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Meet the Chiropractor – Richard Iveson
To mark Richard joining the Iveson Clinic full time, having left Newmarket Chiropractic Clinic, we have introduced a one week special offer for new patients.
Q & A
Q – How long have you been a chiropractor and where did you train?
A – I trained at The Anglo European College of Chiropractic ( four year course ) , and qualified in 1986
Q – What areas of chiropractic do you specialise in?
A – I use traditional techniques and also Activator Technique, which I find particularly helpful when treating patients with arthritic joints or joints which are reactive to standard manipulation techniques. The activator is a mechanical device which you can adjust to deliver the desired amount of force.
I also trained in Pilates Matwork 1 to assist with rehabilitation of various back problems.
Q – How do you keep up to date with current knowledge and training ?
A – We have to do at least 30 hrs CPD each year (continuous professional development) . I enjoy attending courses to learn about current trends and treatments.
Q – What is the difference between a Chiropractor and a Physiotherapist?
A – Our training differs in two main respects.
- Chiropractors are trained to take and interpret X Rays.
- A lot of the training involves learning how to manipulate joints in the body.
Similarities between Physiotherapy and Chiropractic
There is a lot of common ground now between the two professions . We all have to follow evidence based treatment guidelines. NHS physiotherapy however, has to a large degree moved away from hands on therapy , relying on good advice, self care and suitable exercise.
Q- Does manipulation hurt ?
A – Manipulation involves a very small precise but quick movement, applied to the joint, to reduce the stiffness . Chiropractors call this an adjustment and it is always performed with the patient in a comfortable and relaxed position. We don’t manipulate everybody, only where it is appropriate. I also use soft tissue work to relax the area around the joint, prior to an adjustment. There shouldn’t be any pain, but possibly a noise where a bubble of gas is released inside the joint.
Thank you Richard for telling us a bit about yourself . If you are struggling with neck or back problems and would like to make an appointment please call : 01787 374964 or email: email@example.com.