Some of the people I respect most in the Chiropractic profession are from McTimoney, people like Tony Gilmore and Dana Greene. Looking back now in 2008,as I edit this posting, I believe At the end of the 90s, a new breed of MacT emerged, which was a female version of the BCA council led effectively by Christina Cunliffe. I am sure they would argue, the ends justify the means and it was necessary to save the McTimoney college from closure. The “Girls” had the opportunity to co-operate with other chiropractors to achieve their aimsthey choose to go it alone in doing so they have further polarised the UK profession.
I believe Christina Cunliffe used subluxation chiropractors to gain influence and is not particularly interested in the chiropractic profession beyond how it effects McTimoney college and herself. Seems odd the BCA executive is all men and the McTs are all women. My website had proved usefull for the McTimoney politicians in 2006 when their backs were against the wall and in January 2007 they opened contact with me when they heard I was going to run for a position on the GCC although Christina kept her distance.
They did not want to be seen by the GCC as posting on the chiropractic-uk site and asked me to post the message below on their behalf.
“We are heartened by the retraction made by the forum member “TBR” regarding his comment that ‘McTimoney is a scam’. Over the years, our members and students have come under an enormous amount of unjust criticism from certain quarters of the profession and have found themselves having to defend their positions when really, all they have wanted to do is get on with looking after their patients. We hope that in the future there will be more people like “TBR”, who has taken the time to listen and find out more about McTimoney for himself, rather than react to the prejudice and posturing of those with a political agenda. . An enormous amount of misinformation exists about the McTimoney technique and the McTimoney College of Chiropractic. We urge all individuals to find out the truth for themselves rather than continue to be swayed by second or third hand information promulgated by others, and to ignore the untruths that have continued to circulate within this profession for the last 30 years. We believe that it is time to move on and start working together for the future of our profession. As Spencer said: There is a principle which is a bar against information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep a man or woman in everlasting ignorance. That principle is condemnation before investigation”
I now believe the McT politicians are as bad as the rest and subsequent events would prove me right