Getting referred for treatment

Getting Referred For Treatment

Of course, you’re welcome to see any of our practitioners privately if you’d like to receive treatment, and we fully support our clients in making their own healthcare decisions.

Below are some of the other ways you can access treatment:

Referral by a GP

It is not necessary to be referred by your GP if you wish to receive treatment, however all General Practitioners are allowed by the General Medical Council to refer their patients to chiropractors, physiotherapists, chiropodists and anxiety and depression services.

In relation to chiropractic, guidelines from the Royal College of General Practitioners recommend manipulation for spinal problems (Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Low Back Pain, Royal College of General Practitioners, September 1996). Our policy is to work closely with your General Practitioner.

Private medical insurance

Many private medical insurance companies pay for chiropractic treatment, although some may need a GP or consultant referral. Please check with your own individual policy for details.

Industrial injuries & corporate contracts

Chiropractors treat many occupational-related conditions, and luckily many organisations understand the benefit of providing their staff with access to Chiropractors to alleviate pain. We actively encourage this kind of support for staff, and are happy to enter into contractual arrangements with local companies. For more details, email:

Off-work certification

Chiropractors are authorised to issue Off-Work Certificates as and when they are needed. However, this will not cover you for Statutory Sick Pay and for this you will need to speak to your doctor.

Contact us to book a free consultation or to discuss your needs.

Barnstaple Clinic

Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 2DB

Holsworthy Clinic

Holsworthy Medical Centre, Dobles Lane, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6GH

Get In Touch

If you have any questions or would like to book your appointment then get in touch!

Tel: 01271 376776