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Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor

Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor

Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
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Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Back Pain Specialist
Back Pain Specialist
Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Ireland's dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor

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Chiropractor Naas (Naas Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Clinic) 

Lead clinical therapist Ross Allen is Ireland’s only dual-qualified Doctor of Chiropractic and Chartered Physiotherapist.

At Naas Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Clinic we aim to provide a world class chiropractor service. We specialise in the treatment and rehabilitation of back pain and neck pain.

Ross amalgamates chiropractic and physiotherapy techniques together to provide a unique insight and approach to treating back pain. 

Our specialist back pain rehabilitation service at Naas Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Clinic will provide a comprehensive rehabilitation programme incorporating spinal manipulation, muscle treatment techniques and tailored rehabilitation programmes.

A Decade in Education: Chiropractor Naas


1) B.Sc. Physiotherapy (Trinity College, Dublin).

Member of Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

The Physiotherapy degree emphasises the management of injuries through exercise prescription & movement analysis. Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy registered physios have undergone 4 years of education.
2) B.Sc. Chiropractic. Doctor of Chiropractic. (University of Cardiff)
This Chiropractic degree was extremely in-depth and provided an excellent understanding of human physiology and holistic healthcare. It specialises in the development of spinal manipulation techniques Swedish University research has shown that as a result of the quality of 4-5 years of University training undertaken by Doctors of Chiropractic is the equivalent of Swedish medical training.
3) Dip. Sports Injury Therapy
This degree course emphasises hands-on treatment and manual therapy skills. This was very beneficial as this component of treatment is sometimes lacking in other courses. 

Ross Allen: Back Pain Specialist & Chiropractor Naas

My own personal experience of back pain has formed the basis for my lifelong passion for managing & helping others dealing with back pain. This experience has imparted a deep appreciation of the detrimental effects of back pain on all elements of a person’s life.

If you are suffering with back pain and are unsure whether it is best to attend a physiotherapist or a chiropractor then, through examination, we can determine which approach would be best to address your particular condition. 

Throughout my 10 years of study, my research focus has been aimed primarily on back pain and neck pain  treatment, including the positive effects of chiropractic manipulation on reducing pain. Having been exposed to a wide range of treatment methods has allowed me to identify which techniques are most effective, depending on the source of your pain.                             

Ross (Chiropractor Naas) discussing back pain management on KFM radio



Pregnant woman working with Chiropractor Naa
Treatment for Back Pain from Naas Chiropractor Naas
Chiropractor Naas doing neck adjustment

Back Pain Reoccurrence Rates are Higher than Previously Believed – Prevention is Vital

While it was previously thought that low back pain tends to resolve over a number of weeks, more recent research suggests that this may not be the case & that low back pain may still be present in up to 75 percent of the population one year after injury.
This highlights the importance of early intervention with chiropractic care.

Here at Naas Chiropractic & Physiotherapy we use techniques such as chiropractic manipulation to ease pain and prevent the transition to long-term (chronic) pain.

Chiropractic interventions, allied with exercise rehabilitation tailored to address specific weaknesses, have been shown to speed recovery & decrease the reoccurrence of low back pain.

It is well known that long-term back pain is far more challenging to manage than a more recent (acute) pain & for this reason a great emphasis is placed on preventing this transition to long-term back pain from occurring. 


Chiropractor Naas. Back Pain Clinic

Naas Chiropractor. Ross is Ireland’s only dual-qualified Chiropractor & Chartered Physiotherapist

Do the Guidelines recommend orthotics or a back brace for managing back pain? 

Should I use orthotics for back pain?

A comprehensive analysis of the back pain research published by the renowned N.I.C.E. group recommends the following:

1.2.3 Back belts should NOT be used for managing low back pain with or without sciatica.

1.2.4  Foot orthotics should NOT be used for managing low back pain with or without sciatica.

 Spinal injections Effective for treating Low Back Pain?: What do the International (NICE) Guidelines Say?:

1.3.1 Spinal injections should NOT be used for managing low back pain.


Research published in the British Medical journal comparing Chiropractic Care with Hospital Outpatient Care for Acute and Chronic Lower Back Pain.

Conclusion: ‘Chiropractic almost certainly confers worthwhile, long-term benefit in comparison with hospital outpatient management. The benefit is seen mainly in those with chronic or severe pain. Introducing chiropractic into NHS practice should be considered.’

Further Evidence Chiropractic Works for Back Pain

Research from the prestigious RAND group in the United States on Chiropractic

The RAND group released a report in which they concluded that "support is consistent for the use of spinal manipulation as a treatment for patients with acute low back pain."

