Mctimoney

Developed by John McTimoney over 30 years ago, the McTimoney method is recognised as being a gentle, precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care.

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Muscle Testing

Every patient who comes to my clinic is given a series of sophisticated tests to identify any weakness in their muscles and the exact source of that weakness.

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Bowen Therapy

Bowen therapy is a gentle but profound technique which can be especially effective in cases of chronic pain or in helping to realign the pelvis during pregnancy.

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McTimoney Chiropractic

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.

It is taught only at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, near Oxford, UK. Your McTimoney Chiropractor is trained to correct misalignments using quick, gentle and accurate adjustments which ensure you experience maximum comfort.

Your McTimoney 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.

Can the McTimoney method help me?

The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it suitable for people of all ages. It’s proven to be effective in treating the following conditions:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints
  • Migraine and headache (if caused by spinal misalignment)
  • Muscular aches
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritic pain

What can I expect from my first session?

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)
  • Make adjustments using the light, dextrous techniques associated with the McTimoney technique

  A chiropractor’s first concern is to find out what is wrong. They will also check for signs of any serious conditions for which you would need specialist advice.

Afferent Input Muscle Testing

Every patient who comes to my clinic is given a series of sophisticated tests.

These identify any weakness in their muscles and the exact source of that weakness.This is extremely important no matter what signs and symptoms they may present with. All the joints of the body are stabilised by muscles and therefore weakness in a muscle or muscles can lead to injury to the joint that is relying on being stabilised.

The weakness could be anywhere in their body eg their neck or back as well as a knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow etc. In addition, weakness in the gluteal muscles can effect the stabilisation of the spine itself and lead to back pain or disc problems.

  A chiropractor’s first concern is to find out what is wrong. They will also check for signs of any serious conditions for which you would need specialist advice.
As you can imagine this is not good news for anybody let alone an athlete.

Identifying the primary source of weakness

I use Afferent Input muscle testing to identify the primary source of weakness.

This primary cause is often a vertebra or a cranial problem but may, in some cases, have  another source such as dehydration, an individual’s need for certain nutritional support or a reaction to a piece of metal jewelry (especially piercings).

My aim is to rid the person of all muscle weakness and thus make them more robust as well as identifying the real cause of their injury or pain.

This is not only important with sporting enthusiasts but also with all folk young and old.

Generally speaking, once a person is free of muscle weakness, in my experience they are more likely to heal.

Bowen & NST Techniques

Bowen therapy is a gentle but profound technique which may be effective in cases of chronic pain or in realigning the pelvis during pregnancy.

Neuro-Structural Integration Technique (NST) was developed by Michael Nixon-Levy from his practise, and understanding of, the work of Tom Bowen, the founder of Bowen Therapy.

Tom Bowen spent his life refining his technique of cross-fibre manipulation of muscle, tendon, nerves and ligaments to stimulate the body’s auto-regulatory capacity to bring the spine and associated muscles into alignment.

After the gentle physical stimulation it is necessary to allow the body some deep relaxation time to enable the neurological reorganisation to take place. NST is based on the later work of Tom Bowen, which some people consider to be his more profound and effective work.
Bowen and NST are useful for many physical problems, and can be especially helpful when used after injury.

There is special benefit for people who have experienced chronic pain. The aim is to release the body from a repetitive pain cycle, where pain, restriction of movement and dysfunction become the norm.

For people who have experienced pain or numerous injuries over a period of time, the body learns to compensate. Bowen and NST can be a useful way to clear away these compensations, so that the original injuries can be found and treated more easily.

Robert has trained in both Bowen Therapy and NST.