McTimoney Chiropractor in Islington north London and Cardiff
Also specialising in Emmett Technique and Hanna Somatic Education
MOVE WELL - LIVE WELL
It's my belief that the body responds to gentleness and this is my working philosophy - less is more!
I offer a simple and effective care package providing a safe, comprehensive approach to help you actively manage the daily challenges your body experiences when coping with today's modern lifestyle. The combination of McTimoney Chiropractic treatment and Emmett Technique - with the additional option of somatic exercise coaching - aims to limit and reverse the cycle of chronic pain.
In fact, in their most recently published guidelines (November 2016), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends manual therapy (such as chiropractic and osteopathy), combined with exercise as a useful treatment for low back pain (with or without sciatica).
John McTimoney began teaching his unique approach to chiropractic in 1972. It is concerned with the integrity of the skeletal system and its relationship to the muscular and nervous systems. Using the bones as little levers to gently manipulate the joints, McTimoney chiropractic adjustments are light and swift. Done entirely by hand, the practitioner uses very little force, which makes this soothing and restorative treatment comfortable to receive. The treatment I provide focuses on easing pain and discomfort, often with results from your very first session.
Chiropractic is commonly considered to be a valid treatment for low back pain and sciatica, as well as mechanical neck pain. However, it is also proven to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
Should you be suffering with a shoulder condition, including rotator cuff injury and soft tissue disorders, chiropractic can be considered an appropriate choice for you.
It can also provide relief from headaches that arise from the neck and is helpful in the prevention of migraine.
Chiropractic is beneficial for people experiencing pain and stiffness in their joints, and may be used to complement the core treatment of hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis, in conjunction with exercise.
You don't have to be in pain to benefit from seeing a McTimoney chiropractor - the treatment also supports those striving to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Chiropractors can help with minor sports injuries and tensions, and the treatment is also good for those who suffer from muscular tension and an inability to relax.
For information about fees and directions in Islington, please click LONDON
For information about fees and directions in Cardiff, please click CARDIFF
Hanna Somatic Education
Hanna Somatic Education teaches you simple self care exercises that you can do at home as a regular practice, or when you feel you need to. It can help you manage pain and stiffness between treatments, giving you more control over your symptoms.
Thomas Hanna developed his purely physical approach to somatic education, also referred to as Hanna Somatics, into simple movements. In this context, somatic means the sense of connection between one's conscious awareness and their physical body - or more simply, your experience of being in your body.
Thomas Hanna believed the physical deterioration we experience as we advance in years was not the result of aging, but the body's learned responses to stress and our modern lifestyles. The movements in Hanna Somatics are not intended to strengthen or stretch, but to reverse the patterns of chronic tension that develop and persist in response to the emotional and physical challenges we face over the course of our lives.
Benefits include stress relief, a feeling of wellbeing and a sense of freedom of movement. Whether your aim is to move with ease throughout your daily activities, enhance your yoga practice, or your performance in more vigorous pursuits, practising Hanna Somatics can help you .
Hanna Somatic Education is suitable for everyone, regardless of age or fitness. The movements are performed on a floor mat (or a chair), are not physically strenuous, and no special equipment is needed. Soft, comfortable clothing is all that you are required to bring, unless you prefer to use your own yoga or pilates mat. Hanna Somatic Education classes are 1-2-1, so each session is tailored to your own individual needs.
Alternatively, you can learn Hanna Somatics in a small group setting. For information about group classes, please use the 'click to email' button on the right of the page to enquire.
Introduced to the UK by Ross Emmett in 2007, this light muscle release technique aims to restore balance to the musculoskeletal system.
Emmett Technique is performed by applying light pressure to specific points on the body, sometimes combined with a gentle switching action, often producing results that can be immediately observed. It has been designed to be used in combination with other modalities and its gentle mode of application complements McTimoney Chiropractic and assists Hanna Somatics perfectly.
Need a bit more info?
If you are considering seeing a chiropractor, or are seeking an effective solution for long-term pain or mobility issues, please get in touch to learn more about how I can assist you. I offer a free telephone/email consultation, so we can discuss how chiropractic, Emmett technique or Hanna Somatics will benefit you, prior to booking an appointment. Simply get in touch by phone, text, or email if you prefer.
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I am based in a well-established practice in Cardiff, and a peaceful clinic in central location in Islington, north London. Evening appointments are available in both.
The Cardiff clinic is located within easy access of Cardiff city centre and the M4. Free parking is available. For information about fees and directions, please click CARDIFF
The clinic in Islington is located in Upper Street, near Angel and Holloway, and is a 5 minute walk from Highbury & Islington Station. For information about fees and directions, please click LONDON
Appointments are also available in Marlborough in Wiltshire. For details, please CLICK HERE.