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100 Years of Family Run Chiropractic Clinic

The Wight Chiropractic Clinic was established in 1924. It is the oldest chiropractic clinic in Great Britain and one of the oldest in Europe. Our reputation for integrity, diagnosis and clinical results are well respected in chiropractic and medical circles throughout the country.

Our aim is for holistic health care of a vitalistic nature. The fact is that the innate or inborn intelligence of the body, given all the factors to maintain and repair itself, will do so, provided it has a normally functioning nervous system. We endeavour to accomplish this with our patients by removing any such nerve interference caused by vertebral subluxations.​

Chiropractic patients are from all walks of life and all ages from new born babies up to those in their nineties.

Most patients require a course of adjustments over weeks or months depending upon the severity of the condition, the length of time they have had the problem, their age and general state of health.

Chiropractic is extremely successful with the following conditions:

  • migraine headache

  • cervicogenic headache

  • cervicogenic dizziness

  • acute, sub-acute and chronic low back pain

  • acute, sub-acute and chronic neck pain

  • frozen shoulder

  • tennis elbow

Chiropractic is very successful with many other conditions, which can be discussed if need be at a short spinal screening visit that incurs no fee.

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About Us

About Us

Dr Graeme Wight

Dr Graeme Wight

On leaving school in 1956 it was Graeme's desire to follow his Father into chiropractic, however, at that time very limited sums of money could be taken out of Britain (post war austerity). Graeme then embarked on a career in civil engineering

and subsequent joined two consultant firms. In 1964 he wrote and was awarded a BCA scholarship to chiropractic college in the United States of America. There in 1969 he graduated cum laude (with honours) from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, later passing licensure exams for Iowa and Illinois, but returned to Scotland to practice with his Father and Brother.

Over the years the practice expanded adding satellite clinics in Perth (1981) and Melrose (1983). In 1989 a new clinic, the first purpose built chiropractic clinic in the UK, was completed. Further satellite practices were opened in Stirling (1994) and Haddington (1997).

The total staff expanded to 28 including 8 Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C), a radiographer, secretary, receptionists and the whole practice administered by a practice manager

Wellness is the concept promoted by the Parker Foundation in the United States and the Foundation named Graeme as "International Chiropractor of the Year 2006" for his contribution to patient wellbeing and dedication to the chiropractic profession. In this latter aspect, Radio Forth nominated the practice in 2005 as "Best Place to Work". In 2014 the United Chiropractic Association (Great Britain) honoured him as "Chiropractor of the Year".

During his professional life he was elected President of the Scottish Chiropractic Association during the changes that the regulatory structure of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) was being introduced. Now, into his 80's, Graeme has downsized to Edinburgh and Melrose where he continues to work in the Profession he has loved, supported and promoted.


Chiropractic and Health

Chiropractic is a primary health care discipline, which emphasises the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the structure (primarily the spine) and function (as co-ordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.

The basic concept of chiropractic relates to the fact that the nervous system controls all organs, tissues and cells of the body. When vital nerve communication pathways are compromised with, as can occur with a variety of structural and/or functional problems in the spine, pain and ill health may be the result.

Chiropractors locate areas of altered spinal function which may be causing nervous system interference and are particularly interested in a specific problem affecting the spine called the vertebral subluxation.

A vertebral subluxation is a condition where a vertebra (spinal bone) does not function properly, is totally fixed, or is out of alignment. This in turn may affect the delicate spinal nerves. When a nerve becomes irritated and inflamed it will normally cause pain along its course and may cause dysfunction in tissues and organs to which that nerve serves.

A doctor of chiropractic will correct vertebral subluxations using spinal adjustments (specific chiropractic manipulation).  

Chiropractic is registered by the UK Government body the GCC, General Chiropractic Council.

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