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Anne Loader BSc MMCA and Stephen Blinman BSc MMCA MISRM are now offering McTimoney chiropractic at Checkendon Equestrian Centre.

If you have any questions about chiropractic care or for appointment availability and pricing please speak to either:

Anne – 07835 695571 (

or Stephen – 07765 663351 (

Anne Loader

Having spent 15 years working as a Chartered Surveyor in the public sector Anne was ready for a career change.  She was originally attracted to McTimoney chiropractic when it helped her with her own neck problem.

She studied for five years at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and has an ongoing particular interest in the chiropractic care and rehabilitation of neck complaints.

Stephen Blinman

Stephen came to chiropractic after nearly twenty years in various Commercial-Legal roles in the British Aerospace, Racal and ICL/Fujitsu groups of companies.

He also studied for five years at the McTimoney College in Abingdon and has since expanded his chiropractic qualification by adding a diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage. Keen to keep the professional development going, Stephen is currently completing the final year of a degree course in Osteopathy at Oxford Brookes University.

Anne and Stephen are both registered with the General Chiropractic Council  www.gcc-uk.organd are members of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association  Anne is also a member of the College of Chiropractors 

What is Chiropractic?

Your spinal column is made up of 24 moveable vertebrae plus the sacrum and the coccyx.  It houses the spinal cord through which nerve information is transmitted from the brain to the rest of your body.  Every cell in your body, whether located in muscle, skin or an internal organ requires an adequate nerve supply in order to function properly.  An interruption in this nerve supply may result in pain, discomfort and loss of function as well as symptoms such as numbness and tingling.

Chiropractic is a straightforward method of adjusting the bones of your body.  Chiropractors assess your musculoskeletal system for areas of potential nerve disruption and use quick, dexterous and accurate adjustments at these points with the aim of helping the nervous system to work more efficiently.

Pain, discomfort and poor function can occur for many reasons.  Some of the most common are incorrect lifting, car or sporting accidents, falls, stress as well as poor posture.

There are many different chiropractic techniques.  Chiropractors who use the McTimoney method use fast, light force adjustments which are generally regarded as comfortable to receive and suitable for all ages.