Our Chiropractic Techniques

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Chiropractor, Dr. Roddy adjusting his patient

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve the way your spine moves and help reduce interferences to your nervous system. Approaches used are based on our clinical judgement, individual patient preferences and our personal experience.

The primary adjusting techniques chiropractors tend to use include:


After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a chiropractor uses a specific manual thrust (with their hands) to help free up restricted parts of the sine “stuck” joints… read more »

Activator Methods®

This technique is used by many chiropractors but is not the preferred choice of adjustment at The Chiropractic Clinic. On rare occasions we may use the Activator technique which is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a hand-held adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust… read more »

Osteomyology Techniques

Osteomyology therapy is used as a form of treatment for muscle and joint restrictions and is similar to techniques used for chiropractic, physiotherapy and osteopathy… read more »

Osteopathy Techniques

Osteopathy adjustment techniques are similar to chiropractic and are also non-invasive. They focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculo-skeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine. Its aim is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems.

Physiotherapy and Adjustment Techniques

Physiotherapy works with combination therapy including spinal mobilization, sports massage techniques, trigger points, dry-needling and focused rehab exercises.

In order to function at its optimal level, the human body requires correct motion throughout the spine, which if left untreated can interfere with the vital exchange of signals through the body.

Joints that are incorrectly functioning through joint restriction and muscle spasm may contribute to irritating nerves and therefore also potentially compromise the function of affected organs and tissues. The Chiropractic Clinic openly co-manages with Croydon Sports Injury Clinics Physiotherapists for some patients with sports injuries. Physiotherapy techniques deliver spinal mobilizations and adjustments to your spine and joints to help improve function for improved nervous system control and health.

Sports Massage Therapy

For the sports enthusiast and athlete, a deep tissue treatment that focuses on targeted muscles emphasizing stretching and improving mobility while relieving myofascial and joint disorders is most relaxing and effective. See the massage section of this website for more details.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way we encourage patient interactions, so let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care at The Chiropractic Clinic.

The Chiropractic Clinic
182-184 Addington Road, Croydon, Surrey | 020 8651 1070