What ages are suitable for treatment?
There is no lower or upper age limit to have Chiropractic treatment! McTimoney Chiropractors are trained to treat children.
How many sessions will I need?
Each treatment plan will be specific to the individual and depend on the nature of the complaint as well as your age, posture, fitness and stress levels. For straightforward problems, between two and six sessions is often appropriate.
What should I wear?
Ideally, please wear comfortable, loose clothing. It may be necessary to ask you to undress to your underwear in order to assess or work on an area, in this case a gown will of course be provided if necessary. Another good option is to bring a pair of shorts (and a strappy vest top for women) with you. Please also note that some massage (grapeseed) oil or a natural wax may be used.
Do I need to see my GP before I go to see a Chiropractor?*
You do not need to see your GP before visiting a Chiropractor. Your Chiropractor will also not contact your GP without your permission. In some cases it may be relevant to write to your GP to provide an outline of your treatment to ensure your medical records are up to date. However, this will only be done with your permission.
How might I feel after treatment and is there anything I can and can’t do?
You may feel different after treatment. This may mean feeling stiff or tired. Aftercare advice will be given at the end of each treatment. For more information on how you might feel after treatment and usual aftercare recommendations, please visit the What to expect page.
Is Chiropractic regulated?
Chiropractors must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council and must conform to their agreed Standards of Proficiency and Code of Conduct.
How long have people been practising Chiropractic? Is it a new idea?
Records refering to spinal manipulation date back to the times of the Ancient Greeks and Chinese. The founding father of modern Chiropractic was Daniel David Palmer who reportedly performed the first Chiropractic adjustment over 100 years ago in 1895. Soon after, he founded The Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa which is still going strong today. The McTimoney Method was developed in the UK by John McTimoney over 50 years ago.
What to do if I have a query, concern or complaint?
I will always act in the best interest of the patient and welcome feedback. Any queries or concerns are best addressed immediately via email (email@example.com) or telephone 07968307602. The General Chiropractic Council requires all chiropractors to make clear what to do if you feel that you would like to make a formal complaint and if this is not resolved to your satisfaction. In the first instance, please put the issue concerned in writing as soon as possible and address to Abigail Rogers, Restore Clinic, 20 Claremont Road, Bristol. BS7 8DQ. I will endeavour to acknowledge within 5 working days and then arrange a meeting to discuss. In the event that you feel you have a complaint which has not been resolved - please refer to The General Chiropractic Council (the profession's statutory regulatory body) at 44 Wicklow Street, London. WC1X 9HL. Tel. 020 7713 5155. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Referral: Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and if your chiropractor feels your problem is not suitable for chiropractic care or needs further investigation, they will liaise with your GP and other health care providers to arrange an appropriate referral, as long as you provide your permission to do so.