Archive for the ‘Testimonial’ Category

Sarah Brunton

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Luke

The treatment here is great.

Mary Strutt

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Luke

Having been unlucky and disappointed with a few other chiropractors, I was referred to Luke through a friend. I was initially dubious as to whether Luke could help me with what I thought was a particularly painful perifumus muscle injury in my hip (other chiropractors diagnosis).
However, upon a very thorough examination, Luke discovered that it was not that muscle at all! He then proceeded to do treatment on the hip and back. It transpired that the pain was originating from back to hips, in particularly my left one which made walking very difficult The excruciating pain was due to bad posture and sitting for long hours.
Luke told me exactly where the muscle was affected and after first session I was able to walk using both feet more easily. I’ve been back for supportive treatment but my pain has been treated and thankfully because of Luke I can go to the gym and start squatting again. Something I had not been able to do for ages!
Luke is one of the most sincere, empathetic and caring guy I have known. It was Luke who diagnosed the cause of my young son’s lower back problem! One leg very slightly shorter than the other one… But enough to affect his sports!
So Luke, on behalf of the Strutt family, a very BIG THANK YOU and a huge hug!!!

Noel Hunt

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Luke

Can’t fault it – yes it can be pricey but the attention to the issues and the service is great.

Caroline Stoneman

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Luke

Would highly recommend this place. Staff very professional and friendly. I fell and pulled ligaments in my knee. Which is being worked on and only after two sessions i feel the benifets already.

Amanda Hill

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Luke

Been in pain for years. Endless amounts of drugs give over the years for back pain and constant visits to my doctor. Now after 2 visits I have had a pain free day after so many years.

Geoff Angus

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Luke

I could not praise Luke and the team highly enough.

Lisa Parker

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Luke

Wouldn’t go anywhere else. Helen was literally my saviour 8 years ago & still is !

Hannah Foreman

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Luke

Simon is fantastic!
I couldn’t recommend him enough. Very knowledgeable and gave me great home exercise advice.
All the other staff I’ve met are lovely too.
It really is a great practise.

Thank you so much!

Colin Maxwell

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Luke

Luke has been a a life saver. Work as a photographer and my back has been killing me for years with carrying all the camera equipment. He has helped massively. Highly recommend

Chris Magee

Posted on: September 23rd, 2019 by Luke

Came to Luke 6 months ago for prevention treatment given my line of work. Luke treats and gives me excellent knowledge about my body and what i should and shouldn’t be doing. Top quality service.

Tommy Kirkpatrick

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by Luke

1st Class treatment on a neck injury. Have not looked back since.

Tracey Rooschuz

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by Luke

Due to a past knee injury and some heavy weight training, I unknowingly caused damage to my skeletal structure of my right leg.
When training, some muscles, ligaments and forms were being overcompensated to protect the knee. After one heavy leg training session I was in constant pain from the right hip down to the toe. I had a variety of issues, pain, pins and needles, my muscles would cease up
even with doing no activity and I had constant cramping in the foot. I didn’t think much of it at the time so I rested for a few days but that didn’t resolve the issue. I went to see a physio and his treatment didn’t help at all. The treatment of deep sports massage would ease the pain for a day or two. I just wasn’t getting anywhere and I was still in absolutely pain. I couldn’t train, I couldn’t walk and I was getting no relief. I felt like there was nothing I could do and just had to live with my issues.

A friend referred me to see Dr Luke Neal and from the first consultation, I was absolutely amazed. I got a complete diagnosis of my issue at hand. I finally had an answer for all my pain and was told how much damage I had done over time, including damage to the sciatic nerve. Luke discussed a treatment plan for me and I realised how serious my injury was. Under Luke’s recommendation, I really had to take things easy and take a step back from all training. I had to unlearn all the forms of exercises I had learnt and build my form from scratch.
I saw Luke twice a week at the start of my treatment and was given rehab exercises as well as exercises to build my form correctly. Even though the exercises were challenging to start, I have gained strength and mobility in my leg. My pins and needles, and pain have completely disappeared and I can now focus my attention to get back into training one step at time.

