Who Are We?

What makes us special

We aim to take the best of all the mainstream treatment techniques for Muscle, Joint and Nerve conditions and combine them into the most effective integrated treatments available for our patients. 

Chiropractors in the U.K. are trained as standard to masters degree level in clinical diagnosis and a wide variety of treatment techniques. Chiropractors are fully trained in all the same exercise, soft tissue and manual treatment techniques as physiotherapists and sports therapist, but on average train full-time for several years longer (5-6 years for a British Chiropractic Association  Chiropractor). This is because they also train to significant depth in rehabilitation, orthopaedics, biomechanics, neurology and general diagnosis amongst other subjects. Chiropractors are the only manual therapists in the U.K. to be fully qualified in musculo-skeletal radiography and radiology. This means they are able to take x-rays and write reports on x-ray, CT and MRI scans. This unique skill set is now the only real difference between the Osteopathy profession and the Chiropractic profession now that both are evidence-based. This places Chiropractors in the unique position to be able to evaluate an image and be able to determine whether physical/manual therapy is likely to be able to help a given condition and its likely long-term prospects.

At ChiroCare: The Back and Neck Pain Clinic our services integrate with local NHS hospital and GP services and private healthcare professionals. This enables us to access any services patients may require for further investigation or co-management of their conditions. We also provide ongoing rehabilitation services after hospital discharge from orthopaedic procedures. 

Explore the causes of your pain

During your treatment course you will learn not just about why you have pain but what you can do to prevent and control it yourself. Which exercises to do and which to avoid. How to combat aggravating work situations and much more.

Treatment Course

Courses of treatment are based on national clinical guidelines issued by The Royal College of Chiropractors. Our standard course includes a 40 minute, one-to-one rehabilitation exercise tuition session and a comprehensive 40 minute reassessment, including functional, orthopaedic and neurological testing. If you have been recommended a course of treatment you can save significantly, by purchasing a standard course of treatment versus paying individually per session.


We cover a huge variety of mainstream treatment techniques for Muscle, Joint and Nerve conditions: if you are looking for particular treatment techniques checkout the list below and if you don’t see what you are looking for just get in touch. 

Treatment Techniques

Small, quick but gentle movements to release stiff joints including:

  • Diversified techniques

  • Drop techniques

  • Seated manipulation

  • Toggle recoil techniques

  • Pelvic blocking techniques

Gradual movements to ease joints back into a mobile state includes:

  • Active
  • Passive
    • Taking the tension out of overly tight and short muscles:
          •  Static
          • Dynamic (taught)
          • Post-Isometric Relaxation (PIR)
          • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
          • Pelvic blocking techniques

A chiropractic device that delivers a small measured movement to an area.

The application of pressure to ease tender areas in muscle.

An intensive way of breaking down tightness in muscles and softer tissues.

Taking pressure off areas of anatomy.

The use of fine acupuncture needles to relieve tissue tension, pain and inflammation.

A set of evidence-based protocols that allow for most areas of the body to be treated by needles, which delivers consistent clinical results based on research conducted on post-surgical patients.

Excellent for post-surgical, disc prolapse, shoulder conditions and many other issues – like a far more direct, powerful and lasting version of TENS. Often delivers similar results to intensive stretching without the discomfort.

For short term relief of mild muscular conditions.

To improve blood flow to tissues assisting functional improvements: many techniques available usually incorporated together from Swedish massage, effleurage, and petrissage to cross-friction to break down adhesions in tendonitis.

For swollen limbs and areas with poor circulation.

Powerful vibrational massage to ease away large areas of muscle tension.

Promotes tissue healing and pain relief at the cellular level. There is now a compelling body of strong scientific evidence for the effectiveness of this very safe form of treatment.

Building recovery and stability with a program of exercise dedicated to you and training given on a one-to-one basis:

      • Strength training
      • Proprioceptive training
      • Core-stability training
      • Postural rehabilitation training
      • Disc reduction
      • Ergonomic advice and trouble shooting
      • Exercise technique trouble shooting 

Simple prescriptions available in clinic and more complex from referral to local Podiatry services.

Stimulating body awareness to help activate under used muscles. Supporting injured muscles and ligaments as they recover.

  • Joint Manipulation
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Muscle Stretching
  • Activator Technique 
  • Trigger Point Therapy 
  • Active and Passive Release
  • Traction 
  • Dry-Needling / Medical Acupuncture
  • Dr. Nielson Medical Acupuncture Technique
  • Low-Frequency Electro-Stimulation Acupuncture 
  • Trans-Cutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Mechanical Massage 
  • Cold Laser Treatment
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Orthotics fitting and advice 
  • Athletic and Kinesio-taping

Whilst we offer these techniques and more in clinic, we will not hesitate to refer you or recommend local specialist services that may be able to help you, when needed. We are very lucky to have a wealth of local expertise to choose from in Nantwich. 

Nationally Registered Doctor of Chiropractic
D.C., M.Sc. Chiro, B.Sc.(Hons) Neuro.Musc.Skel. Sci, B.Sc.(Hons) Biol,
Reg. GCC, Mb. BCA, LRC, Mb. ECU.

Your Chiropractor

Dr. William Richard Ridings D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) MSc. is a highly experienced Master Chiropractor, whom over the past 28 years, has trained and worked all over the U.K. After graduating with an Honours Degree in Biology in the 1990’s, Dr. Ridings D.C. went on to become a graduate of the world renown Anglo-European College of Chiropractors (AECC) with another Honours Degree in Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Science and a Masters Degree. He is registered with the national regulatory body for chiropractic, the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and is a full long-term member of the largest U.K. professional body for Chiropractic, the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). He is also a registered trainer of post-graduate chiropractors for the Royal College of Chiropractors, of which he is also a licensed Member. Doctor Ridings D.C. is also a member of the European Academy of Chiropractic and the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

Dr. Ridings D.C. established ChiroCare Chiropractic Clinic Ltd in Lincolnshire in 2008 and currently owns and is the clinical lead at ChiroCare: The Back & Neck Pain Clinic in Nantwich and ChiroCare: The Back & Neck Pain Clinic: The Dudley Port Treatment Room in Dudley/Tipton.

Dr. Ridings D.C. is a registered healthcare provider for AXA PPP, Aviva, PruHealth, SimplyHealth and a number of other private health scheme providers.