About McTimoney Chiropractic
McTimoney Chiropractic was pioneered by John McTimoney who was trained by a graduate of the original Palmer School of Chiropractic. He learned to apply swift, light force adjustments, known as, Toggle Recoil which was then shown to help restore normal function to the musculoskeletal system. Along with his own beliefs of vitalism, the body’s own self-healing abilities and the holistic approach; the McTimoney Chiropractic Technique was established.
A whole body treatment with light force adjustments performed with speed, dexterity and accuracy. Chiropractic is a method of adjusting the bones in the body which relieves pain, discomfort and increases mobility thus allowing your body's nerve supply to work efficiently and improve overall well being.
Spinal manipulation can play an important role in relieving disorders and any pain or discomfort associated with accidents, stress, lack of exercise, posture issues and everyday wear and tear.
Can I help you?
The nature of the treatment is gentle and effective; therefore it is suitable for you. Whether you are a young baby, a pregnant women or elderly and you are suffering from:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Joint and bone pain, discomfort and/or stiffness
- Arthritic or rheumatic pain
- Muscular aches and pains
- Minor sports injury
- Minor circulatory problems
McTimoney Chiropractic may be able to help you. By gently manipulating the whole musculoskeletal system, if appropriate, may also help with ‘visceral’ symptoms, such as, indigestion and stress related issues.
What to expect from your first treatment
A full case history, including your general health and reason for the appointment, will be taken; along with a comprehensive examination and assessment of the bones and joints, followed by a diagnosis and treatment plan which will be discussed and agreed upon.
To adjust a bone, only my hands and a very fine tuned sense of touch combined with a swift, dextrous, light force technique is used.
It is usual to be asked to undress down to your underwear for a competent and effective assessment and treatment. You can wear shorts, if that is more comfortable and a gown is always available. Rest assured if I am concerned that my findings suggest further medical investigation or an x-ray, I will refer you to your GP.
How will you feel after your first treatment
It is not unusual to feel different after treatment, and it is a sign that your body is starting to change and adapt to the adjustments. Bear in mind you may feel achy, stiff, tired, headaches, emotional changes, dizzy, slight nausea or obviously you may just feel better. These reactions will subside as your body settles in to its new alignment.
How many sessions will I need? ...This will vary depending on:
The nature of the problem.
Your age. (You generally heal more slowly as you age)
How long you have had the problem.
Most patients need between two and ten sessions, initially at weekly intervals, then increasing the intervals between treatments with progress. It is important to have a second appointment the following week to monitor progress.
Regular check ups are recommended to keep your musculoskeletal system in good health. It can improve bodily balance and health, general well being and help to avoid long periods of discomfort.