McTimoney Animal Therapy
Just Like humans animals can suffer from musculo-skeletal problems including neck, back and pelvic issues and will therefore benefit from McTimoney animal therapy treatment.
This treatment was developed by John McTimoney in the 1950’s and then adapted very successfully by him for use on animals. It is a holistic treatment that helps the body to realign itself and balance the musculoskeletal system.
The treatment of animals is currently regulated under the Veterinary Act, this ensures a safe, appropriate and effective treatment for your animal. In addition your practitioner holds a MSc. in Animal Manipulation is fully insured and is registered with the McTimoney Animal Assoc.
What does the McTimoney treatment involve?
Firstly a detailed case history is taken and the spine , pelvis and any other relevant joints are analysed for misalignments or spasm in associated muscles. The problems are then treated with very precise and rapid adjustments to correct any misalignments and reduce muscle spasm.
Practitioners use only their hands for the analysis and treatment, and through training have developed a finely tuned sense of touch capable of detecting the smallest misalignments.
Initially several treatments may be required and periodic check ups are advised as a preventative measure to help to achieve and maintain optimum performance.
To enable your animal to get the most from their treatment specific aftercare guidance will be given, as over the few days following the treatment the animal will continue to adjust as the treatment will have stimulated the bodies innate healing process. After the treatment your animal may:
- Feel a little stiff or sore or feel much happier & more relaxed – both reactions are quite normal
- Drink more water, the treatment will release toxins into the system, these need to be flushed out and therefore may make the horse more thirsty than usual
- Other guidance given will include a specific work programme to follow over the next week(s) and recommendations for further treatment if it should be required.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Please remember always to seek your Vets permission before you book a McTimoney Treatment. This a legal requirement and should I feel that the treatment does not achieve the expected results or that it is not suitable for your animal I will refer the horse / pony back to your vet.