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Opening hours:

Mon - Fri, 8.30am - 7.30pm

Free parking

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Address:

277 Crystal Palace Road

Dulwich, London

SE22 9JH

Bus Services:

  40     (Dulwich-Lordship Lane, Camberwell, Elephant & Castle, London Bridge, Aldgate)

176     (Penge, Forest Hill, Dulwich-Lordship Lane, Camberwell, Waterloo)

185     (Lewisham, Forest Hill, Dulwich-Lordship Lane, Oval, Victoria)

P13     (Streatham, Tulse Hill, Dulwich-Whateley Road, Peckham, New Cross)

  12     (Dulwich- Barry Road, Peckham, Elephant & Castle, Oxford Circus)

197     (Peckham, Dulwich-Barry Road, Sydenham, Anerley, Croydon)

Trainlinks:

East Dulwich (London Bridge service, 20 min walk)

Peckham Rye (London Bridge or Victoria service, 30 min walk)

Forest Hill (Victoria service or Overground line, 30min walk)

Registered with the

British Chiropractic Association and the

General Chiropractic Council

020 8693 1115

What is Chiropractic?

Can anyone call themselves a chiropractor?  

Will the treatment hurt?

Do I have to have an x-ray?

Who owns the x-rays?

Can I get chiropractic care on the NHS?

Can chiropractors use the title 'Dr' when advertising?

What qualification should I look for?

Requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998


What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine. These problems of the musculoskeletal system can be caused by accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, illness and everyday wear and tear.


Can anyone call themselves a chiropractor?  

No.  It is illegal for anyone in the UK to use the title 'chiropractor' or to imply that they are a chiropractor unless they are registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). In common with medical practitioners and dentists, the chiropractic profession is regulated by law. The Chiropractors Act 1994 provides statutory regulation for the profession and the title 'chiropractor' is protected under this legislation. By law, the GCC must check those who apply for registration to make sure that:

• they have a chiropractic qualification,

• are of good character and are physically and mentally fit

• set and monitor standards of education and training

• set standards of practice and conduct

• deal with any complaints about the conduct or practice of chiropractors.


Daniel Harvey is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association.


Will the treatment hurt?

Chiropractic treatment is usually painless unless an area is inflamed (swollen). If this is the case your chiropractor will alter the treatment. Don’t worry if you hear a clicking or popping noise when one of your joints is being manipulated – this is perfectly normal with this form of treatment. Some patients have mild reactions such as temporary aches and pains after their spine or joints have been manipulated or after exercising..It is important that you talk to your chiropractor if you feel worried about anything either during or after treatment.


Do I have to have an x-ray?

Your chiropractor will only recommend that an x-ray be taken if there is a valid clinical reason for doing so.  Like all health professionals, chiropractors must comply with the legislation that governs the use of x-rays - the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000.


Who owns the x-rays?

Chiropractors must keep complete health records

1. X-rays or other medical images taken or ordered by a chiropractor must be kept by the chiropractor as part of your health record for a period of eight years after the date of your last visit. This is one of the legal requirements of the Code of Practice published by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) - the UK-wide statutory regulator of chiropractors.

Releasing X-rays to another health professional

2. Should you want another health professional to look at your X-rays or other medical images, your chiropractor may be willing to release them to you or, with your consent, to your health professional of choice. Although this must be on the clear understanding that the X-ray films or other medical images will be returned to your chiropractor.


Can I get chiropractic care on the NHS?

It is always worth asking your GP, your local Primary Care Trust or Health Board if NHS funding is available for chiropractic.  As yet, it is not widespread even though chiropractic care is included in the Musculoskeletal Services Framework  published by the Department of Health.  There is also a pilot scheme in Northern Ireland that includes funding for chiropractic.  


Can chiropractors use the title 'Dr' when advertising?

The Committee of Advertising Practice's (CAP) position is that advertisers who use the title 'Dr' should take care not to imply that they hold a general medical qualification. In general, CAP advises that if they do not possess such a qualification, advertisers should not call themselves 'Dr'. Chiropractors are therefore advised not to use the title 'Dr' in their advertisements or in any information targeted at patients.


What qualification should I look for?

Chiropractic is a world-wide profession and there is a great variety in the titles of qualifications.  The important thing is that all chiropractors in the UK must be registered with the GCC. Some chiropractors have a special interest in certain conditions, for example pregnancy related issue - if this is what you're looking for, give us a call and we can outline our experience in that area.


Requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998

Under the Data Protection Act, you are entitled to a copy of your health record, including X-rays or other medical images, and your chiropractor may make a reasonable charge for the copy of up to £50.