Chiropractors use their hands to locate the joint that is not moving properly and use a quick impulse (called an adjustment) to free the joint and to take pressure off the nerves.
Chiropractic or Diversified Chiropractic is the most commonly-taught chiropractic method around the world, including the UK where AECC University College is located, since 1965. Mike had the privilege of training there where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Chiropractic Degree. Chiropractic involves the chiropractor making use of his/ her hands to make an adaptive, precise and accurate adjustment. The patient’s body position helps to produce leverage that unsticks the bone surfaces making up a joint. The chiropractor applies a very quick impulse with his/her hands, reliving the bone surfaces into their correct positions within that joint. This will normally allow nerves, passing through that joint, to be untrapped, so causing a drop in muscle tension alongside that joint, resulting in freer joint movement and less muscle strain. Every joint in the body can be adjusted, including the jaw, toes, fingers, knees, hips, wrists, shoulders and elbows, as well as all the vertebrae making up the low back, upper back and neck.
McTimoney Chiropractic is a technique developed by John McTimoney over 30 years ago and is taught only at the McTimoney College near Oxford, UK. McTimoney is recognised as being a precise, gentle, whole body approach to chiropractic, where the entire person will be treated, rather than just the area of pain. The technique uses quick and accurate light-force adjustments to correct skeletal misalignment and rebalance the body, thus working, as with all chiropractic techniques, to help the nervous system function more efficiently, help to optimise health, relieve pain, return muscles to normal function and increase mobility.