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The initial consultation and treatment begins by building up a case history, noting information about past injuries, illnesses, treatments and medications as well as current problems, consulting their vet where necessary, to ensure all treatments are complimentary of each other. The lifestyle and the ‘job’ of the animal will also be discussed, considering the daily demands and activities placed on the animal.


A full examination will be performed to assess the alignment, mobility and function of the animal’s musculoskeletal system including the spine and other joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is important to assess the whole animal because symptoms seen in one area can sometimes be caused by a problem in another.
 

The treatment itself will depend on the findings of the assessment but will involve a series of specific, gentle adjustments performed by hand to restore correct movement of the spine and other joints of the body. This in turn improves healthy functioning of the nervous system and stimulates the animal’s own healing mechanism. Soft tissue techniques such as sports massage and stretching may also be incorporated into the treatment. 

Laser therapy is readily available, to aid the tissue rate of recovery and the healing process following acute injuries such as trauma, open wounds, fractures, breaks, tears, strains to muscles and ligaments. It can also help with bone calcification in splints and remodelling, plus the reabsorption of scar tissue which if left untreated can lead to restrictions in range of movement.

McTimoney Therapy

McTimoney is a straight forward method of manipulating and mobilising joints and soft tissue to improve the comfort, alignment, function and mobility of the musculoskeletal system, and through this process help the nervous system to work more efficiently. The purpose of animal chiropractic adjustments is to realign and rebalance the body to relieve pain and discomfort, and increase mobility.

To find out more about McTimoney Therapy, click the link below.

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For further information about any treatment or to discuss a case please feel free to contact us by clicking the link below.

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