Mctimoney Chiropractic: FAQ


A safe, effective and gentle form of chiropractic that uses light, fast movements to accurately adjust the bones of the body.  The aim of the treatment is to correct and maintain alignment of the spine, enabling the nerve supply within the body to function efficiently. Correct alignment of the spinal vertebrae can reduce pain and improve mobility not only in the back but throughout the body.

What McTimoney treatment do for me?

A case history of general health will be taken at the first session before treatment commences. The alignment of bones and joints throughout the body will be assessed at each session and adjusted where necessary using a range of deft techniques employing speed rather than force to achieve results. Both long-standing and acutely painful symptoms can be relieved by a course of treatment, which on average consists of between 4 and 6 sessions. Following the initial course of treatment, regular check-ups are strongly recommended to prevent reoccurrence and to maintain healthy nerve function. Patients report relief from a wide range of symptoms, but the following conditions frequently benefit from the McTimoney chiropractic:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Joint pain
  • Minor sporting injuries
  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Arthritic and rheumatic pains
  • Lumbago
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Some prolapsed or "slipped disc" problems may also be helped with gentle chiropractic manipulation and realignment of the spine and pelvis.
What causes pain?

The majority of the central nervous system (the spinal cord) passes through our spinal column which is made from the individual vertebrae of our back bone. Any deviation or mis-alignment to these vertebrae can interrupt the normal nerve supply causing discomfort, pain or restricted mobility. Misalignment of the vertebrae or bones can occur for many reasons, such as incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, childbirth, falls, stress and poor posture, and these conditions can all worsen over time if not corrected.


McTimoney and sports

McTimoney Chiropractic for children

When should I visit a chiropractor?

Most people only consider visiting a Chiropractor once they start suffering from back or neck pains. However, the majority would benefit from regular visits to a chiropractor to correctly align the spine prior to any painful niggles developing.

What happens at the intial consultation?

The initial consultation lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours during which time I will take a detailed medical history from you and carry out your first treatment. The number of treatments you will need and how often you will need them depends on the problem.  However, I will give you an idea of the length and frequency of any treatment required.

What should I wear for my treatment?

Most treatment is performed with the client fully clothed. Some people prefer to wear shorts or tracksuit bottoms and this is absolutely fine.  On some occasions I may be required to work down your spine so a private changing area is available if you prefer to wear a gown.  During the treatment of the spine I will need to undo the gown to access the spine when necessary.

Satisfied Patients

A 1997 survey revealed that 89% of McTimoney chiropractic patients were either 'extremely' or 'very satisfied' with their treatment, and 85% reported that McTimoney chiropractic had been 'very beneficial' in the treatment of their painful condition.

And finally...don't wait!

Muscular skeletal problems are a progressive disorder, they build up over a period of years. 

The old story of the "last straw that broke the camels back" is very true, one sided jobs, sports and hobbies can gradually affect the stability of your pelvis and spinal column, creating weak spots. 

A bend or a twist in the wrong direction can take things that bit too far, irritating soft tissue such as nerves or tendons, causing pain. 

Chiropractors often hear, "I've had it before but not this bad" or "I've had it before but not for this long", remember, your PAIN isn't the problem, pain is the way your body lets you know that you have a problem, no pain doesn't necessarily mean no problem. 

Get a preventative spinal check up sooner rather than later.

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