Dr. Neil Thomas
Durham Family Chiropractic
Dr. Neil Thomas DC, MChiro, Lic. Ac, PgC, PgD, MRCC (Ortho)
Doctor of Chiropractic & Medical Acupuncturist
I have a great passion for helping people back to health and maximising their potential. To do this, I use diverse techniques and methods to help you on your road to recovery; by training in various specialised chiropractic and other manual therapy systems, I have increased my ability to treat a very wide variety of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.
I provide Chiropractic care and Medical Acupuncture (full body and auricular) as well as a specialist auricular acupuncture technique called Battlefield Acupuncture. I specialise in postural correction and reversal of abnormal spinal curvatures. I also have a special interest in paediatrics and have undergone further training in paediatric chiropractic.
I have a wealth of experience in treating complicated or stubborn conditions and I take pride in my ability to help all of my patients recover, allowing them to move and feel better and live a life free of pain and dysfunction.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been in full-time practice for several years, treating people from all walks of life. Since graduating as a chiropractor I have continued in postgraduate education, gaining further qualifications, valuable skills and experience. I have a special interest in hyperkyphosis or ‘hunch back’, where the upper part of the spine curves too far forward leading to a multitude of adverse symptoms; to correct this I use a very specific manual therapy technique that drastically improves or reverses abnormal spinal curvatures.
I hold a Masters Degree in Chiropractic (MChiro) from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (University of South Wales), a postgraduate Licentiate of Acupuncture (Lic. Ac) from the British Academy of Western Medical Acupuncture (accredited and validated by Liverpool John Moores University), a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Clinical Sciences – Advanced Professional Practice and a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Postgraduate Professional Development (Chiropractic) from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic
I have also been awarded a Diploma of Chiropractic from the British Chiropractic Association and European Academy of Chiropractic. A Diploma of Chiropractic is awarded once a chiropractor has completed one year post-registration training.
I am currently undertaking a Professional Academic Doctorate (DProf) in Health and Social Care with Teesside University and I am due to complete this in 2019. As part of this Doctorate I will be carrying out a randomised controlled clinical trial (RCT) on a specific area of chiropractic technique and this will add to the body of knowledge that already exists on manipulative therapies.
I am a member of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and a specialist Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation faculty member of the Royal College of Chiropractors; I am a registered Royal College post-registration training (PRT) scheme mentor for newly graduated Chiropractors and I am also the Director of Academic Affairs for the same faculty.
Other available therapies
Spineologist, posturologist, postural correction, hyperkyphosis, Scoliosis.
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New patient (Chiropractic): £50
Follow-up treatment (Chiropractic): £34
New patient (Acupuncture): £40
Follow-up (Acupuncture): £34
Chiropractors are primary care providers and therefore you do not need any referral from your GP. Chiropractors are able to diagnose and are trained to recognise serious disease that requires immediate medical attention, so rest assured, you are in safe hands.
For more detailed information please visit my website: www.straightenmeup.com
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Monday: 9am-2pm, Tuesday: 8am-5pm, Wednesday: 2pm-6pm, Thursday: 1pm-7pm & Friday: 8am-1pm.