What is McTimoney Chiropractic ?
The McTimoney approach to chiropractic was developed by the late John McTimoney over 50 years ago and is taught only at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, near Oxford. It is well known for being a precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care.
The gentle nature of chiropractic the McTimoney way makes it suitable for people throughout their lifetime from babyhood to those in later life.
Chiropractic the McTimoney way has helped thousands of people for over 50 years and around 150,000 new patients consult a member of the MCA each year. Over 8,000 people are cared for by our members each working day. However, there are not many chiropractors using the McTimoney technique in Cornwall.
Who was John McTimoney ?
John McTimoney was born in Edbaston, Birmingham. When his sister caught Polio in childhood he used to massage her with olive oil. He moved to Oxfordhire with his wife Hilda and worked as an illustrator and made pottery. He also worked on a farm, as a labourer. It was here that he fell from a ladder and found it hard to walk and use both arms. X-rays did not find what was wrong with him. He was introduced to a chiropractor in Birmingham who adjusted his atlas and he was able to walk home for 5 miles. He continued having this treatment and longed to be a chiropractor, but there was no college in the UK.
In 1950 he qualified as a chiropractor and set up his practise in Oxford. He could not afford his fees, but was trained anyway and he set up a successful practise, attracting patients from the UK and abroad. In 1954, John McTimoney came up with his own method of treating his patients, which developed from treating one of his patients' horses, which was lame. In 1972 he set up the Oxfordshire College of Chiropractic.