Chew Valley Chiropractic
Chiropractic care in the Chew Valley & surrounding areas
Your chiropractor - Sian Davies Todd
Sian has been in practice since 2004 after graduating from the University of Surrey with a Master’s Degree in Chiropractic, following an earlier science degree and a career in management. A serious back injury sent her to a chiropractor from whence came her desire to retrain in the profession itself.
Sian set up her own part-time practice from home in 2006, whilst maintaining concurrent associate positions – since working completely alone, she feels, leads to rigidity, loneliness and eccentricity (and not in a good way!).
Sian’s style is to treat each person as a unique individual, trying to understand their needs, expectations and physical capabilities. In treatment, she uses a mixture of manipulation, muscle release techniques, and acupuncture/dry needling to achieve best results. She is enthusiastic in offering rehabilitation and exercise programmes to further the healing which takes place as part of the clinic treatment.
She works with pregnant women and mothers to help achieve a pain free pregnancy and post-partum life. This includes managing pubic symphysis dysfunction and other pelvic pain. Sian is also good with shoulders (including frozen shoulder), knees and ankles, having successfully helped even old injuries to change.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractors use a range of techniques to reduce pain, improve function and increase mobility, including hands-on manipulation of the spine. As well as manual treatment, chiropractors are able to offer a package of care which includes advice on self-help, therapeutic exercises and lifestyle changes.
Chiropractic treatment involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and acupuncture as well as advice about posture and lifestyle.