Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr Chris Walker trained at the AECC, arguably the finest chiropractic college in the world, Dr Walker became a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2005. He launched his clinic in 2008, now thriving with over 3,500 patients treated since opening his doors.
His main focus is on accurately diagnosing the problem that is creating pain in the patient, and then correcting that problem. Whether it is stiff joints or tight muscles/weak muscles, his diagnostic and treatment skills are extremely effective. He is able to quickly assess what is wrong with his patients and what is causing them pain and discomfort. A no-nonsense advice approach which helps his clients to prevent any future problems.
The emphasis is on an active solution. The medical model encourages a passive approach from the patient and just treats the pain itself. The pain is not the problem. It's what is causing the pain that is the problem. The chiropractic model is an active approach and gets to the cause of the problem and is therefore more effective in the short and long term.
Dr Walked also gained a Masters degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science and two bachelor degrees before training to become a chiropractor - he also holds a history of high sporting achievement. As a result of his education and experience, he can offer advice on lifestyle choices, diet, and training methods. He always encourages his patients to see the benefits of adopting healthier lifestyle habits. A chiropractic approach to health always addresses these issues, it is not just about treating pain.
“The pain is not the problem, it is what is causing the pain that is the problem”.
Dr Chris Walker writes:
“You must correct the underlying dysfunction that is causing the pain. Do not look at the pain as the problem, as the pain may ease but the underlying problem will remain. In between periods of pain, the dysfunction does not go away and the pain will usually always return. By nature, pain is caused by biomechanical and neuromuscular dysfunction, which is episodic. It is relapsing and remitting.
On returning, each episode is more painful, easier to aggravate and it lasts longer than the previous one - new symptoms will also often present themselves along with all the previous ones. The pain is the body’s language and it talking to you. It is trying to tell you that something is wrong and it needs to be treated.
Treatment at Back2Health is specific and appropriate for the problem. The first goal of treatment is pain relief and the second goal is to restore function to the musculoskeletal system. When this is achieved you will experience less pain and injury - if you do get injured again, you will recover much quicker as the body is functioning better”.
"Massive thank you to Chris. My goal to walk to the top of snaefell, and I did it this morning. I walked up around 7 years ago but full of painkillers to do it back then. Dr's said for 15/20 years that i was a "mystery", but after 8/9 sessions with Chris I really did/do feel on top of the world with NO medication."
"Big thanks to Chris at Back2Health Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic for fitting me in today. So much more movement now 👍🏻"
I’d been struggling with back pain from a rugby injury for a number of months when the sports physiotherapist I was visiting recommended I book an appointment with Chris to see if my issues were more than just muscular.
I was a little nervous of seeing a chiropractor initially as I had a preconceived idea based on TV & Films, after 5 minutes chatting with Chris I realised how wrong I had been. Chris is obviously very knowledgeable and is able to explain everything he is doing in a way that is easily understandable, I felt relaxed at all times and was fully aware of what Chris believed the issue with my back was, what he was going to do in order to correct the issue and the timescales involved. After the initial session I felt relief straight away and things improved over time, I was impressed that the frequency of the appointments changed with how my back responded to the treatment so at no point did I feel I was going for the sake of it.
6 months on from the initial consultation I am able to play rugby again for the first time in 12 months and no longer take painkillers at my desk to get through a day’s work, I visit Chris every 2 or 3 months now just to keep things moving. I have recommended him to a number of my teammates already and would have no hesitation with recommending him to anyone else.
After being prescribed repeated medication for suspected sinus problems but without success, it was suggested by my GP that tension headaches may be the cause of the daily reoccurring episodes of pressure in my head along with neck stiffness and dizziness.
Unhappy with taking regular doses of Ibuprofen, a friend suggested that I give Chiropractic treatment a try and recommended Dr Chris Walker at Back2Health.
I had a Consultation with Chris who upon examining me diagnosed trouble areas in my spine and neck so set about a treatment plan. This together with some good advice on alterations to my daily routine and some easy self help exercises to do in my own time has taken my condition from daily debilitating headaches to them now being few and far between.
The treatment received from Chris has been both painless and very effective. Maybe just as importantly, I no longer need any painkillers. My daily quality of life has improved no end and I would strongly encourage anybody suffering from a problem such as mine to seek the advice of a registered and more importantly qualified chiropractor and can highly recommend Dr Chris Walker at Back2Health.
Thanks for your help with my back. I had a very sore and weak lower back for weeks due to a gym injury. You managed to sort it within a few weeks and now it's back to good. I'm able to go back to the gym and it causes me no issues at work. Cheers again.
