Frequently asked questions

Find the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Do I need to contact my GP?

No. Chiropractic is a primary contact health profession. This means we are trained to make a diagnosis therefore a referral from you GP is not necessary. Here at Prime Therapy Clinic we think it is important to communicate with your GP and make sure they are fully informed of the treatment you are receiving . For that reason, with your permission, we send a report to your GP of our findings and treatment administered.

Does Chiropractic treatment hurt?

Chiropractic treatment is usually painless unless an area is inflamed, in which case treatment will be modified. You may experience some temporary discomfort after, however this is short lived and will last less than a day or so.

Shockwave Therapy can feel a little uncomfortable. If you find this, please let your therapist know and they can adjust the settings on the machine.

How many treatments will I need?


This will depend on your particular condition, how severe it is, how long you have had the condition, your response to treatment and how much of your chiropractors advice you follow. Here at Prime Therapy Clinic we will expect  a significant improvement by the 2nd to 4th treatment in new onset conditions and in conditions that have been there for a long time we would expect to see a change after the 4th to 6th treatment.

Throughout your course of care we will regularly reassess your progress. By measuring the changes against the examination results carried out at your initial appointment, we can monitor your improvements throughout your care and ensure we are giving you the best and most appropriate treatment.


It has been shown that between 4-6 Shockwave Therapy treatments are needed to get the best outcome. It is worth remembering that the final result from Shockwave wont be seen until approximately 12 weeks after treatment.