McTimoney Chiropractic is available as part of TotalMSK's Mobile Musculoskeletal (MSK) Therapy Service, based in Reading, Berkshire. The private patient mobile service operates up to 20 miles from Caversham in Reading and 20 miles from Cambridge. TotalMSK also operates Corporate Wellness Clinic's throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. McTimoney Chiropractors use a fast, gentle, precise, and dextrous adjustive technique. McTimoney is popular in the UK, in part due to the gentleness of the method and it rarely not to produce 'cracking sounds'. Many people seem to think that all Chiropractors are the same and use the same techniques. The McTimoney technique is very different to what most people view as Chiropractic. McTimoney Chiropractic treatments typically cover the whole body from head to toe. The McTimoney neck adjustments are very different to those performed by diversified Chiropractors. Diversified Chiropractic technique is the most well-known technique in the UK. Diversified Chiropractic involves High-Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) adjustments. Many Osteopaths and Physiotherapists tend to learn and use HVLA. HVLA manipulation often produces "cracking" type sounds. The vast majority of the general public associate these "cracking" sounds with Chiropractic. One does not have to produce "cracking" sounds to create change within the body or to be a Chiropractor.
The late John McTimoney developed the McTimoney method, and it has existed for over 50 years. In the UK one will find both McTimoney Therapists and McTimoney Chiropractors. This situation came about after Chiropractic became a regulated profession in 1994. Some therapists did not wish to become registered Chiropractors. Chiropractic politics played a part in the case above and unfortunately still plays a highly detrimental to the profession to this very day.
Training to be a McTimoney Chiropractor has changed a lot over the years. Today, the course is at University Undergraduate Masters level. Training now takes between 4 to 6 years. The duration does depend on the training modality and if a foundation year is required. About a third of all UK Chiropractors trained at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic. The General Chiropractic Council (GCC), regulates the UK Chiropractic profession. One can only work as a Chiropractor if registered with the GCC in the UK. Chiropractors’ can also join the Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC).
Our practitioners have treated a wide variety of conditions to date. Treatments tend to involve a mix of McTimoney Chiropractic and soft tissue work. The mixed mode training and treatments tend to produce better and longer lasting results for patients. Treatments are also at least 30 minutes, which means that there is more time to treat you the patient.