What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a straight forward method of assessing the bones and muscles to maintain the correct posture of the spine. Our day-to-day activities, poor posture, accidents and illness may cause discomfort, stiffness or pressure on the nerves. Chiropractic treatment may relieve pain and discomfort and increase mobility.

At the Suilven Centre we use the McTimoney Technique

It is the gentleness of the technique and the treatment of the whole body that distinguishes the McTimoney method from other manipulative therapies. The speed and the precision of adjustment make it a relatively gentle and relaxing treatment to receive.

What can it help?

These conditions can benefit from treatment:

  1.   Back, neck and shoulder discomfort

  2.   Muscular aches and pains

  3.   Joint stiffness

It is especially helpful for pregnant mothers, to help with a sense of physical ease and any pelvic misalignments or stresses.  It is also a wonderful treatment for babies after the intensity of the birth process and in the first months of life - they can often be seen visibly relaxing during treatment, enjoying the feeling of renewed body comfort. Babies can also benefit by the correction of any misalignments that may have occurred during the birth process and the chiropractors are happy to carry out checks for this.

What will happen on your first consultation?

A full case history is taken. Your chiropractor will examine your musculo-skeletal alignment and explain what treatment is appropriate.  A treatment plan will be advised, this may include exercise.

How many treatments?

This depends on many factors these include:

  1.   How long you have had symptoms. 

  2.   How old you are and your general health.

  3.   How many injuries have you had. 

Typically between two and six sessions over a three month period.

Who can be treated?

Most people can be treated including:

  1.   Babies and children of all ages

  2.   Pregnant women after the first three months of pregnancy

  3.   The elderly

The consultation process is designed to indicate if it is appropriate to refer someone for other medical screening.

Chiropractic does not involve the use of drugs or surgery.  It originated in 1895 in the USA and is one of the largest healthcare professions in the world.

McTimoney Chiropractic

The McTimoney method of Chiropractic is named after its originator John McTimoney who developed this gentle, whole body approach from existing Chiropractic techniques.  Low-force, fast, precise adjustments help realign the individual bones of the skeleton, allowing the nervous system to work as well as it possibly can.  The key to the success of these adjustments is the speed, dexterity and accuracy with which they are performed.  McTimoney Chiropractic has been found helpful for thousands of people for over 30 years and it is growing by nearly 150,000 new patients per year.  Over 8,000 people are treated with McTimoney Chiropractic each day.

A survey revealed that 89% of people undergoing McTimoney Chiropractic are very or extremely satisfied with their treatment (MCA, Patient Survey, 2004). (1)

The McTimoney Chiropractic Association

The McTimoney Chiropractic Association is the professional body for all Chiropractors trained at the McTimoney Chiropractic College. It is the second largest professional Chiropractic Association in the UK and in Europe.

How Chiropractic in the UK is regulated

Chiropractors from the McTimoney Chiropractic Association undergo rigorous training and are fully qualified to give treatment and advice.  All UK chiropractors are registered with the UK’s statutory body for chiropractors, the General Chiropractic Council.

How McTimoney Chiropractic is accredited

To become a McTimoney Chiropractor you need to attend a 4 (full-time) or 5 (part-time) year course at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic (leading to an MChiro), which is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council.  Practitioners undergo two years of extra training (a post-graduate diploma in animal manipulation) to qualify to treat animals.  Chiropractors are required to update their knowledge each year via a continuing professional development programme involving 30 hours study per year.

  1. 1.MCA. Patient Survey 2004

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