What is a McTimoney Chiropractor?
A McTimoney Chiropractor is a health practitioner who has a minimum of a 4 year masters degree in Chiropractic. Chiropractor is a protected title so can only be used by individuals who have a specific degree in that area. The degree itself focuses on both musculoskeletal (MSK) aspects of injuries as well as covering many other complicated medical ailments that can masquerade as a MSK problem. Their training will include modules such as Behavioural Science, Clinical Physiology, Clinical Anatomy, Physiology and Anatomy of the Nervous System and Clinical Imaging.
What does it involve?
McTimoney chiropractic is a gentle method of adjusting the bones in your body to improve the alignment of your skeleton. It is designed to help the nervous system to work more efficiently, realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort, and help to increase mobility. Unlike Diversified Chiopractic, McTimoney does not involve the “cracking” and instead uses a incredibly quick but gentle manipulation to increase function without the large forces used.
A package of McTimoney chiropractic care may be used regularly to help maintain good posture, promote health and improve performance, no matter what it is you do, from a high performance athlete to a senior member of the community enjoying a potter in the garden. Patients undergoing chiropractic care often report benefits from:
- Ankle sprain (short term management)
- Elbow pain and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
- Inability to relax
- Joint pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
- Back Pain
- Generalised aches and pains
- Mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
- Migraine prevention
- Minor sports injuries and tensions
- Muscle spasms
- Plantar fasciitis (short term management)
- Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
- Shoulder complaints (dysfunction, disorders and pain)
- Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder