Your First Treatment
Your First Treatment
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What Do I Wear?
We usually suggest patients wear light clothing such as shorts or thin jogging pants.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This will depend on the condition and the response of each patient but as a guide, expect between 4 and 6 sessions. A plan of treatment will be discussed with you and your progress will be assessed on each visit.
What is McTimony Chiropractic?
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!
The McTimoney technique of chiropractic was developed by the late John McTimoney over 50 years ago and is taught at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon near Oxford. It is well known for being a gentle approach to chiropractic care using swift, light manipulations.
The ASA advises that there is sufficient evidence that the following conditions can be treated with chiropractic
- Headache (arising from the neck).
- Migraine prevention.
- Mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e whiplash)
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise.
- General acute and chronic backache or back pain (not arising from injury or accident).
- Minor sports injury.
- Muscle spasms.
- Plantar fasciitis (short term management).
- Elbow pain and tennis elbow arising from musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck.
- Rotator cuff injuries,disease or disorders.
- Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder.
- Tension and inability to relax.
McTimoney Chiropractic has helped people for over 50 years and around 150,000 new patients consult a McTimoney Chiropractor each year. Over 8000 people are cared for by McTimoney Chiropractors each working day.
Chiropractors are statutorily regulated primary healthcare professionals, who work in the private healthcare sector and NHS settings.
Chiropractic training involves extensive training in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, with particular emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.
We are primary care practitioners specialising in nerve, muscle and joint problems. With your consent I will refer you to another healthcare professional if after your assessment this is considered to be more appropriate.
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