McTimoney Chiropractic
Karen Ambrose

McTimoney Animal Chiropractic

How McTimoney Chiropractic can help the animals in your life

Just like people animals can suffer from back pain, neck pain, injury and musculoskeletal problems, and like people they may benefit from McTimoney Chiropractic treatment. The McTimoney animal technique works to help align and balance the animals musculoskeletal system, and so optimise the dynamic flexibility of the body and encourage better performance. Whatever the age of your animal, whatever your chosen life style or activity with your animal you can improve the comfort, well being, quality of life and even performance of your animal with the help of McTimoney Chiropractic.

Obtaining Veterinary Permission

Before any McTimoney treatment can take place veterinary permission must be obtained, as legally chiropractors can only work with the permission of the individuals veterinary surgeon. Often the vet may suggest McTimoney Chiropractic as part of the remedy and in practical terms this may mean working in collaboration with your veterinary team.

What happens at a McTimoney Chiropractic treatment?

Karen will take a case history prior to treating, this will include details of current and past injury, changes in behaviour and the animals exercise pattern and general lifestyle.

Karen will then ask to see the animal moving to look for any imbalances or irregularities in movement, she will then assess the spine pelvis and any other relevant joints for areas of reduced motion, muscle spasm, heat or tenderness which may indicate a problem in that area.

Treatment involves very precise and rapid adjustments to the area indicated. Employing the McTimoney animal techniques Karen will utilise only her hands for analysis and manipulation, using a finely tuned sense of touch.

What happens after a treatment?

Animals react in much the same way as people after a McTimoney Chiropractic treatment. They can often be relaxed and even sleepy, or some might be energetic for a while after treatment. It is important to allow or encourage your animal to rest for 24 hours after a McTimoney treatment to let the body settle.

See also a short video about McTimoney Chiropractic for animals.