What is it?

Like people, animals suffer from back, neck, pelvic and musculoskeletal problems and they can benefit from McTimoney treatment.

McTimoney is a form of chiropractic manipulation used to treat pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. It predominantly focuses on optimising alignment of the spine and pelvis in order to restore correct function of the skeletal system, nervous system and surrounding soft tissue. The technique is non-invasive and gentle and is readily accepted by animals. The treatment aims to resolve dysfunction and balance the animal’s musculoskeletal system, restoring health and movement, soundness and performance.

McTimoney was named for its creator John McTimoney, a chiropractor who developed the technique on humans in the 1950’s and later adapted it for use on animals. Today, the McTimoney MSc in Animal Manipulation is the only validated course of this level in Europe in teaching techniques for adjusting animals, and is open to suitably qualified people who wish to work with animals. Upon completion of the course, graduates are qualified to offer animals chiropractic treatment based on the original McTimoney technique and approach.

The use of the word McTimoney to describe the animal treatment DOES NOT imply that MAA practitioners are human chiropractors. Our members work in accordance with the relevant legislation, and closely with vets to ensure a safe, appropriate and effective treatment for every animal.

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