What is McTimoney?

What is the McTimoney Chiropractic method?

John McTimoney the founder of the McTimoney chiropractic method began his working career as an engineer and later trained as a chiropractor in 1949, when he met his mentor Mary Walker of Oxford, an early graduate of the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Iowa. With Mary’s guidance John McTimoney opened his own practice in Banbury in 1951 and used his engineering background to apply engineering principles to the biomechanics of the skeletal structure, helping to refine the process of choosing and making skillful adjustments to allow the patient’s structure to normalise. Mainly though not exclusively through the use of high velocity thrusts, and in particular the toggle recoil thrust on the vertebrae. Through this the McTimoney method of chiropractic seeks to achieve improved range of motion of joints in the body, with adjustments that are be both precise and thorough at every treatment.

John McTimoney


The McTimoney method of chiropractic is well known today for being a precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. The gentle nature of McTimoney chiropractic adjustments make it suitable for people throughout their lifetime from babyhood to those in later life. The McTimoney approach is typified by a whole body assessment and swift, light force adjustments, which makes it a comfortable treatment to receive. The subtlety of the adjustment demands great sensitivity and mechanical skill, and once mastered the technique is extremely effective.


Here at Harding Chiropractic Clinic our new chiropractor Shannan has trained  in both McTimoney and Diversified Chiropractic methods. She uses a combination of both methods and experience to tailor treatments to each patient’s individual needs.


Shannan providing quality chiropractic care.

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