British Clinical Standards Advisory Group Recommends Chiropractor Treatment

The group found that there is considerable evidence that manipulation can provide symptomatic relief in some patients with acute back pain. The group recommended that chiropractor manipulation should be available as a therapeutic option in the NHS.

Comparison of Medical & Chiropractor Management of  Low Back Pain within Workforce

This study analysed all work-related low back pain claims over a twelve month period in Victoria, Australia and compared outcomes between chiropractor & medical care. The study found that when chiropractic care was chosen:

  1. There was a significant reduction in the number of claimants requiring compensation days
  2. Fewer compensation days were taken
  3. There were fewer individuals progressed to long-term (chronic) pain status
  4. There was a significantly lower claim value with chiropractor care ($963.47) when compared with medical management ($2308.10).
    The investigators concluded that if up to 40% of low back pain cases were managed by a chiropractor then the direct savings within the Victorian WorkCare Scheme for the period would have been $10 million.

Ontario Ministry of Health Recommends Chiropractor Care

The Ontario Ministry of Health commissioned a study to examine the effectiveness of chiropractic management of low back pain.

The authors concluded that there is an overwhelming body of evidence demonstrating that chiropractor management of low back pain is the most cost effective, and that there would be highly significant cost savings if more management of back pain was transferred to chiropractors.

Roger Chou, MD, professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, states that there is mounting evidence supporting spinal manipulation for low back pain. Roger Chou has performed research into the benefits of medical interventions for the management of low back pain for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

No Drugs for Back Pain, New Guidelines Say. The American College of Physicians says to use natural and alternative therapies first

Skip the meds. Lower back pain—one of the most common reasons for a doctor’s visit—is best treated with alternative, natural and psychological therapies, say new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. William Kormos, M.D. Editor in Chief, Harvard Men's Health Watch.


What do famous athletes say about Chiropractic?

Tiger Woods re. Chiropractor: 

Being a chiropractor patient has really helped me immensely.

…lifting weights and seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis has made me a better golfer. Ive been going to Chiropractors for as long as I can remember. Its as important to my training as practicing my swing.

Padraig Harrington re. Chiropractor:

  • “One thing I know through experience is that I need to keep seeing my chiropractor, even when I have a few weeks off from golf,” says Padraig Harrington, whose major championships include two British Opens and the PGA Championship.
  • “Getting ongoing chiropractic care helps me to stay injury-free. It also helps me to deal with symptoms when they begin, so that they don`t turn into bigger injuries down the road.”

 Arnold Schwarzenegger & Evander Holyfield re. Chiropractor:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger – “Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using chiropractic very extensively in order to stay healthy and fit. I found it was better to go to a chiropractor before you get injured. We are a perfect team- the world of fitness and the world of chiropractors.”
  • Evander Holyfield – “I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to get that edge.”


Chiropractic Manipulation superior to traditional care in back pain management
(Journal of the American Medical Association 2017)

An analysis of 15 studies involving more than 1,700 people with acute back pain was published in the April 11, 2017 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Spinal manipulation as used by chiropractors was compared with traditional back pain management which included education, physical therapy, and medications. The results found spinal manipulation led to better overall function compared with the traditional care group.   

Is Chiropractic Manipulation Effective for Treating a Disc Herniation?

McMorland G, Suter E, Casha S, du Plessis SJ, Hurlbert RJ. Manipulation or microdiskectomy for sciatica? A prospective randomized clinical study. J Manipulative Physiol er. 2010 Oct;33(8):576-584.

In this research, they studied a group of patients referred by primary care physicians to surgeons with symptoms of sciatica secondary to a disc herniation.  

Forty consecutive patients who met inclusion criteria:
(patients must have failed at least 3 months of nonoperative management including treatment with pain-killers, lifestyle modification, physiotherapy, massage, and/or acupuncture)
were randomised to either surgery or chiropractic spinal manipulation.

Sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention.

Patients with symptomatic lumbar disc herniation failing medical management should consider spinal manipulation followed by surgery if warranted.

The manipulation group received an average of 21 treatment sessions & an additional 6 supervised rehabilitation sessions over the 52-week duration of the study.

No adverse events were reported



French, S. D., Densley, K., Charity, M. J., & Gunn, J. (2013). Who uses Australian chiropractic services?. Chiropractic & manual therapies, 21(1), 31.

Noninvasive treatments for low back pain. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. February 29, 2016.

Shekelle, Paul G., Alan H. Adams, Mark R. Chassin, Eric Hurwitz, Reed B. Phillips, and Robert H. Brook, The Appropriateness of Spinal Manipulation for Low-Back Pain: Project Overview and Literature Review. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1991.

Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment. British Medical Journal 1990;300:1431.

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management.

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Ross Allen (Chiropractor & Chartered Physiotherapist)