Bear Street Chiropractic Clinic

34c Bear Street, Barnstaple, North Devon  Tel: (01271) 328068


Chiropractic is the fastest growing and largest natural health care discipline in the United Kingdom. It is an independent and regulated health care profession, concerned with the preservation and restoration of your health. It is a Primary care profession, which means you do not need a referral from another healthcare professional to consult a Chiropractor.

Chiropractic care is safe and effective. It has an enviable safety record.

The diverse techniques used by Chiropractors are acquired over five years of full time training, study and experience, as well as extensive Post Graduate training. Studies include Anatomy and Clinical anatomy, Physiology and Neurophysiology, Neurology, Pathology, Radiology, Radiography, Clinical Diagnosis, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Spinal Manipulation, physiotherapy, Pharmacology and Clinical Nutrition.            

Chiropractors take an integrated and holistic treatment approach to the health needs of their patients, considering physical, psychological and social factors. They provide care and support by reducing pain and disability and by restoring normal function to the body.

Chiropractors do not use drugs or surgery to treat symptoms. Our approach is to correct spinal alignment and function, removing associated nervous system disruption that impairs your body's ability to heal itself. These disruptions of spinal alignment that affect your nervous system are called “Subluxation”. During the process of Subluxation correction, nervous system function improves, leading to better health and performance as well as reduction of pain symptoms.

The effectiveness of Chiropractic treatment is supported by research as well as by various UK government and medical organisations. Patients see Chiropractors in a private capacity either through self referral or as a result of a referral from their GP, other doctor or health professional.

While Chiropractic care has been shown in research to be highly effective for conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches and Migraines; in clinical practice it is helpful for many other spine or spine related problems as well as general health problems.

woman stretching with hands behind her back

"The human body craves alignment.When we are properly aligned, our bones, not muscles, support our weight, reducing effort and strain."