Alpha Chiropractic Clinic

Chiropractor Hemel Hempstead

Our Techniques

What is Chiropractic

Almost everyone gets back pain at some time, but staying active, with the help of chiropractic, may well be the best solution.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Poor posture may lead to back pain. Your chiropractor may advise you to make postural changes if you:

– spend hours a day sitting at a desk or a computer
– slouch in front of the TV
– sleep in a bed that is too hard or soft
– find yourself hunching your back and shoulders in stressful situations

“I only bent to tie my shoe”

Repeating daily activities such as bending, lifting and twisting, as well as other lifestyle factors may result in back pain. This is why your chiropractor will want to understand how you tackle your everyday activities. He/she will also ask about any injuries to your back as a result of, for example, a fall or lifting heavy weights.

Treating the cause, not the symptoms

As you go through life, a slight loss of proper movement of the bones/joints can interfere with the healthy working of your spine and the nerves that pass through it. This can lead to pain. Chiropractic care treats the cause of pain, not just the pain itself. Your chiropractor will carry out a full examination and ask you questions about your posture, medical history and lifestyle, to try to discover the cause of your back pain and offer a diagnosis of your complaint.

Then your treatment will begin, often with gentle, specific manipulation or other suitable treatment. This effective treatment is generally painless, although you may feel some short-term discomfort if your back is already very sore.

Your chiropractor may recommend ice treatment, massage or other suitable treatment. Latest national guidelines on back pain suggest that you should try to remain active, as prolonged bed rest or inactivity may slow your recovery. You may also be advised to take gentle exercise to ease your pain and help your body to recover. NICE (2009) Guidelines on the treatment of persistent low back pain suggest that spinal manipulation, such as that offered by chiropractors, may be effective in helping back pain.

Techniques at Alpha Chiropractic Clinic

At Alpha Chiropractic Clinic we use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve the way your spine moves and to help reduce interferences to your nervous system. The approach we use is based on our judgement and years of experience. The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to help improve the movement of spinal joints… read more>>

Toggle Recoil

Resting comfortably on your side, we use our hands to deliver an ultra-fast thrust to the upper bone of your spine. Just as quickly we remove our hands. This energy allows the head and spinal structures to “reset” themselves. The object is to allow the wisdom of your body to reposition spinal segments with the least possible amount of force… read more>>


Named for its developer, we conduct a thorough evaluation using full spine X-rays and a heat-sensing instrument for accurate adjustments… read more>>


Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine… read more»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust… read more»

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

Contact Us

01442 248885

Emergency calls:
07775 790070

Contact by email:

Alpha Chiropractic Clinic
Alpha House
81 Marlowes
Hemel Hempstead


Our Opening Hours

We are open Monday to Friday at the following times:

9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday 9.00am - 3.00pm

We may take emergency appointments outside of these hours. Please contact us in an emergency using the emergency contact number.



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