Like most therapies used on animals McTimoney Animal Manipulation was originally developed for the treatment of humans.
However the gentleness of the McTimoney technique has meant that it has also proved to be an extremely effective way of treating animals too. Whilst applying mainly to the treatment of dogs and horses other animals that benefit from treatment include cats, sheep, cows and goats.
What is the McTimoney approach?
The McTimoney approach is a holistic modified chiropractic technique that acts to balance and realign the musculoskeletal system, producing restored movement, soundness and performance. It is a whole body technique so your animal will always be looked at on a whole rather than just treating a specific area, this is because the muscular, skeletal and nervous system interrelate. The gentleness of McTimoney animal manipulation means that most animals readily accept and enjoy the treatment.
What can McTimoney treatment help?
McTimoney treatment can be used to help many different types of problems and detailed below are some of the more common factors. If you are at all unsure, even if just out of curiosity please do not hesitate to get in touch and ask any questions.
McTimoney treatment can help to relieve pain and restore movement following any kind of trauma or injury. Problems associated with conformational defects and breed specific conditions may also benefit, and in horse’s incorrect saddle fitting, foot problems and rider imbalance. Particular activities may also mean your animal would find McTimoney treatment advantageous, for example agility dogs and racing greyhounds.
McTimoney treatment can also be used before a problem arises as part of your routine to help to keep your animal free from pain and discomfort and in tip top condition.
McTimoney Animal Association
The McTimoney Animal Association (MAA) is the professional association for McTimoney Animal Practitioners. All members have completed the PGDip or MSc in Animal Manipulation from the McTimoney Chiropractic College.
The MAA sets professional standards and maintains a code of ethics, with all members requiring full indemnity insurance and must continue to improve their skills as a practitioner by undertaking career professional development. The MAA is recognised by BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) as an allied paraprofessional musculoskeletal therapy.
Please visit www.mctimoney-animal.org.uk for more information.
Please remember as with all complementary treatments for animals that McTimoney Animal Manipulation is regulated under the Veterinary Act and this means that veterinary permission must be granted before treatment.