Horse – Case Studies

  • 29th May 2024
    An investigation into spinal and pelvic misalignments in 8-week-old basset hound puppies
    Research of musculoskeletal issues in puppies is limited. This study aimed to provide evidence that spinal & pelvic misalignments exist in 8-week-old Basset Hound puppies and any associations with the birthing process. Highlights: Vertebral and pelvic misalignments do exist in 8-week-old puppies The highest proportion of misalignments were found in the cervical region. Birth/8 week puppy weights and birthing presentation had no ...
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  • 26th April 2024
    FREE WEBINAR - THUR 16TH MAY 7.30PM
    Analysing gait from a chiropractic perspective Date & Time May 16, 2024 7:30 PM Is your horse or dog moving the best he can? Understanding how our animals move, why they move the way they do and how to improve their gait is a key part of the veterinary chiropractic assessment of animals. In this webinar, we look at common dysfunctions ...
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  • 10th April 2024
    Animal Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Conference.
    McTimoney College, Wednesday 17th April 2024. Sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance There is growing excitement for the first Animal Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Conference to be held at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic on Wednesday 17th April and co-organised by the McTimoney Animal Association. Conference sponsors Agria Pet Insurance will be giving a talk on their products and services and Keynote Speakers ...
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  • 8th April 2024
    Frankie, a 10-month-old Briard - McTimoney ready and wins on his first outing to the famous green carpet!
    By Cat Ferguson MSc PGCert MMAA McTimoney Animal Chiropractor Frankie (Chavell European Secret (ai)) is a 10-month-old Briard dog who lives with his owner, Cheryl, and his mum, Fergie, near Reading in Berkshire. This year he won Best Puppy Dog in Breed at his first ever Crufts! Cheryl first contacted me in early February, looking for a McTimoney Animal Practitioner for her 10-month-old ...
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  • 26th March 2024
    The Mystery of the Soggy Moggy and the Wobbly Cat – How McTimoney Animal Chiropractic has Helped with the Most Unusual Feline Cases!
    By Cat Ferguson MSc PGCert MMAA McTimoney Animal Chiropractor The soggy moggy in question – Panda I was first contacted by Panda’s owner three weeks after a rather unusual incident. Panda, a 16-year old DSH, had appeared in his house soaking wet during a dry day in October 2022. He then had what his owner described as a ‘funny turn’, during which ...
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  • 26th March 2024
    1 x McTimoney College Open Day:
    Are you considering a career in animal therapy? Curious about how to pursue training while maintaining your current job? Look no further than McTimoney College of Chiropractic Animal programmes. Chiropractic is increasingly becoming the preferred option for stables, kennels, and devoted pet owners seeking a comprehensive and dynamic approach to addressing musculoskeletal pain. The College frequently organises Animal Open Days, where you ...
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  • 21st March 2024
    BBC Sounds interviews Alexandra Crosby-Jones McTimoney Animal Chiropractor
    Bridgitte Tetteh (BBC Radio Berkshire) Alice Hopkins (sitting in for Bridgitte): “This is the part of the show where we “Ask the Expert” and hear from people who have out-of-the-ordinary jobs and unique expertise”. On 18th March 2024, BBC Radio Berkshire invited Alexandra Crosby-Jones, McTimoney Animal Chiropractor to talk about a typical day in the life of a McTimoney Animal Chiropractor, ...
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  • 13th March 2024
    Understanding pain behaviours in your equine and canine companions
    Free webinar Thur 28th March 7.30 The McTimoney College of Chiropractic will be holding a webinar on Thursday the 28th of March presented by McTimoney Animal Association members Vanessa Davidson and Amanda Powell. This webinar will explain how pain manifests and how we can spot even the most subtle signs of pain or discomfort as well as what we can do to ...
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  • 18th December 2023
    Rolo the sausage dog with loss of hindlimb movement!
    Rolo is a 5yo miniature dachshund dog who first started seeing McTimoney Animal Chiropractor Naomi Collis when he was 3 year old, after starting to have episodes of muscle spasm causing him to freeze and not move for short periods of time. His owner Neil Barbour had taken him to the vet and been prescribed medication that could be given ...
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  • 11th December 2023
    Twizzle – What a recovery!
    Twizzle is a 10 year old male Maltese x Bichon Frise dog who presented to McTimoney Animal Chiropractor Jay Hrycak with an intermittent lameness on the front left leg. Twizzle was struggling to get onto the sofa, the bed and to get up the stairs too. Each episode of lameness was associated with other signs of distress and pain ...
