Welcome to our family friendly chiropractic clinic. Our particular focus is on treating neck, back and joint pain in patients of all ages and backgrounds. Our clinic values everyone we assess, diagnose and treat.
We appreciate the unique aspects of every individual and strive to formulate a personal treatment plan that meets your needs, including lifestyle advice to assist with self-care, all carried out with empathy and understanding. We are passionate about being a part of your journey to wellbeing.
Supporting Your Wellbeing
What is Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractors work on all joints in the body but focus predominantly on the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine.
Chiropractors use their hands to perform a wide range of manual therapies including joint mobilization, manipulation and soft tissue techniques designed to improve spinal motion, body function and posture, with the aim of restoring and enhancing one’s health and quality of life. Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic treatment is both safe and effective.
How We Can Help
Chiropractic adjustments are safe, specific and controlled, and are applied to improve spinal and joint mobility and function. The everyday activities, stress and exertion of life can all take their toll on the body leading to neck and back pain, restricted movement and a reduced sense of wellbeing, among other things. Research shows that chiropractic can assist with:
- Acute and chronic lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Headaches arising from the neck
- Migraine prevention
- Minor sports injuries
- Shoulder complaints and rotator cuff injuries
- Elbow pain and tennis elbow
- Pain arising from hip and knee osteoarthritis
- Plantar fasciitis
We offer several therapies in support of our chiropractic treatment, including medical acupuncture and dry needling, electro-acupuncture, sports taping, rehabilitative exercise, and lifestyle advice.
Medical Acupuncture & Dry Needling
How do I know if I need a Chiropractor?
If you are experiencing neck, back or joint pain, headaches, have had an accident or a fall, have sustained minor injuries from sporting activities, have a repetitive strain injury or you are pregnant, chiropractic could be an excellent treatment option for you.
Meet our Chiropractor
Candice Wilks MTec (Chiro)
I hold a Masters Degree in Chiropractic from the Durban University of Technology in South Africa, graduating in 2003 after six years of full time study. On completion of my Masters, I moved to the UK and worked in both private and NHS-funded practices in North East Essex from 2003 to 2012.
In 2013, I moved to the British Virgin Islands, a British Overseas Territory, to join my now husband, where I continued practising for seven years. It was while there that we got married and had two little boys. In the early part of 2020, we decided it was time to relocate back to the UK. We fell in love with Oxted and it’s surrounds and decided to make it our forever home. While I am saddened to say goodbye to the sun, sea, friends and wonderful patients in the BVI, I am excited to serve my new community.
I am passionate about helping people achieve optimal health by providing a caring, supportive and empathetic chiropractic service. I am registered with the General Chiropractic Council (Reg No: 02210), and am a member of the British Chiropractic Association and the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
What to Expect
Before your visit you will be sent an intake form to complete, which will ask some questions about why you are coming to see us, about your general health and past medical history.
Your first visit will take about an hour. The appointment starts with a conversation where you get to tell your practitioner about your symptoms and concerns. You will be given an opportunity to explain what you would like to achieve from your care. The chiropractor will perform a thorough examination involving postural analysis, orthopaedic and neurological testing and palpation of the joints and muscles associated with your injury.
Following your examination, the chiropractor will spend some time explaining what they have found, how they can help you, how you can help yourself and what to do to prevent it from recurring.
Ideally we like to perform treatment on your first visit to start the healing process straight away. However, if your case requires further imaging e.g. x-rays or MRI scans, your chiropractor will discuss this with you and will be able to refer you to the appropriate service.
What People Say About Us
'Dr. Candice has transformed my life! I have been an athlete for many years and have seen many chiropractors. I have not met one with such an incredible knowledge base and precision as Dr. Candice; so much so that when I made the decision to make chiropractic care a part of my health and training regime, I made the decision to trust that care with her. Since enrolling in her care, I have never felt this great physically, mentally and emotionally. She is down to earth, experienced, knowledgeable and incredible!'
– Dr Drexel Glasgow
Professional Engineer and CrossFitter
'Dr Wilks was my chiropractor for 7 years and is the first person I would turn to with any issue or discomfort. She has a very calming bedside manner and really cares about her patients. She would always provide stretches and suggestions, to supplement her treatments. We always joke that she has "magic hands" because after treatment sessions with her you feel so much better. I have seen other chiropractors who only seem to care about getting you in for as many treatments as possible. Dr Wilks will only schedule follow ups that are truly necessary.'
– Natasha R
'I have many body niggles caused by running and cycling and I complain a lot about my pain, which makes my girlfriend schedule a treatment with Dr Wilks for me. These sessions get me out on my bike or on the road again. She is very knowledgeable about sports related injuries and is my first point of call when I have an issue. The addition of dry needling to chiropractic care brings relief and speeds up the healing process for me.'
– Dan M
‘I have been treated by Candy on and off for many years and she is the absolute best at what she does. I have never had an issue that Candy couldn't fix. Problems caused by years of sedentary office work, pregnancy and the odd sports injury have all been treated by her, often when others couldn't identify what the issue was. Her holistic approach and kind friendly manner combined with such skill and expertise are unrivalled. I can't recommend her highly enough'
– Laura T
'Dr Wilks has always been able to provide a blend of therapies to tackle any injury or discomfort that I have experienced over the years. Each visit leaves me feeling better adjusted and balanced, and the improvement in my posture and movement is remarkable!'
– Nadia M
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 08:00 – 18:00
Alternate Saturdays: 08:00 – 12:00