WE ARE OPEN
At St Andrew Chiropractic Clinic, looking after the health of our patients is always our absolute priority and in this challenging time we are
open and here to provide our services.
Please be assured that if you have an appointment or would like to schedule one, we are currently fully operational until guided otherwise by our governing body and so your appointment can go ahead.
If you belong to a high risk group for COVID19 please inform us by calling the office 01749 673160 or via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and Eric will call you to triage your visit.
New protocols are constantly being implemented as and when they are advised to keep our clinic as safe a place as possible. We ask that you continue to follow the measures we have in place to keep everyone healthy.
We would like to thank you in advance for your support and we are happy to be able to provide our high standard of treatment in a safe environment.
If you or anyone you are in close contact with are experiencing any signs of a COVID19 infection or have done so in the previous 14 days, please DO NOT visit the centre. If you are unsure, please check the NHS website for further information and contact Eric via email at email@example.com or by calling 01749 673160 to discuss rescheduling your appointment.
We aim to reply as soon as possible but when Eric is with patients this can take a few hours.
If you would like to make an appointment please head to our website to book an appointment online.
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC
Chiropractic is an evidence-based healthcare discipline firmly grounded in science. Chiropractors must undergo extensive training and earn a degree, MSc, MChiro or DC (Doctor of Chiropractic), in order to qualify as primary healthcare providers. All activity is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council and practitioners are required to adhere to its code of practice and standard of proficiency, as well as undergoing continuing professional development.
The word "chiropractic" comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action), and simply means "done by hand."
Chiropractic focuses on restoring, preserving, and optimising health through non-invasive, natural hands-on care, in other words without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractors specialise in the treatment of the neuro-musculoskeletal system (meaning the nervous system, joints and muscles). Most commonly patients seek help with back and neck pain, but the whole system works better with a properly functioning nervous system.
Your nervous system is largely housed by your spine and skull, so these areas are where we typically focus much of our efforts, assessing where poor functioning joints, cranial bones (TMJ), muscles and nerves result in pain and mobility problems as well as general poor health. Typically chiropractic treatment involves a blend of skilful realignment, coupled with nutritional and lifestyle advice, and an exercise programme.
Chiropractic is suitable for all ages. Eric has treated patients as young as 2 weeks and as old as 94.
Chiropractic is a regulated profession governed by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). No one can claim to be a chiropractor in the U.K. without being registered with the GCC. Should you have any other questions about chiropractic and whether it is suitable for you, please contact the clinic. Alternatively, you can find further information by visiting the websites of the General Chiropractic Council or the British Chiropractic Association
ABOUT ST. ANDREW CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
St Andrew Chiropractic Clinic is owned and run by Eric Pahl, Doctor of Chiropractic, who has had a life-long relationship with the profession. He started seeing his family’s chiropractor in Los Angeles, where he grew up, from early childhood. He credits his avoidance of injury to the care he received from his chiropractors that saw him through many active years of cycling, skiing, rock climbing and running. Their warm, personal and attentive approach inspired him as a young man and lead him to follow down the same professional path later on in life. As a highly skilled and experienced chiropractor, Eric is known for his gentle, non-invasive treatments which produce highly effective results for his patients.
After completing his undergraduate studies (BA) in California, Spain and France, Eric studied chiropractic at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles and the Anglo-European Chiropractic College (AECC), from which he graduated in 2013. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) training at the Royal College of Chiropractors. Eric spent the next years working at clinics in Bath and Brecon before opening his own practice in Somerset. He is passionate about his work and enjoys treating patients of all ages using a wealth of techniques including Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Diversified, Pregnancy & Paediatric Chiropractic, as well as Functional Assessment for the rehabilitation of muscular and postural disorders. Eric is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), the Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) as well as the Sacro-Occipital Technique Organisation (SOTO) Europe.
In his spare time Eric enjoys playing tennis, piano, guitar, cooking and spending time with his family.
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Our Opening Hours
St. Andrew Chiropractic Clinic
1 St. Andrew Street
Public free parking is available for up to 2 hours along Cathedral Green. Paid parking is available at the junction of St Thomas Street, St Andrew Street and Tor Street across from the Fountain Inn.