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  • 4th December 2023
    Crumble the Alpaca with a stiff leg!
    Crumble is a 4yo male alpaca who was registered as female when he was born and went with his mum into a female herd. This was due to the fact that he has an undescended testicle and he tends to urinate in tiny amounts. By the time he was 2.5 years he did start to show some male behaviours but ...
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  • 25th November 2023
    Vernon the most unusual cat…
    McTimoney animal chiropractic care is often seen as a treatment for horses and dogs, however it can be an effective treatment for other animals including cats. Chiropractic care can be used to support young, aging and cats with underlying health conditions to improve their quality of life by gently addressing the musculoskeletal compensations they carry as a result of their ...
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  • 21st November 2023
    Animal Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Conference. McTimoney College, Wednesday 17th April 2024.
    The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is excited to announce that the first Animal Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Conference will be held in Abingdon on the 17th April 2024. This conference will show-case the latest research in animal chiropractic care and rehabilitation through both platform and poster presentations. We are also inviting abstracts from other animal musculoskeletal disciplines including veterinary physiotherapy with ...
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  • 20th November 2023
    Reggie the wobbly dog
    Reggie is a 6 year old male Doberman owned by Jess Woodrow and is a client of Claire Lawrence, a McTimoney Animal Chiropractor. Initially Reggie was seen for maintenance treatments every three months as he was competing at agility. It is important to ensure that competition animals have regular check-ups and agility is a high-speed and demanding sport, albeit very ...
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  • 1st September 2023
    Jeff the Bearded Dragon
    Jeff is a Bearded Dragon who is owned by the animal centre at Cirencester College after rehoming him a few years ago. Bearded Dragons are native to Australia and are large semi-arboreal lizards that are not nocturnal. Combined with being friendly and easy to handle, makes them ideal pets. Beardies can live 7-12 years. The college knows little about Jeff’s history; ...
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  • 13th March 2023
    15-year-old Ella and her “Dancing Dutch riding pony” make GB selection for British Dressage with helping hand from McTimoney
    15-year-old Ella and her “Dancing Dutch riding pony” make GB selection for British Dressage with helping hand from McTimoney Imagine the excitement of being picked to represent Great Britain for the first time, the chance to showcase all the hard work you have put into training and competing up the levels of British Dressage to achieve the honour of representing GBR. ...
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  • 8th March 2023
    Free Webinar from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic 21/3/23
    Free Webinar from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic: Tuesday 21st March 2023 @7.30pm The role of animal chiropractic in the rehabilitation of injuries The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is delighted to announce the next information evening in their series of free webinars focused on the effective use of the McTimoney approach for animals: “The role of animal chiropractic in the rehabilitation of injuries”. Injuries ...
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  • 17th February 2023
    McTimoney Research wins award
    McTimoney Research wins award at the Eleventh Symposium of the International Association of Veterinary and Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Elizabeth Wenman MSc, an equine chiropractic and soft tissue practitioner from Surrey, won an award for her “preliminary investigation into the effect of chiropractic treatment (CT), myofascial release (MFR), and a combined treatment on mechanical nociceptive thresholds of horses”. This research was presented by ...
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  • 7th February 2023
    McTimoney for the aged dog as well as the athletic dog
    McTimoney for the aged dog as well as the athletic dog… McTimoney chiropractic treatment is well-recognised as a gentle and effective modality for improving comfort and performance of all dogs, regardless of their size, ability and any pre-existing conditions. This is true of older dogs as well as those in sporting activities in their younger years. The technique works because it ...
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  • 24th January 2023
    A preliminary investigation into laterality differences of range of motion during flexion and extension of canine proximal limb joints
    A preliminary investigation into laterality differences of range of motion during flexion and extension of canine proximal limb joints Research into musculoskeletal imbalance and laterality differences of limb joint range of motion (ROM) in canines is limited. Bilateral ROM measures are important to consider in limb joint movement assessment and particularly for older dogs. Oral presentation and winner of ‘Small animal podium presentation’ ...
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  • 24th January 2023
    Preliminary investigation into the effects of chiropractic treatment, myofascial release, and a combined treatment on mechanical nociceptive thresholds of horses
    Preliminary investigation into the effects of chiropractic treatment, myofascial release, and a combined treatment on mechanical nociceptive thresholds of horses Chiropractic treatment alone and when combined with myofascial release techniques (MFR) reduced response to pain compared to no treatment or MFR alone. By combining the chiropractic technique with myofascial release, this study was able to demonstrate a far greater effect on the ...
