Who is Responsible for the Site?
The owner of this blog site is Harding Chiropractic Ltd T/A Aligned Health, 20 Telford Court, Chester Gates Business Park, Chester CH1 6LT Registered Company Number in England and Wales: 07906249.
Employees, Self Employed Therapists, Patients, Clients and Guests of Harding Chiropractic Ltd T/A Aligned Health who share information and their opinion on this blog site do not necessarily represent the views of the site owner.
Seeking Opinions and the Discussion of Ideas:
The nature of a blog site is to encourage discussion and exchange ideas and opinion.
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) sets standards for chiropractors in relation to their duty to listening to, and respecting the views and opinions of their patients. It is hoped that this blog site will do just that.
The GCC offers guidance that effective chiropractic care is a partnership based on openness, trust and good communication. It guides chiropractors to talk to their patients about their care. It also guides chiropractors to encourage their patients to play a full part in their own care by to communicating openly with them. (Standards Guidance from General Chiropractic Council’s Code of Practice P.13, June 2010) SECTION B1).
This blog site is part of Harding Chiropractic Ltd T/A Aligned Health’s strategy to seek interaction with and the views of the people who attend the clinic.
Policing of the Accuracy of Information:
Harding Chiropractic Ltd T/A Aligned Health has policies in place to ensure reasonable steps are taken to ensure compliance with regulatory bodies guidelines and genuinely makes every reasonable attempt to apply safeguards and moderate this blog site. However, the very nature of a blog site means that the site owner cannot accept responsibility for all posts and comments made on it.
Harding Chiropractic Ltd T/A Aligned Health does not make claims as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link from this blog and cannot be held liable for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in information posted.
Harding Chiropractic Ltd T/A Aligned Health will not be liable for any losses, injuries or damages from the display or use of this information.
Harding Chiropractic Ltd T/A Aligned Health reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice at their discretion. The owner will review the site and will moderate against:
1.Comments including profanity, or deemed to be spam and trolling
2. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
3. Comments which may be considered damaging to the owner’s business
4. Comments that attack or are derogatory to or about a person, group of people, profession or an association
5. Comments which are purposely intended to: mislead others, abuse the trust of members of the public, are inaccurate, exploit the lack of experience of others, instill a fear of ill health, put pressure on people to seek treatment or bring any healthcare profession into disrepute
6. Posts and comments that breach Harding Chiropractic Ltd T/A Aligned Health’s policies
7. SPAM or advertising materials
The posting of any information on this site does not imply that Harding Chiropractic Ltd T/A Aligned Health has authorized or agrees with that information or opinion.
Claims of Effectiveness:
Whether bloggers are health professionals, lay people or in the direct employment of the owner of the site, their posts and comments:
• are the opinion of the blogger, who is exercising their right to freedom of speech and do not represent the views of the owner
• are not to be considered as direct claims about the effectiveness or scope of chiropractic or other therapy
Use of the “Dr” Title:
The use of the title “Dr” in relation to a chiropractor is referring to the title “Doctor of Chiropractic” and is not to imply that they hold a medical qualification or are registered with the General Medical Council.
The title of „chiropractor‟ is protected by law and chiropractors are regulated by statute. The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is the UK-wide statutory body established by Parliament to regulate the chiropractic profession. They check that all chiropractors are properly qualified and fit to practise. There are five representative bodies for chiropractors in the UK: British Chiropractic Association (BCA); Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC); United Chiropractic Association (UCA); Scottish Chiropractic Association (SCA); McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA).
Advertising Agency Guidelines have been included below for completeness and transparency.
If you believe we have over extended ourselves and are in breach of these guidelines then please report it to the owner marked for the attention of:
Helen Harding Doctor of Chiropractic
Harding Chiropractic Ltd T/A Aligned Health
20 Telford Court
Chester Gates Business Park
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all media. We apply the Advertising Codes, which are written by the Committees of Advertising Practice. They act on complaints and proactively checking the media to take action against misleading, harmful or offensive advertisements. (SOURCE: http://www.asa.org.uk/About-ASA.aspx)
The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) write and maintain the UK Advertising Codes, which are administered by the Advertising Standards Authority. We also offer the industry authoritative advice and guidance on how to create campaigns that comply with the rules. (SOURCE: http://www.cap.org.uk/About-CAP.aspx)
CAP Advice in Relation to Chiropractic:
Note: This advice is given by the CAP Executive about non-broadcast advertising. It does not constitute legal advice. It does not bind CAP, CAP advisory panels or the Advertising Standards Authority.
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis on the spine. It emphasises manual therapy including spinal manipulation and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation, and includes exercises, and health and lifestyle counselling.
Chiropractors are regulated by statute by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and may therefore refer to conditions for which suitably qualified medical advice should be sought, provided they hold convincing evidence of the efficacy of their treatments.
In 2017 the ASA carried out an evidence review on the use of multi-modal approaches used in Chiropractic in treating sciatica, whiplash and sports injuries as well as the treatment of babies, children and pregnant women as specific patient groups.
Based on all evidence submitted and reviewed to date, the ASA and CAP accept that chiropractors may claim to treat the following conditions:
(NB: this advice was updated 28th January 2020):
- Ankle sprain (short term management)
- Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Joint pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
- General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
- Generalised aches and pains
- Mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
- Migraine prevention
- Minor sports injuries
- Muscle spasms
- Plantar fasciitis (short term management)
- Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
- Sciatica (General references, as opposed to pain reduction claims – see ASA Guidance)
- Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain – but not ‘frozen shoulder’ see ASA Guidance)
- Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder
- Tension and inability to relax