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Back Pain



and Sports Injury Clinic

Clarecastle, Co. Clare
065 682 8288

Welcome to
Advanced Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic


Our Principal Chiropractor, Dr. Heather Thompson is passionate about improving health every day at their Chiropractic clinic in Clarecastle.

Furthermore, their range of care is vast and includes:


Dry Needling & Acupuncture

Active Laser Therapy


We are happy to have a full, frank chat with you at our chiropractic clinics about your issues and expectations. Above all, building trust is extremely important to us. 



On the first consultation, the chiropractor will take a full health and medical history and perform a comprehensive physical examination before diagnosing the problem and deciding which treatment interventions will be appropriate and most effective. In general, however, chiropractic care typically involves the application of specific, gentle manipulative procedures, called "adjustments", which are used to restore normal joint mobility and alignment. Additional therapies, such as massage therapy, activator, HyperIce Technology, assisted stretching, functional exercises, etc., will also be used to assist with pain management and to address weakened or injured muscles and supporting tissues.

Depending on the nature of the condition, clients may also receive relevant advice on posture, lifting technique, home or workplace exercises, and dietary and lifestyle advice to help maintain the benefits of treatment and prevent re-occurrence. Regular check-ups may also be recommended to further help manage the condition in the long-term.

The application of any therapy is dependent on the type of injury or condition, and will be discussed with each patient before treatment begins.

Dry Needling & Acupuncture

Acupuncture is useful in the treatment of neck strain, low back pain and headache. It is also used to relieve pain and increase mobility after an injury or accident.

“It encourages cortisol to come into painful spots, it helps mobilize joints, creating some movement, and it helps relax and release muscles.”

Gayle Hulme, Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture


The ability of acupuncture to relieve pain has led many physiotherapists to add to their range of treatments. The needles will on occasion be inserted at the point of pain, to encourage muscle relaxation, or energize a weak muscle back to working condition. Practitioners are also looking for other areas of the body that may add to the pain - tight feet or shoulders twisting the spine - and will treat that too.

Currently acupuncture is offered by Dr. Heather Thompson.

Dry Needling & Acupuncture


Advanced Chiropractic uses the advanced technology of Gait Scan TM to assess foot function and gait mechanics (the way you walk). The TOG Gait Scan TM system utilizes a pressure plate linked to a computer, digitally scanning the feet while you walk providing a detailed analysis of your foot and gait pattern. It also helps detect any unusual pressure points or signs of abnormal foot function.
This technology enhances traditional foot assessment methods by providing a more detailed understanding of your feet and foot-related problems, while also helping to determine your need for orthotic therapy. 

For kids, we use a semi-prescriptive product called Little Steps TM to help dynamically challenge their nervous system, encourage development of better gait patterns and correct alignment. 
We stock a range of off the shelf orthotics for all ages, when prescriptive orthotics are not necessary.

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