Luke helped me understand that once you break down and identify the basic building blocks of any movement, you can begin to focus on where the deficits or weaknesses are and slowly build strength in those areas correctly. I am able to move without restriction and activate and coordinate my movements correctly without any pain.
Luke has an exceptional amount of knowledge of the human body and total body correction, it is outstanding. I fully trust Luke with my treatment and I highly recommend him. He is genuine in his assessment and really has a personal interest in healing his patients. Without him, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am looking forward to continue my treatment with him.

Simon Thompson

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by Luke

In January 2016, following years of failed physio from various practitioners, I had successful surgery for shoulder decompression. About 5 months ago, the pain started returning, presenting in exactly the same fashion as before. I more or less resigned myself to more months/years of discomfort and pain followed by more surgery. Fortunately, I made an appointment with Simon in North Down Chiropractic. He treated me with laser therapy, which I was initially extremely sceptical about, but the improvement was dramatic and immediate. Three weeks and three treatments later, I am completely pain-free and have a full range of motion. It is obviously impossible to say that if I’d had this three years ago I would have avoided a painful and expensive surgery, but I certainly would have liked to try it! I feel this treatment has been little short of miraculous!

Ryan Alcock

Posted on: December 1st, 2018 by Luke

I have been getting treated by Luke for over a year now, recently I occurred a hip impingement leaving me in severe pain. After a few treatments with Luke and following his professional advise I am now back to training. Luke has a great way about him, from how he treats the patient to how he explains the current situation. Highly recommend.

Kris Gardener

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
Excellent clinic, professional and friendly. Dr Luke Neal has treated me for a number of issues and I can’t recommend him highly enough

Sam Cambell

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke

First class chiropractic treatment.
I had been struggling for close to a year with shoulder, neck and back issues and tried everything from private physio to being referred by GP for help through NHS. All helped only for a very brief period, but probably because all believed the issues to be muscle related problems.
After my initial assessment with Luke he quickly identified that it was in fact a nerve issue and the extremely tight muscles were a result of this. I’ve now been treated extensively to promote smoother and unimpeded ulnar nerve movement and as a result I am seeing very positive results. I am also being shown and taught how to self manage these problems so I will keep getting better, and hopefully in time the issues will be eradicated. I still have a few sessions to go but I am now back to playing golf and playing quite well.
Nearly a year on from first noticing symptoms I now see light at the end of the tunnel, all from a handful of sessions since the end of February at North Down Chiropractic Clinic.
My only regret is I didn’t get this treatment done sooner which would’ve meant a shorter recovery period.

Many thanks to Luke and the staff at
North Down Chiropractic Clinic

Marc Foster

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
Great clinic and great Chiropractors. Professional, relaxed and friendly environment. Dr Luke really helped me to understand what was causing my lower back and neck pain. 5 years of pain and discomfort gone after a course of chiropractic care and rehab. Highly recommend.

Ivan Paul

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
I damaged a nerve on the back off my leg which led to something called foot drop, I couldn’t lift my foot up at all and there was no feeling from shin down, which made me walk funny……This led to alsorts off problems wif my lower back, I was busted.doctor told me I maybe won’t walk properly again for a least a year. Then I met Luke. In a matter of weeks I started to see process in my foot, with his help and knowledge it took 10-12 weeks to get me bk to where i wanted to be, Jims rehab was also available to strengthen my leg and foot even more after. 5 star highly recommended

Jenny Leishman

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
Very professional.Excellent service.Staff very helpful and friendly.

Paula Jackson

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
I have been seeing Luke for four years now and he has worked miracles!!!I was suffering from chronic headaches on a daily basis which was causing me great worry and distress,I saw numerous doctors,had scan after scan and was prescribed drug after drug and told they didn’t know what was causing the pain and basically I had to just live with it…..then I went to see Luke who diagnosed me on the first session and within a month my headaches had gone, I only have the odd one now.As a mummy to three young children,it means alot to b pain and drug free.I cannot recommend Luke and the clinic highly enough,the staff are always helpful and friendly and provide a excellent service.

Michael Worthington

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke

I’ve been getting treated by Luke for various sports related injuries for the past 18 months or so and he always manages to get me back training quickly. He provides the highest quality of service and is extremely knowledgeable.

I couldn’t recommend him and his Practice highly enough.

Isaac Cowan

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke

Staff friendly fab clinic for Chiropractic or massage
Ask for Rosie brilliant at her job you will benefit greatly

Graham Alexander

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
Luke successfully treated a chronic low back pain issue for me. He is very knowledgeable, be patient and follow his instruction and you will see results. I have already referred my father on to him for treatment and my wife will be starting with him soon also. Highly recommended!

