What is Chiropractic and How Does it Work?

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and the nervous systems and the effects these disorders can have on health.  Chiropractic care is used regularly to treat neuro-musculoskeletal complaints including, but not limited to:  back, neck and joint pain, headaches, sports injuries therefore aiming to improve performance, mobility and relieving pain.

Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle advice

Chiropractic students in the UK study for four to five years to gain their chiropractic degree.

In the United Kingdom, chiropractors are Statutorily Regulated by the
General Chiropractic Council (GCC).

The McTimoney Approach to Chiropractic

The McTimoney approach to chiropractic was developed by the late John McTimoney over 50 years ago and is taught only at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxford. It is well known for being a precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care.

The gentle nature of chiropractic the McTimoney way makes it suitable for people throughout their lifetime from babyhood to those in later life.

Many McTimoney chiropractors go on to develop special interests and attend further postgraduate training.

Can Chiropractic Help You?

If you are suffering from the following conditions, you may benefit from chiropractic care:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain

  • Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints

  • Migraine

  • Muscular aches

  • Sports injuries

  • Arthritic pain

Improving the Health of the Nation

Chiropractic the McTimoney way has helped thousands of people for over 50 years and around 150,000 new patients consult a member of the MCA each year. Over 8,000 people are cared for by our members each working day.

UK members of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association are registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

Chiropractic care is covered by most medical insurance companies including PPP, HSA, Norwich Union, First Assist, Legal and General, CS Healthcare and Standard Life.