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 20 minute consultation where you can meet me and discuss your needs.
Will it Hurt?
The treatment is generally not painful, however, if you are already in a lot of pain just moving around on the treatment couch can be painful. I work with everyone to adapt the treatment to allow for this and any other challenges.