I have suffered headaches all my life and this developed into a headache nearly every day, which affected my life greatly. I had spent thousands trying to eradicate these before visiting Back2Health. Following several initial intensive sessions with Chris, the headaches subsided and after a couple of months, they had gone almost completely. On the occasions they do occur, Chris has given me exercises I can perform to eliminate them. I now visit Back2Health every 3 months for a check-up and can now live without the headaches blighting my life.
"I would like to highly recommend Dr Chris Walker"
"After suffering for 12-18 months with pain in my hand, arm, shoulder and upper back, and being pushed around doctors and hospitals for MRI scans and nerve conduction tests, I was starting to think I'd never get any help. In one consultation with Chris, he pinpointed my trouble, set out a good and clear plan of attack for helping me, and showing me what I can do to help myself. Within a month of seeing Chris, my pain levels had halved and within a few months, I'm very nearly pain-free.
For anyone who is suffering pain, I cannot recommend Chris highly enough for what his services have done for me."
"Another top session done today with Back2Health Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic the best on the island by far in my opinion. Feeling great after that and ready for my 24hr circuit thanks mate Chris Walker."
I went to Chris after suffering back pain and headaches for several years. After visiting Chris I am feeling much better, I am more mobile, pain free and much more relaxed knowing that if I have problems I can quickly get an appointment. I would recommend him to anyone who has had or is having back problems - very approachable and friendly.
Both my daughter and I use Dr Chris Walker of Back2Health Chiropractic when we are experiencing pain mainly in the lower and upper back, neck and shoulder. The standard of service is most definitely outstanding, always providing detailed explanations relating to specific problems and constantly showing effective results. We have always found that Dr Chris Walker has remained respectful and gentlemanly whilst receiving any treatment. He is also very flexible when making appointments and ensures you only receive a necessary amount of treatment required. We are both happy to highly recommend Dr Chris Walker to any persons that may ask and we are confident that they will receive the same experience and satisfaction in a professional service that we have. We wish him continued success in his clinic.
After racing motorcycles for the past 9 years I have put my body through lots of stress and trauma with high-speed impacts and crashes. In January 2013 my back finally gave up and I was left barely able to walk. I heard of Dr Chris Walker at Back2Health through word of mouth and was aware of his success rate in getting people back on there feet. Dr Chris Walker advised me that with the trauma my back had suffered there was no quick fix and I had to be patient. Just 2 months later and I'm almost at 100% and back competing in the Isle of Man road racing championships. Without the help of Dr Chris Walker I wouldn't have been able to carry on racing this year. I would recommend Back2Health to anyone who is suffering with back and neck problems.
I was suffering from back pain for almost 2 years, broken nights sleep and 'just getting on with life' until I decided enough was enough and went to see Chris at back2health, 2 months on and a structured treatment plan and I'm sleeping through the night, going cycling again and playing sports I haven't played for years! Which in turn has helped me lose weight and increase my energy levels! Marvellous!
After suffering pain and limited mobility for a year following an accident, I was facing major surgery to my shoulder. Three weeks treatment with Dr Chris saw the pain reduce significantly. Several more treatments saw my arm and shoulder mobility increase. Now I wonder why it took me so long before I contacted him. I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone, to Dr Chris.
I first went to back2health with lower back pain, during the initial consultation I mentioned I also suffered with severe headaches at times for which I had been instructed to take several drugs.
Chris examined then treated me for both complaints. My back is now better than it has been in years and to date I have not suffered with a severe headache.
I visit back2health every eight weeks or so and have done for sometime. I have always found Chris to be polite, pleasant and professional in everyway. I have recommend back2health to several people and would have no hesitation in doing so in the future.
In June 2012 I had to see my doctor as I had severe pain in my left hip and buttock. Following several blood tests and x-rays I was diagnosed with Piriformis Syndrome. A friend recommended me to see Chris at Back2Health so I made an appointment. On my first visit I was given a very thorough examination, and was also told that I had a problem with my lower back. I then had treatment twice a week for one month, after which I was feeling much more mobile. After a further visit I was given specific back exercises to do every other day, which I still do religiously.
I saw Chris again in September and told him I had not had any further pain and was feeling really well. I cannot believe the effect the treatment has had on me, and would definitely recommend the service he offers, his rates are very reasonable, and as I believe you cant put a price on your health, he was worth every penny. Thanks again Chris on a job well done.