Meet the Chiropractors
The team at Wimbledon Chiropractic Clinic
I had been very fortunate all my life with my health so was very puzzled in 2007, when I started to have painful symptoms in my neck and persistent numbness in my fingers. As my doctor was less than helpful, I decided to call in at the local chiropractor. At that point, I was having difficulty doing up buttons and was feeling quite gloomy about just how much worse things might get. Thanks to Karen’s professional approach, I could immediately arrange for a set of X-Rays and understand that I had a ‘wear and tear’ problem, reducing the available space in the cervical spine … and leading to referred pain and/ or numbness from the restrictive effect on the nerves passing through that area.
I had been little nervous to go to China in 2007 as my trip would involve some travel on local unmade roads with quite a lot of bouncing around – but all was well, thanks to Karen’s skilful care and helpful advice on keeping the muscle groups supple. Since then, I’ve managed an extended overland trip from Kenya to South Africa, camping every night and travelling on some very bouncy, unpaved roads… I can still go skiing and hiking … I have been canyoning and parachuting for the first time – and although I have had an occasional twinge, the last six years have been virtually pain-free…. and no further problems with buttons! Sitting too long in front of a computer screen or in a car – and letting my muscles go rigid – has been my riskiest behaviour.
I am so very pleased that I took a chance and called in to see Karen or the last six years might have been very different.
I am a self-employed decorator and joinery repair specialist and during the course of my work I am continually compromising my back and shoulders.
Karen will assess and treat any other ailments I may be suffering from during my treatment session. I have often had problems with my hands or my dodgy knee and she is always on hand to give advice on new exercises that I could do to help. Karen has also used western acupuncture on my lower back when needed. Karen has enabled me to work with confidence and has helped strengthen my back so that when I do over do it…recovery has been swift which certainly wasn’t the case before, I would suffer acute back pain and think I would have to live with it! Which now I know was completely unnecessary. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Karen’s services and have benefited from her profound knowledge and experience; she is also a charming person.
The treatment which I received form Karen has improved my quality of life. At a young age I was experiencing severe back pain that was restricting my movement. In my first consultation with Karen I described how I had difficulty standing, going shopping or clubbing without finding that within about half an hour I needed to sit down. Karen has provided me with treatment (including chiropractic and acupuncture), knowledge and exercises, which has enabled me to stabilise and maintain my condition. The acupuncture I received was the first time I had this treatment and found that it gave an immediate and great release to the areas of pain.
I am now able to carry out a normal life, I am not troubled by severe back pain, whilst maintaining my condition through maintenance appointments and exercise. If there are occasions where I have a flare up and find I am experiencing some discomfort, Karen is always there giving me advise on things I can do at home to help reduce the pain and if this does not help, or I feel I need some reassurance, then I know she is always there to check things out!
During my second pregnancy was diagnosed with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), this is very painful condition and affects your pelvis, lower back and legs. I was told by a physiotherapist this would only get worse as the pregnancy progressed, and they could only offer me crutches then a wheelchair in the later stages.
A friend recommended me to Karen. Karen made me feel really comfortable, she understood my condition and the pain I was suffering. She explained why I had the condition and how I could manage it with treatments with her, doing certain exercises and correcting my posture. I saw Karen throughout my pregnancy, I could feel the benefits of her work almost immediately. After each treatment the pain became less and less and I was able to do things I couldn’t do before without extreme pain, such as getting in and out of bed or climbing the stairs.
If it was not for Karen, my pregnancy would have been unbearable. I thank her so much for what she did for me.
What do we treat?
Exceptional Service, Exceptional Care
Conditions commonly treated at the Wimbledon Chiropractic Clinic include:
Karen Waddington Principle Chiropractor