What we do.

Our Treatments

Each of the treatment types at Smart health is individually effective for a multitude of conditions. Equally, it may be that a combined approach will improve conditions more rapidly.

Chiropratic Therapy

Chiropractic is a registered primary health-care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine.

Sports / Remedial Therapy

A Sports Therapist is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to: Utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes. Provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training & competitive environment. Assess, treat and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention. Provide appropriate sport and remedial massage in a sport & exercise context plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes.

Massage Therapy

This is a hands-on therapeutic treatment that relieves everyday stress and promotes deep relaxation. It can also treat specific complaints such as frozen shoulder, back pain, neck and shoulder tension, joint pain and arthritic conditions.


Some more detail on the treatments that we are able to provide.


The following conditions can benefit from chiropractic care:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints
  • Migraine
  • Muscular aches
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritic pain

Chiropractic is a registered primary health-care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine.

The McTimoney method of chiropractic was developed by the late John McTimoney over 50 years ago and is taught only at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, near Oxford. It is well known for being a precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it especially suitable for people of all ages.

Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly and re-establish balanced movement patterns. Traditionally, Chiropractic adjustments are performed to reduce the interference to nerve supply that can potentially effect the health and function of the body.

Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may recommend  a variety of techniques including ice, heat, ultrasound, exercise and acupuncture as well as advice about posture and lifestyle. Chiropractors may treat all the joints of the body, but more commonly the muscles, joints and ligaments of the spine often with manual therapy using their hands to perform a wide range of skilled, precise manipulation, mobilisation or soft tissue techniques.


Common Injuries Treated:

  • Muscle strains
  • Overuse injuries
  • Ligament sprain
  • Stress responses and fractures


  • Myofacial and soft tissue release
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Strength & stretching prescription
  • Kinesiology Taping


  • Initial Consultation
  • Postural assessment
  • Basic movement analysis
  • Exercise prescription


  • Improve circulation
  • Promote removal of metabolic waste
  • Improve flexibility and joint mobility
  • Improve muscle and joint function
  • Break down scar tissue
  • Reduce pain and stress


Body Massage

Traditional Swedish massage is incorporated  with advanced clinical techniques – such as deep forearm massage and stretching – to help ease muscle tension

  • Full body   1 hour
  • Back and shoulders   35 mins

 Lymph Drainage

Gentle movements are used to stimulate the lymphatic system, helping to remove excess fluids from the body’s tissues.

  • 1 hour

Indian Head Massage

Carried out while you are seated, this treatment covers the back, shoulders, neck and face. Ideal for those who find it uncomfortable lying on a massage couch.


This pressure point treatment on the feet is very relaxing and a great de-stresser

Our Process.

Due to the complex and often chronic nature of the conditions we aim to treat, it is important that we follow a plan and ensure that patients are supported and involved throughout the whole process of treatment.



An oral assessment of your general health, previous conditions and current presentation.



Physical examination – we will ask your permission to conduct a thorough physical examination (this will include neurological and orthopaedic tests, if necessary) We may refer you for x-rays or other tests performed by your GP if they are needed.



Treatment is very much a partnership between you & your therapist. Before treatment begins, your therapist will discuss the most appropriate treatment plan with you and try to give you an idea of what is involved.




Often, it has taken a long time for the symptoms of pain or dysfunction to manifest, usually when the body has run out of options in its battle to compensate for all the years of trauma, injury, poor posture and lifestyle choices. This means that it can become an ongoing process for you to manage your body to a level where you can prevent a return of the original symptoms.

During the course of your treatment, your practitioner will consistently evaluate your progress and give you a realistic expectations regarding your future needs. This could be based on suggested exercise regimes, ongoing occasional treatment, or consulting with your GP for an alternative intervention.