Below are the 10 steps we take to find out exactly what is causing your symptoms and what needs to be do to get you back to optimum health. As a team we pride ourselves in providing thorough and up-to-date examinations, whilst caring for you as an individual. We are passionate about what we do and we use that passion to give you the very best experience


1. Making contact

You give us a call to book an appointment because you are suffering from a condition chiropractic may be able to help you with.


2. Arriving at the clinic

We welcome you in and ask you to complete some paperwork or download a form here, fill it in and bring with you.  We make you comfortable with a cup of tea or coffee and show you around our clinic before you go through for your appointment


3. We take a full case history

Your Chiropractor will start your appointment by listening to you carefully about your present complaint and asking specific questions about the symptoms you are feeling. We will also go through your present and past medical history so you can gain maximum results from your care with us


4. We perform a full Chiropractic examination

We examine you from top to toe looking at your spine, joints, nerves and muscles to see exactly what is going on and where the root of your symptoms are


5. We study the findings

We give you advice to make you comfortable whilst we go away to spend time studying all of your findings.


6. We report back what we have found

At your next appointment we go through exactly what we have found and tell you what we can do to help you, how many sessions it is going to take to sort out the problem and how much it will all cost


7. We start your treatment plan

We use specific and gentle Chiropractic adjustments to help you along the road to recovery from pain to health


8. We monitor your improvements

Throughout your care we regularly reassess you and report back how well you are doing and what needs to be done to take you on to the next stage of your care to obtain optimum wellbeing and to prevent you from going back to square one


9. We maintain your improved health

When you are back on track we offer ongoing wellbeing care for those who want to not only keep the pain away but to be kept at their optimum health


10. It’s not just about pain

We offer ongoing nutritional, health and postural advice so we can get you to and keep you at your best!



“As chairman of Torbay Athletic Club I first met Dipty when the Essential Chiropractic gave a presentation to the club on the benefits of using a chiropractor to treat and prevent sports injuries. As a veteran athlete with many miles behind me I always find that treatment at Essential Chiropractic is always professional, caring & friendly.”

Greg Fine, Running Co-ordinator at Prodirect Sport

What happens at my first visit?
Your Chiropractor will listen as you describe your problem. You will then generally undergo a detailed examination including orthopaedic and neurological testing. X-rays may be taken where necessary. Your Chiropractor will then outline a treatment plan appropriate to your condition.
Is chiropractic safe?
Yes. Our Chiropractors are primary contact healthcare professionals and as such your safety is our primary concern. In common with medical practitioners and dentists, all chiropractors are registered by law under the Chiropractor s Act 1994 and the title ‘Chiropractor ‘ is protected under this legislation. The profession is statutorily regulated through the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and it is illegal to practice as a Chiropractor without being registered with the GCC. It takes a minimum of four years full time education to qualify as a Chiropractor.
Is chiropractic just for lower back pain?
NO! Research has shown that Chiropractic care is beneficial to those suffering with:

Back and Neck pain
Headaches and Migraines,
Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist pain
Frozen shoulder
Tennis elbow
Knee, Hip, Ankle and Foot pain
Hip and Knee arthritis
Plantar fasciatis
Sports injuries
A variety of muscle injuries and conditions

Is chiropractic treatment safe after surgery?
Chiropractic is remarkably safe when treatment is carried out by a properly qualified practitioner. Your Chiropractor is trained to recognise conditions which require referral elsewhere, and after assessing individual circumstances can treat you even after surgery.
Interesting Facts
The adult human body has 206 bones with the femur, or thighbone being the longest and strongest bone of the human skeleton
We have more than 230 flexible and semi-flexible joints in our body
Both giraffes and humans have seven vertebrae in their necks