Treatment Aftercare

Mctimoney Chiropractic Aftercare Advice 

During a course of chiropractic care, you can expect to feel physical changes as your body realigns. By practising simple but consistent aftercare you will help yourself to recover more quickly and maximise the benefits of your chiropractic treatment.

How will I feel after treatment?

You may feel better straight away, or you might experience stiffness or tiredness, particularly after your first session. These effects should last no more than 48 hours and are signs that your body is responding well to treatment. Common side effects include:

• Muscle stiffness or soreness

• Tiredness

• Headaches

• Emotional sensitivity, including feeling tearful

• Dizziness & light-headedness

• Changes in your menstrual cycle

After each session, drink plenty of water and rest as much as possible. In the event that you feel dizzy or light-headed, avoid driving until you feel better. It is important that you talk to your chiropractor if you feel worried about anything either during or after treatment.

What can I do to help myself?

Your body needs 48 hours to adjust to the changes that have been made so it’s sensible to adhere to the following:

• Avoid strenuous exercise, housework, gym visits, gardening, and long distance journeys,

• Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol,

• Take lukewarm showers for a couple of days. A hot soak will soften muscles and ligaments, potentially undoing all your good work,

• Think about your balance. Avoiding carrying a heavy bag on one shoulder, or sitting with one leg crossed, over the other

  • Following any other specific advice your chiropractor has given you.

How many sessions will I need?

Most people find between two and six sessions sufficient to address straightforward problems. The number and frequency of treatments will depend on a number of factors, including:

• Age

• Extent of injury

• Duration of injury

• General fitness

• Stress (muscle tension and stress on your nervous system)

• Posture

The anticipated number of sessions will be discussed with you prior to treatment. Once your problem has been resolved, you can choose to schedule regular maintenance treatments three or four times a year to keep chronic conditions under control.

Will chiropractic treatment benefit my general health?

At McTimoney, we believe that good health is as much about enjoying a positive sense of physical, emotion and mental well-being as it is about being free of pain and disease. You’ll discover that small changes can make a big difference. When your body is well balanced it copes with the stresses of daily life more easily and is better equipped to deal with unexpected trauma.

What our Patients say:

“First class! I never felt fitter. After suffering for 25 years, I am amazed at how much better I feel.“

AT – Dairy herdsman

“I have tried many types of manual therapy over the last 10 years and find the McTimoney method works best for me. It is so gentle and calming that I really enjoy visiting my chiropractor.”

BE – Business Woman

✔️ Improving the Health of the Nation

For over 30 years, McTimoney Chiropractic has been helping thousands of people feel better, with nearly 150,000 new patients consulting a McTimoney Chiropractor each year. That’s more than 8000 nationwide being cared for by McTimoney Chiropractors every working day.

Isn’t it time you discovered how the McTimoney technique can help you and your family stay stronger and pain free for life?

Aftercare Advice