What to expect at the

Dorsi Spinal Institute

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Mon & Wed 10am-7pm
Saturday 8am-1pm

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First Visit

You will be greeted by our friendly team who will make sure you know what to expect from your first visit. Most people book their consultation and complete the forms online in the comfort of their own homes. However if you would prefer to complete the forms in the clinic we will just ask you to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.

Once the Doctor of Chiropractic has reviewed your paperwork they will welcome you into the consultation room where you will discuss in detail your health concerns and goals. The doctor will ask you lots of questions related to your presenting complaint but will also consider your overall health as well as your family history if appropriate.

At the end of this consultation (talking) part of the appointment the doctor will proceed to the examination. If they feel that you are suffering with something that we cannot help with, we have a unique policy that we will refer you to the appropriate practitioner and you will not be charged for your appointment. We can help most people that come to our clinic, but we have set this policy to give you peace of mind.

What to Bring

If you would feel more comfortable, you are welcome to bring along a friend or family member to your consultation. Also, be sure to bring a list of any questions/concerns you may have so that you can discuss these with your chiropractor. Please bring a list of any medications you may be taking and if you have had any x-ray/MRI/CT examinations recently and have a copy of the report, please bring those along. Your examination may involve you undressing and wearing either sports shorts/top or a medical gown. We have plenty available at the clinic, but you may want to bring your own. Please make sure that shorts (and sports bras for women) are tight fitting so that we can assess your posture properly. 

  • Detailed Case-History – Our practitioners will have a good idea of what is going on at the end of this stage

  • Family History Review – Many problems run in family’s – we will take this into account.

  • Consider Your Goals – Some patients just want to get out of pain, whilst the majority want to discover what is causing their pain and find a way to correct and prevent it returning. We will respect your goals in our recommendations.

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The clinic offers a state of the art diagnostic suite including HD diagnostic ultrasound and a GE Direct Digital X-ray system (due to be installed in early 2019). We also use the latest posture scanners using Infra-red imaging to form a photo-realistic postural scan of your body. From this scan we can assess your posture and show you where your body is dysfunctional; identifying potential causes for the condition to relapse and most importantly, we use the scanners to re-assess you at regular intervals during your treatment plan without any additional radiation.

In addition, our Doctor of Chiropractic will examine your spine (or relevant body parts) check how well you move and test your nervous system function by measuring your strength, reflexes and sensation.

At the end of the examination, the Chiropractor will have a good idea what is causing your problems!

  • Diagnostic Ultrasound – safe and non-invasive ultrasound is a great way to confirm what the Chiropractic is thinking.. It gives them a window to your body, allowing them to see damaged tissues, shows inflammation and allows them to visualise your injured parts in ultra High Definition 3D.

  • Digital X-ray– Our clinic is investing in a state of the art digital X-ray suite that would normally be found in a hospital. Sometimes ultrasound is not enough to visualise conditions such as Scoliosis, so we are making sure that we have the best quality and lowest radiation equipment available.    [Coming to the Dorsi Spinal Institute in early 2019]

  • Clinical Testing – It’s not all about fancy equipment; the word Chiropractor means ‘by hand’ – sometimes nothing beats the hands of a practitioner with several decades of experiences with conditions just like yours!

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Report and Treatment

If appropriate, the Chiropractor will explain what they think is going on & discuss the treatment options. In some instances if you consent to treatment you may receive treatment on your first visit, although this would only be if you haven’t needed any special tests that the doctor needs to review after your appointment: examples are ultrasound scans or x-rays.

If treatment is not possible on your first visit we will do all we can to start your healing and to make you as comfortable as possible. This may involve recommendations to ice or stretch and treatment will commence on your next visit once the doctor has reviewed your file. We aim to schedule your second visit for a day or two later so there is no long waiting times.

What to expect at the Dorsi Spinal Institute.

The Chiropractor will need to see you several days after your first treatment to see how your body has responded to your first session and it is at this point that they will explain your condition in further detail and outline your full treatment plan. The Dorsi Method is set out this way because each person responds differently to treatment and so we use your first session as an indicator of how quickly we expect you to respond to care & use this information to design your treatment plan.

  • Report of Findings (stage 1) – The Chiropractor will provide an outline of what is causing your problems and a working plan.

  • Informed Consent – After hearing the plan, you will need to decide if you consent to treatment

  • 1st Treatment – You will receive your first treatment if appropriate.

The Dorsi Spinal Institute


Monday2:00 – 7:00
Tuesday & Thursday8:00 – 7:00
Friday8:00 – 2:00

Our principal Chiropractor Dr Matthew ABJ Potts has over 20 year experience in healthcare and has developed the unique Dorsi Method that has a waiting list for other practitioners to learn.

Rather than treating everyone the same, our goal is to find the cause of your problems and really understand WHY they have happened. Your treatment plan will be unique to you. The hands-on treatment you receive will be provided by the Chiropractor or Osteopath and a qualified sports therapist. The Chiropractor or Osteopath will take overall responsibility for your care and provide any recommendations plus the spinal manipulation component of your care. Your sports therapist will work on the soft tissues by providing deep tissue massage, traction or stretching and will take care of your rehabilitation: your homework (if necessary.)

