The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it suitable for all ages. It's proven to be effective in treating the following:
Children can also benefit from chiropractic treatment. The simple bumps and tumbles associated with growing up can often cause problems with the joints and muscles which can lead to pain. In addition, carrying heavy bags, playing sports, sitting on ill-fitting furniture at school and playing for hours on end in front of a computer in the wrong position can all lead to problems such as:
Many older people find that chiropractic treatment helps them to maintain their mobility as well as retain their health and well being. Obviously chiropractic cannot reverse the effects of arthritis or degenerative diseases, but by using gentle adjustments, massage, and advice, treatment can help to reduce further damage and pain. It can help with problems such as
Chiropractic may be able to help you. During your pregnancy your body will undergo many changes, both physical and emotional, as your baby develops and your body prepares for giving birth. You will probably already be aware of many of the more obvious changes, which can result in heartburn and indigestion, morning sickness, sciatica, backaches, SPD and Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). The gentle nature of McTimoney chiropractic makes it especially suitable for pregnant women. Treatment from the third month onwards in pregnancy can help you overcome pain and discomfort and help your body prepare for the birth of your baby. Many of the aches and pains associated with the changes your body undergoes during pregnancy can be helped by chiropractic treatment. One of the most noticeable aspects which often causes back pain is the change in your posture as you adapt your stance to accommodate your growing baby. Chiropractic treatment can help to take some of the strain off your joints, shoulders, lower back and legs, the areas usually most affected by your changing posture. Another change, which occurs naturally in pregnancy, is the softening of your ligaments. Whilst this process is perfect for giving birth, it does mean that your joints can come under additional stress, which can cause pain. Chiropractic treatment can help keep these symptoms to a minimum.