McTimoney Chiropractic Bristol
How is McTimoney method different?
Developed by John McTimoney over 30 years ago, the McTimoney method is recognised as being a gentle, precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. McTimoney chiropractors strive for optimal health by treating the entire person and not just the area that pains you.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a straightforward method of adjusting the bones of your body to maintain the correct alignment of your spine and to ensure that your body’s nerve supply works efficiently. It seeks to eliminate the cause, not just treat symptoms; and through subtle adjustments, chiropractic care can relieve pain and discomfort, increase mobility and provide a route to better health. Your spinal column is made up of 24 movable vertebrae, the sacrum, and the coccyx. This column also houses the spinal cord through which nerve information is transmitted around the rest of your body.
How does the McTimoney method work?
Whilst the spinal column maintains correct alignment, nerve information is passed accurately. However, if any part of your spinal column becomes misaligned then a nerve may become impinged, compressed or stretched, distorting the information that passes along it. This can lead to pain, discomfort or restricted mobility. Misalignment of the vertebrae or bones can occur for many reasons, such as incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, childbirth, falls, stress and poor posture. These conditions will all worsen over time if not corrected. McTimoney chiropractors use only their hands to make adjustments to the bones of your body. The key to the success of the adjustments is in the speed, dexterity and accuracy with which they are performed.
Can Chiropractic help you?
The gentle nature of the McTimoney Chiropractic technique makes it suitable for people of all ages including young babies, pregnant women and the elderly. Because of the way chiropractors positively affect the functioning of the nervous system, the following conditions often benefit from treatment:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints
- Muscular aches
- Sports injuries
- Arthritic pain