Specialist Treatment, more importantly -proper analysis.

If you have a spinal complaint the very best you can do is to have it properly analysed in measureable terms.

This means you can see what the problem is, and tell when it has been corrected. We use a specific technique for this purpose. Of the 14,000+ patients we have assisted since 1989, the most recent 4,000+ have been through this process and know accurately exactly where they ‘stand’!

Come and have a free assessment consultation, and -if it seems appropriate- know your own posture!

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Healthy Eating or Eating To Become Healthier?

If you really want to avoid or minimise (and very likely reverse) the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis, obesity, diabetes and much more have a look at ‘The China Study’ by T. Colin Campbell et al

 Or look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNCGkprGW_o&feature=related

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What can be done to actually correct this problem with my spine?

This is a question we are posed frequently. Many people go through countless procedures (drugs, surgery, massage [massage is extremely supportive of correction, but is not corrective of incorrect spinal function], physical therapy etc., often alleviating the symptoms without correcting the actual cause.)

Proper correction must always include:

1. a proper postural assessment in measureable terms. (If you don’t measure it you cannot see or demonstrate its’ improvement.)

2. Finding the history and cause of the problem. (The recent simple trip and discomfort requires a completely different approach to somebody who had a car accident 30 years ago and now has acute back pain with or without raging sciatica, or a very tight painful neck with other symptoms in the upper body or arm(s).

3. Determining if there are any other body performance malfunctions associated with the spine and nerve interference (the majority of people with long term spinal complaints also have other ‘body performance compromises’).

Only when the proper assessment and rectification of the matters has been completed can the problem be regarded as corrected. Sometimes maintenance of correction is recommended, this varies from one case to the next.

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Prevalence and Cost of Back Problems

It has been estimated that in the United Kingdom, that up to 4 out of every 5 adults aged 16 or over, will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime, whether it be only for one or two days or longer periods -sometimes years. With estimated costs to the NHS of around £481 million per annum, this is a serious and unnecessary drain on national resources. Costs to UK business: 50 million days of absence totalling some £5 billion annually.

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Tip of the Day

Go dancing often (virtually any style). If you keep up regular ‘rotating’ activity, you can see how this will keep your back more flexible (but this will only work as prevention/maintenance –not as a cure!).

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Philosophy

Ability, fitness and health concerns will affect us all from time to time. Rectification of any such problems can be a challenge because different providers have different agendas and all have positives and negatives. By way of example – short term pain relief with drugs can often offer relief in crisis, but what possible motive can the pharmaceutical industry have for providing anything other than symptom relief (necessarily, their success is measured by the happiness of their shareholders). Symptom relief – even with the highest possible motive- if not accompanied by fixing the underlying complaint, can often result in the worsening of the condition.

Hospitalisations are burgeoning, with vast amounts of surgery and generations of people on huge cocktails of medication and no clear vision of how this requirement will ever be satisfied or changed. Many feel this does not represent how the original “master plan” was conceived. Hence the enormous tidal turn towards sources of health perpetuation other than that which modern man has developed over the last 100 years or so. An overwhelming truism in all this is: “The body will heal itself in the way it made itself, provided there is no interference”. Nobody would question their valuable place in society or the good intentions of their workers, however some bodies speculate that hospitals would be around 15% of their current volume, were this fully appreciated.

This is why we at Ability Back would encourage you to get your ability back without interference to any of the other mechanisms of the body (i.e. be aware of side effects of ANY non natural methods of symptom alleviation).

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7 frequently encountered fears and misconceptions

SAFETY
Spinal correction performed by a properly qualified practitioner has been testified to be among the safest forms of health restoration. Research has shown the risk of injury subsequent to such therapeutic encounter to be less than 1 in 3,000,000. This was disclosed in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics more than ten years ago and compares extremely favourably with medication and surgery.
Looking at one of the most widely used and relatively benign medications – aspirin is reported to be directly responsible for in excess of 10,000 mortalities per annum, and the Merck Manual reports it to be one the most common causes of poisoning.
In one study of surgical procedures, such interventions were seen to be inappropriate in 40% of cases with negative outcomes in 40% of the remainder (What Doctors Don’t Tell You – Lynne McTaggart. June 1994); further, the effects of surgery can often be extremely difficult to reverse.

