Clinic
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Chiropractic is about being your best. There are a multitude of ways to improve your performance and we hope to introduce you to some of these. Chiropractors believe that when your spine is working properly, the many neurological receptors in the spinal column feed back into the central nervous system helping to constantly change the bodies mechanics and chemistry. This is part of the reason why exercise is one of the major components for good health.

At Newport we offer a hands-on, common sense approach to the diagnosis, treatment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction and pain by means of spinal and joint manipulation, soft tissue work and rehabilitative exercise.

Assessment of posture and lifestyle forms an integral part of the evolution process, and practical advice is given towards making positive changes.

Mark and Marie Cashley are Anglo-European College of Chiropractic graduates and Laura Steen and Kristina Hart are Welsh Institute of Chiropractic graduates.

Location: 1 High Street, Newport on Tay, Fife, DD6 8AB

Telephone: 01382 690606

Fees and Duration:

First consultation/examination: £45

Duration: approximately 40 minutes. Note: this includes treatment (if appropriate)

Treatment: £30

Duration: approximately 20 minutes

If Xray/MRI/Ultrasound are required, these will be conducted outwith the clinic and the relevant referrals made at this time.

If you are unsure whether chiropractic is appropriate for your condition or, if you feel you wish to discuss any aspects of possible treatment before deciding on care, please do not hesitate to call for an informal chat.

Visiting the Clinic
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First appointment

Reception: You will be greeted in our comfortable reception area where you will be given some information about chiropractic care and asked to complete the case form.

Consulting room: The chiropractor will take a case history by asking questions and discussing with you, your individual symptoms. Please feel free to ask any questions no matter how trivial or otherwise they may seem.

Examination: Examination is likely to involve a variety of standard orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic specific tests including postural assessment and overview.

Discussion: Towards the end of the initial findings, a “working diagnosis” and outline of the next steps will be given - these may be
1. Immediate treatment, if appropriate with your consent
2. Referral elsewhere for further diagnostic tests – usually X Rays or MRI Scans
3. Referral elsewhere if the condition is unsuitable for chiropractic treatment

Advice relevant to the condition will always be offered and a positive way forward suggested.

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Duration

This first appointment will last approximately 40 minutes. Please arrive 5 minutes earlier to fill in the case form which will allow more time for discussion and examination later. The subsequent treatment sessions last between 20 minutes depending, once again, on the nature of the condition.

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Clothing – what to wear

As one is likely to undergo a full examination/assessment, please wear appropriate undergarments. Clinic gowns are available and can be worn at your discretion. If preferred the patient is invited to bring his/her own comfortable examination-friendly clothing (gym wear or shorts/vests). The same applies for subsequent treatments.

Subsequent Visits

Initial treatment procedures normally take between 4 – 6 sessions based on the “working diagnosis” during which further fine tuning of the diagnosis can be made. In addition, treatment techniques can be tailored to that patient’s specific condition and body type. A picture is built up based on the patient’s responses to each treatment (in the context of the particular condition and its history).

We will therefore ask you for feedback about your symptoms on subsequent visits. This helps us to judge your progress and to tailor future treatments to your needs.

Over the initial period, we will get a good idea as to how much treatment may ultimately be necessary and which techniques suit best.

In conjunction with the treatment, it is common for a simple programme of rehabilitative exercise and lifestyle changes to be recommended. These help to support and consolidate the treatment received in the Clinic and slowly begin the process of self-management, with the goal of improving body awareness, confidence and strength.

Some conditions will inevitably take longer than others to resolve. There may be numerous individual factors involved which will influence the outcome. These factors will be continuously under consideration and the dialogue between patient and practitioner is always ongoing. No treatment will be delivered without consent and the patient is free to terminate treatment at any time.

Moving forward…

As a rule of thumb, there are 3 broad “phases” of treatment

1. Initial phase – symptomatic relief and progressive understanding of the condition (as outlined above)

2. Consolidation phase – working through and beyond symptomatic expression of the condition and treating the underlying cause; increased emphasis on rehabilitation, exercise and moving towards improving patient resilience and confidence

3. “Maintenance” – at the patient’s discretion, intermittent visits to manage the condition and prevent relapses. This phase is not for everyone and is distinctly different in terms of the nature of the condition, age of the patient, body type and history and so on. Normally this will be an ongoing discussion between patient and the chiropractor.

Communication and cooperation leading to the mutual trust and working together are the key factors in moving forward. Ultimately, we aim to engage the patient into taking responsibility for their own health and therefore encourage a proactive approach with a view towards minimising treatment interventions.

Staff
Mark Cashley DC. MSc (nutrition)

Mark has been President of both the Irish and Scottish Chiropractic Association and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors and has published numerous papers.

Member of Scottish Chiropractic Association General Chiropractic Council (GCC) Registration No. 00510

Marie Cashley D.C.

Marie has published research papers looking at Cystitis as well as the background incidence of stroke. She has held various positions within the Irish and Scottish Chiropractic Associations including Organizing an international conference in Dublin. She is currently a member of the General Chiropractic Council.

Member of Scottish Chiropractic Association General Chiropractic Council (GCC) Registration No 00375

Laura Steen BSc(hons)

Laura is a member of the Scottish Chiropractic Association(SCA), the College of Chiropractors (CoC),the British Chiropractic Sports Council (BCSC) and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM). She has published papers on the utilisation of computers in patient assessment as well as the back ground incidence of Stroke

Member of Scottish Chiropractic Association General Chiropractic Council (GCC) Registration No 02064

Kristina Hart MChiro

Kristina is a member of the Scottish Chiropractic Association, a Licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors. She has attended a wide variety of post-graduate seminars, with a particular focus on pregnancy and paediatric care.

Member of Scottish Chiropractic Association General Chiropractic Council (GCC) Registration No 03821

Consulting:
Monday9am - 6pm
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 2pm
SundayClosed
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