Chiropractors using the McTimoney method of chiropractic use their
well-tuned sense of touch to locate areas where these interferences exist.
They use light-force adjustments, which feel comfortable to the recipient,
to align and rebalance the body, typically working on the spine, pelvis and
Most people initially visit a chiropractor when they are experiencing pain.
They soon find that they benefit from chiropractic even after the initial
painful condition has resolved. This may express as a general sense of wellbeing, or improved function in some aspect of their body, for example,
they might find they are sleeping better.
Chiropractic has an important role in helping you optimise your health. Chiropractors adopt a holistic approach offering advice on lifestyle as well as how you use your body - aiming to reduce the recurrence of problems. Wherever possible, we offer self-help advice.
Chiropractic is suitable for people of all ages from newborns to the elderly and throughout pregnancy. Animals also benefit from chiropractic.
Interferences in the nervous system can cause your body to not function fully which can lead to pain, discomfort or dysfunction at that point or at any point along the nerve or of the organ/system served by that nerve. Chiropractic has the premise that adjustments at these points of interference stimulate the body's own self-healing ability and facilitate a return to optimum health and function.
Your chiropractor will recommend that you continue with chiropractic care even after the initial condition has resolved. This is typically at 3-4 monthly intervals. We do this to help your body maintain optimum function reducing the chance of problems recurring.
During the initial consultation, we ask about your symptoms, medical background and lifestyle to enable us to make an accurate assessment prior to carrying out any chiropractic adjustments. We do not routinely use X-rays.