What is McTimoney Chiropractic?
“Chiropractic is the means of restoring health by spinal manipulation and manipulation of other joints” John McTimoney 1914 – 1980 developer of the McTimoney method of Chiropractic for both people and animals.
The McTimoney method of chiropractic was was developed by the late John McTimoney over 50 years ago and continues to be taught today at the McTimoney College in Abingdon, Oxon. The style is famous for its gentle whole body approach to treatment and also for its success with not only people, but animals as well. Although it is more common for horses and dogs to be treated, McTimoney has also helped cats, rabbits, hamsters, farm animals, birds and even those kept in zoos.
McTimoney Chiropractic is a gentle way of adjusting the bones to improve the alignment of the skeleton and ensure the nervous system functions correctly. This helps to realign and balance the body relieving pain, tension and stiffness, whilst improving posture.
Misalignments of the joints can occur for many reasons including accidents, falls, stress, poor posture, incorrect lifting and one sided activities. These issues build up over time causing the body to subtly change movement and posture to compensate for the problems. The joints involved can become stiff and lack their normal range of motion. Ligaments will be put under strain, muscles will have reduced elasticity and be more prone to injury. In addition the nervous system can also be affected. Symptoms often experienced include crookedness, pain, restricted mobility, pins and needles, numbness and weakness.