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Chiropractors can address multiple ailments such as sciatica, misalignment of the joints, headaches, neck and back pain, and sports injuries. Hence, if you’re suffering from any of these but want a non-surgical treatment, seeing a chiropractor might help.
Fortunately, we’re featuring the best chiropractors in Waterford in this article! Aside from our top picks, you’ll see the conditions they treat, where they practice, as well as their pros and cons.
We’ve also got some tips to help you choose the right chiropractor, plus some FAQs you might have as well.
But before anything else, let’s first talk about how much you might need to spend for chiropractic care.
Chiropractor Fees in Ireland
To give you an idea about chiropractic service fees, we’ve listed some estimated costs in the table below for your reference.
|TREATMENT||AVERAGE ESTIMATED COSTS|
|Initial consultation||€60 to €80|
|Subsequent treatments||€30 to €60|
|Orthotics||€45 to €320|
|Gait scan||€35 to €100|
The Best Chiropractors in Waterford
Without further ado, let’s head straight to our selections for Waterford’s best chiropractors!
1. Dr John Dineen – Dynamic Chiropractic
|SERVICES||Chiropractic care, acupuncture, TOG GaitScan, and orthotics|
|ADDRESS||Manor Village, Cork Road, Waterford City|
|CONTACT DETAILS||051 844933 |
|OPERATING HOURS||8:30 am to 6:30 pm (Monday – Friday)|
One of the two founders of Dynamic Chiropractic in 2003, Dr John Dineen’s approach to curing his patients involves determining the chief reason for the ailment, allowing for a more long-term solution for his patients.
Before obtaining his Doctor of Chiropractic qualification at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, Dr Dineen qualified first in Applied Physiology and Health Science. And for his chiropractic training in Wales, he was even awarded a British Chiropractic Award.
As a specialist in gait correction and orthotic prescription, Dr Dineen can help people who suffer from problems concerning movement patterns of the feet and lower limbs.
He helps correct foot imbalances of patients through gait analysis which involves the use of a TOG GaitScan along with other techniques. He also uses prescription orthotics which are biomechanical medical appliances that look like insoles.
Moreover, aside from all aspects of chiropractic care, Dr Dineen can also conduct acupuncture and has treated professional athletes.
Other treatments available at Dynamic Chiropractic include treatment for sports injuries, headache and migraine, and dizziness and vertigo. They also treat different body pains which cover the neck and back, shoulder, muscle and joint, knee and ankle, and more.
Dynamic Chiropractic treats patients of all ages, including infants. The treatments they offer for babies include colic and incessant crying, feeding difficulties, and checkups for newborns after a traumatic birth.
Check out some comments from their satisfied patients:
“Fixed my lower back pain, great advice, great staff. Thanks to all the team.” -P Egan
“Helped my son enormously. Definitely recommend John & his Team . Anne on reception is so lovely to deal with on phone & in practice.” -Edel Keating
“Excellent service, first place in years to have a positive change on my condition. Highly recommended.” -Padraic Bolger
2. Dr Jill Dunlop – Waterford Chiropractic Clinic
|SERVICES||Chiropractic care, gait analysis, orthotics, rehabilitation exercises, and acupuncture|
|ADDRESS||First Floor, Williamstown Centre, Ardkeen, Waterford|
|CONTACT DETAILS||051 850566 087 982 4528 |
|OPERATING HOURS||10:00 am to 7:30 pm (Monday) |
10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Tuesday, Friday)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Wednesday)
2:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Thursday)
Aside from necessary qualifications, sometimes patients are drawn to doctors who’ve gone through the same conditions as they have. Dr Jill Dunlop is one such doctor who herself was also treated by a chiropractor before she studied to be one.
She studied Chemistry and Biomedical Science until she experienced back pain. After years of undergoing other medical treatments, she was finally treated by a chiropractor.
Now a chiropractor herself, Dr Dunlop desires to let people become aware of the benefits of chiropractic.
The ailments she treats include sports injuries, headache and migraine, leg weakness, and pain in the lower and upper back, neck, extremity joint, and more. She also prescribes custom-made orthotics using the TOG GaitScan system.
Patients can also avail themselves of acupuncture treatments here in Waterford Chiropractic Clinic under their acupuncturist, Dave Hackett.
Dr Dunlop’s clinic is also a good choice for persons with disabilities as it has a wheelchair-accessible toilet and disabled parking.
See what Dr Dunlop’s patients have to say about her:
“Excellent chiropractor (Jill Dunlop)” -Rhoda Reddy
“Jill is a wonderful practitioner and I found her work such a support during my last pregnancy. I would highly recommend Waterford Chiropractic Clinic.” -Jemma Kehoe
“Jill is the best in the business. Sorted my back out a lot of times. I’d be lost only for her.” -Tommy Phelan
3. Dr Noel Ryan – Airmount Chiropractic
|ADDRESS||River Lodge, Rock Road, Bilberry Waterford|
|CONTACT DETAILS||051-855481 086-3818676 |
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday – Saturday)|
Another chiropractor you may want to visit is Dr Noel Ryan. Since founding Airmount Chiropractic in 1981, Dr Ryan has been treating patients here for 40 years.
In terms of credentials, note that Dr Ryan is one of the founders of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland (CAI). He got his chiropractic education in the United States from Sherman College.
Furthermore, he doesn’t just treat patients from within Waterford but also covers southeast areas of Ireland such as Cork, Kilkenny, and Wexford.
If you’ve got muscle spasms, joint pain, shoulder and arm pain, and sciatica (pain from the sciatic nerve), these are a number of the conditions that Dr Ryan treats.
