McTimoney Chiropractic

McTimoney Chiropractic

The McTimoney method was developed more than 50 years ago by the late John McTimoney and has since grown to be one of the most popular branches of chiropractic in the UK

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic was initially founded in 1895 and has since become the largest healthcare profession in the world, after medicine and dentistry.

The word Chiropractic translates to mean ‘done by hand’. It is a straightforward method of adjusting the joints in your body to improve the alignment of your skeleton and helping the nervous system to function more efficiently. The purpose of Chiropractic care is to realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and increase mobility.

Misalignment of the joints can occur for many reasons, some of the most common include: incorrect lifting, car accidents, sports injuries, falls, stress, and poor posture. This can lead to pain, weakness, numbness, pins and needles, or restricted mobility. The chiropractic adjustments allow for improved nerve function, thereby relieving these symptoms, increasing joint mobility and providing a route to better health.
A woman receiving a shoulder treatment
A woman undergoing a leg therapy

The McTimoney Method

The McTimoney method was developed more than 50 years ago by the late John McTimoney and has since grown to be one of the most popular branches of chiropractic in the UK. 

It is known for being a precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it suitable for people of all ages.

McTimoney Chiropractic has helped thousands of people over the years and around 150,000 new patients consult a McTimoney Chiropractor each year. Over 8000 people are cared for by McTimoney Chiropractors each working day.

Can Chiropractic Help You?

The gentle nature of the McTimoney treatment makes it an effective treatment for all ages, from babies and children to the elderly. The following conditions can benefit from McTimoney Chiropractic care:

● Acute and Chronic Back Pain
● Pain, Discomfort and Stiffness in the Joints
● Headaches
● Mechanical Neck Pain
● Muscular Pain and Spasm
● Sciatica
● Postural Problems
● Shoulder Complaints
a woman with her hand on her shoulder
A woman on her front having treatment to her back

Your Chiropractic Appointment

Your first appointment will last for approximately 1 to 1½ hours. During this time your chiropractor will take a full record of your current symptoms as well as details of your medical history and general health background. They will explain the purpose of chiropractic to you and what you should expect from the treatment.

You will be asked to sign a consent form to state that you understand the treatment and are happy to proceed. Your chiropractor will then ask you to undress to your underwear. You may wish to bring a light top and pair of shorts or leggings to wear, or you may choose to wear one of the gowns provided.

Your chiropractor will carry out a physical examination, which may involve a range of orthopaedic, neurological and muscular tests. This is to identify the cause of your symptoms and to decide whether chiropractic is a suitable course of treatment for you. It also enables your chiropractor to tailor a specific treatment plan for your individual needs.

Assuming that you are happy, you will then receive your first treatment. The treatment will involve checking of all joints in your body from head to toe. The adjustments are carried out just by using the hands. The treatment relies on speed, dexterity and accuracy rather than force to mobilise the joints and muscles in your body. Most people are pleasantly surprised by how gentle the treatment is. After your treatment your chiropractor will advise you on how to get the best from your treatment and you may be given some exercises to help with your recovery. 

You will then be given a time and date for your follow up appointment which is usually made for 1 week after your first visit. The number of treatments you are likely to need will depend on several factors, which including the severity of your condition, the length of time you have had the problem, your age and general fitness and what you do between your treatments. Your chiropractor will be able to discuss the proposed treatment plan with you at your first visit.
Are you in need of chiropractic treatment?

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