Gentle, effective pain relief
for back, neck and shoulders
What is McTimoney Chiropractic and how does it work?
McTimoney is a relatively gentle form of chiropractic using fast light movements to adjust the bones of the body. Chiropractors believe that aligning the skeleton can help the nervous system to function more efficiently helping to relieve pain and discomfort thereby improving mobility.
The McTimoney method is a whole body treatment which means that we assess the whole body and mobilize and adjust where needed. Fast, light adjustments are made to the wing of the vertebrae (transverse process) which some patients describe as feeling like ‘flicks’. This treatment does not generally produce cavitations, which is the ‘click’ or ‘pop’ that you may experience with some techniques. Most patients seem to enjoy treatment and some have been known to snooze as they become so relaxed! (That even includes one patient who arrived at the clinic in such acute pain he was hardly able to sit down!).
As I am also trained in soft tissue massage and release techniques and in acupuncture I also incorporate these into the treatment where appropriate.
Is it Right for Me?
If you are unsure whether chiropractic will be right for you, you are welcome to call to discuss things further or for advice. I also offer a free 15 minute spine check where you can meet me and discuss your needs.
Will it Hurt?
No, the adjustments are generally not painful.