Chiropractic Clinic

A history of health and help at the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic.

AECC University College Clinic X-ray services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). To read the latest CQC inspection online please visit the CQC website.

Chiropractic Clinic Notice

The Chiropractic student teaching clinic is now open for appointments, with careful infection control measures in place in line with government guidelines.

If you wish to make an appointment the phone lines are open between 10am - 5pm with appointments on daily basis between 10.30am and 5pm. 

Appointments are necessarily limited and will follow a telephone conversation with one of the clinical team. We are unable to offer walk in appointments at this time.

You will be asked a COVID-19 questionnaire and will be assessed as to the suitability of attending clinic for an appointment, and to ensure you have considered other reasonable alternatives.

We have put a number of safety measures in place to protect patients, staff and students, including new procedures, protective equipment and tape marking social distancing.

The Exercise Centre (rehabilitation) will remain closed until further notice – advice can be given for structured exercises either via telephone or given at your appointment. 

For further information on what you can expect when attending an appointment please see our updated visitors guide.

For further advice on how we are operating during Covid-19 please speak to one of the reception team members on 01202 436222. 

Updated visitors guide

Updated visitors guide

We have updated our visitor guide for our patients to include new safety measures. Read about what you can expect when you arrive, who will see you and what happens after your initial assessment.

DOWNLOAD VISITORS GUIDE

Treatments and services:

Our Chiropractic Clinic offers a variety of treatments and services. Find out more about the costs of treatment and reasons to choose chiropractic.  

View our cHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT AND SERVICES 

Staying Well and Staying Active

Physical activity and a positive mental approach to the lockdown is really important. Various studies have shown how such things can improve your state of mind, boost your immune system, and reduce the likelihood of the effects of stress or developing such things as diabetes and heart disease. 

Our colleagues at Livewell Dorset, the BCP-funded public health service for Dorset, have produced a Five Ways to Wellbeing. This is an essential self-care framework to promote health and wellbeing in 5 steps. For more information and to register for the challenge click here.

There are plenty of on-line help tools for exercises, such as Joe Wicks or similar on the internet, but some people we have spoken to have found these difficult to start – so if you’re having difficulty getting active, and want an easy entry-level class, try the NHS Couch to 5K or download these tips from our Exercise Centre Manager, who shares more advice on 'entry-level exercises'. 

Entry-level home exercise class 

Vikki Peart, our Exercise Centre Manager, has put together an entry-level class for those wish to start exercising but are unsure of where to begin – with tips for the seniors amongst us.

Home Resource Pack

Find information that will help you to get comfortable while working from home, help you to establish a Spine-Friendly approach to daily activities. Each section in your home resource pack discusses a topic and then gives you some evidence-based self-help exercises or actions to take.

Pain Prevention pages include:

- Sitting and Working
- Getting Some Exercise
- Keep Moving

You can also find links to watch some simple, effective exercises to look after your back.

Download your home resources pack here: Home Resources Pack

What is chiropractic treatment?

Chiropractors are concerned with the framework of bones and muscles that support the body (the ‘musculoskeletal system’). 

Problems with the bones and muscles in the body can be caused by accidents, lack of exercise, poor posture, illness and everyday wear and tear. This causes pressure on the nerves in the body. 

Chiropractic treatment involves the chiropractor manipulating parts of your spine or joints to remedy these problems. Manipulation involves the precise handling or movement of joints or parts of the spine, sometimes further than they normally move. 

A chiropractor may also give you advice on exercise, self-help, diet and lifestyle, and some may also offer rehabilitation programmes."

About the Chiropractic Clinic

We think you’ll love our state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to giving you effective and caring treatment within a professional and educational setting.

We offer 32 comfortable treatment rooms, fully-equipped Exercise and Sports Performance Centres, a large digital X-Ray suite, and one of the UK’s few open upright MRI scanners.

You’ll be in safe hands with our academic staff chiropractors, associate chiropractors, and senior chiropractic interns.

 

Our interns are student healthcare professionals in their final stages of training at the AECC University College. They work under the close supervision of qualified chiropractic tutors, who will discuss and review all aspects of your diagnosis and management of your condition.

When we first meet you we’ll go through your medical history, perform a physical examination, general medical check, and thoroughly assess your problem areas. This first appointment takes up to two hours as we want to fully understand you and your problems. To get a clear picture of what to expect take a look at our first visit guide.

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How to find us

You can find us behind the AECC University College main building - just follow the signs for the clinic reception. There’s free parking onsite and on the roads around the campus, so there’s no problem if you’re planning on driving, just follow our address:

AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic
Parkwood Road
Parkwood Campus
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH5 2DF

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Opening Times

The AECC Chiropractic Clinic phone lines are open 10am-5pm Monday to Friday for appointment bookings. 

Appointments are available between 10am - 5pm.
Intern clinic is open 10:30-5pm

To arrange a telephone appointment, please call 01202 436222 and leave your name and a contact telephone number.  One of the team will contact you during our current business hours of 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

The Clinic and the community

AFC Bournemouth

We have been involved with AFC Bournemouth for many years and remain an Official Partner. We offer regular chiropractic services at the club - with the first team, the development squad and the academy. Our clinical faculty assist the medical team’s medical staff by identifying potential issues that could affect players’ performance and also conduct treatments on the players. It’s a privilege to be contributing at this high level of professional football – “Up the Cherries!”

Friends of the clinic

We have an active patient group who promote the clinic within the community and act as liaison between the patients and the clinicians.  We would love you to join us please email cliniccomments@aecc.ac.uk for further information.
 

Community outreach programme

Acting as ambassadors of healthcare and of the AECC university College,our chiropractic interns regularly attend public events as well as schools and colleges to promote the benefits of healthy living, exercise and good posture.

What’s more, our student healthcare professionals can also pop into places of employment, providing employees with free advice and information on preventing work-related injuries.

Speak with our Outreach Coordinator for more information.  

Chiropractic & you

Here at AECC University College, we continually look for ways to improve, which is where our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) network comes in. It works by you telling us what you liked or more importantly, what we could have done better, and we use your feedback to educate, evolve and correct.

We’d love to know your thoughts so please get in touch and have your say

Our last Patient Satisfaction survey was taken in 2015, and we were blown away by the results. A couple of highlights include:

  • 98% would 'definitely recommend' us to their friends and family.
  • 99% of patients who wanted to see their intern on a specific day got an appointment on that day or sooner.
  • 96% said their intern was very good at treating them with care and concern.
  • The top three reasons for choosing us were: quality of care (46%), affordability (41%) and recommendation (39%).

What’s more, we listened to your feedback you shared and because of it we now have an automatic entrance door, better parking, and much improved gowns.

We love getting it right, so if you’re delighted about something, or concerned about anything, we want you to tell us so we keep on improving.

For details on how we manage and protect information about you, please read our patient privacy policy.

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Get in Touch

Want to know more about our Chiropractic Clinic and services, leave us a message below and we will get back to you.   Or call us on 01202 436222

One of our team will get back to you during our 
current business hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

If you would like to give us feedback on your experience in clinic, please use our feedback form.

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