Chiropractor Exeter - Innate Health

Chiropractic & Wellbeing

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Convenient & Accessible location at Pynes Hill
Free Parking

Why Choose Us

Your Exeter & Devon Chiropractor

Connection

Our thorough & comprehensive intake process is designed to get to know you & your health goals to tailor the right care approach for you 

 

Health

We are committed to providing exceptional chiropractic care that transforms the health & wellbeing of our practice members

 

Impact

Health & wellbeing is fundamental to our quality of life. Our goal is to help you achieve new levels of health and vitality that impact your every day life

 

Meet The Team

Jake Neil

Founder | Chiropractor, MCHIRO

My passion for health and wellbeing started at an early age. As a teenager I competed in martial arts and this gave me understanding about how the body can move dynamically, flexibly and with power. I first encountered Chiropractic whilst seeing a horse being adjusted. It seemed like pure magic. I knew from that moment on that Chiropractic was the career for me. In 2013 I graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic after completing the undergraduate and Masters program.
As well as providing great care, I enjoy empowering people through understanding their specific issue and give them tools they can use to get better. My passion goes beyond getting people out of pain to really impacting our community and inspiring people to live from a greater sense of wellbeing and vitality.
 

Our Approach

Ready To Transform Your Health And Thrive?

Pain can be debilitating, but we understand that it’s  more than that. It’s about reclaiming your health so that you can get back to doing the things you love. Things we once took for granted, like going for a run, doing sports, playing with the grandkids or going on long family walks.

Everyday we help clients at our Exeter clinic take control of their health and reclaim their quality of life back.
Your body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has lead you to believe.

Frequently Asked Questions

A chiropractor is highly skilled to detect and correct issues in the spine and joints that alter our bodies ability to function well and maintain a state of health. Chiropractors focus on the nervous system and its ability to regulate our spinal health, muscle tension, posture and joint motion. Chiropractors train at Masters level for 4-5 years at university to understand expertly how the body functions. They also learn a multitude of approaches to help people recover their health and live better lives.

By analysing the skeletal frame, paying particular attention to the balance of the pelvis, the shoulder girdle and the head-on-neck relationship, chiropractors are able to find patterns of stress in the body. These stress and tension patterns accumulate over time and can be the result of injury, habitual postural stress such as sitting at a desk, stress related to our mental and emotional health, and biochemical stresses from toxins in our diet and the environment. These accumulated stress patterns alter our posture, muscle tension and ability of our joints to move well. These changes can lead to pain and degeneration over time.

Chiropractors use adjustments to correct these imbalances. Adjustments can be done in a variety of ways and adapted to the person’s needs, and most often involve a quick gentle thrust to the spine or other joints to loosen restricted and misaligned joints. Chiropractors may also use rehab exercises and stretches to compliment the adjustment.

Chiropractors treat misalignments and imbalances in the spinal column that affect our ability to function at our best. These imbalances can present themselves in many ways, manifesting as back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder issues, pains in other joints like the knee and ankle, muscle tension and an inability to relax, disc issues such as a disc prolapse or hernia, and sciatica. Rather than treating the symptoms, we look for the root cause by assessing your posture and spinal movement.

Chiropractors and osteopaths tend to see the same type of issues and both are exceptional for helping people get well. Chiropractors tend to focus more on the health and function of the nervous system, whereas osteopaths tend to focus more on the muscles. Nowadays there is a lot of crossover and there are more similarities than differences. The important thing is to find a practitioner who has honed his craft and made it his or her mission to become exceptional at what they do.

Chiropractic is a very broad profession and there are many different ways to adjust the spine. A good chiropractor will have learnt different techniques and approaches that he can utilise depending on the client and their particular issues.

Chiropractors see patients all the time who come with sciatica. Sciatica is a general term that refers to pain that runs from the pelvis down the leg and often to the calf or foot. Strictly speaking, sciatica is where the large nerve (the sciatic nerve) that runs from the pelvis down the leg, gets irritated, often as a result of a disc hernia, or muscle tension in the buttock area. In the majority of cases, chiropractic is an excellent treatment option.

Back pain is the most common reason for visiting a chiropractor. Back pain is most often the result of a misaligned or restricted pelvis and lower back. These imbalances can pull our muscles tight and lead to further changes that affect other areas, like the mid or upper back, neck, hips and legs.

Chiropractors have always used the honorary title Doctor, or Doctor of Chiropractic. We are not medical doctors and Chiropractic is a well defined speciality in its own right. All Chiropractors are registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

We don’t stipulate a specific dress code as all our assessments and procedures can be done fully clothed. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that isn’t restrictive. You will need to remove your shoes, belt and jumper. We have gowns available if necessary.

Chiropractors treat some sports injuries depending on the nature of the injury and where it is. If you are unsure, contact us to see if we can help.

The cost of a Chiropractic visit can vary, generally ranging from £40 to £50, with the initial consultation usually costing a bit more. The price may reflect the location and the level of service involved. Generally speaking, you are not paying for the length of the session but the skill and expertise that that chiropractor offers.

Chiropractic is incredibly safe. We are trained to know when it may not be suitable to adjust someone in certain instances, in which case we can refer you to your GP and request some imaging like an x-ray or MRI.

When searching for a good chiropractor, a word of mouth recommendation can be very useful. Be sure to check out their website and the google reviews. The chiropractor will be more than happy to answer any queries you may have.

