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Chiropractic is a straight-forward method of adjusting the bones of your body to maintain the correct alignment of your spine and through this process help the nervous system to work more efficiently. Through these subtle adjustments, chiropractic treatments can relieve pain and discomfort, increase mobility and provide a route to better health. Located in Barnes and Epsom, Manor Green Chiropractic Clinic offers effective chiropractic treatments to customers in Putney, Richmond and South West London
During your first consultation, we will collect a full case history regarding your general health background as well as details of your symptoms. This will help us in assessing and analysing your particular problem. We will then thoroughly examine all the joints in your body, literally from head-to-toe using our healing hands, and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary.
Our chiropractors at Manor Green Chiropractic Clinic have a finely tuned sense of touch, developed in their four years of dedicated training, which enables them to feel for misalignments of the vertebrae and bones. If we detect any problem, we will use one of our light, swift and dextrous techniques, unique to the McTimoney method, to adjust the bone.
If the problem requires further medical investigation or an x-ray, we will refer you to a general practitioner. If possible, we will work with your GP and treat your problems. As a part of our procedure we normally send a letter to your doctor informing them about your treatment.
Are you suffering from body aches? Visit us at our Barnes or Epsom clinic and we will be glad to help you.
Your spinal column consists of 24 moveable vertebrae, the sacrum and the coccyx. This column also houses the spinal cord through which nerve information is transmitted to the rest of your body. Whilst the spinal cord maintains the correct alignment, nerve information is passed accurately.
However if any part of your spinal cord becomes misaligned then a nerve may become impinged, compressed or stretched, distorting the information that passes along it. This can lead to pain, discomfort or restricted mobility.
A misalignment of the vertebrae or bones can occur for many reasons; some of the most common are incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, childbirth, falls, stress and poor posture.
Chiropractors use only their hands to make adjustments to the bones of your body. The key to the success of the adjustments is in the speed, dexterity and accuracy with which they are performed. Take a look at how we can help.
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In 1942 after a chiropractic treatment by Mr. Ashford, a chiropractor who had trained under DD Palmer, the discoverer of chiropractic, John McTimoney became fascinated by chiropractic, still a very little known therapy in Britain. He was struck by the logic of its philosophy and was eager to learn it himself.
In 1944 Mr. Ashford referred John McTimoney to a local chiropractor, Mary Walker, DC.
Due to illness Dr Walker was unable to fulfil her ambition of opening her own school of chiropractic. However, in the late 1940s she passed on her complete training, to two pupils, one of whom was John McTimoney. John's training took nearly three years and he described it as 'comprehensive and severe'.
After examination by two Doctors of Chiropractic from Palmer College he qualified in 1950.
As an engineer, John McTimoney began to look at the techniques he had been taught, and started to develop his own approach and technique variations. One such adjustment was known as the toggle-recoil, which he then developed into his own variation, the toggle-torque-recoil which consists of an extremely light and fast movement. The toggle is the thrust, the torque is applied during the thrust and the recoil is the immediate removal of the practitioner's hands, allowing the patient's body to react by itself, so that the adjustment is not imposed upon it. This technique respects the body's innate knowledge of what is appropriate for it at that moment. It is a means of gently, and usually painlessly, persuading the bone to return to its correct resting position without forcing or stressing the joint or the body.
Following his first heart attack, John McTimoney was asked to take on students in order to ensure the survival of his work. In 1972 with the help of his family he opened the Oxfordshire School of Chiropractic with 14 students. The School has evolved to become the McTimoney College of Chiropractic, enrolling up to 70 students per year who now graduate with a BSc. in Chiropractic. Students can study how to treat humans and animals, with the College now the premiere institution teaching chiropractic adjusting techniques for animals.
Do you have a sport injury you need help with? Get in touch with Manor Green Chiropractic Clinic