Chiropractic is a drugless and non- invasive form of healthcare. Chiropractors are concerned with the framework of the bones and muscles that support the body and protect the nervous system. We aim to reduce pain and disability by restoring normal movement and function.
So how do chiropractors achieve this with you- the patient? By reducing neural, muscular, and other tissue impediments with the help of fast interventions or adjustments to the misaligned joints. The clarity of the adjustments demands sensitivity and mechanical skill, which are learned and taught over a number of years at the Masters’s level. He uses the McTimoney chiropractic method; it uses light and dexterous techniques that are gentle and versatile and is regarded as a very safe treatment for patients. It blends a plethora of different gentle and effective techniques to enable me to help you with your issue without the levels of discomfort that can be felt with other treatments.
What qualification do I have?
To become a McTimoney Chiropractor takes time, between 4-6 yrs. dependent on the course you choose and is studied at the Undergraduate Masters level, it is regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) And regulates all registered chiropractors diversified and McTimoney alike. As the term “Chiropractor” is a protected title you must have trained to a minimum of masters-level at university to use this title.
Do McTimoney chiropractor crack backs?
There are those that think chiropractors just ‘crack backs’ but with McTimoney this isn’t the case. There are in fact two types of chiropractic care; diversified and McTimoney.
The diversified technique involves something called HVLA or high-velocity low amplitude adjustments; these are often learned by physiotherapists and osteopaths also and can often produce the typical ‘cracking’ sound.
The McTimoney technique is quite different it is light and gentle and focuses on the whole body and not just the area of pain or concern that you may present with. The form of manipulation we use involves a very fast movement with a low level of force. This creates a change to the body to help with your injury without having to use high levels of force.
How can McTimoney Chiropractic help you?
A chiropractor looks at the whole picture and not just the symptoms; what caused the concern/ pain in the first place. If the source of the pain or discomfort can not be attributed to an event or injury then often this can lead back to lifestyle, work, posture, or a combination of all three. The chiropractic treatment also includes advice on how to tackle the cause of pain to help improve long-term health and wellbeing.
McTimoney Main Differentiators
- Gentle adjustments – suitable for people of all ages
2. Holistic approach to chiropractic