Chiropractic & Acupuncture Ayr & Prestwick
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Welcome to Aligned Health Care – Chiropractors in Ayr

The chiropractors at Aligned Health Care are specialists in treating back pain and a whole variety of musculoskeletal problems. One of the best things about chiropractic is that we help get you on the road to recovery without the use of drugs or surgery. For many problems with the nervous system, joints, bones and muscles, treatment without the use of drugs or surgery is the most appropriate and risk free method. Our methods are all evidence-based, natural and are based on years of chiropractic training and experience.

>> Our techniques

The medical professionals and therapists at Aligned Health Care, Chiropractor Ayr employ a range of proven techniques for each individual case. Sometimes, after assessing and discussing your clinical condition, a combination of techniques may be recommended. Below you’ll find a brief explanation of the most common techniques we use.

Chiropractic - McTimoney Technique

The McTimoney Chiropractic Technique has evolved into a very effective system of whole body treatment using very precise and gentle adjustments. Very effective for all ages, and often preferred by younger or older patients, or patients in considerable discomfort.

Diversified Chiropractic

Diversified technique is characterized by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust. Diversified is considered the most generic chiropractic manipulative technique and its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction.


Acupuncture is one of the safest medical treatments, both conventional and complementary, on offer in the UK. Acupuncture stimulates nerves and muscle tissue, and this may be responsible for any beneficial effects.

Currently, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture as a treatment option for lower back pain. NICE makes this recommendation on the basis of scientific evidence. NICE 2009 guidelines on low back pain (PDF, 980kb).

There is evidence that acupuncture has a beneficial effect on the following conditions:

  • chronic back pain
  • dental pain
  • pain and discomfort during gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • headache nausea and vomiting in pregnancy or after an operation
  • osteoarthritis of the knee

Massage Therapy

The primary purpose of massage therapy is to reduce the tension that results from damaged or overworking muscles. It can relieve stress and pain and resolve trigger points. Trigger points can be identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle. Trigger points are like knots the size of a pea that are rich in lactic acid, a normal by-product of muscle activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle due to physical or emotional stress. We offer Sports/Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stones and Pregnancy Massage.

Selective Functional Movement Assessment

Old injury, or current pain or normal wear and tear can cause movement patterns to change. This often leads to mobility and function becoming impaired, affecting everyday life and curtailing performance in sport. Aligned Health Care is certified to do detailed assessments designed to identify changes to normal movement patterns that have crept in and develop remedial plans to reduce pain, improve function and performance.
This assessment system is increasing in use worldwide and used by most major English and Scottish football and rugby teams, British military, NFL and elite sports men and women in tennis, swimming, athletics and cycling.

Cox Technic Flexion-Distraction

Low back and sciatic pain is often the result of an problem with one or more of the discs in your lower back, like a ‘slipped disc’ or sometimes a narrowing of the pathway a nerve takes from your spine and down the leg. Standard chiropractic can do little to help in these cases so at Aligned Health Care we use the Cox Technic, a highly specialised system of Flexion and Distraction that is very effective at encouraging rapid healing and recovery. Our treatment frequently avoids the need for surgery or prolonged use of painkillers and rest from work and other activities. The treatment is very gentle but very effective. We also find it helps people with long-term and recurring back pain. To date, this Clinic employs the only Cox Certified practitioners in Scotland.

>> What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve the alignment of your skeleton to allow the muscles, joints and nervous system to work more efficiently. The purpose of chiropractic care is to realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort, and increase mobility.

A misalignment of the joints can occur for many reasons; some of the most common are incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, falls, stress, poor posture and osteoarthritis. This can lead to pain, numbness, pins and needles, or restricted mobility.

>> Our staff

Chiropractor Ayr - Daisy Glasson

Daisy Glasson, Chiropractor Ayr

Chiropractor Ayr - Ralph Pottie

Ralph Pottie, Chiropractor Ayr

  Clinic Hours

Chiropractor Ayr - Aligned Health Care plaque

Mon 8.30am-7.00pm
Tue 8.30am-8.00pm
Wed 8.30am-6.00pm
Thur 8.30am-8.00pm
Fri 8.30am-6.00pm
Sat by appointment
Sun by appointment

Appointments at weekends may be available by arrangement.

Customer comments

  • Irene – Retired Teacher
    Following a stay in hospital with a numb right leg due to a bad bout of sciatica in February of this year I was given a pair of crutches and box of pain...
  • Lisa Slater, Welwyn, Herts.
    I have been seeing Daisy for nearly 5 years for treatment on my back – initially deep tissue massage but more recently chiropractic work. I had a prolapsed disc over 6 years ago...

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Aligned Healthcare – Chiropractor Ayr

Aligned Health Care Chiropractic Clinic in Ayr is dedicated to helping people regain and maintain control of their health through a holistic chiropractic approach.

Our address

Aligned Health Care
Falcon House
12 Barns Sreet
  01292 737390

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