Chiropractic & Acupuncture Ayr & Prestwick
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Welcome to Aligned Health Care – Chiropractors in Ayr (and Dumfries from March 2018)

The chiropractors at Aligned Health Care in Ayr and Dumfries are specialists in treating back pain and a whole variety of musculoskeletal problems. Many problems with the nervous system, joints, bones and muscles, are best treated without the use of drugs or surgery. Our chiropractic care is the most appropriate and risk free method to helps to get you on the road to recovery for most musculoskeletal problems.  Our methods are all evidence-based, natural and are based on years of chiropractic training and experience.

>> Our techniques

The chiropractors at Aligned Health Care in Ayr and Dumfries 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.

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. Spinal Flexion and Distraction is a very effective and safe way to treat disc problems so at Aligned Health Care in both Ayr and Dumfries, 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.

>> Conditions treated


  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pains including hip pain and knee pain from osteoarthritis
  • General aches and pains from joints, muscle spasms and cramp
  • Headache caused by neck problems
  • Frozen shoulder, shoulder from back and neck problems
  • Elbow pain or tennis elbow from back and neck problems
  • Prevention of migraine
  • Sporting aches and pains


>> Our staff

Chiropractor Ayr - Daisy Glasson

Daisy Glasson, Chiropractor Ayr and Dumfries

Chiropractor Ayr - Ralph Pottie

Ralph Pottie, Chiropractor Ayr and Dumfries

  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

  • Adam McCracken
    “Folks just been for my first appointment. Diagnosis scrutiny spot on ascertaining what treatment would be appropriate. Given first treatment . All of the above all done within one hour. Magical feeling and...
  • 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...

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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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