Friendly, knowledgeable, great value and most importantly has help with my back and shoulder pain in a very short space of time. Can’t recommend Jake highly enough!
Ashley Crow
Ashley Crow
2023-11-03
I heard about Jake’s amazing work through a member of my family who had struggled with severe neck, shoulder, and back issues for years - and who experienced significant improvement/recovery through the work with Jake / Innate Health. Having struggled with my back and neck for years, I thought I’d get in touch to see what Jake could do for me. Jake is very calm, honest, knowledgable and put me at ease immediately - explaining how my neck, shoulder and even knee pain were all connected to my core back/pelvic issues. After following an extended action plan and sessions with Jake, my back pain has reduced drastically, as too have my neck and shoulder issues - I will definitely be going back to Jake for any future flare ups. I highly recommend getting in touch with Jake to see what he can do for you - you will not regret it!
James Geer
James Geer
2023-08-29
Jake has given me back my life after severe facial pain for 18 months with no medical remedy Jake diagnosed it and helped make it better, if it plays up I just go see him and he calms it back down again, can't recommend him enough
elaine spry
elaine spry
2023-07-14
I cannot recommend Jake at Innate Health enough. I have been seeing Jake for around 3 months and while the problem in my back and shoulder now feels better, the fine tuning he has done has stopped many other aches and pains that I was putting down to getting older. I have seen many other chiropractors over the years but none have bothered to explained the treatment and the ongoing effects like Jake has. I would not trust anyone else with this kind of care anymore, I think Jake is truly one of a kind.
Jonathan Liddon
Jonathan Liddon
2023-07-06
I have been going to see Jake for a little while due to some ongoing issues with neck tension and serious pain, migraines, all stemming from teeth grinding and jaw issues. I was willing to try anything and was even looking into orthodontics and spending a lot of money there thinking that may help. Even after my first session with Jake, my neck and shoulder mobility had improved so drastically I was actually in shock. He is so knowledgeable, and I feel really grateful that he talks through why these symptoms occur and why what he is doing helps correct. It gives more of a sense of how to look after my body and what things to keep an eye on going forward. Definitely trust him with recommendations for time between appointments and frequency, I've always found the appointments come around just when I feel I need them! I now don't have to take painkillers everyday, my mood has improved also because I rarely have pain in my face or neck. I also feel comforted that if these issues start to rear their head again, I know Jake will be able to help prevent further complications. Thank you so much for what you do, I have quality of life again :D
Joy Chanter
Joy Chanter
2023-05-11
I have been seeing osteo's, chiro's, physio's, you name it for 40 years, due to an accident in my teens causing back issues. I have now found Jake and I will never go anywhere else. He is so intuitive and knowledgeable, he explains everything as he works. His treatments are gentle, effective and long lasting. You get fixed, not just treated to then wait for the problem to come back. Don't bother going anywhere else for treatment. I started to see Jake due to intense shoulder pain and reduced mobility. The pain had spread to my elbows and hands. Both shoulders were now frozen, I couldn't lift my right arm or put it behind my back. I could no longer use my arm for carrying, lifting, even getting dressed was difficult. Soft tissue damage then set in. I was diagnosed with PMR by Rheumatology at the hospital. I was offered steroids which I didn't take. After a six week intensive course with Jake I got movement back in both shoulders. I then went to see him once a month. Hands and elbows stopped hurting and to cut this short, I now have NO pain at all and am back to swimming crawl for long distances with no pain. I am able to start building up strength in my right arm as well. Jake not only fixed the obvious screaming problem, but his approach was to treat the body as a whole. So many other areas were suffering from the side effects of 2 affected areas. He found all these and more!! Having gone through 3 operations for breast cancer including a mastectomy and complete lymph removal there were loads of other issues unrelated to shoulder pain. You don't need to tell Jake what is wrong or where it hurts because A, he will find it and B, he will work on the areas causing the pain. I can not rate him highly enough.
TIFFANY TURNER
TIFFANY TURNER
2023-05-11
I suffer with fibromyalgia and insomnia, Since seeing jake my mobility, posture and insomnia has improved massively. I no longer rely on sleep aids regularly. Jake is such a friendly person happy to answer questions and explain you don't understand, he cares about his clients and is very passionate about what he does and gives great advice. He also takes the time to explain exactly what hes doing and what it means. I would 100% recommend him. He's definitely improved my quality of life
Jodie Simpson
Jodie Simpson
2023-05-11
Jake has incredibly healing hands and can fix you in seconds! He is such a lovely presence and it’s always nice to chat with him. I truly recommend him, he is the best!
Zoja Begovic
Zoja Begovic
2023-04-24
After just a few sessions with Jake, I started noticing a significant improvement in my back pain. His gentle yet effective approach to chiropractic care helped ease the tension in my muscles and align my spine, providing much-needed relief. I was impressed by his professionalism, his attention to detail, and his compassionate demeanor. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my experience at Innate Health. He's an outstanding chiropractor who truly cares about his patients' well-being. If you're looking for a skilled and caring chiropractor, I highly recommend Jake!"
Natalie Dolan
Natalie Dolan
2023-04-24
Jake was very thorough and relaxed putting us at ease straight away and sorting the issue. Would definitely recommend.
J Christie
J Christie
2023-04-14