped digestive system, acid reflux, misaligned spine, ear pain/infection and in supportive treatment before and after tongue-tie release.

Methods used are very gentle, but nonetheless powerful, requiring specialist skill and knowledge. All activity is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council and practitioners are required to adhere to its code of practice and standard of proficiency, as well as undergoing continuing professional development.

Local paediatric chiropractic therapists include:-

St James' Chiropractic Clinic
The Old Thatched House,
219 Romsey Road,
SO16 4DT
T: 02380 788111

Philippa Wilmot
Alverstoke Chiropractic Limited,
3 St Marks Road,
T: 02392 982242 or 07824 323725

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