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SHELAGH TAGGART MChiro MMCA LRCC

Chiropractic and Remedial Massage

Shelagh trained at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxfordshire and at the London School of Sports Massage.
She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and the Royal College of Chiropractors.

She has a special interest in exercise rehabilitation, using her experience of yoga to enhance her chiropractic care, advising patients of suitable exercises for improved strength and flexibility. She is committed to personal development to enrich her experience and practice, with particular interest in physical manifestation of emotions, soft tissue techniques and work to improve the quality of research within the chiropractic profession.

Shelagh also works as a Research Assistant and Technique Instructor for the McTimoney Chiropractic colleges in Abingdon and Manchester.

McTimoney Chiropractic

McTimoney Chiropractic assists the body with problems caused by imbalances in the bony structure of the body. Misalignments of any of the joints in the body (including spine and pelvis), can result in interference of nerve impulses leading to pain, changes in sensation or a reduced ability for the body to heal itself.
This can result in increased wear and tear of joints, prolonged healing times, and a reduced capacity for the patient to reach their full potential. Pain is the body's way of telling us that something is wrong, so by ignoring it we could be doing further damage.

McTimoney Chiropractic uses precise, fast but gentle adjustments to help the body back into balance, during which the patient usually feels little or no discomfort. It is also imperative to work with the patient to identify the cause or aggravating factors of the problem and find ways of minimising further damage.

Each treatment session is developed according to your individual needs, whether you have an existing chronic/acute condition, or for more general wellness care (preventing injuries and problems). Techniques used will depend on each individual's needs and preferences. The initial session will involve taking a detailed history and doing a general examination of the patient in order to ascertain the root of the problem, and if chiropractic is likely to be of any help.

Conditions that have been shown to respond well to McTimoney Chiropractic include: back, neck, and shoulder pain, sciatica, migrane, headaches, jaw/facial pain and arthritis.
It is also very helpful for managing pregnancy, and because of the gentle nature of the treatment it is suitable for the very young and old.

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You can read more about Shelagh and McTimoney Chiropractic on the web at www.gentle-chiropractic.co.uk

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