Chiropractic therapy and other treatments in Cambridge

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4:16 pm 6 April 2022



Keeping our body in check is essential for a long and healthy life.

We take the time to exercise regularly and visit our dentist or GP, but we often forget about our muscle and bone health.

“Prevention is better than cure,” says Edmund Rogers, doctor of chiropractic and director of Relief Chiropractic in Cambridge. “Although we have a highly trained and experienced team that can deal with all sorts of issues, we always encourage those who are not in pain to also seek therapy, so they can stay healthy.”

Below, Edmund shares five treatment therapies he advises to improve mobility, prevent physical problems and treat pain.

1. Chiropractic care

“Anyone, at any age, can benefit from chiropractic care,” says Edmund. Treatment involves adjusting joints, relieving pressure, improving movement, and allowing nerves and muscles to function properly.

“The focus is on treating the symptoms people are experiencing, not the root cause,” says Edmund.

He explains why this can be problematic: “It’s a short-term solution, sometimes hiding a deeper problem. Medications can certainly help in some cases, but when the real reason for the pain is known, there is a much better chance of resolving it in the long term.

“Chiropractic is not a pain reliever – it is designed to directly treat the problem, not the symptom. We will treat the lack of spinal function, whether the pain is felt in the head, neck, shoulders or back. Often the symptoms go away as the body heals,” says Edmund.


Chiropractic care is advised for people with and without pain to keep our bodies healthy.
– Credit: Relief Chiropractic

“A simple stiffness can be a precursor to pain, so it’s best to seek treatment as soon as possible,” he adds. But for those who don’t have any issues, Edmund recommends monthly adjustments, but stresses that each patient will have different needs.

He advises more regular treatments for patients with more serious problems: “This can range from once to three times a week for about six to eight weeks, followed by a reduced frequency in order to stabilize the spine as well as to introduce exercises to aid recovery. We may suggest timeframes based on individual cases and what we believe to be most appropriate.

2. Laser therapy

“I would recommend the laser to anyone with scars or chronic issues that have accumulated over a long period of time. Laser therapy helps treat inflammation in joints and muscles, aiding the body’s healing process,” says Edmund.

The laser stimulates cell growth, so the skin can heal and reproduce faster. Edmund explains that the treatment is painless and can barely be felt by the patient. For those who suffer from severe pain or who tend to feel bad following a chiropractic adjustment, this treatment can be extremely beneficial.


Doctor of chiropractic shows patients results of x-ray at Relief Chiropractic in Cambridge

Relief Chiropractic consultants will provide you with a treatment plan tailored to target specific issues.
– Credit: Relief Chiropractic

3. Sports massage therapy

Despite what its name may suggest, this massage is not reserved for athletes or those who regularly practice a sport. It is performed by specially trained professionals experienced in advanced massage techniques. “Treatment involves a range of different methods and instruments to relieve overworked muscles and improve their movement patterns,” says Edmund.

While it can be helpful alongside chiropractic therapy, Edmund explains how sports massage is also beneficial on its own. They are great for treating people diagnosed with a soft tissue problem, for whom chiropractic may not be as appropriate.

4. Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a massage treatment designed to relax and calm the body. “Stress is complex – it can be caused by a variety of factors and felt in different ways,” says Edmund. “We have a range of different products that we use to treat mental, physical or respiratory stresses,” he adds.

“Our aromatherapist will create a custom blend of essential oils for each patient, tailored to their favorite smells and medical history,” says Edmund.

The clinic offers a range of face masks and oil drops for purchase, so you can take the treatment further by incorporating them into your daily routine at home.


Sports massage.  Physiotherapist massaging shoulder area

Sports massage therapy is ideal for treating overworked muscles and soft tissue problems.
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5. Reflexology

It is a form of foot massage whose traditional roots go back many years. The practitioner will treat areas of the foot that correspond to other parts of the body,” Edmund reveals.

“Massage aims to reduce stress by relieving pressure around trigger points throughout the body like the arms and shoulders,” he says. It is an incredibly relaxing treatment that can be integrated with other therapies within the clinic.

For more information on the treatments available at Relief Chiropractic, visit reliefchiropractic.co.uk. To apply, contact admin@reliefchiropractic.co.uk or 01223 459240.

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