Life's daily challenges puts our bodies through a lot of stress!  Aches and pains can be caused by everyday activities, injuries, illness or just simply ‘wear and tear’.   Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focusses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the body, with emphasis on the spine.  It is a straight forward manual therapy, aiming to improve joint function and rebalance your body, helping to relieve pain and discomfort, allowing the body to heal naturally.

I use the McTimoney chiropractic technique, which is a gentle and effective approach to whole body health, making it suitable for people of all ages.  I check the whole body, from head to toe, and offer self-care advice to facilitate optimal healing and lasting health. I aim to work with you to achieve your health goals – be that a reduction in pain, improved function, or simply feeling happier in your own body. I also work with other professionals to be able to offer a 'best practice' approach to your care, tailored to your needs; this may involve referral for acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy, nutritional advice or exercise, where appropriate.

Please call if you wish to discuss any specific condition or general aches and pains and we can talk about how chiropractic may help you.

07714 789505


I am registered with Aviva, Axa PPP, Simply Health, Vitality Health and WPA.

Chiropractic care may help you with the following:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints
  • Neck related headaches and migraine prevention
  • Muscular aches
  • Cramp

The gentle nature of the McTimoney method means it can be used during pregnancy, for babies and children and also in later life.

Covid update June 2022

We kindly ask all patients to be responsible in the wake of the pandemic and if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 to let us know as soon as possible so that we can reschedule your appointment. If you are experiencing symptoms please follow NHS guidance to stay at home.

About me

My name is Gillian Megson. I have been in practice since 2010 after completing my BSc (hons) in Chiropractic at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic.

I am registered with the General Chiropractic Council (registration number 03284), the McTimoney Chiropractic Association, am a BackCare Professional and am also registered as a healthcare provider with Aviva, Axa, Vitality, SimplyHealth and WPA.

I have seen a variety of clients, ranging from a six week old baby to a 92 year old gentleman. The gentle nature of the McTimoney method means it can even be used during pregnancy or when suffering from osteoporosis. My clinic welcomes people from all walks of life and I aim to provide an environment where everyone can feel safe, valued and cared for regardless of personal identity, age, ability and history. 



I offer appointments in Marple on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The clinic is located at the Hair and Beauty Centre, 66 Stockport Road,  Marple SK6 6AB.

I offer appointments in Chester on Thursdays.  See www.abbotschiropractic.co.uk for more details.

About Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a primary health care profession focussed on the diagnosis, treatment and

prevention of disorders of the muscular and skeletal systems. All Chiropractors undergo

extensive training, approved by General Chiropractic Council.  They have broad diagnostic

skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as

to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle advice.

Chiropractic care is used regularly by a wide range of people to help maintain good posture,

promote health and improve performance. Chiropractors use highly specific manual tehniques

on the spine and other joints and soft tissues, and also offer exercise advice and lifestyle

counselling. Patients undergoing chiropractic care often report benefits from back, neck and

shoulder pain, sciatica, general joint and muscle pains, neck related headaches and migraine,

arthritic pain and many other conditions.

What to expect

Your first appointment will involve taking a full health history, completing a physical assessment and discussing an appropriate treatment plan. If we are both happy to continue, it will also include your first treatment.

Subsequent visits include a review of your progress and ongoing treatment as appropriate. At each visit your body will be checked from top to toe and adjustments made where necessary - a bit like an MOT for the body!

How many sessions will you need?

This is a hard question! Normally between 3 and 6 sessions will get you back on track but is dependant on the presenting condition, your age, general health and lifestyle. Initially weekly visits are recommended, then we can space out subsequent treatments as you improve.

Your progress is discussed at each session to make sure we are both happy to continue treatment. Referral to other healthcare practitioners may be used if we feel that this would be a better route for you.

After the initial treatment period, many people choose regular visits for a check up, or simply come when they feel they need it.


The first session, including health history, assessment and first treatment, costs £70. Subsequent sessions, including progress review and treatment are £45 each.

You may be able to claim back a proportion of the treatment costs if you are in a healthcare insurance scheme - please check with your provider or call me if you need any more information. I am registered with Aviva, Axa PPP, Simply Health, Vitality Health and WPA.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please call me on 07714 789505 or send an e-mail to gillian@headtotoechiro.co.uk.

More information

For further information about chiropractic, please visit the McTimoney Chiropractic Association or General Chiropractic Council pages

I would love to hear from you

If you have any questions why not drop me an email?  I will reply to your query with no obligation.


Or give me a call and leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

07714 789505


In Marple I work from a room inside the Hair and Beauty Centre,

66 Stockport Road, Marple SK6 6AB, just next to the Shell service station.

For my Chester location, please go to www.abbotschiropractic.co.uk