Background of the John McTimoney Chiropractic Technique in London
Visiting the offices of many Chiropractors in the greater London area, one can’t help but notice that a number of them are graduates of the McTimoney College of Chiropractic, based in Abingdon. If you are a patient, you will learn these Chiropractors are practitioners of what is called “The McTimoney Method” or Technique of Chiropractic.
The Hunter Clinic, and Chiropractor Mr. Andrew Hunter DC, is one of those modern day practitioners of Chiropractic that owe their start in the healing business to Chiropractor John McTimoney. There is an interesting and inspiring story behind the McTimoney Method and one that may be of value if you are suffering pain in your back, neck or other joints of the body.
Chiropractic and Care of the Spine has a Long History
The spine has long been recognised as key to a healthy body. As long ago as 400 B.C., Hippocrates, composer of the Hippocratic Oath, is quoted as telling his “medical” students to study the spine, on the basis that it holds the key to understanding many diseases.
While Hippocrates may have understood the importance of the spine as it relates to our overall health, the science of Chiropractic didn’t begin until 1895, when the American Daniel Palmer started the modern day movement of treating the alignment of joints using a specific set of procedures defined under the term “Chiropractic”. One of the students of the Palmer Chiropractic College was Chiropractic Dr. Mary Walker DC. She taught Chiropractic techniques to a young John McTimoney in the 1950’s and the rest, as they say, “is history”.
John McTimoney, Chiropractor, London and the World
John McTimoney continued learning, evolving, and teaching new and exciting methodologies in the field of Chiropractic throughout his lifetime. The McTimoney Method of chiropractic is famous for the way low-force, gentle adjustments are made with multiple, swift and precise movements that are usually painless and can be extremely effective in reducing or eliminating musculoskeletal pain in the patient.
These methods require great sensitivity and skill in palpation and one of the reasons Mr. John McTimoney established The McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 1972 was to help students develop these manual skills. Today, The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is one of the three largest centres of Chiropractic education in the UK.
Andrew Hunter DC, McTimoney Chiropractor, London
Today, Mr Andrew Hunter DC, a trained McTimoney Chiropractic professional, provides a Chiropractic service out of three clinics in the London area. These clinics are in Canary Wharf, Blackheath and in the City (near Moorgate). Mr. Hunter is not only a graduate of the McTimoney College of Chiropractic, but is also a member in good standing of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA), an organisation established to promote and preserve the methods taught at the McTimoney College in Abingdon.
In addition to his affiliation with the MCA, Andrew is an accredited and registered with the General Chiropractic Council, the main statutory body that regulates the Chiropractic profession in the UK.
To provide patients with a complete a service as possible, Andrew Hunter combines McTimoney Chiropractic adjustments and mobilisations with various methods of Soft-Tissue Release, Corrective Exercise and postural, movement and other lifestyle advice.
If you are suffering from back, neck, joint, or muscle pain, or have concerns about your posture or alignment, we invite you to call the Hunter Clinic at 07855 916 602 to set up an appointment at one of our three London based locations.