What is McTimoney Chiropractic?
McTimoney chiropractic is a gentle style of chiropractic that uses light, fast movements to adjust the bones of the body. It aims to improve the alignment of the skeleton.
Can McTimoney help me?
The gentle nature of McTimoney makes it suitable for people of all ages. Studies have shown that chiropractic can be helpful for a range of conditions including ankle sprain, cramp, elbow pain and tennis elbow arising from conditions of the back and neck, headache arising from the neck, inability to relax, joint pains, general, acute and chronic backache, generalised aches and pains, lumbago, mechanical neck pain, migraine prevention, minor sports injuries and tensions, muscle spasms, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, sciatica, shoulder complaints and soft tissue disorders of the shoulder.
How is McTimoney different?
Rather than relying on a few ‘big’ moves, the McTimoney method aims to address the whole body and achieves its effects by an accumulation of many small adjustments. The McTimoney chiropractor aims to check and, if necessary, adjust almost every joint in the skeleton at every visit. There is no twisting of the body into uncomfortable positions and no ‘gapping’ of the joints. People are often surprised to find an effective treatment that is so relaxing and enjoyable.
Is this just a ‘gentle treatment for gentle folk’?
Despite its gentle approach, McTimoney can be effective for all sorts of problems. Builders, labourers and others engaged in heavy manual work have benefited from treatment at the Peterborough clinic; along with football and rugby players, cyclists and others engaged in arduous sports.
Typically, the chiropractor will recommend weekly visits for the first four appointments. Many people will see real changes and improvements in those four visits, others will need more. The total number of visits required will depend on the condition, how long you have had it and how you respond to the treatment. Regular reviews are conducted to ensure that you are getting the maximum benefit possible. You are free to stop or resume treatment at any time.
Peterborough man David Hallam is a 2004 graduate of the Chiropractic Degree Course at the McTimoney Chiropractic College in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. He is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and undertakes regular professional development training to keep his skills and practice up-to-date. He also holds qualifications in massage and sports massage.