About Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care discipline that focuses on treating conditions brought on by problems with joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and the spine.

Treatment involves gentle manipulative techniques designed to relieve pain, improve joint functionality and reduce muscle spasm.

Chiropractic care does not involve the use of drugs or surgery and, as it is a primary health-care profession, does not require referral from your doctor.

Chiropractors are trained to diagnose your problem and will refer you to other health-care professionals if that is what you need. The effectiveness of chiropractic treatment is supported by research and various UK government and medical bodies.

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What is McTimoney ?

There are many chiropractic approaches and techniques used around the world, often named after their originator. The McTimoney method of chiropractic is typified by a whole body assessment and swift, light force adjustments, which makes it a comfortable treatment to receive. The subtlety of the adjustment demands great sensitivity and mechanical skill, and once mastered the technique is extremely effective.

What conditions can Chiropractic help ?

  • Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches Relating to Neck Pain
  • Migraine Prevention
  • Sciatica
  • Minor Sports Injuries

What to expect from your first treatment ?

The initial consultation lasts up to 60 minutes. This includes taking a full medical history and carrying out a physical examination.

During their training chiropractors develop a detailed sense of touch, enabling them to feel for vertebrae and bones which may be out of alignment; where a problem is found, adjustments are made using a series of light movements of the hand, which are specific to the McTimoney method.

How Many Sessions?

Further treatments are arranged as necessary, and are approximately 30 minutes. The number of sessions depends on a combination of your age, the nature of your problem and how long you may have had the problem. As a general rule between 2 to 6 sessions you will usually see changes to your symptoms. We usually recommend regular check-ups to keep your back and posture in good shape.