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Spa Chiropractic Clinic


Rudy Smith is a Cheltenham based GCC and BCA registered Chiropractor. He graduated from the prestigious Anglo European College of Chiropractic with a Masters degree in Chiropractic (MChiro).

During his time there he also gained his CCEP (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner) post graduated qualification. After several years as an associate chiropractor at a busy chiropractic clinic on the Wirral, he decided to relocate back to his home town of Cheltenham to open his own clinic, SCC (Spa Chiropractic Clinic). His ambition was always to open a clinic in the town where he grew up. He currently shares the clinic with his cousin who is an Osteopath, but the idea is eventually to bring in other therapies.

Rudy has a keen interest in all aspects of musculoskeletal therapies, bringing together traditional chiropractic techniques, alongside different forms of soft tissue therapy such as ART (Active Release Technique), Graston Therapy, Myofascal Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Kinesio-taping, functional rehabilitation, deep tissue massage and the latest cutting edge low level laser therapy to give his patients the finest possible care.

The aim of the clinic is to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment strategy of the body as a whole and Rudy educates and supports his patients with relevant healthcare knowledge, attitudes and self-management tools.

Spa Chiropractic Clinic is an evidence based clinic and prides itself in using the same treatment techniques and protocols that are used by many premiership football and rugby teams, F1 teams as well as many top Olympic athletes, to treat a wide variety of sports and non sports related injuries. Rudy is very passionate about staying up to date with the latest research and treatment protocols and regularly attends workshops and courses both in the UK and abroad run by the world’s top experts in musculoskeletal therapies. He has used these techniques to treat many professional sportsman including GB sprinters, archers, softball players and national and international skydivers.

By using all the treatments available – in one session he will use Chiropractic and deep tissue massage followed by low level laser therapy – it means that the patient does not need to pay extra for massage therapy with a separate practitioner. If the patient is not keen on deep tissue massage as they may have found it uncomfortable in the past, then Rudy will use a lighter muscle energy technique followed by laser therapy and even use kinesio-taping to aid the lymphatic and muscle systems while the patient is at work.

Treatments can help with any or all of the following condition: Arthritic Pain, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Joint Pains (Elbow, Hip, Knee, Neck and Shoulder), Migraine, Muscle Spasms, Neuralgia, Rheumatic Pain / Rheumatism and Minor Sports Injuries. An initial consultation costs £45, with the follow up consultation costing £32.

Spa Chiropractic Clinic is located at:

351 Hatherley Road
GL51 6HT

Tel: 07789 864502