McTimoney Chiropractic was developed by a chiropractor called John McTimoney in the 1950s. He pioneered a new technique for adjusting the bones which consists of an extremely light, fast and usually painless movement. The adjustment encourages the bone to return to its correct alignment without forcing it or stressing the joint.

Like osteopathy and other forms of chiropractic, McTimony helps to correct misalignment of the joints due to injuries, awkward movements, strenuous exercise, overuse of certain joints or muscles, poor posture, or degenerative diseases such as arthritis. However, there is no violent manipulation involved and the treatment is suitable for people of all ages, including the elderly and very young children.

Joints that move out of their proper positions will often cause the surrounding muscles to go into spasm, and subsequently become irritated and inflamed, leading to pain and stiffness. Either the muscles or the misaligned bones themselves may also pinch the nerves or blood vessels in the surrounding areas, leading to problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica and migraines. McTimony Chiropractic can help to relieve problems affecting the muscles and other soft tissues around the joints, as well as misalignment of the bones themselves. It can be used to treat problems affecting any of the joints including the neck, back, shoulders, hips and knees.

The number of treatments needed varies depending on the nature and duration of the problem. A recent injury will generally heal more quickly than a long-standing problem, but typically people need between two and six sessions.


For more information about McTimoney Chiropractic please contact Brian Livingston, McTimony Chiropractor at the Lismore Clinic, Lismore, Co. Waterford, on 058 53200 or 087 783 8967.