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McTimoney Chiropractic in Peterborough 2 January 2015

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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 and ensure that the body’s nerve supply works efficiently. Through subtle adjustments, McTimoney treatment may relieve pain and discomfort, increase mobility and provide a route to better health.

Can McTimoney help me?

The gentle nature of McTimoney makes it suitable for people of all ages including young children, pregnant women and the elderly. Studies have shown that chiropractic can be helpful for a range of conditions including low back pain, neck pain and joint pain, migraine and cervicogenic headaches.

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 benefitted from treatment at the Peterborough clinic; along with football and rugby players and others engaged in arduous sports.

Appointments

£51 for the first visit (60 minutes – including consultation and treatment), £41 for subsequent visits (20 minutes). 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. Once a problem has been resolved, regular check-ups are recommended to help keep your spine and other joints functioning properly. You are free to stop or resume treatment at any time.

The Chiropractor

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.

Back Pain and Gardening 25 March 2014

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Working in the garden can be great exercise and has all the benefits of getting out into the fresh air and sunshine.

For many people, gardening is the only real form of exercise they get.

Care needs to be taken when returning to the garden after the inactive winter months:

 Before you start, make sure your tools are right for you. Ask advice at your garden centre about the height of the spade, hoe or fork you should be using. There are lighter ranges, long-handled ranges and those with ergonomic handles. It makes sense to try different types and find the ones for you.

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Look after your back – choose the right bed 25 October 2013

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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 10 December 2012

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Emmett technique is a gentle body therapy developed by Ross Emmett, an Australian practitioner.  It uses light pressure and movement on specific points of the body to relieve muscle tension and restore balance. I did some Emmett training back in 2011 and have been using bits of it ever since as a complement to the McTimoney chiropractic moves I use in clinic.

I have seen some very good results with Emmett: particularly with persistent muscle problems that have failed to respond to other approaches. It’s also very comfortable to receive and has quick results so you can see (and feel) whether it has helped straight away. I have used it to help people with assorted muscular aches and pains including: neck and shoulder pain, low back pain and knee pain. It does not work for everybody but can be remarkably effective when it does.

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

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

Give the clinic a call if you are interested in this approach. David Hallam

Neuromuscular Reeducation (NMR) 17 November 2012

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What is it?

Neuromuscular Reeducation (NMR) is a soft-tissue technique that offers rapid and lasting relief from 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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A chiropractic advert 24 November 2010

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This made me smile…

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Muscle or bone? 15 November 2010

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People sometimes tell me that I will not be able to help them because the pain they are suffering from is a muscle problem. ‘You chiropractors just do bones and joints don’t you?’
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Back Pain After a Difficult Pregnancy 3 April 2010

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A was a 42 year-old lady who came to the clinic with back pain 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 had suffered from low level back pain 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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Chiropractic and back pain … a nice advert 30 March 2010

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Period pains and McTimoney chiropractic 29 December 2009

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The following article was first published in the Times Newspaper on 26 August 2006. See the original on the Times website.

It works for me: McTimoney chiropractic

A therapy for backache also did the trick for one woman’s period pains, says Emma Mahony

“There was no question about whether I could go to work. The pain was so great that I had to take to my bed,” says Claire Beever, 31, nursing two-week-old baby Jack on her lap. To hear her speak you would think that she was describing a difficult labour and birth, not the monthly occurrence of her period. But for Beever, a primary school teacher from Bishopstone, in Buckinghamshire, her periods had become the bane of her life. Like many women with this condition in its chronic form (known as primary dysmenorrhoea), she had been to see her GP many times. Primary dysmenorrhoea is defined medically as a pain associated with ovulatory cycles, and doctors usually offer two forms of treatment: anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, or oral contraceptive pills to prevent menstrual pain and cramps by suppressing ovulation. Beever had tried every type of prescription painkiller to no effect, but was reluctant to take oral contraceptives.

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