Moreover, visiting Dr Ryan for chiropractic treatments is especially ideal for those who don’t have time on weekdays since he opens his clinic even on Saturdays.
Below are what patients have to say about Dr Ryan:
“Great service. I found Noel to be both very professional and friendly.” -Aaron Mulhall
“I first came to Dr. Ryan several years ago with back and pelvic pain. After a number of visits I was 100% better. I now attend Dr. Ryan once or twice a year as a preventative measure. I am comfortable in the fact that I know he knows exactly what he is doing. He is a very competent practitioner.” -Martin
4. Dr Anita Gleeson – Dungarvan Chiropractic Clinic
|SERVICES||Chiropractic care, gait analysis, and orthotics|
|ADDRESS||Sexton St, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 H526|
|CONTACT DETAILS||058-21277 |
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 am to 7:00 pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) |
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Thursday)
Another chiropractor we recommend is Dr Anita Gleeson, Dungarvan Chiropractic Clinic’s principal chiropractor. In 2012, she set up the said clinic.
Patients would be encouraged to know that she was once a patient herself who suffered from chronic headaches as a teenager. After multiple medical tests and checkups, she found relief after seeing a chiropractor who diagnosed the cause of her headaches as nerve pain caused by spinal subluxation.
Wanting to help people who’ve gone through the same pains, she became a fully insured chiropractor and a member of CAI and the European Chiropractic Council.
As a doctor whose particular interest lies in treating athletes, she’s the ideal doctor to obtain treatment for sports injuries. If you’re suffering from groin/hamstring strain, Achilles tendonitis, or rotator cuff problems, these are just some of the conditions she can help treat.
Aside from athletes, here in Dr Gleeson’s clinic, moms and their babies can also benefit from chiropractic care. Infants can get treated for asthma, colic, ear infections, and more, while lower back pain, sacroiliitis, and pubic symphysis diastasis are some of the pregnancy-related conditions they treat.
Moreover, Dungarvan Chiropractic Clinic also helps elderly patients, persons in need of rehabilitation following surgery, as well as those who require orthotics.
Unfortunately, though, Dr Gleeson’s clinic is only open 4 days a week. However, they are open until as late as 7:00 on those 3 of those 4 days.
Check out some positive comments from their patients:
“I have had great experiences at Dungarvan Chiropractic clinic. Both chiropractors are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The clinic is very clean and well managed.” -Jennifer Rowland
“This clinic was recommended to me by a friend after having to take time off work due to prolonged lower back pain. Thanks to Anita I am almost completely pain free and happily back at work. She is a true professional and very thorough.” -David Doyle
5. Dr Brian Livingston – The Lismore Clinic
|SERVICES||McTimony chiropractic, herbal medicine, physical therapy and massage, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, craniosacral therapy, cancer support, fertility, pregnancy care, mother, and baby clinics, counselling/psychotherapy, art therapy, and chiropody and podiatry|
|ADDRESS||Ballyrafter, Lismore, Co. Waterford|
|CONTACT DETAILS||058 53200 087 9345910 |
Last but not least on our list is Dr Brian Livingston who practices a particular technique of chiropractic known as McTimony chiropractic.
This technique can be used on young to elderly patients and involves light and fast movements that are usually painless—no popping or cracking sound.
Similar to other chiropractic forms, McTimony chiropractic can treat misalignment of joints caused by overuse, strenuous exercise, injuries, and the like. McTimony can also treat misalignment of the bone and issues affecting all joints such as the neck, hips, and knees.
Dr Livingston acquired his learning from the McTimony College of Chiropractic in Oxford and has more than 25 years of experience as a doctor.
Aside from McTimony chiropractic, The Lismore Clinic also offers other therapies in the form of herbal medicine, acupuncture, art, and more. You can also visit them for psychotherapy and counselling, pregnancy care, and cancer support, among others.
See what Dr Livingston’s patients have to say about him:
“I attended the Lismore Clinic for McTimony treatment with Brian. Highly recommend it. Great results.” -Cam Ni Fearghail
“I went to see Brian at the Lismore Clinic because of a pain in my foot. I wasn’t able to walk or go out because of the pain, and even using a cushion insole didn’t help. Brian said the pain was because of a problem with the pelvis which he corrected, and the pain was gone after the first appointment. Now I have no more pain and I have my mobility back. I’m so grateful, thank you.” -J.R.
How to Choose the Right Chiropractor
Aside from a chiropractor’s necessary credentials, below are some things you may want to consider as you select one.
Before you visit a chiropractor in his or her clinic, you can phone ahead and inquire if your condition is something he or she has extensive experience treating.
For instance, you may be in need of treatment for a sports injury or pregnancy-related condition. You should also know whether they can treat babies if it’s your baby who needs chiropractic care.
If you have friends or family members who have undergone chiropractic care, it would be a good idea to ask for their recommendations and experiences.
Moreover, you can also ask doctors you’re familiar with for a referral.
Chiropractic care involves physical contact. Hence, choosing either a male or female chiropractor may help you be more comfortable with the treatment.
Of course, aside from the chiropractor, you want to consider his or her clinic’s facilities as well. If you have a disability, check to see if the clinic has disability-friendly amenities such as a wheelchair-accessible toilet.
FAQs about the Best Chiropractors in Waterford
And there you have it—our top choices for the best chiropractors in Waterford! Hopefully, this article will help you select the right chiropractor for your condition.
And if you think there are other great chiropractors that should have been on our list, kindly ring us up. We’ll check them out ASAP!
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