What is Chiropractic?Chiropractic is the health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and their effect on the nervous system.
In other words, chiropractors treat problems with the framework of bones & muscles that support the body. The reason that this framework of bones and muscles can become disrupted is often due to trauma (such as a fall or sports injury), or due to repetitive actions that continually pull the body into a certain position (such as carrying a baby on the left hip, or leaning forward towards the desk for 8 hours a day).
The purpose of chiropractic care is to realign your body to relieve pain and discomfort, allowing joints to move more efficiently and increasing mobility. Our package of care involves spinal and peripheral joint adjustments and mobilisations, application of soft tissue treatment and advice on exercise, self-help and lifestyle where appropriate.
Chiropractic is a primary health care, ‘hands on’, drug free technique that works alongside and in co-operation with conventional medicine. It is based on sound medical evidence, explained by known biomechanical processes. McTimoney Chiropractic is well known for its whole body approach, providing a very thorough, gentle treatment that can be used on babies, pregnant ladies and the elderly.
All chiropractors by law are Statutorily Regulated by the General Chiropractic Council the governing body similar to the General Medical Council for doctors