Nicola Gardiner

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke

Having been heavily involved in various sports for years, I’m a waiting room regular for various forms of treatment, both proactive and reactive in a variety of practices.

Without question, Luke is the only person I trust to keep me moving. He gives honest, practical and expert treatment and advice …… and he doesn’t shy away from the odd ticking off 😄

If u could sum up the difference , it’s about treating the cause, not the symptoms.

Keith Hamilton

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
Have been going for over a year now due to constant pain in my lower and mid back. Thanks to Luke I am now much freer and have cut back on the amount of painkillers I was having to take. Appointments now are stretched out as far as possible, so now it is prevention and management of my back rather than intense treatment. Would fully recommend to anyone if you have any issues either muscular or skeletal

Sonia Ackerman

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
I have been attending North Down Chiropractic Clinic for the last five weeks and can honestly say the only regret I have is that I did not attend sooner than I did. I have had ongoing problems with my elbow over many years due to putting my arm out behind me when I took a fall, with my elbow taking most of the impact. Over the last two years especially the pain in my elbow and forearm, swelling and pins and needles going down in to my last two fingers had become very significant. So much so I saved and paid privately to see orthopedics, they felt it was medial epicondylitis and injected it, with no relief of symptoms. I then attended physio, who felt after three sessions there wasn’t anything they could do. Feeling a little hopeless, I came across the clinic on fb, and booked in realizing I had nothing to lose. I am so glad I did because in the 4 sessions I have had with Luke, he gave me a clear indication from his expertise of what he felt was the source of my issues (feeling symptoms were more to do with the ulnar nerve than epicondylitis), an action plan as to what he could do, and I have seen positive results really from as early as the second session which surprised me greatly after my prior experiences with orthopedics and PT. Luke has shown a great depth of knowledge, and has been nothing but professional and other staff I have come in contact with have been so welcoming. I would highly recommend the clinic, and would advise anyone to not leave it as long as I did as I know no matter the issue your facing staff will be honest and upfront with you from the get go.😀

Catherine Hanna

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
I have been a patient with this practice for at least 4 years. I have found the Chiropractors extremely professional and very helpful. They care for you in a holistic way. So you can have your chiropractic treatment but also deep tissue massage and Craniosacral therapy, this definitely enhances your treatment experience and recovery. I can’t recommend this practice highly enough. Thank you.

Hanni Reindardt

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
Talking about a life changing experience. Well this happened to me 6 years ago. I had been suffering from terrible back pain for a good few years. A friend of mine, who had been to see Dr. Helen Worthington about her back problems, told me to go and see what the North Down Chiropractic Clinic could do for me. The treatment I am receiving from Dr. Worthington makes me able to function and lead a normal life.

Karen Davidson

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
I am so glad I found this place, I have been to Andrea several times in the past couple of months, best money I have spent!! Her treatment has had such a great effect on my shoulder, neck and lower back, I feel so much better as the pain was really starting to bring me down!! I can’t recommend this place enough, they are very friendly, great value for money and have a great attitude in helping patients and getting the best results for them!!

Joanna Logan

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
Great Chiro, they always fix me, even when I haven’t been for ages

Kieran Mulligan

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
Hi. I had a long term “backs of my knees” issue. after several years of Physio, Xrays, Scans, Chiro etc, I was recommended to go to Luke, given his particular Chiro and sports knowledge. The key thing for me is he took the time to go over my history to try to find the root cause. After several sessions of knee, back, hips and CORE treatments and plenty of exercises at home I am now at the level where I am pain free and no need for the regular dose of 5 tablets when my knees were really sore . My golf scores have also improved. All good going forward.

