Chiropractic care

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a primary health care discipline that treats the musculoskeletal system and is designed to enhance health and wellbeing. It mainly focuses on the spine and the associated functioning of the nervous system – both of which have a huge impact on overall health.

In the case of musculoskeletal problems a chiropractor can diagnose and treat a condition as well as work to prevent problems in future.

Through gentle, specific manipulation of joints by hand, a chiropractor works to alleviate tension to improve mobility and provide relief from pain and discomfort.

The treatment you receive during your consultation may be supplemented with follow-up exercises and lifestyle changes, which will reinforce the work carried out in your sessions.

With a major focus on the spine in chiropractic, improving and maintaining mobility is a key goal of treatment whatever a client’s age or occupation.

As a non-invasive treatment chiropractic does not use surgery or medicine.

It is beneficial in the treatment of:

  • Minor sports injuries and tensions
  • Muscle spasms
  • General acute and chronic back ache and back pain (not as a result of injury or accident)
  • Mechanical neck pain (not resulting from injury, such as whiplash)
  • Sciatica
  • Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic)
  • Migraine prevention
  • Joint pain including knee and hip pain resulting from arthritis
  • Cramp
  • Minor sports injuries and tension
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
  • Shoulder complaints and soft tissue disorders
  • Short-term management of ankle sprains
  • Elbow pain and tennis elbow caused by associated musculoskeletal conditions
  • An inability to relax
  • Joint pain
  • Lumbago

What is McTimoney Chiropractic?

The McTimoney method is a branch of Chiropractic developed by Chiropractor John McTimoney (1914-1980) more than half a century ago.

It is a holistic approach to Chiropractic care which considers a person’s symptoms in the context of their medical history, personal circumstances and lifestyle.

Treatment is characterised by quick, light force adjustments, making it a comfortable, non-invasive treatment to receive. The subtlety of the adjustment demands great sensitivity and mechanical skill, and when practiced by a trained McTimoney Chiropractor, is extremely effective.  The gentle nature of this form of Chiropractic treatment makes it particularly suitable for people of any age including babies, pregnent ladies and the elderly.

The McTimoney method is a holistic branch of chiropractic developed by expert chiropractor John McTimoney (1914-1980) during the 1950s. Taking a whole body approach the method considers symptoms in the context of a client’s medical history and lifestyle to establish a precise approach.

The McTimoney treatment is characterised by quick, light force adjustments, making it a comfortable, non-invasive treatment that is perfect for clients who may feel nervous and find themselves tense before a treatment.

The subtlety of the musculoskeletal adjustment demands great sensitivity and mechanical skill, and when practiced by a trained McTimoney chiropractor, is extremely effective.  The gentle nature of this form of chiropractic treatment makes it particularly suitable for people of any age including babies, pregnant ladies and the elderly.

To learn more about how we can help, please call 01782 612397.


Our McTimoney Chiropractic prices



McT Chiro initial consultation and treatment


Follow up appointment


Concessions (under 16 years of age)

£39 and £34

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  • I have received treatment from Alaine for neck pain. I was very pleasantly suprised to find that her form of treatment was very gentle and relaxing with no pain. I found Alaine to be extremely professional and the course of treatment that I had was very successful. I have no hesitation in recommending Alaine’s services.


    Steve Parker, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Suddenly, out of the blue, early in August 2009 I suffered severe back pain which continued down my right leg. A visit to the GP confirmed that it was sciatica. Due to the severity of the pain he said that it was unlikely that I could stand any form of treatment such as physiotherapy or osteopathy and diagnosed pain killers and rest. I was horrified when he told me that it could be months before I was free of pain. At the time I could hardly move and couldn’t get comfortable either sitting in the chair or lying down. My husband was given Alaine’s details by someone with a similar problem. We did the usual research on the internet and found that the McTimoney Chiropractic procedure is a very gentle treatment. I decided to give it a try and could feel the improvement within a few days of the first treatment. My regret is that I didn’t book an appointment sooner! I have already suggested that some of my friends visit Alaine and I know that one of them at least has already had great benefit after suffering with back pain for years.

    Linda Westerman, Stone, Staffs
  • I really cannot thank Alaine Skerrett enough for the life changing treatments I have received from her recently.

