Supporting babies, children and teenagers at Luck’s Yard Clinic
Tone Tellefsen Hughes, the founder of Luck’s Yard Clinic, has devoted most of her professional life to learning about chiropractic for the younger population. She taught chiropractic skills for this age group for over 15 years to both undergraduate and post graduate chiropractors both in the UK, Sweden and Norway. She is a Fellow of the Pregnancy and Paediatric Faculty and also one of the founding members.
Tone has assembled a team of dedicated chiropractors at Luck’s Yard Clinic, namely Mariana Ferencakova, Nic Langlois, Vanessa Guedes. All chiropractors are dedicated to looking after the young patient at the clinic.
The Clinic organises regular in-house training sessions for the chiropractors on the care of the younger patients, and have regularly invited lecturers from USA and Ireland to Surrey to share their knowledge and experience on how to care for this age group.
Our most recent statistics show that that 17% of over 4000 patients we see at the Luck’s Yard Clinic are under the age of 17. To help you we have statistically looked the percentages within this age group:
- Newborn to 1 year: 6.8%
- 1-11 Years old: 76%
- 11-16 Years old: 30.5%
Newborn baby checks
Since 2009 the clinic has supported families by offering a half hour examination, per chiropractor, per month of their time to examine, support and give advice to families with babies under three months. If you would like to know more about this initiative please call our Reception Team on 01483 527945.
The chiropractic team are dedicated to furthering research in paediatrics and are therefore taking part in a scientific survey for babies under the age of 12 months, created by the AECC University College. The research is looking at the effect of chiropractic care for the new born.
We have also regularly carried audits on the statistics of our care of babies in the clinic and Chiropractor Daniela Colores Hoglund, who worked at Luck’s Yard for 5 and half years, based her thesis on 255 of our babies where she found that the average age group of our new born visits were 4-5 weeks. The average number of treatments were 2 sessions, and 21.5% of the babies where referred by a health professional.
Community and outreach
Since the opening of the clinic in 2007 The Luck’s Yard Clinic chiropractors have created many outreach activities in local schools. They have given talks in most of the local schools on the subject of posture, back packs and how to sit better. In 2017 associate Daniela Colores Hoglund won the Associate award of the Year for her work with schools and most importantly with the Waverley Abbey School on behalf of the World Spine Day 2016.
Surrey Teen Summit
Tone Tellefsen Hughes is also a co-creator of the local community project The Surrey Teen Summit. This started in 2015 with a group of local healthcare and other professionals who all wanted to make a difference to the lives of teenagers. They have run 13 workshops since October 2015 on subjects such as yoga, mindfulness, personal leadership, emotional resilience and study strategies.
If you would like to find out more about the work we do at Luck’s Yard Clinic we would love to talk to you. Please call our friendly reception team on 01483 527945 and they will connect you with one of our chiropractors for a conversation.
Luck’s Yard Clinic customer survey 2017
In 2017 we carried out an email survey of our patients and were delighted to get 114 replies. This was their response.
- 92.7% felt their therapist explained their condition clearly and to their satisfaction.
- 99% reported that their therapist treated them courteously and professionally.
- 86.8% Found it easy to book their appointment
- 95.6% found the treatment had been of benefit to their health.
The Luck’s Yard Team