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McTimoney Chiropractic

I am a McTimoney Chiropractor - what's that, you may ask?

Well, McTimoney Chiropractic care is a non-invasive approach to health; it does not involve drugs, injections or surgery. In the UK all chiropractors have to be registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). The GCC explain that "chiropractors take an integrated and holistic approach to the health needs of all their patients, considering physical, psychological and social factors". So, if you have a problem with muscles, joints or in your nervous system, the care and support that I can provide for you could reduce pain and disability and help restore you to normal function.

What causes a problem in the first place?

The easy answer would be living your life! Things like accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture, illness, and everyday wear and tear can lead to discomfort and pain.

Where does 'McTimoney' fit into the picture?

McTimoney is a particular type of chiropractic that is characteristically gentle in nature and involves very fast, low-force adjustments. Generally you do not hear any cracking or popping noises as the adjustments are made. Approximately one quarter of all chiropractors in the UK use the McTimoney method.

Can McTimoney help me?

McTimoney Chiropractic care has been found to help many conditions including:

Here at Essential Chiropractic I aim to get your body functioning better, reduce your discomfort and generally hope to make you feel healthy again. As well as straightening out your body, we will discuss other ways you can help yourself including diet and lifestyle or posture.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of treatments you need will vary. It depends on how long you have had the problem - generally, the longer you've had it, the longer it will take to get better - and younger clients tend to heal more quickly.

Some problems are more serious than others for example a damaged ligament takes longer to heal than a pulled muscle. The main thing that may affect your progress is how willing you are to make any lifestyle changes that we discuss. Generally, most people need between three and six treatments, but I will discuss this with you based on your particular problem.

What can I expect at my first visit?

During your first visit we will discuss your symptoms, general health and lifestyle, and may carry out an assessment on your joints, nerves and muscles. Taking x-rays is not a standard part of McTimoney chiropractors' examination; if further medical investigations are indicated, you will be referred to your GP.

Following your initial consultation we can discuss a treatment plan, which may include posture and/or lifestyle advice and exercises.

Then what happens?

After your treatment you might feel a bit tired and stiff but this is perfectly normal because your body is re-adjusting. When you start your chiropractic care the appointments are usually 1 week apart. At each appointment we discuss the changes that have occurred which shapes how we progress. During a course of care most patients feel physical changes as the body re-balances.

Visit www.mctimoneychiropractic.org now to find out more about McTimoney.