Jackie Leftwich BSc MSc AMC MMCA FRCC (Animal)
Chiropractor [McTimoney/STR/IAVC] (Qualified to treat humans and animals)
Registered with GCC and RAMP
Telephone: 07738 110570
E-mail: info@watersidechiropractic.co.uk

Thinking of training to be a Chiropractor?

The McTimoney College of Chiropractic was founded in 1972 and is one of the oldest chiropractic colleges in the UK.

Increasingly, patients are seeking treatment based on resolving causes rather than symptoms and as a result, the demand for McTimoney trained chiropractors continues to grow.

Your future is in your hands!  You too can train to be a chiropractor.  You would be joining a recognised primary healthcare profession and gaining a new life full of potential.  If you don’t think that you have the right entry requirements, you may be surprised at how easy it is to obtain them.  There is an Access Programme (Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Health) available for those without the necessary entry requirements which prepares students for the scientific principles and academic rigour required to study chiropractic at degree level.  Age and life experience are a bonus and not a barrier, when it comes to McTimoney Chiropractic.  All hands-on training is taught by practising chiropractors and experience in clinical work is gained right from Year One.  You can train towards your new career alongside your current career at the world-renowned McTimoney College of Chiropractic (in partnership with BPP University College).

Integrated Undergraduate Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro)

The Integrated Undergraduate Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) is specifically designed to give you the necessary skills, knowledge and hands-on experience you need to become a safe and competent chiropractor.  There are two programmes for study available which are recognised by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) as a route for acceptance on to the Register of Chiropractors.

There are two options for study over four or five years:

- Four Year Programme – held during the week in a traditional full time mode, starting in September;

- Five Year Programme – held mostly at weekends and two full weeks (spring and summer schools), starting in January.

The Five Year Programme offers flexibility for those who are considering a career change and wish to continue working whilst studying, or are coming back into formal education.

The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is located in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and both programmes are available at this location.  Subject to GCC recognition, the College is expanding so as to be able to offer MChiro from Manchester from January 2014.

If you are in any doubt, take a look at what some chiropractic students think about the college and studying for a change in career by clicking on the link below:


Click on the link below to view details and download a Prospectus for the Integrated Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) Programme.

Integrated Undergraduate Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro)

Masters (MSc) in Animal Manipulation

Validated by the University of Wales, the MSc Animal Manipulation programme is currently unique in the world, in that it is the only externally validated Masters level programme that trains students in Animal Manipulation.

Students have to already be trained in a hands-on profession, such as chiropractic, physiotherapy or osteopathy, be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or have a BSc Degree in Equine or Animal Science.

A wide range of academic subjects are studied as well as an introduction to the philosophy and practice of animal techniques. The first year of the programme is delivered at Warwickshire College where students have access to library and animal facilities. The second year of the programme is conducted at various sites throughout the country where practical skills are taught under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. The programme is semestered over two years and students are required to attend monthly weekend tutorial sessions.

The programme is taught at Masters level and students must be capable of working at this standard.  Students who are not chiropractors or osteopaths are required to undertake a programme of training in animal manipulation skills (Graduate Diploma in Animal Therapy).

Validated by the University of Wales, the programme is taught over two years, and leads to the award of a MSc Animal Manipulation. The academic year begins in January of each year, and the annual intake is limited.

For those graduates who are chiropractors, this programme provides a route to Membership and Fellowship of the Royal College of Chiropractors and the Specialist Animal Faculty.

The overall aim of the programme is to offer sound teaching in the theory and practice of animal manipulation, with particular emphasis on the McTimoney technique.  It aims to produce safe, competent and reflective practitioners as well as encouraging opportunities for research and further post-graduate studies.

Click Hereto view details and download a Prospectus for the MSc Animal Manipulation Programme.