    I went for my first treatment with her a few months ago and really cannot believe the difference her style of chiropractic treatments has made to my life.

    I fractured my coccyx and pelvis in 1998 which was devastating on so many levels. I have received acupuncture and chiropractic treatments since that time as after 6 months after the injury the NHS could do no more to help me.

    These treatments literally got me back on my feet but since 2000 there has been little improvement in my ability to sit on soft chairs without the aid of a sturdy spinal support device – as typically after 5 minutes I would have neck pain and my coccyx and lower back would spasm which was painful and impacted on my mobility too.

    After a thorough consultation which brought up lots of past issues emotionally that I’d thought were resolved, Alaine examined me and then stared the very gentle McTimoney Chiropractic session.  It was a very pleasant surprise that it was clearly working not just on a physical level but also on my emotional state and at a profoundly deep and energetic level too. Previous chiropractic treatments have been the typical back cracking types which were maintaining my back health but not improving it. I have had 4 treatments from her since then on a monthly basis and have gone from strength to strength

    I travelled to Turkey In August without the spinal support and was able to sit on most chairs without any discomfort. Then in December we flew out to Oman to visit our son and daughter  in law. They were absolutely amazed that I didn’t need the spinal support for any of the flights and that I could sit comfortably in any type of chair relaxed and pain free.

    I really cannot recommend Alaine enough and would say that if you too have a chronic injury that is not getting better give her a call, I know that she will be able to help you to improve as she has done me.

    My eternal love and gratitude Alaine from  Annie Day Of Heaven Scent Bliss.

    Annie Day, Stafford
  • In late 2010 I developed severe pain in my back and made several enquiries with colleagues about a possible remedy, all of which recommended King Street Chiropractic.

    My wife was also expecting our first child which added to the stresses I was suffering with my pain.

    I have seen several Chiropractors and Osteopaths in the past however your patience and professionalism stood out for me personally.

    Within a few visits the pain in my back had totally disappeared and I have not had a re-occurnace of the issue since.

    I treated Chiropractors with a level of scepticism however my concerns proved unfounded. May I thank you greatly for everything you did for me.

    Paul Dadge
  • When I first came to see you, I had trouble straightening my back after bending, I had some difficulty getting out of bed, and I regularly got pins and needles in my hands and arms.

    After receiving a course of your treatment, I feel supple and I now have no trouble straightening my back, I have no difficulty getting out of bed, and no longer get pins and needles in my hands and arms. I will definitely be using your services again.

    Your treatment is very gentle, and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

    Sharon Bladen
  • I would like to thank you for the remarkable work you have done restoring my back to health and enabling me to continue working.

    Whilst the treatment is still ongoing, I feel almost completely cured of what was the most difficult pain I have ever had to deal with. On one occasion that I particularly remember, I walked extremely slowly into your clinic with a limp and severe pain in my hip and walked out quite normally half an hour later.

    I have no hesitation in recommending you Alaine and will do so whenever the opportunity arises.

    Richard Mitchell
  • My 1st visit yesterday. Alaine was very welcoming and friendly. Explained everything to me. Feeling great after my treatment. Looking forward to going again. Would highly recommend.

    Shirley Whitehurst
  • I would like to thank Alaine Skerrett @ King Street Chiropractic and Vicky @ Jubilee2 for getting, and keeping, me on my feet this week! Seriously without them I would be flat on my back, drugged to the gills!

    Karen Hagerman Moseley
  • After experiencing very painful back spasms for 25 years which ended up happening every 6 weeks I was desperate to try something new which would work long term to stop this debilitating condition. I have seen an Osteopath for all this time and it worked at point of contact but soon went into spasm again a few weeks later. After reading about Gregg McNeally doing McTimoney Chiropractic Treatment and the difference it made to his life I thought why not give it a go I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. Since seeing Gregg I have been spasm free for 13 months now he really had given me my life back and I will never be able to thank him enough. Gregg is very professional and understanding and listens to your problems and above all he really cares and wants to help you to get back to a normal lifestyle instead of living in constant pain. I have recommend Gregg to numerous work colleagues and friends and they are all very pleased with Greggs treatment as well. I will be eternally grateful to Gregg he really is the light at the en


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