- Increased range of motion (ROM)
- Supplies comfort
- Enhanced performance
- Improved gait quality
- Improved circulation
- Relieves muscle spasm and tension
Due to the veterinary surgeons act all treatments must have veterinary approval prior to treatment taking place.
1. Record Card
Jess will start by taking a thorough record of your animals’ details. Ranging from the day to day routine, exercise and competition schedule to clinical conditions and underlying problems. Clinical records from your vet may be needed.
2. Gait Analysis
Your animal will first be assessed at rest checking posture, conformation and any abnormalities present. Jessica will then assess your animals’ movement, looking for soundness, gait abnormalities as well as asymmetries or restrictions.
3. Palpation & Chiropractic Adjustments
The neck, spine and pelvis are palpated to locate any areas of restriction. High velocity, low amplitude chiropractic adjustments are then used to treat any restrictions found. Treatment will also include massage, stretches, joint mobilisations and light therapy if needed.
Post-treatment advice is individually tailored to each animal’s needs and requirements. It generally includes 24-48 hours rest from work with gradual reintroduction of exercise. Jess will provide full support for aftercare recommendations.
5. Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance treatments often provide the best results helping to optimise performance and for preventative health measures.
The gentleness and effective qualities of McTimoney chiropractic treatment mean that it is usually readily accepted and enjoyed by animals. Post treatment the most common after effects are that they will feel a little sleepy and relaxed.