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What Is A Chiropractor?

Chiropractors are specialised healthcare professionals who have completed a five-year university program leading to a MChiro qualification. Here at Head2Toe, our chiropractors are skilled in identifying, addressing, and managing issues related to the musculoskeletal system, including problems with discs, joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the body.


The main goal of chiropractic treatment is to restore normal joint movement and correct alignment in the affected area, which aids the body in healing and recovery. While chiropractic treatment is often associated with spinal care, it is important to note that it can also be beneficial for injuries involving peripheral joints and muscles. 

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Woman receiving chiropractic treatment for back pain at Head2Toe clinic in Carrigaline.

Range Of Conditions Chiropractic Treatment Can Treat

Chiropractic treatment can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions. It is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal issues such as back pain, neck pain, and joint problems. By using spinal adjustments and manipulations, our chiropractors can improve the alignment and mobility of the spine, which in turn can alleviate pain and promote overall wellness. Chiropractic care can also be beneficial for conditions such as headaches, migraines, and sciatica.

Additionally, it can help to manage chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia by reducing pain and inflammation. Chiropractic treatment can also be effective in improving sports performance and preventing injuries by enhancing musculoskeletal function and promoting optimal movement. 

What Is The Difference Between Chiropractic And Physiotherapy

Chiropractic and physiotherapy are both healthcare professions that focus on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal conditions. However, there are several differences between the two. Chiropractic is a holistic approach that primarily revolves around spinal manipulation and the belief that misalignments in the spine can cause various health issues. Chiropractors use hands-on techniques to adjust the spine and restore balance to the body. On the other hand, physiotherapy is a broader field that encompasses a range of techniques and exercises to rehabilitate and improve physical function. Physiotherapists may use manual therapy, exercise prescription, electrotherapy, and other modalities to address musculoskeletal issues. While chiropractic may focus more on the skeletal system and spinal adjustments, physiotherapy takes a more comprehensive approach, considering the entire body and its functional movements. Both professions require a thorough understanding of the human body, but their treatment approaches and techniques may differ. 

Here at Head2Toe, on booking a consultation at our Carrgaline clinic, we can help you to see the right health care professional to get the treatment you need. 

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Meet Our Chiropractors 

Yvonne the CEO & chiropractor at Head2Toe Carrigaline.

Dr. Yvonne Gallagher

CEO & Chiropractor

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Nayna the chiropractor at Head2Toe clinic Carrigaline.

Dr. Nayna Bhoola

Chiropractor

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What Is the Difference Between A Chiropractor And An Osteopath

Chiropractors and osteopaths are both healthcare professionals who focus on the musculoskeletal system, but there are a few key differences between the two. Chiropractors primarily use spinal adjustments and manipulations to treat conditions and enhance the body’s natural healing abilities. Their main goal is to realign the body’s structure, particularly the spine, to improve overall function and relieve pain. On the other hand, osteopaths take a more holistic approach. They also use manual techniques like manipulations and adjustments, but they also incorporate other treatment modalities such as massage, exercises, and lifestyle counseling. Osteopaths consider the body as a whole, believing that all the body’s systems are interconnected. They focus not only on treating immediate pain but also on promoting long-term health and well-being. Additionally, osteopaths are trained to perform surgery and prescribe medication, while chiropractors typically do not. Overall, while there is some overlap in their treatment methods, the main difference lies in the philosophy and overall approach to healthcare. 

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Stefanie Adamek
Stefanie Adamek
11/12/2023
Had treatment from Nayna the chiropractor and barry the physio. Sorted my hip and shoulder pain. Thanks so much. Easy booking and overall great experience.
Dots 77
Dots 77
20/11/2023
Amazing experience throughout and incredibly professional. Yvonne truly works wonders. Customer service at its finest, brilliant.
Edel Russell
Edel Russell
27/10/2023
Excellent treatment and advice from Barry and the team - very professional service provided
Gay Butler
Gay Butler
10/10/2023
Dr. Nayna Boohla was incredible adjusting my twisted back and hips after a fall I took in the rain on holiday. She is very caring and incredibly knowledgable at chiropractic and Accupuncture. And only because of her I could continue my trip for another 3 weeks.
Dylan Roche
Dylan Roche
07/10/2023
Yvonne is a miracle worker! I was in pain for months with lower back pain and nothing was working--went to Yvonne at Head to Toe and over time she has made my pain manageable and most days non-existent! She listened to me and we worked out a plan that included me getting back to the gym and getting off pain killers, and so far its working out brilliantly! I can actually move again and enjoy my life which frankly, didn't seem possible 6 months ago...I cannot recommend Yvonne highly enough-Thank you!
livvy simpson
livvy simpson
16/09/2023
I had my first session yesterday! After years of injuring my back while working I’ve had masseuses refuse to touch it out of fear of damaging my back even more. I’ve had numbness in my arm, terrible sleeping patterns and my lower back locks up very often. Out of fear, I was nervous to try acupuncture but Nayna was so calm and made the process very relaxing. She took all the time she needed, clicking and relieving my back, neck, arms, pelvis and legs. I slept like a baby last night for the first time in ages! My back was so inflamed and I can now feel the instant relief after going only once. It is costly but so so worth it (in my opinion the expense of going to many cheaper places adds up and doesn’t have the same effect). I’m able to go about my day pain free and I’m not even taking any pain killers or anti inflammatories, I feel amazing! Thank you Nayna X
Caoilfhionn Lee
Caoilfhionn Lee
19/07/2023
I went to Barry Murphy Mid April for physical therapy treatment due to ongoing pain in my left hip and lower back brought on from running. In short Barry was fantastic. Not only did he help alleviate symptoms he also gave me the tools and skills to ensure that I wont end up in the same place again. Thanks to Barry, I now have a much better understanding of my body and how it works and how to take care of it. Finally he's a lovely guy and completely put me at my ease.
Louise Attard
Louise Attard
13/07/2023
Yvonne and her team are amazing! Yvonne has honestly been life changing! I couldn't do anymore the things i liked doing day to day with the pain i was experiencing..... Yvonne gave me my life back! I couldn't recommend her more! THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Lyndsey Cremin
Lyndsey Cremin
22/06/2023
Yvonne and her team are amazing! They helped me recover from my 1st pregnancy and kept me going through my second. Meeting Yvonne has honestly been life changing! I couldn't recommend her more! THANK YOU!
Kinga Susek
Kinga Susek
22/05/2023
Yvonne is the best Chiropractic in the world. This charming woman can fix the spine like no one else. He treats everyone individually. everyone is taken care of. Highly recommended.