The plan that was set up along with the exercises has worked wonders and I cannot thank them enough.
I highly recommend to anyone struggling with lower back pain.
Thank you William and Olivia.
Over the next week or 2, I tried a sports massage to relieve the pain but nothing happened. I struggled to sleep as every position was uncomfortable. Sitting was no better. The masseuse suggested I look to Chiropractic treatment. I was tired and uncomfortable but made an appointment. On the appointment, I had an Xray which showed wear and tear on the disc between my C5 & C6 vertebrae as well as a curve in my spine.
I started with 3 sessions a week for 3 weeks by the end of which, I could sleep a little better and I was able to sit and move with more ease.
When the pain first started I lost all strength in my right arm. I had been going to the gym, flipping 160kg tyres, doing chin ups and dead lifts but suddenly I didn’t even have strength to push open the fire doors at work.
I had a break from the gym for several months but I have gone back to it now and although I’m not working with as much weight as before, the strength has returned to my arm, or at least the nerves have reconnected to remind the muscles what they can do. I am almost back up t full strength.
I can sleep on both sides again rather than being limited to my back and my body is no longer in pain like it was before. Chiropractic treatment did not rely on pills or medications. If I had gone to my GP I would have probably still be waiting for treatment. I felt an improvement within a few sessions, the tingling down my arm reduced although it has taken several months to feel completely normal again, it’s quicker than any other treatment is likely to have been.
I think I will now always look to have appointments with a Chiropractor even just for maintenance as it not only identified the problem but relieved it and I have exercises to help keep my spine fit and healthy.
William Goddard listened to my problem and has wanted to resolve it. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
I visited the Goddard Chiropractic team in January 2018 and was made to feel welcome and at ease by Olivia and William.
The initial assessment was fairly quick yet thorough and led to a recommendation of a course of treatment. This was a series of appointments – initially a couple of times a week to allow William to manipulate my back (and neck) to get me ‘physically’ aligned; the frequency reducing to now, once every 5-6 weeks – The latter visits included a series of exercises and now are merely check-ups with a few quick manipulations to make sure everything is aligned and ok.
Throughout, William has been informative and ensured I knew what he was doing – and why!
The treatments have been painless with only a little soreness after the first couple (as my body got used to being in a better way).
Previously I would have had another episode in the last 5 months but nothing! I just wish I had done this sooner. The lack of pain (as well as better sleeping) is wonderful.
Now after further treatment I am back running as a football Referee with no after effects. This has improved my life as I am able to run around with my Grandchildren.
The staff at the Practice have always been very helpful and I would recommend if in back or other pain, a visit would be very worthwhile.
Since Mr Goddard’s therapy, where I discovered that my fibromyalgia does have a cause(!!) & practising those exercises, pain management has been exceptional, reducing the drugs required for osteoarthritis & the decades of falls-damage.
His treatments have been the best investment I’ve ever made!
From the outset Will Goddard treated me as an intelligent being, explained everything in a sympathetic and professional manner and provided me with hope for some improvement long term, with exercise and manipulation. A bleak future now does not seem so bleak and together, we can work out an individual plan for continual revision and remedial treatments.
Will’s staff are delightful, as he is himself, so each visit is anticipated with less anxiety and more optimism. Thank you!
They got progressively worse to the point I often felt I didn’t want to wake up, my life was that miserable because of constant pain.
Goddard Chiropractic opened and my partner suggested I try that which I did and I have to say it changed my life so much. I had my headaches and pain explained to me in a way that made a difference beyond anything I had experienced or previously been told by GP’s. I understood the absolute importance of good posture and staying fit and mobile.
I’ve found William and Olivia such lovely people and I totally recommend if you have any health issues, consider this practise. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The difference I am experiencing is almost 100% better after struggling with intermittent back pain for several years. I feel like ‘a new man’!
