Rescue animals benefit from McTimoney treatment
Horses, goats and cats taken in by the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in Essex are benefiting from regular McTimoney treatments from Animal Practitioner, Sophie Plummer-Jones. Many of the animals at the sanctuary have physical problems whether due to age or circumstance and the McTimoney treatments are playing a vital role in their rehabilitation.
The Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation and runs solely on public donation. All 200 or so animals at the sanctuary have been rescued, they are mainly horses, but donkeys, goats, sheep, cows and plenty of cats are also in residence there.
Whilst undertaking her MSc in Animal Manipulation at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, Sophie worked part-time at the sanctuary. Upon becoming fully qualified, the sanctuary were very enthusiastic for Sophie to come and use her McTimoney skills on some of the animals to help improve their quality of life.
McTimoney treatments take a very holistic approach with the focus on rebalancing the animal’s skeletal frame to aid overall well-being and mobility. The McTimoney treatment uses quick light adjustments to re-balance and achieve skeletal symmetry again.
From her work at the sanctuary Sophie has learned a lot about the common problems that can be found in ageing animals, she said: “Often the horses with arthritic changes in their front limbs will become very tense through their shoulders with misalignments displayed mostly in the cervical and thoracic region. Horses with hind limb arthritic changes display tension in the lumbar region.”
Sophie has also found that horses that have been prone to laminitis can be very tense through their base of neck and shoulders and late cervicals and early thoracic.
All members of the McTimoney Animal Association are qualified after training with the premier institution of its kind, the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, having studied up to three years at postgraduate level attaining an MSc or Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Manipulation.
McTimoney Animal Practitioners are registered with the McTimoney Animal Association.
For more information on your local practitioner go to www.mctimoney-animal.org.uk.