PRACTITIONER TRAINING
Education to the appropriate level is key to the development of the skills essential for the practice of this discipline. The degree Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) or B.Sc.(Chiro.) entails six years of rigorous full-time training with ongoing clinical experience encounters culminating in a final training clinic year requiring 400 patient visits. This demonstrates the current educational requirement for today’s practitioner and -bearing such a qualification with satisfactory completion of this syllabus- entitles the candidate to be regarded as trained to internationally accepted standards. Further ongoing Continuing Professional Education is incumbent on all professionals of this discipline.

PATIENT COMFORT
The correction of a spinal complaint by manual procedures performed by a suitably educated and trained expert is invariably a comfortable and reassuring encounter. Many people do not know this, but it is extremely rare for the treatment to involve any great degree of discomfort. In the rare instances of patient discomfort this would usually be attributable to an extremely acute condition causing the overlying soft tissues about the area to be treated to be tender or inflamed. In the highly unusual case of discomfort associated with treatment, it is virtually unheard of for patients to feel discomfort related to treatment after the initial visits.

In most practices the setting will be congenial with helpful staff working to ensure the greatest possible relaxation and comfort of the patient. Therefore try to ensure you find a practice where you can be comfortable in a relaxed atmosphere. This can often make a significant difference to your outcome as the condition itself often involves a considerable amount of tension – less likely to be resolved in a stressful environment.

PRACTITIONER PERFORMANCE
Try to find out about the track record of the profession in rectifying the kind of complaint you have, as well as the practitioner – don’t be bashful about asking for references or testimonials (If their clients are not saying good things about them, can you reasonably expect a good result).

PATIENT INFORMATION
Ensure the practitioner you choose will give you a full report of their findings (preferably in writing) to enable you to assess your standing and potential outcome.

THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TREATMENT
As described, initial treatment is usually directed towards pain relief. This is followed by an active decision about such ideas as to whether or not to let things coast or keeping things right with the goal of a stress free life.

BEYOND PAIN RELIEF
Relief of pain is often the first requirement of the patient. With the improvement in function of the nervous system invariably accompanying the improved function of the spine, many will feel their health performance also to be improved. Many practitioners report anecdotes of improved balance, memory, concentration, ability to deal with stress, improved sleep, enhanced energy levels to relate but a few. The appreciation of many improved conditions are shown by such statements as “I did not realise I had a problem with … until it was no longer a problem.”

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Why choose us

  • 7 mistakes to avoid when choosing how to overcome the symptoms of a spinal complaint.
  • Why you want a postural appearance reflecting how healthy you are.
  • 100% no risk guarantee.
  • 4 steps to ensuring you and your family can enjoy optimum ability.
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The good news…

When you recognise and understand the nervous system drives, supports and controls every single cell, tissue, organ and system within the body, and the function of the spine is to protect and support a significant part of the nervous system the following becomes rather obvious. Spinal or postural misalignments and malfunction can be the cause of
– or a factor in – many (if not all) body malfunctions.

The good news is anyone can find out if their spine is spoiling their life – at no charge, by having a  COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION. We give a free consultation to everyone so they don’t have to risk unnecessary cost and we both save valuable time. Call today. Ability Back — be the best you can be.

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About myself

Dr Parker graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in 1989, commencing practice as an associate in London. Opening his own practice some eighteen months later in Guildford, twelve years later he founded the Dorking practice and has been in continuous education and practice since 1984.

Since 1998 Dr Parker has held the post of Post-Graduate Training lecturer and coordinator for colleagues in the South West Thames region and has officiated as an examiner at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic.
He has travelled the world in pursuit of excellence in practice, completed multiple diverse post-graduate courses and observed in excess of 45 colleagues in practice towards the same end.

He has given talks to medical doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, health visitors and other health professionals as well as cross-professional groups, societies, companies and other public bodies on the characteristics and benefits of spinal correction. He will happily talk to any interested group or party with an interest in health furtherance or propagation.

His self-declared purpose is to inform, educate and correct the spines of as many families as possible –using only the finest natural means and techniques.
His ultimate goal would be the understanding, implementation and proliferation of non-invasive therapies throughout the inhabited world. If you have any influence at all in these spheres your assistance would be enormously appreciated.

He has been a Dorking resident since 1989, and his wife Claire and their 3 daughters are all lifetime Dorking residents, and chiropractic beneficiaries

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