What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health of people.
Chiropractic looks at movement and identifies areas of dysfunction; it uses manual treatments including spinal and peripheral adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.
How Does McTimoney Chiropractic Differ From Other Chiropractic Methods?
McTimoney Chiropractic is a precise, gentler, whole body approach to Chiropractic. Whilst with traditional Chiropractic it is usual to hear a "crack" or a "crunch", this is not the case with McTimoney.
The gentle nature of chiropractic the McTimoney way makes it suitable for people throughout their lifetime from babyhood to those in later life.
What Can Chiropractic Help With?
Used regularly, Chiropractic can help maintain a person's 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); and
- Soft tissue disorders of the shoulder.