Victoria Waugh

Posted on: June 2nd, 2018 by Luke
I have being seeing Luke for over a year now and he has worked wonders. I was on loads of pain medication for back issues and migraines before attending the practice. It is now a rarity that I need any at all. I have been to various doctors and had lots of scans in recent years but I could not get any answers or relief. I was recommended by my sister to try Luke. I was hesitant but gave it a shot. I am so glad a did. I wished I had seen him years ago! He was able to diagnose my problems and sort a plan for my recovery straight away. I am so pleased with the treatment I have received. I would highly recommend Luke and the practice. Fabulous customer service and extremely friendly and welcoming staff. 😃

Jonny Hall

Posted on: May 29th, 2018 by Luke

I’ve been getting treated by Luke over the past few months and I would highly recommend him. Turning 34 and feeling pain in my back, hips and hamstrings, I was ready to quit playing football. Thankfully I went to Luke and now I feel great. I have been to many physios over the years and most of them simply don’t compare. Luke clearly knows his stuff and is also very honest.

Peter Lyons

Posted on: May 28th, 2018 by Luke
A great place to go to to get caring and effective treatment for your aches and pains. My back has improved greatly since attending this clinic

Kasisa Piekutowska

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 by Luke

Best chiropractor in NI! I was struggling with dizziness for months, seen many different GPs, private doctors and been in hospital at least twice a week- every time with different diagnosis. Luck was the only person who connected my back problems with my dizziness took care of me, and treated me seriously mentally and physically. I can’t recommend him enough. All staff members are fantastic, friendly and most important – professional ❤

Julie Robinson Bruce

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 by edward.c.manson@gmail.com

I’ve been attending North Down Chiropractic clinic for a while now and would recommend it wholeheartedly. It’s about your whole wellbeing and of course any niggly areas that need sorted. Most of my family now attend as well.

Sam Campbell

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 by edward.c.manson@gmail.com

First class chiropractic treatment.

I had been struggling for close to a year with shoulder, neck and back issues and tried everything from private physio to being referred by GP for help through NHS. All helped only for a very brief period, but probably because all believed the issues to be muscle related problems.

After my initial assessment with Luke he quickly identified that it was in fact a nerve issue and the extremely tight muscles were a result of this. I’ve now been treated extensively to promote smoother and unimpeded ulnar nerve movement and as a result I am seeing very positive results. I am also being shown and taught how to self manage these problems so I will keep getting better, and hopefully in time the issues will be eradicated. I still have a few sessions to go but I am now back to playing golf and playing quite well.

Nearly a year on from first noticing symptoms I now see light at the end of the tunnel, all from a handful of sessions since the end of February at North Down Chiropractic Clinic.

My only regret is I didn’t get this treatment done sooner which would’ve meant a shorter recovery period.

Many thanks to Luke and the staff at North Down Chiropractic Clinic.

Michael Bruce

Posted on: May 8th, 2018 by edward.c.manson@gmail.com

I was a fairly competitive powerlifter who had been struggling to mend, what I thought was either my glute or my hamstring for 14 months prior to consulting Luke.

I had tried everthing I could think of and everything suggested to me by the internet or my doctor. The injury was so specific to the movements I’d perform in powerlifting that I’d given some serious consideration to quitting the sport all together which left me feeling quite bitter because I still felt that I had much more to achieve.

As a last ditch effort I booked into see Luke to see if he could help (I was very sceptical)
He ran through a thorough assessment with me and explained what he believed the problem to be. He was honest about the prognosis in the assessment and explained the next steps he would recommend.

I was interested in his course of treatment as when speaking he showed an in depth knowledge of the field whilst considering the possibility that he could be wrong and if that was the case he would refer me to get a scan to get a better idea of what was going on (This was a great show of understanding and character as there is seldom a quick fix for problems in the body and diagnoses are always best guess scenarios despite what the industry would have us believe).

However what encouraged me the most to go with Luke for treatment was his vision on a total body correction process where he would endeavour to treat the root cause of the problem as well as the problem itself.

I began some weekly treatments with Luke and would leave each session with homework to do throughout the week to help the process.

To cut a long story short I’ve been pain free for 6 months now and my strength is almost back to where it was 2 years ago. I’m enjoying training again and looking forwards to competing again in September. This would not have been possible without Luke. So I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you.

Edward Manson

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

I cannot rate Luke and the North Down team any higher. After months of ankle pain, due to ligament damage, Luke helped me through the process of healing and strengthening to the point where I was able to get fully back to running and playing football again.

Mischa Scates

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

After years of physio I decided to try a chiropractor…..not sorry I did! I’m practically pain-free and off painkillers. The service provided is excellent ….sorry I didn’t try it sooner.

