Jackie Chapman (nee Dimmick)
McTimoney - Corley Spinal Therapist

Back pain relief for humans, horses, cats & dogs

What should I expect from a McTimoney-Corley practitioner?

Spinal TherapyMcTimoney-Corley Spinal Therapy is a method of restoring health by gentle, corrective manipulation of the bones of the head, spinal column, pelvis and limbs, therby ensuring the proper functioning of the nerves and endocrine systems which control the natural self healing capability of the body.

Therapists are trained to assess bone misalignments by using their hands, and to correct any of these subluxations with highly refined yet extremely gentle manipulations.  Remedial exercises will be recommended and advice will always be given to help avoid a recurrence of the problem.

It is important to realise that this therapy does not just relieve pain, but it can, and often does, remove the cause of other dis-ease.  No cell or organ of the body can function properly without its correct supply of nerve impulses.

McTimoney-Corley Spinal Therapy, when used regularly, can be used as a preventative treatment, the frequency of which depends on the patient’s occupation and life-style.

Various other manipulation techniques rely of fierce, or invasive, long-lever adjustments to correct bone misalignments.  It is important to understand that this treatment does not do this and cannot damage people or animals.

McTimoney-Corley Spinal Therapy works with the body, not against it.  Bones are not forced back into place, but are coaxed gently into positions be adjustments that encourage soft tissue release

Treatable Conditions
This therapy can offer possible relief from such common problems as:
Migraine and headaches; stiff neck
Frozen shoulder
Tennis or golfers’ elbow
Lower back pain; lumbago
Sciatica and other trapped nerves
Knee, ankle, foot, wrist and hand problems
Heartburn and indigestion
Constipation or diarrhoea
Irregular periods

The therapy has also been successfully adapted to treat most animals, especially horses and dogs.

After Your First Visit
Keep moving – walk about for a while, it helps your body settle dow
Keep warm and drink lots of water – this helps to flush toxins out of your system 
Sit correctly, but not for too long, in a supportive chair and don’t cross your legs
Take a hot shower rather than a bath as it’s important to stay upright for as long as possible after your treatment.

You will be asked to do very special exercises designed to help keep your body in its corrected situation.

These exercises play a vital part in your recovery so it is important that you carry them out as prescribed.

Problems After Treatment
Everyone reacts differently to treatment.  Some feel energetic, others tired.  Occasionally people feel taller or as though they are walking on air!  Some feel as though they have a mild dose of flue and others feel they’ve been put through a mangle!

It all depends on how long you have had a problem and how your body has adjusted itself in order to cope with that problem.

Reactions to the treatment are many and varied but it is normal to feel a little achy all over for 2-3 days afterwards.  It is not usually necessary to have a follow-up treatment less than 5 days after the initial one, as your body needs time to adjust.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of the treatment provided to yourself (or your animal), it is vitally important to talk to your therapist as soon as possible.  There may have been a misunderstanding which can be put right quite easily.

Most misunderstandings arise from a patient’s expectations of the treatment.  It is rare, unfortunately, to emerge from the session with the problem completely cured.  Your body (or your animal) needs time to adjust to the treatment.

This can occasionally be instantaneous, but is usually a gradual process over the following 5 – 10 days.  Often a follow-up treatment achieves even more so it is important to be guided by your practitioner

 Jackie Chapman
BSc(Hons) ARCS Dip MCAM(OCEPT) AMCST
Woolaw Farm
Rochester
Northumberland
NE19 1NP

Tel: 07890 866987  
Email address jackie_chapman@hotmail.co.uk