Will at Goddard Chiropractic was recommended to me and at my initial consultation I was welcomed by Olivia. Will introduced himself and I found him to be friendly, professional and reassuring. His assessment of me and an Xray of my back showed my pelvis to be misaligned as I have one leg shorter than the other. I started a course of treatment to realign my pelvis, three times a week to begin with, plus exercises to strengthen my core and a small heel lift to wear inside my shoe.
I am so much better now, the exercises are ongoing and I continue to see Will every few weeks for maintenance treatments. When I met Will I explained to him that I would like to be able to look after my grandchildren, lift them and play with them without pain or fear of what I would do to my back. He reassured me that he would get me there and he has so I have no hesitation in recommending Goddard Chiropractic.
The GP had prescribed painkillers that had little or no effect. I thought that I was a candidate for a hip replacement.
Will took X-rays that showed that my hips were tilted and my spine unaligned. He advised a course of action which required 3 sessions for 2 weeks the 2 sessions for 2 weeks to be reviewed as we went along. The sessions were short but effective.
Over the course of a couple of weeks my spine and hips were realigned and the pain in my back and hip gone, my leg took a little longer due to a muscle problem. It wasn’t just getting rid of the pain, he taught me to change my gait and straighten my back, the bad habits that I had developed over the previous few months.
I am now able to carry on with my normal routine. The main things being able to drive my car and walk my dog who had suffered over the weeks with 1 short walk a day from a kind friend.
I will be attending preventative sessions, I don’t want this to happen to me again.
I had Physio and Chiropractic treatment for several months but gave up a while. In 2016, I met William Goddard and I have never felt better than I do now.
After only a few treatments my constant headaches had gone. My back is straight and I now walk with a spring in my step. There is no evidence of limping. I am sleeping a lot better and my energy level has increased.
The staff at Goddard Chiropractic are wonderful.
Thank you William.
After my initial appointment Will diagnosed that my pelvis was tilted by 5mm, which was causing inflammation and pain. Within a few sessions my hip and back felt ‘looser’ and more flexible and I was virtually pain free with no painkillers at all! Other people noticed the difference too and commented on how much more easily I seemed to be walking. The change has been amazing – I’ve gone from finding it hard to walk my children to school to being much more active.
Another significant change for me has been a reduction in the number of headaches I suffer. I’ve experienced regular, sometimes severe, headaches since I was seven but Will diagnosed that these were caused by tension/stiffness in my neck. After treatment, I’ve had just one headache in the last few months.
For me, receiving Chiropractic treatments been life changing. I still see Will regularly for maintenance (something I would really recommend) but I am virtually pain free. I’m usually on my feet all day at work and this wouldn’t have been possible before treatment. I cannot recommend Will (and the lovely Olivia!) highly enough.
Since seeing Mr Goddard, my spine has been gently encouraged to straighten whilst carrying out strengthening exercises to prevent further reoccurrence of the condition. I have had 3 1/2 months of intensive treatment and exercise and for the first time in many years, was able to go on holiday recently without any problems.
My walking gait has changed, my posture and flexibility feel ‘right’, I am sleeping better, moving better and am keen to do all the things denied to me in the past.
I have been most amazed by the fact that my condition was quite treatable and I no longer feel restricted or over-cautious.
I would highly recommend Goddard Chiropractic for their help and support and the very professional manner in a calm, relaxing atmosphere. Thank you.
With Olivia at Reception first point of call and I would 100% totally recommend Mr Goddard to anyone totally knowing like myself they will notice improvement in their condition. The most amazing thing for me was just how quickly I noticed an improvement in my situation.
I have only used the painkillers once (early on) since using Goddard Chiropractic.
Attending once a month and exercise has really worked. Absolutely fabulous!
I then accepted a course of treatment and exercises back in April/May of this year. With his (Will’s) skill and treatment, the annoying pain disappeared. Not only that, I got back my confidence and balance improving my bowling action and enabled me to do more walking.
I have recently spoken in praise to friends and fellow club members of Will’s treatment and would highly recommend Goddard Chiropractic to anyone suffering from pain.
