A holistic healthcare clinic, focusing on spinal health and alignment. Treating back pain, pregnancy pains, posture, headaches, trapped nerves and minor sports injuries.
Based within Citibase, 95 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 4ST.
Dr Emma Biddell is an experienced Chiropractor practising for 10 years in London, mainly in The City and Central London areas. She is passionate about bringing the best possible musculoskeletal treatment to Brighton. She is a "diversified" Chiropractor meaning she uses a variety of techniques to treat dysfunction in the body, including spinal manipulation, mobilisations, active release techniques, fascia release, drops, exercise advice and is qualified in medical acupuncture.
She keeps at the top of our game with regular training updates and continual professional development, to stay at the top of her field. She also have a keen interest in sports style treatment.
She is PASSIONATE about helping you live at your OPTIMUM, no matter if your goal is to GET OUT OF PAIN, get rid of STIFFNESS, have a GREAT POSTURE or to feel FREE AND HAPPY in your body.
Our aim is to give you the best service possible, so that you leave clinic feeling LOOSER, LIGHTER and ENERGISED.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a primary health- care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
Chiropractic treatment involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine. Apart from manipulation, Chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including soft tissue techniques, mobilisation techniques, kinesiotaping as well as advice about posture, lifestyle and nutrition.
Although Chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, patients also consult Chiropractors regarding a range of other related conditions, such as plantar faciitis, tennis elbow, knee and shoulder problems and many more aches and pains.
How many Treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed depend on many factors such as how long the injury has been there, how severe it is, if there is underlying damage to tissues, such as arthritis, the age of the patient and day to day lifestyle of the patient.
The minimum number of treatments is often 2, the maxiumum is often a 6 - 8 week treatment course for chronic severe conditions, patients are reassessed regularly.
What's an adjustment?
It is a small, mimimal quick movement to the a joint, to improve it's movement and overall function.
Is there evidence?
There has been recent studies, that have shown Chiropractic has a positive effect on joint position sense and can un-inhibiting and relaxing surrounding musculature, as well as improving the joints functional range of movement and decreasing pain levels for spinal joints.
Is there any exercises I can do at home to supplement treatment?
Absolutely! We use specialised software to make personalised home exercise rehabilitation exercise sheets. These include videos, exercise descriptions and a printable accountability tick off sheet sheet, to ensure you are keeping up with your exercises.
I want to come in for self care, but I have no pain, is that ok?
Of course! "If you look after your body when it whispers, you won't have to hear it scream." We are great believers in self care, maintenance and focusing on peak health. Many clients find great benefit in self care and maintenance treatments and like to schedule regular MOT's.
What should I bring?
Due to the virus, we don't have patient gowns currently. Please bring suitable clothes for your assessment of the area that needs treating, such as shorts and sports bra or strappy top.
Is there parking?
YES! *VERY IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION* - BOOKING PARKING AT CITIBASE
The car park entrance is on Shaftesbury Road, not Ditchling road if using google maps
We only have one parking space available, so we have devised a system, so that patients who need parking can
We alternate patients appointments that need parking, with patients that don't need parking, thus ensuring that patients who would like to drive can easily park
You will need to pre-book parking and let Emma know your car registration on booking and message 07534227150 with your name and car number plate, so that it can be registered with Citibase reception for 24hrs as a visitor car
Please message us your car number plate details preferably 12hrs before your appointment to book parking
Citibase does clamp unregistered cars unfortunately and are very strict
Note: The car registration details are taken off the Citibase system after 24hrs, so you will need to re-register your car each visit, Citibase does not keep this information. However, if you are happy to do so, we can take note of your car number plate and register your car automatically before each of your appointments without bothering you.
Is there disabled access?
The treatment room is on the first floor and unfortunately Citibase is a protected building, so they are unable to put a lift in. We are working on having home visits available for very elderly patients and disabled patients who find stairs difficult. Please do get in touch if you would like to be on the waiting list for this service.
How is the clinic protecting patients from Covid-19?
Emma is cleaning surfaces, handles and the bench between patients, aswell as wearing a face shield, mask, gloves and apron for each treatment. We are asking patients wear masks and arrive no more than 5 minutes early. Please fill in the risk assessment form, which is linked on your appointment confirmation e-mail, before visiting the clinic, thank you. If you have any symptoms or have been in touch with anyone with any symptoms, please cancel your appointment straight away, you will not be charged a late cancellation fee.
INTIAL VISIT INCLUDING TREATMENT - £49 (40 min appointment)
FOLLOW UP VISITS - £43 (20 min appointment)
*Emma is registered with all health insurance companies, except BUPA.
Please bring your authorisation code and number of allocated sessions with you to your appointment.
*10% discount for OAPs, students and NHS staff
*40min time treatments are also available, for patients with multiple injuries - £57
Dr Emma Biddell, M.Chiro |
(Doctor of Chiropractic)
General Chiropractic Council Member
British Chiropractic Association Member
Emma graduated from the prestigious Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, Glamorgan, with a Masters in Chiropractic. Brought up in Weymouth, Emma has always had a keen interest in health, sport, physiology, anatomy and biomechanics.
She has extensive experience, including treating a diverse range of athletes that include olympic fencers, ultra marathon runners, rugby players, kung fu teachers, team GB triathletes, as well as personal trainers. Emma loves treating pregnant women and is also runs online live hypnobirthing courses for expecting parents.
In conjunction with her passion for Chiropractic, Emma also has an underlying passion for boats. She is a qualified sailing instructor and used to work as an instructor and in a marina. She can also enjoys leisurely pursuits, such as yoga, dance and running and has completed a trail marathon in 2017. Emma previously lived aboard her beloved canal boat "Nutcracker," with her husband and dog for several years, but now has relocated to land with their baby Dylan.
If you have aches and pains, mild scoliosis, pregnancy discomfort, overuse injuries or are in need of maintenance, in order to combat workstyle, lifestyle and everyday stresses, then Chiropractic treatment is for you. You can be rest assured you will receive the highest level of care and ongoing support throughout your treatment programme.
Did you know Emma also runs online live hypnobirthing classes for expecting parents?
"I went to Emma as I was having pain on my right shoulder. As an age grouper triathlete for team GB I needed the fastest recovery I could have as races were approaching quickly. Emma was very efficient and successful with her treatment. The body needs time to heal but Emma diagnosed the exact area to treat from the very beginning making every session worth it. Thank you so much Emma for helping me be on the start line in fully capable conditions."
"Having used Chiropractic care for two decades due to a motorcycle accident, I have been through my fair share of practitioners. I found Emma to be incredibly knowledgeable and effective in treatment. Feedback during the session about 'what', 'how', and 'why' is reassuring to even seasoned patients such as myself. Reviewing exercises and stretching is part and parcel of every visit and her genuine interest in helping you is unquestionably apparent. She is nothing short of professional and everything you would want in an effective Chiropractor. Could not recommend her more highly.