McTimoney Chiropractic

McTimoney Chiropractic, Remedial Massage & 1:1 Yoga with Shelagh
on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

The McTimoney method is a holistic approach to chiropractic care and the precise, gentle adjustments are comfortable to receive and suitable for people of all ages, including the young, very elderly and pregnant women (after the first trimester).

McTimoney Chiropractic is concerned with improving function of the musculo-skeletal system – in particular the spine – and is a method of locating areas of mechanical dysfunction that could be contributing to poor mobility, pain and discomfort.  Specific, gentle adjustments help to restore correct movement and relieve pain and the treatment is as enjoyable as it is effective.

I believe pain and discomfort have multiple contributors and everyone’s experience is entirely unique. We are integrated beings of mind and body, affected by our emotions, environment, relationships with ourselves and others as well as by the many ways we use our bodies and so my therapeutic approach reflects this and treats you as an individual. As well as McTimoney Chiropractic, I use various remedial massage techniques to promote tissue response and use my skills as a yoga teacher to provide you with tools to manage your own symptoms. Bespoke postures or sequences as well as breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques empower you to play an active role in your recovery so mind and body can thrive. In addition, I teach two weekly yoga classes that are open to all and can complement your chiropractic care

People most commonly consult a Chiropractor for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculo-skeletal system and treatment can be helpful for many complaints including back pain, neck pain, some other joint disorders and some headaches.  The practice is highly regulated and very safe.

Your first consultation is £60 and will take up to an hour and a half. It will include a detailed discussion of your medical history as well as appropriate physical, neurological and orthopaedic assessment to discover the cause of your problem. You will receive chiropractic treatment at your first session providing an accurate diagnosis can be made and Shelagh is happy that it is an appropriate option for your particular needs.

Any further sessions are £40, 45 minutes and include discussion of your progress, chiropractic treatment, massage and personalised yoga where appropriate.
Recovery depends upon many factors including the nature and duration of the problem, age, general fitness levels and adherence to exercise and lifestyle advice. Shelagh will discuss your case individually to provide realistic expectations but it is usual that patients will notice sustainable improvement in 2-6 sessions.

McTimoney chiropractic has helped thousands of people for over 50 years and around 150,000 new patients consult a McTimoney Chiropractor each year. Over 8000 people are cared for by McTimoney Chiropractors each working day.

All UK members of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association are registered with the General Chiropractic Council and if you have any questions or concerns about any aspects of your care, you are very welcome to contact Shelagh directly or either of them for advice.

What Shelagh’s Patients Say

Just a quick email to thank you for treating the Mortons Neuroma on my right foot.  Whilst I appreciated that this method of treatment is in its infancy and that it isn’t successful in every case, I was quite happy to try it.  After only two sessions the pain had completely gone and I am delighted to announce that after three years of suffering I am now completely free of any symptoms! It has truly been a life changing experience. Your professionalism and approach was incredible, as was your honesty with regards to trying the treatment. Once again thank you for your care.”  

Kath Empson. 

“I have to thank you again, because you made such a huge difference to me.  You have improved my back tremendously.  I really wish I lived nearer to you because I would be there at least once a month for maintenance. I will make an effort to visit you again, because I think you are so good at what you do. Thank you.”  

 Joan McCann

“After your last treatment was the first time that I have been able to sit in the front of a car and turn my head to look out of the rear window in ten years or more. Brilliant!”  

Tony Lacey 

“Shelagh was friendly, understanding and very approachable. Her knowledge as a practitioner is vast and she worked in a holistic way to get me back on my feet again. She has a gentle touch and takes great care to fix the problem. I only needed 2 sessions for the pain to stop and now have treatment with her every 4-6 months or so to make sure my body stays in good health.”  

Lucy Arrowsmith

“I must thank you for the treatment I’ve had from you; delivered with such care and expertise. All my back troubles are now just a dim memory. Best wishes.” 

Laurence Isaacson

“I started seeing Shelagh early in 2011 having suffered low back pain for a number of years. I started to feel great improvement after 2 to 3 treatments and found her exercise advise helpful and easy to fit into my day. I now see her once every 6 weeks or so as have realised the benefits of taking care of myself before anything goes wrong.”  

Alistair McShane

“The difference getting regular treatment has made to me is amazing. My back got better and better with Shelagh, and for the first time I understood a lot more about the problems I’d had. I would highly recommend not just McTimoney chiropractic, but Shelagh in particular.” 

Katy Andrews

‘I just wanted to thank you for the miracle work on my shoulder yesterday. I can hardly feel the pain today at all, can’t believe it!’ 

Elspeth Jones

“My hip feels perfect, thank you very much indeed. I was singing your praises no end while walking around the city. On my bike too things feel really normal. I have to stop myself going full speed.” 

Colin Wright

“In July 2017, I was suffering with severe joint pain in the knees and back. At 62, I was walking with a stick and felt old, weary and worn out with pain. I was told that I needed both knees replacing and was on the waiting list for these operations. I was recommended to see a McTimoney chiropractor and thankfully, I found Shelagh. The results have been just amazing. I have thrown away the walking stick, been able to stop taking painkillers and have cancelled the knee replacement operations. Thank you so much Shelagh, I now feel 53 instead of 73 and recommend treatment by a McTimoney chiropractor to all my friends with joint and back issues. Warmest regards.” 

Lusia McAnna

“I have been going to Shelagh for McTimony Chiropractic treatment in York for years. She is very experienced and I always recommend her to anyone who has a back or groin issue. I always feel so much better after 2 or 3 sessions. Well after the first session really, but it might take a few to fully resolve, depending on the injury. Shelagh with her Chiropractic background, also has a natural talent for teaching yoga – she is very creative in the way she puts her classes together.” Tamsin Evans