About Us

Take a look at what we do.

At Smart Health, we believe in a holistic approach to healthcare. True health is only possible if the body as a whole is considered.

As well as dealing with issues such as pain or dysfunction, our aim is to support and guide our patients throughout the process of achieving and maintaining optimum health.

What we do best.

Reduced pain
Improved function
Improved health
Reduced pain
Improved function
Greater wellbeing

A Few words about us

Having been through several incarnations over its 40 year history, Smart Health is a collective representation of Chiropractic and Complementary health care on the Isle of Wight.

Originally started by one of the UK’s first McTimoney Chiropractors, the late Bronwen Herbertson, the West Wight Chiropractic Clinic has evolved to offer a more integrated and comprehensive provision of holistic care.

Having the potential for interdisciplinary referral, we aim to provide the most appropriate care plan for our patients.

Chiropractic 100%
Acupuncture 100%
Massage 100%
Smart Health 100%

Our Principles



  • In principle, Your body is self-healing and self-regulating.
  • Every function in your body is coordinated and controlled by your nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves)
  • If interference or damage occurs to your nervous system, there is a reduction in the capacity of the body to self-heal and self regulate. This can manifest as pain, dysfunction or poor health.
  • Your spine houses and protects your nervous system, but if jammed or misaligned, it can distort the transmission of nerve messages.
  • Any area of the spine that has lost normal movement or alignment can cause interference to your nervous system, thus changing function.
  • Any uncorrected jamming or associated compensation in the skeletal system (spine, pelvis, shoulders, arms and legs) can cause pain, postural change and a reduction in physical ability.
  • Through gentle manipulation and adjustment, Chiropractic treatment can help to reduce pain, restore movement return the body to its full expression of wellness.


Acupuncture is a technique derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The Chinese postulated that there is an energy flow in every living being that is responsible for life. They called this energy the Chi force. The Chi flows through the body in channels called acupuncture meridians. Every meridian influences an organ and there are different meridians for the heart, liver, lung, large intestine, stomach, kidney, urinary bladder etc.

Some acupuncture meridians are negative in orientation while others are positive in orientation. The Chinese call these the Yin and the Yang. Yin and Yang are relative terms in comparison with each other.

In a person who is healthy, the Chi flows through all the channels smoothly and the Yin and Yang are in a state of dynamic equilibrium. In a person who is sick, the energy flows are obstructed and unbalanced causing either an excess or a deficiency of Yin, or an excess or a deficiency of Yang.

During an acupuncture treatment, the body undergoes a normalizing or balancing process.

The end result is a kind of homeostasis in which the body’s innate wisdom brings about a self-regulatory effect.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a term that encompasses a range of medical practices which have been developed in China over several millennia. These include acupuncture, massage, herbs, moxibustion and cupping.


While there are a wide range of massage techniques, there are certain basic principles they all tend to hold in common.

Release of Tension. Chronic muscular tension as a result of high stress lifestyles, trauma, or injury can accumulate and impair the body’s structure and function. Psychological well-being is also affected. Release of tension allows greater relaxation, which has important physiological and psychological benefits.

Circulation of Blood. Perhaps the most basic principle in this field is that improved blood circulation is beneficial for virtually all health conditions.

Release of Toxins. Chronic tension or trauma to the soft tissues of the body can result in the buildup of toxic by-products of normal metabolism. Hands-on techniques help move the toxins through the body’s elimination pathways.

Structure and Function. Massage therapy can help restore healthy structure and function, thereby facilitating greater ease and range of movement, increased flexibility, and the release of chronic patterns of tension.

Enhancement of health. All bodily systems are assisted by better circulation and more harmonious functioning of the soft tissue and musculature. Internal organ systems as well as the nervous system, the immune system, and other systems can benefit. There can be an overall improvement in the quality of life and physical wellbeing.