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As the longest established chiropractor in West Lothian, located in East Calder since 2001, Gerard Johnstone has built a highly successful practice specialising in Activator Methods of Chiropractic Technique.

He was taught this World-famous Activator Method technique by its originator, Dr Arlan Fuhr.

In conjunction with using the Activator Method, Gerard also employs the McTimoney approach to Chiropractic care. The McTimoney method strives for optimal health by treating the entire person and not just the area that pains you.

This holistic approach is central to the philosophy of Chiropractic Care West Lothian.

Valuing honesty and integrity, treatment usually begins on the first appointment if it is safe to do so. Appointments are initially a maximum of twice a week, often only once a week. Every effort is made to stretch the interval between appointments as soon as possible.


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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic maintains that a healthy spine is an essential part of good health.

Our role is to adjust the spine to get rid of interference when prevents the spine from functioning properly. In doing so the spine and the body regains its innate ability to heal itself.

The chiropractor does not heal you he only helps to allow the body to heal itself.

Chiropractic is simply a way of adjusting the joints of your body to improve skeletal alignment. In doing so, it helps your nervous system work better, alleviates pain and improves function.

McTimoney Chiropractic

Developed by John McTimoney over 50 years ago, the McTimoney method is a gentle, precise, whole body approach to chiropractic care. McTimoney chiropractors strive for optimal health by treating the entire person and not just the area that pains you. 

Activator Methods

The Activator Methods is similar to McTimoney Chiropractic in its whole body approach to chiropractic care. It differs in its systematic approach to deciding where to adjust and especially in the fact that instead of using hands to adjust the chiropractor uses a small hand held instrument, the Activator to make the adjustments. The advantage is that it is fast accurate and efficient.

Professional Bodies

Gerard Johnstone is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractors, a professional membership body and registered charity promoting professional excellence, quality and safety in chiropractic. It is the only pan-chiropractic membership organisation in the UK.

Gerard Johnstone is registered by the General Chiropractic Council, an independent statutory body that regulates all chiropractors in the UK to ensure the safety of patients undergoing chiropractic treatment. The title of 'chiropractor' is protected by law and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as any sort of chiropractor without being registered with the GCC. The GCC is the regulatory body that checks that all chiropractors are properly qualified and are fit to practise.

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