Optimal Health Chiropractic Anne O’Donoghue McTimoney Chiropractic Clinic in Cwmbran serving Torfaen, Abergavenny & Cardiff

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COVID-19 Update - I am currently open to treat patients and welcome new patients. I am compliant with all the current infection control guidelines from PHW, General Chiropractic Council and Professional Associations. This will make your visit as COVID safe as possible in the current circumstances.

From my own personal experience I can understand how debilitating pain and stiffness can be. How it can affect your daily life, preventing you from completing the most basic of tasks, such as sitting comfortably, lifting your children, driving your car or participating in your favourite sporting activity. I offer a friendly, confidential chiropractic service to the local community, to get you back to health, improve the quality of your life and let you fulfil your potential.

My clients vary in age, symptoms and lifestyles. All share a common goal of improved health, function and a sense of wellbeing.
The most common reason for starting care with us are spinal complaints such as low back or neck pain. However I see patients with shoulder issues, headaches, knee or ankle pain, posture concerns and arthritis.

I treat symptoms rather than specific diseases or conditions. Regardless of what is going on in your body, we regularly see people improve in how they experience their condition, with many seeing massive reductions or removal of symptoms, and others experience relief. Commonly people experience more energy, flexibility, faster recovery times and a better ability to handle day to day stress.

Optimal Health Chiropractic (South Wales) is the trading name, for my business. I Anne O'Donoghue am currently the sole practitioner. I cover the Torfaen, Abergavenny and Cardiff areas. I trained at McTimoney College and provide a range of therapies.

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Why should I chose Chiropractic care?

In industrialised countries, up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some stage in their life. During any one year, up to half of the adult population (15%-49%) will have back pain. The number of people with back pain increases with advancing age, starting in school children and peaking in adults of 35 to 55 years of age. Back pain is just as common in adolescents as in adults.

In most cases it is very difficult to identify a single cause for back pain. In about 85% of back pain sufferers no clear pathology can be identified.

However the following factors are believed to contribute to back pain:
  • Having had back pain in the past, smoking and obesity.
  • Physical factors such as heavy physical work, frequent bending, twisting, lifting, pulling and pushing, repetitive work, static postures and vibrations.
  • Psychosocial factors such as stress, anxiety, depression, job satisfaction, mental stress.

    There is considerable published evidence that Chiropractic helps a number of different musculoskeletal conditions. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published recommendations for GPs and healthcare professionals to offer manual therapies including Chiropractic for early management of persistent non-specific low back pain, as part of a treatment plan.

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    Complementary Spine Check

    In the current pandemic Spine Check appointments are not being offered.

    A Spine Check is a relaxed and informal 10 – 15 minute appointment that offers you a chance to meet your Chiropractor to talk about your health concerns, whether it is a recent injury, long standing pain, illness or other associated condition.

    This meeting typically lasts 15-20 minutes. We take a short medical history and if necessary a brief physical examination is carried out, though no treatment takes place. We can then give you feedback about what we have found and an explanation as to why it might be occurring and determine if chiropractic care is the best option for you. It also gives your the opportunity to ask any questions you might have before your commit to care.

    If you feel you could benefit from the Chiropractic care I can offer, you can book a New Patient appointment at the location of your choice. This first appointment will allow time for a much more thorough consultation and examination to be conducted.

    Spinal Checks are available at all locations.
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