A new student-led chiropractic clinic opened in an Elephant & Castle university campus this month.
London South Bank University is the only London university to offer courses in chiropractic. The new clinic will treat up to 300 patients per year, and allow the university’s students to study in new dedicated facilities.
This comes after the British Chiropractic Association pledged to increase the number of chiropractors in the UK from 3,100 to 5,000 by 2025.
Dr. Mark Langweiler, LSBU Clinic and Course Director in Chiropractic, said: “Our new Chiropractic Clinic will give our students a head start in their future profession to build successful careers in healthcare.”
The new clinic is kitted out with the latest therapeutic equipment, including shockwave therapy.
It will treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and lower back pain – the latter of which is considered by the NHS to be the largest single cause of disability in the UK, accounting for 11% of the total disability of the population.
The university clinic, therefore, may prove particularly helpful for Southwark residents after lockdown – a survey in 2020 by Opinium found that 81% of people working remotely were experiencing back or shoulder pain.