The clinic offers a state of the art diagnostic suite including Colour Ultra HD and 3D diagnostic ultrasound and a GE Direct Digital X-ray system due to be installed in early 2019. We also use the latest posture scanners using Infra-red imaging to build a photo-realistic postural avatar of your body. From this scan we can assess your posture, show you where your body is dysfunctional, identifying potential causes for the condition to relapse and most importantly, we re-assess you at regular intervals during your treatment plan without any additional radiation.

Our treatment protocols are ultra specific to your body and may include traction sessions stretching your spine in the exact opposite (Mirror-Image) to its usual incorrect position. You will have a personalised rehabilitation plan designed by our Masters Degree Level trained Rehab Consultant.

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Dr Matthew ABJ Potts BSc MSc DC
Dr Matthew ABJ Potts BSc MSc DC Clinical Director, Chiropractor & Best-Selling Author

Dr Matthew Potts is our principal Chiropractor & has developed the Dorsi Method over the last 20+ years in healthcare. He can help you with all kinds of pains & injuries and specialises in abnormal curvatures of the spine such as Scoliosis. In Addition, Dr Potts is also a Master Herbalist and best-selling author on the effects stress has on your hormonal systems – which effect EVERYTHING you do, think and feel.

Dr Jasmine Latimer BS DC
Dr Jasmine Latimer BS DCChiropractor

Bio to come – basically she is amazing!

Sarah Upsall BSc MSc
Sarah Upsall BSc MSc Senior Sports Therapist

Sarah is a Graduate Sports Therapist, with a MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Leeds Beckett University, with a passion in helping members of the public and athletes achieve their top potential before and after injury. She is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists and has previously worked in multiple Rugby teams including Leeds Rhinos Women and Keighley RUFC, before joining The Dorsi Spinal Institute.

Sarah has completed extensive training in the management of Scoliosis and is Dr Matthew Potts’ right hand woman. She will be designing a prescribing you or your Childs spinal exercise programmes and will be working with you every step of the way through your treatment programme.

Sarah is also a trained radiology operator: in other words she will be taking your x-rays when our new state of the art Direct Digital x-ray machine arrives in April 2020.

Saffron Betts BSc
Saffron Betts BScSports Therapist

Saffron was asked many times to give us a bio and picture for the website, but she was always too busy with patients or being scared of hot cups of tea; so we have decided to show you a photo of the haircut she gave her horse.

*** She is not allowed scissors in the clinic***

Georgie Yates BSc
Georgie Yates BSc Sports Therapist

Georgie is a Graduate Sport Rehabilitator from the University of Salford and is a member of the British association of Sport Rehabilitators. Before joining the Dorsi Spinal Institute she obtained previous experience in multiple professional sports teams, including Derby County Football Club. Georgie worked with athletes to help them achieve their full potential through advanced rehabilitation methods and applying this to her clinical knowledge.

Georgie has trained extensively under Dr Matthew Potts in the management of Scoliosis and will be involved in both your treatment and the prescription and supervision of any specific rehabilitation programmes unique to your complaints.

Nathan Thurston
Nathan ThurstonSports Rehab intern

I am a final year undergraduate Sports Rehabilitator at the University of Nottingham. My main interests with Sports Rehabilitation are into the effects of soft tissue therapy and the way the intervention can help patients in a variety of ways. I am particularly interested in the lower back due to my sporting background which is cricket. The lower back is a common area injured in cricket and finding out more about the rehabilitation is very interesting to me. I am a regular gym goer and if I am not studying or working I can be found in the weight room.

*** Nathan is our final year student paid intern***

Elena Office Admin

*** too embarrassed to show a photo and too secretive to tell us what she does ***

Sophie Edwards BSc
Sophie Edwards BSc Sports Therapist

*** Currently bunking off travelling around the world – but she would be offended if we removed her picture & we are secretly all a little scared of her***

Sophie graduated with a 1st Class degree in Sport & Exercise Therapy from Leeds Beckett University. She is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists & has previously worked with Nottingham Forest Football Club & Melbourne RFC. Alongside Sophie’s degree she is also a qualified Personal Trainer, this coupled with her Sport Therapy knowledge allows her to take a holistic approach to rehabilitation for optimum results.

It could be YOU!
It could be YOU!We need good therapists

If you are a qualified sports therapist, chiropractor or osteopath and you are looking for an exciting and challenging role; then drop us a line at recruitment@dorsi.uk. We cannot guarantee that a position will be available but we are always looking to evolve our team.

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“After a series of sports injuries I am comfortably doing sports again.

Fantastic! Thank You Dr Matt”

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“The Dorsi Method and philosophy has improved my overall health and well-being considerably since attending the practice. Not only through chiropractic care but learning new life skills…”

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“Since starting care at the Dorsi Spinal Institute I have found far better mental clarity, and can now handle stress better. Headaches are rare and I have significantly more energy”

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