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Services

 

Symptoms

Spinal misalignment and muscle tension can cause many of the physical and behavioural problems we experience with our horses.  Symptoms that can indicate a spinal misalignment or associated muscle tension include . . . 

  

- Arching or dipping the back when saddled or mounted

 - Unwilling to move forwards with impulsion

 - Bucking or rearing when ridden

 - Unexplained lameness

 - Unwilling to shorten or extend

 - Stopping or jumping to one side

 - Tilting the head to one side

 - Holding the tail to one side or swishing

 - Unbalanced or lame up and down hill

 - Difficulty working round and through

 - Unbalanced or unable to lead with the correct lead at canter

 - One stirrup feels longer than the other

- The rider slips to one side

 - The rider feels twisted in the saddle

- The rider has no contact with the horses back under one seat bone.

 

 Treatment

 

Spinal Therapy

McTimoney-Corley Spinal Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive method of restoring health by gentle corrective manipulation of the bones of the head, spinal column, pelvis and limbs, thereby ensuring the proper functioning of the nerves and endocrine systems which control the natural self-healing capabilities of the body.

I am trained to assess bone misalignments using my hands, and to correct them with highly refined yet extremely gentle manipulations.  These adjustments help to relieve pressure on the nerves, ease muscle tension and enable re-alignment of the spine thereby reducing pain.   This allows the body to function normally, to its optimum, so it is free to heal itself.

 

Sports Massage Therapy

Muscle tension can be responsible for a large percentage of spinal misalignments, therefore the muscles need to be considered in order to treat the body holistically, and achieve optimum results.   I am a qualified Animal Massage Therapist, and my treatments incorporate sports massage therapy, acupressure and the use of specialist massage equipment. 

 

 Rehabilitation

My service includes a follow-up programme for owners, which involves stretching and rehabilitative exercises, general management advice and referral to other relevant professionals.  It may be necessary to give your horse a day or two of rest after their treatment, and gradually return to their full workload, and this will depend on the individual horse.

 

Rates

£50.00 per session – includes spinal manipulation, massage therapy, acupressure, stretching & rehabilitation programme.

Travel within a 15 mile radius is included.  Please contact me for an individual quote if you are outside this area.

Reduced rates are available for multiple bookings on the same premises.

The first session with initial assessment may take up to two hours, and subsequent sessions an hour and a half, although this depends on the individual, so please allow plenty of time in your schedule.

 

Important Information

Under The Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966), I require veterinary permission to treat your horse by law.  This can be easily obtained with a quick call to your vet before my first visit.