McTimoney for horses

Due to the nature of their work, horses often suffer from Musculoskeletal issues which can not only affect their performance, but also their behaviour and temprament.

Horses can be susceptible to various injuries and problems depending on the discipline that they partake in, and their breeding. 

Any musculoskeltal injury or problem will effect the entire body, often leading to skeletal misalignments, muscle spasms, pain and discomfort which can affect the performace and behaviour.

The McTimoney technique is gentle and effective, it is non-invasive and aims to align and balance the musculosketal system.

When to seek treatment

Sometimes owners will recognise the signs that their animals require treatment, if they are in pain or distress. McTimoney should be sought if any of the following signs are shown:

  • Intermittent stiffness in gait
  • Holding their tail to one side
  • Sore/cold back, or the saddle slipping to one side
  • Always turning one way
  • Stiffness in one rein compared to the other
  • Behavioural problems (Bucking, rearing, napping)
  • Refusal to jump
  • After a trip or fall
  • Rehabilitation after acute trauma or operation
  • Uneven wear of shoes

McTimoney for Dogs

Both pet dogs and working dogs benefit from McTimoney treatments. The owners of working dogs often seek treatment as injuries are common in their nature of work. Pet dogs can also be susceptible to problems, sometimes caused by excess weight or breed-specific conformational and musculoskeletal issues. Older dogs benefit from regular treatments which can help retain mobiliy and avoid serious 

joint problems.

When to treat?

Similarly to horses, sometimes the owners will recognise the signs and symptoms of their dogs requiring a treatment, but a guide to consider treatment are if the dog displays any of the following signs:

  • Muscle stiffness/soreness
  • After an injury or accident
  • After an operation
  • As part of rehabilitation
  • Crying when getting up
  • Difficulty climbing the stairs or getting in and out of cars
  • Discomfort when being stroked
  • Reluctance to exercise

Veterinary Permission

All owners must always seek veterinary permission BEFORE their first McTimoney treatment. We work in accordance with the Veterinary Act and it is illegal for anyone to treat an animal without Vets approval. Most Vets are aware of the benefits of complementary treatments for animals and will readily give their permission for the animal to be adjusted.