On commencing treatment and appropriate core exercises, my symptoms greatly reduced. I generally walk without a limp and have far greater movement with my right leg. The Xray also highlighted a difference between the length of my legs of around 9mm, which also has been successfully remedied.
From an initial 3 sessions a week, I now attend once a month to maintain mobility in my hip joint. I am delighted with my improved wellbeing and very happy to recommend Will Goddard and Chiropractic treatment.
X-rays were taken which highlighted the reasons for my restricted mobility and pain. Will fully understood what treatment was required from him to relieve pain and increase my mobility to do normal every day things.
I have found Will to be a caring person wanting to help me as quickly as possible to relieve the daily pain I was in and increase my body mobility. Will started me on a course of intensive treatment which gradually improved my range of mobility and decreased the pain.
Since April 2015, I have continued with receiving regular treatment to ensure improved mobility remains and minimum pain is experienced.
I then decided to go to the Chiropractor when I was in a position to do so and I noticed a change with my back after a few treatments. Today it is so much better and doing the exercises has helped a lot! Great job, so glad I went.
I had suffered with this for 3 years.
I was given William Goddard’s card so I made an appointment with him. I had an assessment and he X-rayed the area. I went back the next day and he went through what he had found and what was wrong.
He was very honest from the start and said he could not cure me but could make it easier to live with. Since then I feel very good and I can continue with my golf and actually enjoy it again.
Because I have had this condition for so long, I thought that nothing could be done to alleviate it. However, in my case, after just seven sessions Will had re-aligned my pelvis with the result that I am now pain-free. In addition, my posture has greatly improved.
I would recommend Will unreservedly, especially if a problem seems insurmountable.
Over the years I had undergone two knee operations and a keyhole hip operation. This did help to relieve my symptoms, however, over the years the pain returned. Having had several physiotherapy sessions the problem remained and taking painkillers was not something that I wanted to continue with.
When I started my first consultation with William Goddard, my past X-Rays were discussed and a solution to help my condition was clearly described to me. After a few weeks it became clear that my pain was less apparent, especially when laying down. Walking regularly with my dog is now pain free and sleeping better is naturally a bonus in everyday life. The staff have supported me throughout my treatment and helped me to understand chiropractic methods. Exercises have been given to me to maintain my core strength.
What amazed me most is the clicking of joints is strangely a relief.
As I completed the chiropractic programme designed for me as an individual I started to feel much better and the pain and numbness went. I still complete the exercises I was shown at the outset on a daily basis and feel so much stronger and healthier as a result.
My practitioner was professional and caring and always gave me the time I needed at my appointments.
There had to be an alternative and I was fortunate enough to be suggested chiropractic with Will Goddard. Within weeks of starting treatment the pain was almost gone and I felt stronger and fitter than I had for years.
The icing on the cake was being able to walk for more than 30 minutes without being in agony and guess what I no longer needed an operation. Additional benefits included sleeping better, feeling fitter and an increase in my overall health as I succumbed to fewer colds and illnesses.
So now I make sure I receive regular treatment to keep me feeling fit and well.
Will alleviated the pain almost instantly, he gave me a clear understanding of why I was suffering, how he would treat me initially & then how to stay symptom free through maintenance.
I have also had treatment throughout both my pregnancies for back & pelvic pain (including sciatica) I cannot speak highly enough of Will, his treatment has had such a positive impact on me.
Will is also a very caring individual, I have never felt rushed & he always has a happy attitude. I cannot recommend Will enough & it’s very reassuring to know an appointment is only a call away.
My 4 weekly maintenance visits continue to provide great benefit in my busy retirement.
Will is extremely professional, caring and friendly .
He has also given me holistic health advice which has proved extremely helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
We were soon mobile again with the help of Will. We decided to visit monthly (maintenance really). We are both very busy and active people and do not have the time to be immobile! Will had certainly more than achieved this by giving us the conﬁdence to carry on with our lives.