What is McTimoney Chiropractic?
Unlike other forms of chiropractic, McTimoney uses faster speed as the basis for effectiveness rather than increased tension around the joint. It therefore does not create the “crack” or popping sound some patients say they dread. McTimoney is considered to be one of the gentlest forms of chiropractic care.
Because the body functions bio-mechanically as a “kinematic chain” rather than individual pieces within a whole, McTimoney chiropractors assess and treat regional areas of your entire body rather than solely focusing on symptomatic areas.
The McTimoney method of chiropractic was developed by chiropractor John McTimoney. Like any form of chiropractic, the primary goal is to ensure joint mobility, function and alignment remain at optimum levels.
First, you will be examined to see how easily your joint moves and determine the underlying cause of your problem. Then you will rest in a comfortable position on your side, your belly or your back. McTimoney is considered a “short-lever” technique because the adjustment is performed as close to the joint as possible without utilising your body weight to create additional tension.
McTimoney is recognised for being a precise, gentle and whole-body approach to chiropractic care, making it especially appropriate for people of all ages. According to the McTimoney Chiropractic Association, approximately 150,000 new patients will visit a McTimoney Chiropractor each year and 8,000 patients receive McTimoney Chiropractic each working day (2015).