Feel on top of the world Towcester Therapy Centre 01327 353544 McTimoney Chiropractic
Who is your practitioner ?
My name is Krisha Baker. My first experience of McTimoney chiropractic came after experiencing chronic and debilitating headaches which were alleviated by treatment. I was so happy with the results that I decided that this was a field I would like to enter myself. I attended the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon and completed their 4 year Honours degree course, graduating in March 2005 and have been practicing as a registered chiropractor ever since. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to have a patient return to see me, smiling because they are feeling better.
What is McTimoney chiropractic ?
McTimoney chiropractic is a method of adjusting the bones, particularly the spine and pelvis to improve alignment. In doing so chiropractors help to free up the nervous system and enable it to work more efficiently thus relieving discomfort and increasing mobility.
In contrast to popular perception of chiropractic the light, fast and precise nature of McTimoney chiropractic adjustments make the treatment comfortable and often relaxing to receive.
In addition I may use various soft tissue techniques to release areas of tension, mobilization techniques to increase mobility, give preventative lifestyle advice and give appropriate exercises to be carried out at home.
What can chiropractic help ?
Research evidence is available to support the use of chiropractic to treat:
· Back, neck and shoulder pain.
· Migraine / Headaches
· Pain and stiffness in joints.
· Muscular aches
· Sports injuries
· Arthritic pain
In addition many patients have anecdotally reported positive responses to treatment for a wide variety of conditions including sciatica and pregnancy related discomfort including SPD / PGP. If you are unsure about whether chiropractic will help your complaint why not call or drop in for a FREE ½ hour no obligation chat and spine check?
How is chiropractic different from osteopathy?
In the main you will find that an osteopath tends to use more soft tissue work than a chiropractor (although many chiropractors, including myself, also do this) whilst a chiropractor will concentrate on bony manipulation to free up the functioning of the nervous system. A chiropractor will more often use short lever adjusting techniques which work directly on the individual vertebrae whereas an osteopath may use long lever techniques such as exerting a pull on an arm to adjust an area in the mid back.
What can I expect from my first session ?
To begin with I will take a record of your medical history including details such as current medications, surgeries and existing medical conditions. We will discuss your area of complaint in some depth covering things such as the initiating cause, what kind of pain you are experiencing (burning, sharp, shooting, electrical, dull, aching etc), what makes it worse, what eases it ie positions, activities etc and also whether there are any other symptoms which appear to be connected.
After this I will, with your consent, perform a physical examination including appropriate neurological and orthopaedic tests. This is to give us more of an idea as to the root cause of your condition and to ensure that chiropractic is a suitable treatment. If during the history or testing I suspect that your condition requires further investigation or medical intervention I will ask you to visit your GP before we commence treatment.
The treatment itself consists of light, fast, adjustments which can be altered to the individual making them suitable even for the elderly, small babies and pregnant women. Treatment may also include soft tissue and mobilisation techniques where needed.
Treatment is most often carried out in your underwear as this enables a better contact for soft tissue work but a back opening gown is available for use if you would like it. Your comfort and ease is of primary importance.
How many treatments will be needed ?
The answer to this is dependant upon a number of factors including:
· Age · Extent of injury · Duration of injury · General health · Lifestyle / stress · Posture · Ability to follow post treatment advice.
Most people will find that between two and six sessions is sufficient to address straightforward problems. The anticipated number and frequency of sessions will be discussed with you prior to treatment. Once an acute problem is under control it is recommended that you schedule check ups a few times a year to prevent recurrence or to keep chronic conditions in check.
How can I book an appointment ?
Appointments are available Monday and Wednesday 9:30am-2:45pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-9pm and Saturday 10am -2pm. If you would like to book an appointment simply call Towcester Therapy Centre on 01327 353544 where your call will be answered by one of our team of receptionists. If no-one is available at the time of your call please leave a message and you will be called back at the earliest opportunity.