10 Steps and Tips To Help You Find The Right Chiropractor

our Newcastle and stoke chiropractorsFinding the best chiropractor can significantly impact your health and well-being, ensuring you receive quality care tailored to your needs.

In this blog post, our Newcastle and Stoke chiropractic teams have put together 10 steps and tips to help you find a local chiropractor who is well-qualified, experienced, and a good fit for you.




Finding the best local chiropractor for you


1. Ask for Recommendations

Family and Friends: Start by asking people you trust for recommendations. Personal experiences can provide valuable insights into the quality of care.

Healthcare Providers: Your primary care physician or other healthcare professionals may know reputable chiropractors in your area.


2. Check Credentials

Registration: Ensure the chiropractor is registered to practice in the UK.  Chiropractic is a regulated profession and all chiropractors in the UK must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). Use the GCC website to confirm that the chiropractor is registered.

Education and Training: Look for chiropractors who have graduated from accredited chiropractic universities and have additional training or certifications relevant to your needs.


3. Research Online Reviews and Ratings

Patient Reviews: There are many platforms online such as  Google or Facebook that offer patient reviews and ratings. Look for patterns in feedback regarding patient satisfaction, the chiropractor’s approach, and outcomes.

Professional Websites: Many chiropractors have websites where they list their services, specialties, and patient testimonials.


4. Consider Experience and Specialties

Experience: Chiropractors with more experience are likely to have encountered a wide range of conditions and treatments. Ask how many patients they have treated with your specific condition.

Specialties: Some chiropractors specialise in areas such as sports injuries, paediatrics, or specific techniques like the Activator Method. Ensure their expertise aligns with your needs.


5. Evaluate Communication Style

Initial Consultation: Schedule an initial consultation to discuss your concerns and treatment options. Pay attention to how the chiropractor communicates, listens, and explains your condition and treatment plan.

Comfort Level: It’s important to feel comfortable with your chiropractor. A good chiropractor should make you feel heard and respected and should answer all your questions clearly.


6. Assess Clinic Environment

Cleanliness and Professionalism: The clinic should be clean, well-organised, and professional. Observe the staff’s demeanour and how they interact with patients.

Facilities and Equipment: Check if the clinic has modern equipment and facilities that are necessary for your treatment.


7. Check Insurance and Costs

Insurance Coverage: Verify if the chiropractor is covered by your health insurance plan. This can significantly reduce out-of-pocket costs.

Fees and Payment Plans: Understand the fees for initial consultations, follow-up visits, and any additional treatments. Ask if they offer payment plans or accept various payment methods.


8. Inquire About Treatment Techniques

Techniques Used: Chiropractors use a variety of techniques. Some may use hands-on spinal manipulation, while others might use instruments or specialised tables. Research the techniques and ask which ones the chiropractor prefers.

Customisation: Ensure that the chiropractor customises their treatment plan to suit your specific needs rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach.


9. Look for Red Flags

High Pressure Sales: Be wary of chiropractors who push you to sign up for long-term treatment plans without assessing your progress first.

Lack of Transparency: Avoid chiropractors who are vague about their credentials, treatment plans, or costs.

Negative Reviews: Consistent negative feedback about a chiropractor’s practice can be a red flag.


10. Get a Second Opinion

Comparing Options: If you’re uncertain about your initial choice, don’t hesitate to get a second opinion. Seeing another chiropractor can provide additional perspectives and help you make a more informed decision.


Choosing the right chiropractor involves careful consideration and research. By following these steps, you can find a chiropractor who is well-qualified, experienced, and a good match for your needs. Prioritise your comfort and trust in the relationship, as this will be crucial for a successful and positive chiropractic experience.



Visiting Our Newcastle and Stoke Chiropractic Clinics


If you’re looking for experienced and compassionate chiropractic care in the Newcastle and Stoke areas, our clinics are here to help. Our teams of qualified chiropractors are dedicated to providing personalised treatment plans to meet your specific needs.

Book an appointment with us today and take the first step towards better health and well-being!


Visiting Our Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic:

Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic

Church House, Blackfriars Road



Phone: 01782 711 191

Book Online:  https://chiropractorinstoke.co.uk/


Visiting Our Stoke Chiropractic Clinic:

City Chiropractic Clinic

40 Epworth Street



Phone: 01782 848 184

Book Online: https://city-chiropractic.com/


Patient Feedback For Our Newcastle and Stoke Chiropractic Clinics


Don’t take our word for our commitment to providing the highest quality of chiropractic care to our patients.

Read Google Reviews for our Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic

Read Google Reviews for our Stoke City Chiropractic Clinic 




David Hemingway

Had a great consultation followed by my first hr session. Very positive, friendly and informative. Hope to carry on
David Hemingway


I don’t know what I’d do without my monthly appointment. My movement vastly improved and there has been a reduction in persistent when I discovered this clinic.

Greg Methven

After being diagnosed with BPPV Vertigo I was really suffering and after not really making any progress with the Betahistine prescribed by the Doctor at the Royal Stoke I decided to see Dr Finn, who has previously resolved other muscular and skeletal injuries for myself and my family. With BPPV Vertigo being an issue with the inner ear I wasn’t sure if this was something he could resolve promptly ? The clinic fitted me in really quickly and after just two short visits my BPPV was fully resolved. After spending so much time on 111 and at the hospital I was relieved at how swiftly and efficiently Dr Finn resolved my BPPV, which was really bad. I can fully recommend this clinic for this and other treatments in a professional and effective manner. 10/10
Greg Methven

Stephen Banks

First class service from Rob and team
Stephen Banks

Richard Moth

My wife was suddenly in real pain around her hip area and upon making a phone call to Newcastle Chiropractic was given an immediate appointment. With a total of no more than 20 minutes she was feeling a lot less pain and doing gentle walking as recommended by Rob. She’s very grateful with a lot less pain and feeling mobile again.
Richard Moth

John Nyansera

The staff members handle their clients professionally.
John Nyansera

Linda Machin

I first started seeing Rob in 1998 when he took over from Jane Hvas at the Brampton Clinic. I have now been a patient of Robs for 25 years. I don't know what I would have done without the treatment and support I have re eived from him. He's simply the best.
Linda Machin

Francesco Alfano

Dott. Burcu Cetinkaya is the best chiropractor I've ever been treated by, and I've had many. Since the first visit at the clinic I've been examinated and listened very carefully about my problems and I've been given a personalised plan of treatment and exercises straight away. I've been checked vertebra by vertebra and rettified my posture, basically if there is a problem she will find out and I've never been so happy with my back, my problems they're gone and my posture is the best ever. I can't thank dott. Burcu enough even if an emergency occurred she has been always available and makes me feel safe.
Not the last the ladies on reception are the kindest ever. The clinic service is a 5 star ???? all round. Thank you ???? ???? ????????
Francesco Alfano

Paul Proffitt

Should have come to Newcastle chiropractic a year ago save wasting a year trying get sorted with the NHS, Came to Newcastle Chiropractic and was met by friendly staff and Dr Burcu who couldn’t help enough, don’t know where I would have been with out the help I have received from Dr Burcu.
Excellent practice 11/10 all day.
Paul Proffitt