What is Chiropractic and how does it work?


Joint problems and pain can occur for many reasons, including:


Incorrect lifting

Car or sporting accidents



Poor posture


Chiropractic treatment is simply a method of adjusting the bones of your body to improve skeletal alignment. In doing so, it helps your nervous system work more efficiently, relieves pain and discomfort and increases mobility.





How is the McTimoney method different?


Developed by John McTimoney over 30 years ago, the McTimoney method is recognised as being a gentle, precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care.

McTimoney chiropractors strive for optimal health by treating the entire person and not just the area that pains you. It is taught only at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, near Oxford, UK.


Bodyworks McTimoney Chiropractor is trained to correct misalignments using quick, gentle and accurate adjustments which ensure you experience maximum comfort.





Can the McTimony method help me?


The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it suitable for people of all ages. It's proven to be effective in treating the following conditions:


Back, neck and shoulder pain

Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints


Muscular aches

Sports injuries

Arthritic pain






What can I expect from my first session?


Bodywork's McTimoney chiropractor will first assess your general health, previous conditions and existing symptoms.


He or she will then conduct a physical examination to locate the problem, during which time they will make adjustments using the light, dexterous techniques associated with the McTimoney technique.


If at any point the chiropractor discovers or suspects a condition that requires medical intervention, they will refer you to your GP for further tests.


Normally your first visit can last anything between 30 minutes and an hour. 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).


Arrange or refer you for x-rays, if they are needed.


Make adjustments using the light, dextrous techniques associated with the McTimoney technique.


In some instances, your chiropractor may need to ask you to remove some clothing. Privacy and a gown are always provided but do tell the chiropractor if you feel uncomfortable about undressing.

If you are pregnant it is recommended that treatment is avoided during the first three months, seek medical advice.





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:



Extent of injury

Duration of injury

General fitness

Stress (muscle tension and stress on your nervous system)



The anticipated number of sessions will be discussed with you prior to treatment. Once your health improves, 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 after care 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 either during or after treatment.






Missed or cancelling appointments


The clinic will send you an email or text reminder 24-48 hours prior to your follow up appointment.


Please be aware that we have a 24 hour cancellation of appointment policy. Missed appointments will be charged in full.


If you have to cancel your appointment within 24 hours please contact the clinic as if we can fill your slot with a patient waiting for a cancellation, you will not be charged.


If your appointment is cancelled by the clinic within 24 hours, the clinic will provide you with a complimentary session at your next visit.



Bodyworks Chiropractic Clinic 01787 222435

Unit 17 Wakes Hall Business Centre, Colchester Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, CO6 2DY