Jean-Luc ColourToday on the blog, our chiropractor Jean Luc Lafitte will be answering some of the questions and common misconceptions we regularly hear about his form of treatment.

Jean Luc has been treating for over twenty years and prides himself on the fact that people put their trust and faith in him to help them on the road to recovery. He has seen children he has treated grow up and go on to have children of their own.

What does ‘chiropractor’ mean?
Chiro in Greek means hands and practicos means practical. So basically Chiropractic is a treatment method that uses a hands on approach.

Is chiropractic treatment regulated?
In 1995 The King’s Fund commissioned a report that lead to every Chiropractor in the UK being regulated, and answerable to the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). This was set up to protect the name Chiropractic, and also assure the members of the public that Chiropractors were adequately trained. This training is between 3 and 4 years. More and more universities now offer full-time Chiropractic courses.

Chiropractors only treat you for ten minutes and keep asking you to come back.
Jean Luc trained in a method called McTimoney Corley. This means he treat patients for a minimum of half an hour and sometimes more. Usually, he  would expect to see a patient only once a week, and then suggest that they see him around four times a year. After your treatment Jean Luc often suggests you need at least 48 hours to allow your body to settle, this is why he only treats once a week.

I will just get clunked and clicked.
As well as a being a Chiropractor, Jean Luc is also a Hypnotherapist and also offers nutritional advice. In the same way you would not expect a mechanic to fix your car just using one tool, Jean Luc uses different  adjustment techniques depending on the individual’s complaint. This may mean incorporating soft tissue massage, or the familiar movement of the bones associated with Chiropractic adjustment. He also use a range of instruments to assist him in this.

Chiropractic treatment is painful.
The type of adjustment Jean Luc uses is very gentle and is adapted to the individual patient, as this is because he could treat be treating a six-week-old baby one session and in the next, a burly rugby player.

Chiropractors always take X Rays.
Jean Luc doesn’t take X-rays; f he feels you need one, he will write to your GP and suggest it. This is because X-rays can be expensive to the patient and he believes that we have an amazing NHS that is more than capable of doing this. All he requires is the report after the X-ray


If you have any further questions about the Chiropractic treatment that Jean Luc offers, please give us a call on 020 8332 6184. Alternatively you can email us Jean Luc is always happy to answer any questions you may have before booking your treatment.