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  • 10th January 2023
    Free Webinar - McTimoney Animal Chiropractic as a Career
    McTimoney Animal Chiropractic as a Career – 24th January 2023 @7.30pm What is it like being a McTimoney Animal Chiropractor? What do we do and how does it help animal welfare and performance? This webinar looks at the McTimoney technique and how we apply it to a range of different performance and injury-based problems we see in our animals as well ...
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  • 10th December 2022
    Agility dog Banjo continues to thrive after dog attack, with the help of McTimoney Chiropractic treatment
    Agility dog Banjo continues to thrive after dog attack, with the help of McTimoney Chiropractic treatment A brutal dog attack in 2019 left Banjo, a four-year-old Lurcher, terrified and facing a long period of rehabilitation. However, McTimoney treatment helped him return to his old self and back competing in agility, just months after the accident occurred. Now, 3 years on McTimoney ...
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  • 29th November 2022
    The use of McTimoney animal chiropractic in dog agility – an owner’s perspective.
    The use of McTimoney animal chiropractic in dog agility – an owner’s perspective. Agility is a great way to get rid of your dog’s excess energy. Running through a course at speed, passing over and through a variety of obstacles. It is one of the most popular dog sports around and it thrilling to watch. Any dog can be an agility dog ...
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  • 29th November 2022
    New, first of its kind, undergraduate Masters degree in Veterinary Chiropractic now available!
    New, first of its kind, undergraduate Masters degree in Veterinary Chiropractic now available! The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is proud to announce that a new 4-year programme in Veterinary Chiropractic is available to undergraduates, so those without a previous degree can undertake the training and education required to enter this sought-after career. Over the past 50 years, the McTimoney College of ...
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  • 9th November 2022
    Flyball: fast, furious, and fun
    Flyball: fast, furious, and fun – McTimoney Animal Chiropractic helps keep Flyball Open World Cup 2022 canine competitors in tip top condition. As featured in Dog Sport UK Magazine www.dogsportsuk.com/shop Ever wondered what flyball is all about and is right for your dog? Here we learn all about flyball and hear from Emma Overend the team therapist at The Flyball Open World Cup ...
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  • 26th October 2022
    McTimoney Animal Association (MAA) Invited to Present at the London Vet Show 2022
    McTimoney Animal Association (MAA) Invited to Present at the London Vet Show 2022 McTimoney Animal Association (MAA) Chiropractic Practitioners Nikki Routledge MSc PGCLT, BSc (Hons) MMAA AHPR Reg’d FHEA and Vanessa Davidson MSc PGCE BSc (Hons) SFHEA MMAA AHPR have been invited to present throughout the 2-day London Vet Show, 17-18th November at the Excel London. The McTimoney Animal Association (MAA) is ...
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  • 3rd May 2022
    McTimoney Animal Chiropractic demonstration at Retired Greyhounds Gala
    McTimoney Animal Chiropractic demonstrations at the Retired Greyhounds Gala Sunday 8th May – Owlerton Stadium Sheffield. McTimoney Animal Chiropractor Beth Absolon will be attending the Retired Greyhounds Gala at Owlerton Stadium Sheffield on Sunday 8th May to show visitors to the event what chiropractic for animals is all about. The event is being held in support of the Greyhound Trust and entry ...
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  • 25th April 2022
    Paralympic dressage rider Dr Tamsin Addison & McTimoney Animal Chiropractor Jin Langstone - treating high level competitive horses & riders!
    Paralympic dressage rider Dr Tamsin Addison and McTimoney Animal Chiropractor Jin Langstone – the importance of treating high level competitive horses and their riders! Dr Tamsin Addison is an Irish paradressage rider based at Radnage House Stables in Buckinghamshire who has been riding since she was 5 years old. Tamsin came to Radnage House as a child to learn to ...
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  • 13th April 2022
    McTimoney Animal Chiropractic - what is it and how can it benefit my animal?
    McTimoney Animal Chiropractic – what is it and how can it benefit my animal? Francesca Fernside Elite Animal Therapy will be holding her first ever Demonstration Event! McTimoney Animal Chiropractic – what is it and how can it benefit my animal? Saturday 30th April 3-5pm at Openshaw Equestrian This demonstration event is part of my research for my Master’s Dissertation and will be given ...
