Skelian Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Cheltenham
Skelian Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy Cheltenham
290 Google reviews
Steve MaxTheMaths
Steve MaxTheMaths
Huge thanks to Jamie and the team for getting me back on my feet! Fabulous service. Highly recommended.
Nickie Apperly
Nickie Apperly
Great service, Tom is very reassuring and encouraging. His confident yet, caring approach made me feel at ease and my recovery has definately benefitted from this.
Fred Warren
Fred Warren
Several months ago I was stricken with severe sciatica, strong pain killers were prescribed by my GP but they had unacceptable side effects. I contacted Skelian and Jamie quickly sorted out my problem, without further medication. During the course of my treatment, I found that Jamie's manipulations of my neck gave a certain amount of relief to the vertigo and muzziness “brain fog”, which I had been suffering from, for the past five years. I am thankful to Skelian and Jamie in particular for his caring approach to my ailments, he has an excellent bedside manner and he has given me beneficial advice to help with my long standing dizziness problems.
Kam Mistry
Kam Mistry
Very happy. Jamie was great - friendly and professional. I certainly felt that I was in good hands and could already feel the benefits after my first visit. After three sessions the pain has gone.
Monica Wragg
Monica Wragg
I highly recommend the Skelian Clinic. The lovely Aaron has cured my lower back pain in a matter of a few weeks so that I can now resume and enjoy my walks. Everyone at the clinic is very professional, kind and friendly. Thank you.
Zara Winters
Zara Winters
I walked in to the Skelian clinic at my wit's end - my neck and shoulders hurt from decades of poor posture due to computer work, my left forearm was tight and painful and I had been suffering with agonizing tennis elbow in my right arm which was waking me up every night. It felt like my entire upper body had seized up. From the moment I entered the clinic I felt a good vibe - Angela, the receptionist, made me feel relaxed and welcome and was just lovely to be around, she takes a genuine interest in every client and radiates warmth - and has a lovely singing voice to boot! Victoria, who I cannot thank enough, has worked miracles. After four treatments, using a combination of dry needle therapy, targeted deep tissue massage and spinal manipulation I feel like a different person. The pain has almost completely gone and I have a workable action plan on how to look after my joints. Victoria is empathic, exceptionally knowledgeable, witty and a great listener. She explains what she is doing in straightforward language and puts you at ease immediately. I can honestly say that I am blown away by the results, it is life changing to have that debilitating pain taken away. I wish I'd gone sooner. If you are suffering with neck, back or joint problems please just book an appointment online, you owe it to yourself.
Brian Evans
Brian Evans
I was not expecting the relief that I experienced, From the moment treatment started I was made relaxed, after my first treatment I could not believe the difference, All the staff were very professional, the treatment was exceptional, Actually looking foreward to my next appointment
I've been coming to Dani for regular Sports Massage appointments for nearly a year now, recently transitioning on to the Hot Stones massage. As someone who likes to regularly weight train these sessions have been invaluable to my recovery and have ensured that any aches, pains and knots are kept to their absolute minimum. I've recently moved over to the Hot Stones massage and highly recommend it, it's a great mixture of traditional sports massage techniques combined with the hot stones - this will be my go to massage moving forward. Dani is extremely welcoming, friendly and a pleasure to be around - I can't rate her highly enough!
Nicky Harris
Nicky Harris
Friendly, professional service. Tom has been fantastic at sorting out my neck and back issues, providing explanation before, during and after treatment as well as providing after care exercises I can do at home. I have been delighted with my treatment so far. Thank you!
craig pockett
craig pockett
Would highly recommend Skelian chiropractic & physiotherapy 👍🏼 sorted my aches & pains out for me😊
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Private MRI Scan

MRI scans can be used to assess most areas of the human body.  An MRI produces detailed cross-sectional images of the patient’s body, using magnetic fields and radio waves.

About MRI Scans

Magnetic resonance imaging, otherwise referred to as MRI, is a form of diagnostic imaging to investigate the condition(s) affecting a person’s body, such as a lumbar disc herniation. An MRI produces detailed cross-sectional images of the patient’s body, using magnetic fields and radio waves.

MRI scans can be used to assess most areas of the human body. Despite this as chiropractors or physiotherapists we only refer patients with mechanical issues (relating to nerves, joints, spinal discs, muscles and bones). In addition to this, we only refer patients if we think the MRI is clinically justified or useful to help diagnose the underlying condition.

The results of an MRI can help diagnose conditions, assist with generating treatment plans for the condition causing your pain.

MRI Scan Cheltenam

If you are looking for a diagnosis for the cause of your pain an MRI might be an appropriate investigation for your condition. 

At Skelian we are able to refer you for further investigation to help diagnose your condition. We are able to send our patients to a local private imaging centre for a fast referral.

There are many different imaging options out there, the correct imaging can help significantly in the diagnosis of your condition or the cause of your pain. A Private MRI might be the best imaging for your case, we can help you with the decision. 

Referral for a private MRI in Cheltenham 

At Skelian we are able to refer our patients for further investigation to help diagnose their condition. We are able to send our patients to a local private imaging centre for a fast referral, if deemed clinically relevant to their condition and rate of recovery. Before we refer a patient, we need to perform an initial consultation which includes a full medical history along with a detailed physical exam to justify if an MRI is clinically needed. If we think the problem is not mechanical (related to joints, muscles and nerves) in nature, we may refer you back to your GP for further investigation.  

What can an MRI scan diagnose?

Our Chiropractors or Physiotherapist may refer you for an MRI if they believe you have a significant mechanical problem and if an MRI will help with the diagnosis and therefore assist with your care. There are many mechanical reasons to refer for an MRI, typically this can happen when a patient has a suspected disc issue in the spine, nerve pain relating to the spine, damage to a joint or not responding to treatment. The practitioner will decide if an MRI is needed on a case-by-case basis and not all patients will need an MRI.

What to expect during an MRI Scan

With most private MRI scans, you will be expected to lie on a flat bed, which will move into the MRI scanner. You enter the scanner either head or feet first.

The MRI machine is operated by a qualified radiographer. A radiographer is trained to carry out investigatory imaging such as X-rays and MRIs.

The radiographer controls the scanner via a computer in a separate room. You will be in communication with the radiographer through an intercom during your scan. The radiographer will also be able to see you on a monitor.

You will need to keep still during the MRI scan, as movement may affect the quality of the images produced by the scan. The better or clearer the images the better the chance of getting an accurate diagnosis.

The scan itself can be a noisy experience. You are given earplugs or headphones to wear during to scan to help with the noise. The noise itself comes from the electrical current in the scanner coils being turned on and off.

An MRI scan can take a longer or shorter period of time depending on the the size of the area or how many images are taken.

MRI Scan Fees

(Per Region) – From £320

Frequently Asked Questions

Opening Times

Monday8.30 – 7.00
Tuesday8.30 – 7.00
Wednesday8.30 – 7.00
Thursday8.30 – 7.00
Friday8.30 – 7.00
Saturday9:00 – 1:00

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Why Choose Skelian?

  • Exceptionally high standards of care
  • Professionalism and Expertise
  • Quality treatment
  • Quality practitioners
  • Great communication of your treatment
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