Abergavenny Complementary Practice

Henton House
Monk Street

Tel: 01873 858 020

Chiropractic in Abergavenny

with Anne O’Donoghue DC MChiro

“Are you living to your full potential?”

Anne O'Donoghue DC MChiroFrom my own personal experience I can understand how debilitating pain and stiffness can be. How it can affect your daily life, preventing you from completing the most basic of tasks, such as sitting comfortably, lifting your children, driving your car or participating in your favourite sporting activity. I offer a friendly, confidential chiropractic service to the local community, to get you back to health, improve the quality of your life and let you fulfil your potential. Over the past 25 years I have benefited greatly from many different complementary therapies for a range of conditions including stress and back / neck problems which has fuelled my passion for holistic healthcare. I decided to turn my passion into a new career returned to study for a Chiropractic degree at McTimoney College of Chiropractic. As a qualified and registered Chiropractor I can bring the wider benefits of these therapies to others.

Prior to becoming a chiropractor I previously worked in a range of roles ranging from recruitment, logistics and IT, often in very stressful and competitive environments.

I personally prefer light gentle approaches to chiropractic treatments and have trained in a variety of techniques which deliver effective treatment plans with a gentle touch. More details can be found at the Optimal Health Chiropractic web site: www.optimalhealthchiro.co.uk

The two main techniques I use are:

Network Spinal Analysis (Chiropractic)

NSA is an evidence based approach to wellness and body awareness which uses gentle precise touches to the spine to cue your brain to create new wellness promoting strategies. It assists the brain to develop new strategies to:

  • Experience the world
  • Adapt to stress
  • Dissipate tension from the spine and nerves
  • Connect with your body’s natural rhythms
  • Experience greater well being
  • Make healthier choices
  • Create a more self-correcting self-reliant “magical spine” Develop the Somatopsychic and Respiratory “healing waves”

These two unique healing waves develop and connect to and release the stored tension in your body to use as fuel for spinal re-organization and enhanced wellness. Network Spinal Analysis is an evidenced based approach to wellness and body awareness and is exclusively practised by Doctors of Chiropractic in relationship to the identification and self-regulation of spinal tension.

A series of mind-body awareness exercises known as Somato Respiratory Integration, or SRI for short, are also incorporated alongside Network Spinal Analysis to help enhance the healing process.

McTimoney Chiropractic

McTimoneyThe McTimoney approach is typified by a whole body assessment and swift, light-force adjustments, which makes it a comfortable treatment to receive. The subtlety of the adjustment demands great sensitivity and mechanical skill, and the technique is extremely effective. Chiropractors using the McTimoney method use their well-tuned sense of touch to locate affected areas and use light-force adjustments, which feel comfortable to the recipient, to align and rebalance the body, typically working on the spine, pelvis and skull.


About Anne

I am a fully insured member of the General Chiropractic Council abiding by their strict codes of conduct and ethics. Registration Number: 04259

I have special interests in autoimmune conditions, women’s issues and chiropractic research.

In my spare time I enjoy Tai Chi, swimming, singing with a local mixed voice choir, gardening and studying many aspects of holistic health care.

In 2015 my research dissertation won the Research Poster Prize at the British Chiropractic Association’s 90th Anniversary Conference.

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