Tel. 01344 874202

8 Hermitage Parade
High Street, Ascot
Berkshire SL5 7HE


News from Ascot Chiropractic Clinic

January 2018:
10 Tips for a healthy back -

April 2019:
NutrEATion with Helen Lynam introduced -

September 2012 - present:
Impulse iQ instrument Introduced at Ascot Chiropractic Clinic - See below

The Impulse iQ Adjusting Instrument

Impulse IQ

Dr Sandra Garratt was one of the first Chiropractors in the UK to begin using this instrument in her work.  Use of this instrument is a time-to-time adjunct to the standard chiropractic manual method of treatment.  It is used when Dr Garratt believes that it will be the most appropriate manner of treating a particular patient.

You’re probably aware of the work involved by your Chiropractor when he or she is carrying out the necessary adjustments on your spine and other parts of your skeleton.  The manual nature of these adjustments is enjoyed by many patients, however, some patients prefer a non-force and soundless correction of their misaligned vertebra or extremity bone.  The option of using the very specific contact point of the iQ when treating a patient is appreciated by patients and Doctor’s alike.

Here’s How Impulse iQ® Works

The unique functionality and performance of the new Impulse iQ® Adjusting Instrument shines with simplicity. Apply it to the dysfunctional area and the instrument thrusts at the ideal frequency to maximize motion while changing frequencies in real-time, congruently, as motion improves. Impulse iQ® has patented Auto-Sense® technology that senses when mobility is maximized, ceasing the adjustment and providing feedback of the patient’s response to the adjustment.  

The machine has audible indicators to let us know what is happening during the adjustment – so we can make the necessary adjustments in your care – whether it be changing your segmental contact point or line of drive – to get the best results with patients.

Such sensitivity in a machine is amazing.  It just can’t hurt the patient.  And we believe that this clever little machine is making our work so much more efficient.

Impulse IQ

In presenting these notes on the Impulse iQ Adjusting Instrument® we acknowledge the contribution towards our effort by the website

February 2019:
Dry Needling - See Below

What is Acupuncture?

Doctors Hehir, Kobayashi and Viney practice a form of acupuncture called ‘Dry Needling’.  This discipline of acupuncture is a western approach to the traditional form of Chinese acupuncture incorporating an evidence-based approach to the physiological effects of this intervention.

Dry Needling involves multiple advances of a fine filament needle into the muscle in the region of a “Trigger Point’. The aim of Dry Needling is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain. Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin with very few side effects. This technique is also effective in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.

The needle used is very thin and most subjects do not even feel it penetrate the skin. A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of this needle. However if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject will feel a sensation like a muscle cramp -’the twitch response’. The patient also may feel a reproduction of “their” pain which is a helpful diagnostic indicator for the practitioner attempting to diagnose the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognise and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length function to the involved muscle.

Doctors Hehir, Kobayashi and Viney have been trained in Dry Needling. They incorporate it into their work where it is considered to be appropriate, from a healing point of view and, of course, with the approval of the patient.


Ascot Chiropractic Clinic

8 Hermitage Parade, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7HE
Tel. 01344 874202 -

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