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MMA / MARTIAL ARTS

The combat sports provide a unique set of experiences on the body, the types of injury encountered are often vastly different to the everyday population. Therefore a unique knowledge of the training, injury mechanics and rehabilitation are of upmost importance when picking a healthcare practitioner to aid your recovery.

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We are lucky at North Dow Chiropractic to avail of the services of Chris Young (Bsc, MSc) who has an extensive history with this particular sport; not only through treating combat sports participants but also competing himself in MMA, as well coaching various MMA classes.

 

The combination of Chris’ participation, coaching and treatment gives him the best possible understanding of what is being asked of athletes in this sport, it enables him to fully understand not only the injury process but also the mindset associated with this sport.

 

 

Chris has undergone further training in the area of sports injury in order to provide the most detailed assessment and hands on work possible. Chris utilises the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) to provide a whole-body exam in order to find areas of dysfunction often neglected by others.

 

He then uses a multimodal package of care including being one of the few Active Release Therapy (ART) practitioners in Northern Ireland. Chris has also undergone extensive training in manipulation of the spine and extremities. These bespoke hands on skills are combined with Chris’ background as a physiotherapist which enable him to prescribe exercise rehabilitation and return to sport protocols.

Chris’ abilities in this area are not limited to injury alone, Chris helps with the performance care of some of Northern Ireland’s top MMA athletes including previous world champions. We are lucky at the clinic to have a relationship with Hybrid MMA, were we have helped provide care for fit2fight competitors, screening events and talks.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

We offer our customers bespoke multi-modal care to make sure we meet their exact needs returning them to full function as quickly as possible. Take a look at some of our reviews…

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Michelle McRoberts
Michelle McRoberts
09:22 09 Oct 23
I can never thank Luke enough for all that he has done for me. Part of what makes him such a brilliant Chiropractor is his thorough and holistic approach to treatment. He took time to listen, assess the physical issues I was having with my knee and devised a treatment regime accordingly – but he also took time to address other factors which were affecting my wellbeing and make positive recommendations for those too. Luke has been instrumental in changing my life for the better and I am so incredibly grateful to him for that.read more
Andrea Smyth
Andrea Smyth
16:05 29 Sep 23
I attend Helen Mc Cann at North Down Chiropractic regularly for deep tissue massage and I cannot recommend her highly enough!She is a fantastic massage therapist and is always able to ease any aches and pains that I complain of, with her magic hands! 😊From headaches to neck/shoulder or low back/hip pain, Helen is there to help.I attended Helen during my last pregnancy, as she is also qualified in pregnancy massage, and her massages helped to keep me feeling comfortable and relaxed.I always look forward to my next appointment- thank you Helen!read more
Philip Mercer
Philip Mercer
17:55 25 Aug 23
My son Ben at the age of 11/12 was getting alot of knee pain when playing football, we were unsure why this was happening and his coach suggested it could be Osgood Schlatters disease. My wife and I decided to get it looked at further and booked him in with Luke Neal at North Down Chiropractic Clinic. Luke was able to diagnose the issue, explain it in full detail and offered to get us the scans to show the problem. Luke was able to give Ben the attention he needed, the exercises he needed to do to prevent it from getting worse and slowly reverse the issue. Luke is so easy to talk to and has kept the issue fully under control as Ben gets a check up every 8weeks and is now able to participate in all training sessions and play multiple matches a week. So glad we took Ben to North Down Chiropractic Clinic. Highly recommend anybody with similar issues to contact them. 😃read more
Mark Alexander
Mark Alexander
15:03 25 Aug 23
North Down Chiropractic is an amazing clinic that will professionally look after you and cater your every need to help your body feel the best way it possibly can be. I’ve been going here for about 10 years now for my scoliosis and I have been so grateful for the attention, professionalism and attentiveness this clinic provides to helping you understand better with what issues you may have or could have in future. If I didn’t go here who knows what my back/body would end up being like. The team are great at what they do and will go above and beyond for you. Highly recommend!!read more
Abbie Sharpin
Abbie Sharpin
14:33 19 Jul 23
Not only is Luke an excellent chiropractor, he’s also an excellent teacher. We recently invited him to provide a seminar for our chiropractors and it was engaging, thorough and really interesting. We felt it was the perfect mix of theory and practical and we had many new skills to take away with us. Thank you Luke as always for sharing your extensive knowledge with us and for the effort and detail that went into your seminar!read more
Jackie Kinahan
Jackie Kinahan
19:32 08 Jun 23
For the last year I have suffered from chronic lower back pain. By the time I had my first appointment with Luke in December, I was no longer able to hike, cycle, play tennis or do yoga – all the activities I loved. Sitting and driving were becoming difficult and physiotherapy, with a variety of practitioners, had not helped. As such my mood was getting low and I genuinely felt that my back would never recover. At 57, I thought my days of an active lifestyle were over. I was anxious about trying a chiropractor but I cannot recommend Luke highly enough. A combination of his treatment, his reassuring, positive attitude and rehabilitation plan, means I am now out of pain and currently walking 35 miles per week, training for a long distance hike. I am back doing yoga, back on my bike and sitting and driving without pain. I cannot speak highly enough of Luke or express my gratitude for how he has changed my life.read more
Charlotte Cunningham
Charlotte Cunningham
18:53 05 Jun 23
Attended Helen for massage on my neck, back and shoulders. Never before has a therapist spent so much time on my neck relieving tension and knots on my shoulders and back .Amazing!read more
Jackie McKnight
Jackie McKnight
16:08 09 May 23
I have been going to Helen McCann now for several months with pain in my neck and shoulders. The difference has been amazing and I would highly recommend Helen for a massage for any problem areas.read more
Mary Russell
Mary Russell
14:19 05 May 23
When I think of my first visit to Luke, with what was worryingly a numbness in my left arm, which he sorted out in an almost miraculous fashion, and when he began treatment for an aching back, I am amazed at the improvement. Now I also see Helen who works on massage and has relieved so much gnawing ache in the lower back. Never doubt the ability of this team to make matters much better.read more
Vic M
Vic M
06:22 26 Jan 23
I have been going to Luke for nearly a year now and honestly can’t recommend him enough. I was in a car accident 2 years ago and since then suffered badly with my neck and back and struggled to sleep. The moment I went to Luke he could tell instantly where needed to be fixed. Luke makes you feel very at ease in every appointment and chats away throughout, so you never feel nervous. Since going to him I sleep so much better at night and my neck and back are no longer in excruciating pain. Very professional and would recommend to everyone!Thank you Luke!read more
Linda Cunliffe
Linda Cunliffe
12:06 16 Jan 23
I first visited Luke at North Down Chiropractic Clinic about 2 years ago upon the recommendation of a friend. Luke is so knowledgeable in his field of expertise and will not hesitate to offer common sense advice alongside signposting to other support! I still attend every 6-8 weeks to help keep my back as “well” as it can be . Between the hands on treatment received, advice/exercises given and caring nature I cannot recommend Luke enough. The ladies on reception are always welcoming both in-person and on the phone.read more
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