Category Archives for Treatment effects

Preliminary investigation into the effects of chiropractic treatment and combined with pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on mechanical nociceptive thresholds of horses

Chiropractic therapy and pulsed electromagnetic therapy are frequently considered to support horses and their musculoskeletal health.
Evidence of their effects on back musculature is important to understand for effective use.
This study provides positive evidence of an effect on muscle tenderness in the back compared to no treatment.

A preliminary study of the effect of manual chiropractic treatment on laterality of mechanical nociceptive thresholds (MNTs) in Thoroughbred racehorses.

Support evidence that manual chiropractic treatment reduces sensitivity to pain along the thoracic and lumbar musculature with independent laterality effects at different sites.
Further research is warranted with larger cohorts, repeatability and over a longer period

Investigation into the effects of McTimoney chiropractic treatment, Static Magnetic therapy and a combined treatment intervention on the Mechanical Nociceptive Threshold values in Thoroughbred Racehorses.

Support evidence of a positive effect of McTimoney Chiropractic and with the use of Magnetic rug(1000gauss) on the horses’ back muscle sensitivity to pain (increased MNTs) compared to no treatment intervention for 14 days
Further research is required on the differences between the treatments on muscle tonicity effects and performance parameters and horses with back pain.

A preliminary study of the effect of McTimoney chiropractic treatment on equine back dimensions typically evaluated in saddle fit in ridden horses.

Support evidence that McTimoney chiropractic treatment can have a quantifiable effect on equine back dimensions immediately post-treatment, and up to three days following treatment
This may have implications on saddle-fit assessment during this time period
Increases evidence base of effects of McTimoney chiropractic treatments and factors influencing back dimensions

A preliminary study of the effect of manual chiropractic treatment on the splenius muscle in horses when measured by surface electromyography.

Evidence of a statistically significant reduction in splenius muscle activity following chiropractic treatment (McTimoney method).
Measuring muscle activity in a stabilising muscle of the spine may be a useful method of determining the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment in horses

The effects of manual chiropractic (McTimoney) and instrument assisted chiropractic on spinal mechanical nociceptive thresholds (MNTs) in flat racehorses without clinical signs.

Positive evidence that McTimoney chiropractic and instrument assisted chiropractic using an Integrator treatments on horses reduces sensitivity to pain (increased MNT’s) compared to no treatment.
McTimoney treatment appears to have a longer lasting effect (day 10) on increasing MNTs compared to treatment with the Integrator.

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