McTimoney Chiropractic

What to expect

Your initial consultation is an assessment of your general health, previous conditions, and existing symptoms. If at any point your chiropractor discovers or suspects a condition that requires medical intervention, they will refer you to your GP for further tests. Normally your first visit (if it includes your first session) lasts up to 90mins. During this time, the chiropractor will:

  • Take a full case history, assessing your general health, previous conditions, and existing symptoms
  • Ask your permission to conduct a thorough physical examination (this will include neurological and orthopaedic tests, if necessary)
  • Make adjustments using the light, dextrous techniques associated with the McTimoney technique.
Follow-up appointments will last up to 30 mins. The number of appointments required will depend on a number of factors including age, condition and whether the condition is acute or chronic.

In some instances, your chiropractor may need to ask you to remove some clothing in order to carry out the assessment and/or treatment. Privacy and a gown are always provided but do tell your chiropractor if you feel uncomfortable about undressing. Many patients prefer to wear sports-style attire such as shorts/joggers/leggings and a T-shirt/vest top and this is perfectly acceptable.

Treatment is very much a partnership between you & your chiropractor

Before your treatment starts, your chiropractor will explain to you clearly:
  • The results of your examination
  • The proposed treatment plan
  • The benefits and any significant risks associated with your condition and proposed treatment plan

How many sessions will I need?

Most people find between two and six sessions sufficient to address straightforward problems. The number and frequency of treatments will depend on a number of factors, including:
  • Age
  • Extent of injury
  • Duration of injury
  • General fitness
  • Stress (muscle tension & stress on your nervous system)
  • Posture
The anticipated number of sessions will be discussed with you prior to treatment. Once you’re stable, you can choose to schedule regular check-ups a few times a year to keep chronic conditions under control.

How will I feel after treatment?

During a course of chiropractic care you can expect to feel physical changes as your body realigns. These may include stiffness or tiredness, particularly after your first session. Your McTimoney chiropractor will give you advice on aftercare and any necessary lifestyle changes to help you get the most out of your care. It is important that you talk to your chiropractor if you feel worried about anything before, during or after treatment.

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