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"The McTimoney method is known for being a precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care"

Gentle and Effective Treatment for the whole body

Mc Timoney Chiropractic treatment is simply a method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve skeletal alignment. In doing so, it helps your nervous system work more efficiently, relieves pain and discomfort, and increases mobility.

Joint problems and pain can occur for many reasons, including:

  • Incorrect lifting
  • Car or sporting accidents
  • Falls
  • Stress
  • Poor posture

Improving the Health of the Nation

McTimoney chiropractic has helped thousands of people for over 50 years and around 150,000 new patients consult a McTimoney Chiropractor each year. Over 8000 people are cared for by McTimoney Chiropractors each working day in the UK and Ireland. There are over 700 graduates Worldwide.

Each McTimoney Chiropractor in Ireland is a graduate of the Abington College in Oxford and are registered members of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association of Ireland. They are also part of the Mc Timoney Chiropractic Association in the UK, who are registered with the General Chiropractic Council

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Optimising Your Treatment and Aiding Recovery

During a course of chiropractic care, you can expect to feel physical changes as your body realigns. By practising simple but consistent aftercare you will help yourself to recover more quickly and maximise the benefits of your chiropractic treatment. Your body needs 48 hours to adjust to the changes that have been made so it’s sensible to adhere to the following:

  • Avoid strenuous exercise, housework, gym visits, gardening, and long distance journeys
  • Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol
  • Take lukewarm showers for a couple of days. A hot soak will soften muscles and ligaments, potentially undoing all your good work
  • Think about your balance. Avoiding carrying a heavy bag on one shoulder, or sitting with one leg crossed over the other
  • Following any other specific advice your chiropractor has given you

What can I expect from my first Treatment

Your Chiropractor will first assess your general health, previous conditions, and existing symptoms. He or she will then conduct a physical examination to locate the problem, during which time your Chiropractor will make adjustments using the light, dextrous techniques associated with the McTimoney technique. If at any point your Chiropractor discovers or suspects a condition that requires medical intervention, they will refer you to your GP for further tests.

Normally your first visit can last anything between 30 minutes and an hour. During this time, the chiropractor will:

  • Take a full case history, assessing your general health, previous conditions, and existing symptoms
  • Ask your permission to conduct a thorough physical examinations (this will include neurological and orthopaedic tests, if necessary)
  • Take or refer you for x-rays if they are needed.
  • Make adjustments using the light, dextrous techniques associated with the McTimoney technique

You may feel better straight away, or you might experience stiffness or tiredness, particularly after your first session. These effects should last no more than 48 hours and are signs that your body is responding well to treatment.