Chiropractic is a drugless and non-surgical form of health care that aims to treat causes rather than just symptoms.
The term 'chiropractic' literally translated means 'done by hand' and chiropractic encourages good health, relieves pain and restores function by adjustments of the spine and other joints of the body using the chiropractors hands.
The gentle nature of the McTimoney Chiropractic technique makes it especially suitable for people of all ages including young babies, pregnant women and the elderly.
The McTimoney method of chiropractic is typified by a whole body assessment and swift, light force adjustments, which makes it a comfortable treatment to receive.
Please speak to a practitioner for more information.
Osteopathy is a recognised system of health care that places its main emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body.
The essential tools of an osteopath are his/her hands, these are used to detect areas of restricted motion, tenderness and other signs which may relate to problems involving joints, muscles, ligaments and vital organs of the body.
The techniques used are not simply to relieve pain but to identify and, where possible, remove the cause.
Manipulation & Mobilisation
Mobilisation and Manipulation describes a range of techniques employed by a physical therapist to GENTLY relieve discomfort and restore function to joints of the body. The therapist may use their hands and therapeutic equipment to deliver care.
Muscular skeletal conditions, whether acute or chronic, including back pain, neck pain and other joint problems often respond well to treatment. Treatment should not be painful although discomfort can increase initially following a visit.
Self Help to aid rehabilitation will be encouraged.
Cranial osteopathy or therapy focuses on relieving stress and tension throughout the body but primarily within the head.
The practitioner will make tiny adjustments and work with the body’s cranial rhythm to restore function and full potential to this pivotal system. Typically this is achieved by small, subtle and gentle manipulation of the bones of the skull using the practitioner’s hands.
Because it is such a gentle form of therapy, it can be practised on people with a wide range of conditions, and is suitable for all ages, from newborns to the elderly.
Some of our practitioners have a special interest in working with babies and children. Speak to one of them for further information.
What is McTimoney Chiropractic
Consists of a sequence of stroking, kneading and friction movements over the muscles and soft tissues of the body typically using the therapist’s hands
Relieves soreness, stiffness and reduces acute or chronic pain.
Mobilisation Techniques encourage and support the body’s natural innate healing ability, releasing stiff joints to facilitate pain free movement and restore function when this is restricted.
Massage can help prevent further injury and improve performance especially if incorporated with advice on rehabilitation, lifestyle and a personal maintenance program.
When used to support manipulation, massage aids recovery, helps prevent re-injury or relapse and imparts a feeling of ease and relaxation.
Rehabilitation provides opportunities to promote maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life.
We work with individuals or in small groups to encourage the restoration of functional movement following injury or as part of a program of physical therapy.
Rehabilitation is central to the speedy resolution of loss of function, control of pain and the prevention of re-lapse or re-injury. Routines, individually designed, can be carried out in your own home once instruction has been given within the clinic by a qualified practitioner.
Commitment to rehabilitation encourages participants to manage their problem using movement, stretching, loading, relaxation and appropriate lifestyle changes, often resulting in a general feeling of wellness and fewer episodes of discomfort.