Chiropractic is a statutorily registered healthcare profession focussing on the healthy functioning of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. The purpose of Chiropractic care is to assist the correct alignment of the bones and joints which helps to alleviate aches and pains, improve the function and flexibility of a joint and decrease muscle spasms. This in turn allows the nervous system to function at its highest capacity.
Chiropractors are primary health care providers with a focus on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Using palpation skills (touch) to detect misalignments, which are then corrected by a series of gentle and precise adjustments, allowing the joint involved to return to its correct function and any tension in surrounding muscles, joints and ligaments to ease.
McTimoney Chiropractic is a full body approach, looking at the skeleton from top to toe, which is suitable for the whole family, including infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly.
In November 2016 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng59 published recommendations for the management of low back pain and sciatica, including the use of manual therapies such as spinal manipulation, mobilisations and soft tissue techniques as part of a treatment plan.