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Initial consultation
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Time (approx)
60 mins & 30 mins
Health Centre Therapist
Tracy White

Chiropractic is a straight forward method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve the alignment of your skeleton, and through this process help the nervous system to work more efficiently. The purpose of chiropractic care is to realign and rebalance your body to relieve pain and discomfort, and increase mobility.

The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it especially suitable for people of all ages including young babies, pregnant women and the elderly.  The following conditions often benefit from treatment:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints
  • Migraine
  • Muscular aches
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritic pain

Your spinal column is made up of 24 moveable vertebrae, plus the sacrum and the coccyx.  It houses the spinal cord through which nerve information is transmitted from the brain to the rest of your body.  When the spinal column is correctly aligned, nerve information is passed accurately.  However, if any part of your spine becomes misaligned, then nerve function may become impaired.

A misalignment of the joints can occur for many reasons; some of the most common are incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, falls, stress, and poor posture.  This can lead to pain, discomfort (such as numbness or pins and needles), or restricted mobility.

Chiropractors are highly trained to correct these misalignments by using quick, dexterous and accurate adjustments which are generally comfortable for you to receive.

What to Expect from your First Treatment

Your chiropractor will take a case history regarding your general health as well as details of your symptoms.  This will help in assessing and analysing your particular problem.  They will then examine you and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary.  Chiropractors have a very finely tuned sense of touch, which enables them to detect misaligned joints.  Upon locating a problem, your chiropractor will use one of a number of light, swift and precise techniques to adjust a joint.

If your chiropractor discovers or suspects a condition which requires medical intervention, they will refer you to your GP.  You may be referred for an MRI scan of X-ray, if clinically necessary, in order to fully assess your condition.

How Many Sessions Will You Need?

The number of sessions needed varies depending on:

  • Your age
  • The nature of the problems
  • How long you have had the problem
  • Your level of fitness
  • Your work and hobbies
  • How well you follow the aftercare and lifestyle advice given by your chiropractor

Typically most patients need between two and six sessions (your chiropractor will advise), initially at weekly intervals, then gradually more widely spaced out, by which time a noticeable change should have occurred, though chiropractic care may continue for longer.  Once the problem has been resolved, regular check-ups are recommended to keep your body functioning well.

Responses and Reactions

During a course of chiropractic care most patients feel physical changes as the body re-aligns.  These may include a brief period of stiffness or tiredness, especially after the first session when your body is adapting to its new posture.

Your chiropractor will also give you aftercare and lifestyle advice to help you get the most out of your chiropractic care.

The McTimoney Method

The McTimoney method of chiropractic was developed by the late John McTimoney over 30 years ago and is taught only at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, near Oxford.  It is well known for being a gentle, precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care.

Improving the Health of the Nation

McTimoney chiropractic has been found to be helpful for thousands of people for over 30 years and nearly 150,000 new patients consult a McTimoney Chiropractor each year.  Over 8,000 people are cared for by McTimoney Chiropractors each working day.

Your chiropractor at Rolls Mill:  Tracy White DC is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association, registered with the General Chiropractic Council and undertakes annual professional development to update her knowledge and skills.

Rolls Mill Health Centre, 111 Rolls Mill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2HP Tel: 01258 473109