About Body In Balance

Originally The Pain Relief Centre in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, opened in 2004.
Then in 2016 we changed the name to Body In Balance.



At Body in Balance we work with patients from all walks of life.

We remove all interference from the normal healing mechanisms of the body. We stimulate the healing of damage tissues and speed up the recovering process. By looking at the function and structure of the body, we are able to understand where the pain comes from.

We also look at your diet to make sure the whole body has all the necessary nutrients. With a perfect eating plan, you’ll be sure that your body is well nourished so it can heal itself quickly and keep itself healed.

Our practicioners are here to help you achieve optimum health and maintain it overtime.

Wonderful Warm Healthy Human Beings Are The Answer

Dr Chris Pickard B.Sc, DC

My main mission is to inspire people to take ‘self-health’ seriously, and see achieving optimal health as part of their Social Responsibility for a sustainable, peaceful planet Earth.

Here’s how it came about…

Growing up in the 70’s with an atheist astronomer as a father and a caring active Christian as a mother, I grew up being influenced by both science and religion.

So the stories of both Jesus, and Newton influenced me from a young age…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does treatment hurt?

Treatment is usually painless, and most patients look forward to and enjoy the experience (children often laugh!).

Sometimes though, especially after the first one or two treatments there may be a temporary reaction to treatment such as soreness similar to that felt after a work out, or tiredness (usually resulting in a good night’s sleep)

What does a chiropractor do?

A chiropractor checks your spine, and often your limbs, jaw and cranial bones, to see if you have any misalignment’s, stiffness or instability. When you have a misalignment, your spinal bones (vertebrae) create havoc with your nervous system and cerebro-spinal fluid flow.

This interference disturbs the neurological impulses flowing from your brain to your body and from your body back to your brain. Your brain then can no longer keep the body healthy.

As a result this can cause a negative effect on the body, a weakened immune system, arthritis and other diseases.

Is there any parking at the clinics?

At Body In Balance in Brookmans Park, you will find free parking right by the clinic.

How long will it take to get better?

As every body is unique this is very difficult to answer until you have been examined. It also depends on what you mean by ‘better’. Most people mean ‘how long before I’m out of pain?’ Pain can start to reduce right from the very first treatment or may take several sessions.

At Body In Balance our initial objective is to relieve the pain. Once we achieve this we work with you to help to “fix” the underlying problem and help you to get ‘better’ from a medical point of view.

A rough guide can be given though, as most people feel relief within 6-8 treatments over a few weeks, whereas to be healed to prevent reoccurrences would usually take a minimum of 3 months of care for simple cases in healthy, active people.

The longer you have had a problem, and the poorer your general condition and health, the longer it will take. The longer you leave a problem the more attention will be required to rectify it.

Can I have Chiropractic care after surgery?

Yes. Some techniques can be used directly after surgery to help speed up the healing process. If you had surgery for a specific problem and you still have pain – do not give up hope, chiropractic, and the correct exercise, has helped many people recover.

Call us today to book your appointment

Got a question or wish to book an appointment? Please contact us today and we’ll do our best to help you out.