Equine McTimoney chiropractic treatment, developed by the late John McTimoney, is adapted human chiropractic techniques for use on animals. Chiropractic is a method of adjusting the bones of the body in order to improve the alignment of the skeleton. This helps the nervous system to work more efficiently, as well as realigning and rebalancing the body to relieve pain and increase mobility.
Along with the horses history, the chosen discipline(s), conformation, musculature and gait are considered prior to palpation (for misalignments), allowing an individually tailored treatment to be given. Certain exercises or changes in routine may be suggested to compliment, gain maximum benefit from, and prolong the effects of the treatment given.
The McTimoney method of chiropractic is a very precise, holistic approach to chiropractic care. The adjustments used are high speed, yet low force, not only making the treatment suitable for animals of all ages, but also ensuring it is readily accepted, even for the most nervous. It works to treat the whole body, not just the area that causes you pain, thereby treating the cause of the problem and the effects.