McTimoney Chiropractic in Peterborough

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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. Continue reading “McTimoney Chiropractic in Peterborough”

Look after your back – choose the right bed

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Every year up to 40% of the population – over 16 million of us – will suffer a bout of back pain and if you’re one of the unlucky ones, you will find that the state of your bed will quickly become a priority. A good bed, providing correct support and comfort, has an important role to play in relieving and preventing back pain. Here are some tips:

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EMMETT Technique

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EMMETT Technique is a gentle body therapy developed by Ross Emmett, an Australian practitioner.  It is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue of the body, and the therapist may help relieve tensions resulting in feelings of improved comfort within the body. I did some EMMETT training back in 2011 and have been using bits of it ever since as a complement to the McTimoney chiropractic I use in clinic.

I was so impressed by the results I was getting I carried on with the training and qualified as an EMMETT practitioner (December 2012).

I use the Technique in clinic as an adjunct to other therapies and I also offer it as a standalone treatment for those people who just want an EMMETT Technique treatment without any chiropractic.

The EMMETT Technique is not intended to replace or substitute any medical advice or treatment. It is recommended that you consult your General Practitioner about any health concerns. 

Give the clinic a call if you are interested in this approach (01733) 750893.

Neuromuscular Reeducation (NMR)

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What is it?

Neuromuscular Reeducation (NMR) is a soft-tissue technique that addresses the pain and loss of function caused by many of the most common injuries affecting the nerves, muscles, connective tissue and joints. It combines elements of sports massage, trigger point therapy, fascial release and active release techniques.

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Backache After a Difficult Pregnancy

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A was a 42 year-old lady who came to the clinic with chronic backache and nerve pain (sciatica) radiating down her right leg.  She reported having ongoing back problems since the birth of her son 8 years previously. Both the pregnancy and delivery had been difficult – her son had been side-lying and required a forceps delivery. She reported that she had suffered from low level backache ever since – with episodes of acute pain and sciatica if she ‘overdid it’. She had previously been very active but, over time, the ongoing fear of aggravating the pain had forced her to do less and less.
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What is the difference between Chiropractic and Osteopathy?

This is a question that comes up a lot and it’s one that I find increasingly difficult to answer as I learn more about the wide range of approaches used in my own profession and in osteopathy.

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Similarities

There are more similarities than differences between the two professions. Chiropractors and Osteopaths both believe that many health problems are caused by poor posture and misalignment of muscles and joints. They believe that if the structure of the body can be improved and the spine put back into alignment, many problems will be alleviated and the body’s own healing mechanisms will work to restore good health. Misalignment (or ‘subluxation’ to use the chiropractic term) is usually caused by external factors, such as falls or accidents,  stress, or poor posture.

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