The spine plays a key role in protecting an essential part of the nervous system.
Welcome to Ascot Chiropractic Clinic
The spine plays a key role in protecting an essential part of the nervous system. In addition to helping keep us upright, the most critical function of the spinal column is to encase and protect the spinal cord and the multitude of nerve roots.
As the spinal cord descends from the brain, 'nerve roots' branch away from the spinal cord at each vertebral level, exiting through an opening in the respective vertebrae, before leading off to the various organs and other parts the body.
When there is an interference or irritation to a nerve, the messages or nerve impulses
travelling along that nerve can get interrupted or confused.
Some signals become only slightly altered, while others may completely fail to reach their destination. Such interference or irritation can easily be seen to occur when one or more of the vertebrae are even just slightly out of alignment. Also the misalignment of any other bones in the body can result in discomfort and/or malfunction.
Chiropractors refer to these spinal misalignments as subluxations. Chiropractors are specifically trained to help correct subluxations and improve general biomechanical function of the spine and extremities. The result is to permit optimal function of a body's nervous system function, reduce or eliminate pain and restore the health of the patient.
Who we are
Dr. Garratt has over 30 years of experience in private practice, and has been in her practice in Ascot since 1994.
She is a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in the US and is registered to practice in the UK, South Africa and Colorado.
She is a fellow of the College of Chiropractors in the UK and a member of the British Chiropractic Association.
In addition, Dr. Garratt taught at the Anglo-European Chiropractic College in Bournemouth, tutored in the outpatient clinic for 7 years and is now a field trainer of new graduates.
Dr. Garratt brings a wealth of knowledge of alternative and complementary treatments to bear in helping her patients with their quest for optimal well-being.
Dr Paul Kobayashi
Paul Kobayashi graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth with a Masters Degree of Chiropractic. His clinical experience has been gained in private practice in Scotland and Dorset.
Treating patients of all ages, Paul loves to see whole families coming in for Chiropractic care and he regularly treats his own children who are nine and twelve. Using Chiropractic techniques and treatments tailored to each individual person Paul likes to work with each patient helping them to achieve their own health goals. Paul has worked with patients who have had specific health challenges such as a double limb amputee.
Paul is skilled in the treatment of sports injuries and has treated professional sports people. He very much believes that prevention is better than cure. Paul has a strong belief that Chiropractic adjustments lead to optimal function which in turn leads to optimal performance.
Dr Philip Hehir
Philip attended the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and graduated with a Masters in Chiropractic. His work experience has subsequently been in the Surrey and London area.
Philip has a strong passion for chiropractic and takes great pride and pleasure in helping his patients set and achieve their own personal health goals. He believes that chiropractic improves our body’s overall performance, leaving us better equipped to cope with the stresses and strains of daily life.
Philip also takes great pleasure in giving talks to various institutions, including schools and small business. He is frequently amazed at how perceptive certain children are during these talks! Philip feels strongly about getting involved in the local community to help promote a healthier society.
Philip has experience in treating patients whose ages range from newborn to 90. He has also completed post-graduate courses in chiropractic paediatrics and chiropractic for pregnant women. Philip utilises an array of tools to assist in his patient care, including orthotics, nutrition and exercise
Dr Robert Viney
Graduating in 2014 from the AECC, Robert takes great pride in treating everyone as an individual, giving them the best possible care to optimise their health. Robert has a broad range of skills and is passionate about caring for children, pregnant women, athletes, those struggling with chronic pain and people looking to enhance their individual health. As a sportsman, he understands how the body reacts under stress and how to fix it.
What we do
to a patient's concerns about body pain, or a malfunction within the body.
following a detailed history-taking and examination, utilising orthodox orthopaedic and neurological tests, in conjunction with a detailed bio-mechanical evaluation.
Other specialised tests may be arranged to help complete the diagnosis
where a need for this is indicated. For example, X-rays are taken in the clinic to help determine the most appropriate adjustment for each individuals own anatomical structure. X-rays of the spine are taken while the patient is standing and not lying down. The X-ray will often also help to rule out pathologies.
all adjustments are dynamic, precise and controlled to encourage segmental mobility without unduly stressing vulnerable structures.
Muscle-release therapies, cranial treatment and ultrasound are also used where appropriate.
individual tailored exercises and advice is given to the patient to enable him or her to maintain stability and strength. Also, regular maintenance treatment may often be advised to prevent recurrence or exacerbation of the original problem. Some seemingly unresolveable disorders can be managed with periodic treatment.
Our mission at Ascot Chiropractic Clinic is to help you attain the highest level of vibrant good health that you could want for yourself.
We, and our patients, have enjoyed much success in many areas, including the following:
Neck and arm pain
Back and leg (sciatic) pain
Pains affecting the head
Injury recovery - falls, whiplash, sports
Conditions of the hip, knee, foot and ankle
Infant and elderly care
Pre and post pregnancy related issues
General good health promotion
Patients have also reported benefits in some cases of:
Chiropractic, Craniosacral Therapy, Mens Health, Nutrition, Sports Injury Therapy, Womens Health