Your Associate Chiropractor, Grant Jan Bierling BSc DC
Grant Jan Bierling BSc DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) graduated from the
Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (Bournemouth) in 1996. Grant specialises
in Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) a comprehensive technique which uses body
indicators to help determine skeletal, cranial & neurological
malfunctions. Grant combines SOT with neurological & orthopaedic tests to
aid his diagnosis & treatment of pain.
Following 4 years working in a Sports Chiropractic Clinic in Winchester,
Grant has incorporated his other specialist interest in analysing the
biomechanics of the feet & jaw. Great care is given to readdress any
imbalances between these areas as normal function is essential to optimise
muscle & skeletal function.
Poor foot biomechanics can be the cause of ankle, knee, hip, or back related
pain. A drop in the arch (pes planus) causes a rotational stress on the knees,
which is transferred into the hips & pelvis. This is equally true of
cranial & jaw problems often caused by trauma - difficult births
(forceps), physical injuries (a blow to the jaw, whiplash), orthodontics,
loss of teeth. The jaw, & bite in particular, should be symmetrical in
movement. Any distortion will affect the cranium, muscle balance &
normal spine mechanics, including pelvic stability - all affecting how you
carry yourself posturally.
It is therefore essential when assessing your neck, back or pelvic related
complaint to analyse the posture of your feet alongside cranial motion to
determine any effect this has on the rest of your structure. Observing the way
you stand can reveal a great deal. Is your structure holding you correctly or
Muscle testing gives us invaluable information as to whether a joint is
functioning properly, & more importantly if the problem has been
corrected. Our aim is to help you understand cause & effect, with a
way forward to prevent recurrence. With this knowledge comes a more functional
life, greater strength and a greater ability to undertake those activities that
you may have thought impossible to achieve.