About Me

Philippa is a Chiropractor who mainly uses the McTimoney method of chiropractic, a light, precise technique. The gentle nature of this technique makes it suitable for babies and pregnant women. She works from Alverstoke Chiropractic in Gosport and, for the last 5 years, from Cowes Chiropractic Clinic on the Isle of Wight.

 

Chiropractic for All

Chiropractic treatment 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. There is no upper or lower age limit to have chiropractic treatment. The youngest patient I have seen was 2 hours old and the oldest 97 (so far). A full history is taken for each patient and complete physical assessment is performed, the results of which you will be given before I ask for your consent to treat.

 

Conditions that may respond well to Chiropractic Treatment and/or Sports Therapy include;

Sciatica

Ankle sprain (short term management)

Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences

Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)

Inability to relax

Joint pains

Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise

General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)

Generalised aches and pains

Lumbago

Mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)

Migraine prevention

Minor sports injuries and tensions

Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)

Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder

Chiropractic for babies and children

 

 

Philippa is proficient in gentle techniques suitable for babies. She has completed extra training in paediatric care and she is very experienced in treating children of all ages. She will take a full history followed by a complete assessment and talk through her findings prior to commending any treatment. Techniques used on babies and children are delicate, careful and always tailored for the individual. Philippa often works with patients with specific needs, such as those with disabilities or learning difficulties, and with premature babies. Gentle manipulation could help soothe and relax your baby.

In addition to working in clinic, Philippa often works with local midwives, health visitors and lactation consultants. For more information about chiropractic and children contact me philippa@alverstokechiropractic.com

 

Chiropractic during pregnancy

 

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. Philippa is trained in a wide variety of techniques to help you deal with the stresses of pregnancy. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is a safe and gentle way to promote comfort and minimise back pain during your pregnancy. Chiropractic may also help relieve the stresses and strains placed on your body during pregnancy and after birth.

Alverstoke Chiropractic has a specific pregnancy cushion so you can be comfortable while receiving treatment too.

If you have any questions about how chiropractic care can help you my contact details are below.