Crawley Chiropractic at Head2Toe

Crawley Chiropractic aims to provide relief for Lower Back Pain; Shoulder, Neck, Knee, Hip Pain; Headache; Sciatica; Arthritis; Sports Injuries

At Crawley Head2Toe our chiropractor is Dr Richard Boyd. Richard is the owner and senior chiropractor at Balanced Chiropractic in Dorking, Surrey. He has built and maintained an excellent reputation in Dorking for over ten years.

When we moved location at Crawley Head2Toe to a much larger clinic, it gave us the perfect opportunity to welcome in other health professionals. What our Physiotherapists Mel, Gareth, Georgina and Sam know they do best is provide quality Physiotherapy. We certainly aren’t arrogant enough to believe its the only approach for treating painful conditions and chiropractic is the largest alternative medical profession.

What is Chiropractic?

The word Chiropractic is derived from the Greek words chiro meaning ‘by hand’ and practikos meaning ‘to practice’ –- so the word chiropractic literally means to practice-by-hand.

Chiropractic is a drug-free method of restoring health to people of all ages, from infants, right up to the elderly. Chiropractic involves gentle spinal manipulation and joint manipulation to effect pain relief, better posture, and general overall well-being. Chiropractors realise that the human body has the ability to heal itself. The treatments provided focus on removing the interference to the body’s healing process.

The most common reason why someone may see a Doctor of Chiropractic is for lower back pain. Eighty percent of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives, and at present an astounding 30% of the UK population suffer with this condition.

Chiropractic is also effective for the management and pain relief of neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, whiplash, headaches, sciatica, knee pain, pins and needles, osteoarthritis, repetitive strain injury, trapped nerves and sports injuries.

Studies carried out by the Medical Research Council states that “chiropractic treatment was 30% more effective than hospital out-patient management, mainly for patients with chronic or severe back pain”, and that “patients with low back pain treated by chiropractors derive more benefit and long term satisfaction than those treated by hospitals”.

Sounds Interesting, But Is It For Me?

You may be wondering, ‘Is chiropractic care for me?’ The answer most likely is: yes it is.

The good news is that most musculoskeletal pain, especially low back pain and neck pain is down to mechanical reasons, i.e. problems with the function of the muscle, joints, ligaments, tendons, etc. Only 1% of diagnoses in these areas represent more sinister causes, like neurological problems or tumours, etc.

Richard has completed five years of university education, with a supervised clinical internship, resulting in the award of Master of Science, and eligibility for registration with the UK regulator the General Chiropractic Council. The training allows him to determine whether your problem is mechanical or not, and if it is then there is a chance chiropractic can help you. If you do not have a mechanical problem, then a GP referral can be provided.

Chiropractic care is suitable for all ages: babies, young children, teenagers, young adults (even pregnant women), middle aged and the elderly. Quite literally anybody can refer themselves to a chiropractor for assessment. Each age group has its own considerations and your chiropractor will take these into account. For example, treatment on children will be specifically tailored to be ultra-gentle, and for the elderly, arthritis or osteoporosis will very often be a concern, but again the manual techniques will be adapted to get the job done, whilst remaining as safe as possible for the individual.

Whatever age group you fall into or your diagnosis, as well as any concerns you may have, will be fully discussed before treatment starts. After all, it’s your body and we, as healthcare providers, are here to serve you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from low back pain and would like to have a chiropractic assessment for suitability of chiropractic treatment,you can contact Richard’s receptionist directly on 01306 740 177 or

Alternatively you can contact us here at Head2Toe clinic.