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Spa Chiropractic Clinic


Rudy Smith is a Cheltenham based GCC and BCA registered Chiropractor at SCC (Spa Chiropractic Clinic) in Hatherley, Cheltenham. SCC is an evidence based clinic which 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 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 and deep tissue massage, 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 proud to offer the latest cutting edge Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) which is considered by many scientists to be “a new branch of medicine”. LLLT improves tissue repair, reduces pain and inflammation and has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. The laser is able to achieve this because light (within certain parameters) can regenerate tissue, reduce inflammation and reduce pain. It does this by increasing cellular energy and reducing oxidative stress.

These effects have been tested in over 200 clinical trials (RCTs which are the gold standard for medical research) and thousands of laboratory studies, half of which are on pain, and published in many leading journals including The Lancet, BMJ, Nature, PNAS, Spine, Muscle and Nerve, Pain, Stroke etc

LLLT is used by British and US military, Premier Division soccer teams, Olympic teams, Formula 1, rugby and cricket teams, as well as specialist pain clinics in the UK and USA.

Treatments take about 10 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week depending on the severity of the complaint. At Spa Chiropractic Clinic LLLT is used alongside chiropractic and soft tissue massage therapies to increase healing and recovery time even further.

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.

For the next month Spa Chiropractic Clinic are offering £10 off the first diagnosis and treatment.

Spa Chiropractic Clinic is located at:
351 Hatherley Road, Cheltenham GL51 6HT
Tel: 07789 864502