Jayne Campbell

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

Absolute fantastic service. Luke is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I’ve seen a massive difference in 4-5 treatments and can’t thank the clinic enough. Chiropractic care will now be ongoing for maintenance and keeping me pain free and subtle and hopefully never having a nerve entrapment again!

Marc K Edgar

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

Had my first appointment tonight with outstanding service A***** Luke is a good guy.

Graeme McAteer

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

Can’t recommend this place and Luke highly enough… had a real issue with my shoulder that I’d seen others about with no improvement.. a couple of sessions with Luke and I was on course to getting as much normality to it as possible.. had plagued me for the best part of a year. Having used similar services in a number of countries, Luke’s expertise is right up there.

Ciaran Ervine

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

I couldn’t recommend luke and his team any higher! I went from having major back spasms, unbearable pain, couldn’t lay down or stand up for 3 days! Luke performed some acupuncture and muscle relief. The next morning for the first time i got out of bed without assistance (although in pain). The frequency of the spasms reduced enough to goto his clinic and Within 3 sessions with luke i felt better than i did before it all started. His knowledge of the spine and nervous system is unrivalled in my opinion! I will also be a lifetime client!

Graham Alexander

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

Luke successfully treated a chronic low back pain issue for me. He is very knowledgeable, be patient and follow his instruction and you will see results. I have already referred my father on to him for treatment and my wife will be starting with him soon also. Highly recommended!

Kris Gardiner

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

Excellent clinic, professional and friendly. Dr Luke Neal has treated me for a number of issues and I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Micheal Worthington

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

I’ve been getting treated by Luke for various sports related injuries for the past 18 months or so and he always manages to get me back training quickly. He provides the highest quality of service and is extremely knowledgeable.

I couldn’t recommend him and his Practice highly enough.

Ivan Paul

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Andrew

I damaged a nerve on the back off my leg which led to something called foot drop, I couldn’t lift my foot up at all and there was no feeling from shin down, which made me walk funny……This led to alsorts off problems wif my lower back, I was busted.doctor told me I maybe won’t walk properly again for a least a year. Then I met Luke. In a matter of weeks I started to see process in my foot, with his help and knowledge it took 10-12 weeks to get me bk to where i wanted to be, Jims rehab was also available to strengthen my leg and foot even more after. 5 star highly recommended

Christine Wilton

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018 by Luke

Having suffered from neck pain for approximately 30 years, I had many physiotherapy sessions, which helped at the time but the pain returned following treatment. I thought that I just had to accept the pain and get on with things, as I had been told on many occasions. However, following a chronic episode of pain, I really needed treatment and decided to try a Chiropractor for the for first time. I cannot believe how good this treatment has been or that I would ever be pain-free – I wish I had tried this treatment years ago! I attended Luke, Chiropractor and Marie for Craniosacral treatment – both treatments compliment each other with amazing results, not only physically but it also enhances your mental wellbeing, your confidence and motivation! I can thoroughly recommend both practitioners and this practice – I am so pleased I decided to give this a try!!!

Margret Bunting

Posted on: April 1st, 2018 by Luke

I have been attending this clinic for almost 10 years and I have had excellent treatment both by Helen and Luke. Wonderful service and individual treatment that is tailored to your specific needs. I have been treated for pain in my neck, shoulder and pelvis. Their knowledge of the human body is vast and what a radiographer has deemed as nothing abnormal detected they have dug deep into the xray and got to the root of the problem. I would highly recommend them.

Heather McMillan

Posted on: January 1st, 2018 by Luke

Dr Luke Neal and all the staff are friendly, knowledgeable, effective and accommodating. I’m very happy with the care and treatment provided by the team. Thank you all.

Molly Hamilton

Posted on: January 1st, 2018 by edward.c.manson@gmail.com

I started seeing Luke in February due to persistent problems with my hip. I have since found out my issue through MRI scans and appointments with doctors (which frankly have been a waste of time). I have made major progress from daily pain being at around 7 or 8/10 to 2 or 3/10 simply due to exercises he has provided me with along with training in the gym and being told what to do to strengthen my hip. I still continue to go every 1 to 2 months as I do understand the problem is not fixed however I now know how to manage this problem and wouldn’t have been able to do so without this treatment.

I could not recommend Luke or the rest of the lovely, polite and friendly team at North Down Chiropractic Clinic enough to anyone considering going to a chiropractor.