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  • 1st April 2022
    ANIMAL CHIROPRACTOR OPEN DAY - 14.4.22
    ANIMAL CHIROPRACTOR OPEN DAY: Discover why the McTimoney College of Chiropractic is a great place to learn! Come to the MSc Animal Manipulation Open Day at our College location in Abingdon on Thursday 14th April 2022 from 10am until 12.30pm to hear all about our Animal MSc and the various entry routes available. Take a virtual tour of the college See the state-of-the-art ...
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  • 9th March 2022
    Free webinar: Injuries, disease & compensations in horses & dogs
    Free Webinar: Injuries, disease & compensations in horses & dogs-why use McT ? Injuries and disease are fairly common in our equine and canine friends resulting in expensive vet bills and long-term care. Understanding how animals compensate for these conditions allows us to devise the most effective ongoing programme of care for our horses and dogs. McTimoney treatment focusses on achieving symmetry, alleviating ...
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  • 8th March 2022
    Kitten triumphs over adversity!
    Kitten triumphs over adversity with the love of a determined owner and a helping hand from a McTimoney Animal Chiropractor. This story all began with an underweight stray cat turning up in the garden of Mo Stanhope from Salisbury in Wiltshire.   Having searched social media within 24 hours Mo had located the cat’s owner, who as it happened it turned out ...
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  • 2nd February 2022
    PODCAST Episode 2: Artemis the ex-racehorse:
    PODCAST Episode 2: Artemis the ex-racehorse: In this episode we meet Artemis and his new rider Rosie Milton, who is aiming to retrain Artemis from ex-racehorse to go jumping and possibly even some dressage too. We follow the whole process from taking a history to examining and treating Artemis in his first session with McTimoney Animal Practitioner Nikki Routledge. The MAA PODCAST ...
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  • 31st January 2022
    McTimoney Animal Chiropractic Online Information Evening
    McTimoney Animal Chiropractic Online Information Evening Are you interested in animal therapy as a career? Thu, 10th Feb 2022 – 19:00 About this event Interested in McTimoney Animal Chiropractic as a career? Want to be your own boss, working in a fulfilling career with animals? Want to know how to train whilst still working in your current role? Then join us via Zoom online to learn more ...
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  • 25th January 2022
    BRAND NEW PODCAST From McTimoney MAA
    Brand new from The McTimoney Animal Association – The MAA Podcast! The MAA PODCAST hosted by McTimoney Animal Practitioner, Nikki Routledge. This regular podcast investigates McTimoney Chriopractic treatment and its benefits. You will hear case studies and interviews with practitioners and owners as well as learning about upcoming webinars or events. The first in this series explores “What is McTimoney Animal Chiropractic Treatment?” Click ...
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  • 18th January 2022
    Free Webinar from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic 27/1/22
    Free Webinar from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic Why Horses ‘misbehave’ – the role of McTimoney treatment Thursday 27th January @7pm – 8pm The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is delighted to announce a free webinar on the 27th January 2022 investigating why horses ‘misbehave’ and the role of McTimoney treatment. We all know that horses may buck, rear, nap or demonstrate other ‘misbehaviours’ but ...
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  • 17th November 2021
    McTimoney Animal Association sponsors the Saddle Research Trust's SRT2021 Conference
    The McTimoney Animal Association sponsors the Saddle Research Trust’s SRT2021 The Saddle Research Trust’s 4th International Research Conference Welfare and Performance of the Ridden Horse: The Future The McTimoney Animal Association are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the 4th International SRT2021 conference, which will present the latest ground-breaking research. The Saddle Research Trust ‘Welfare & Performance of the Ridden Horse: The Future’, will ...
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  • 28th September 2021
    Whole industry could benefit from McTimoney Chiropractic, says International dressage rider, Tyler Bradshaw.
    Hard work and dedication see dressage rider rise to international level in just 7 years! Who would have thought that someone who didn’t start competitive dressage riding until 7 years ago would be invited by British Dressage to ride for their country at international level?  Well, that is exactly what has happened to Tyler Bradshaw BHSAI. INT.SM from Tiverton in ...
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  • 22nd September 2021
    Free Webinar: Use of Chiropractic in the Veterinary Industry - Asymmetry of the Pelvis
    Free Webinar: Use of Chiropractic in the Veterinary Industry – Asymmetry of the Pelvis – 23 Sept @ 7pm. Learn how McTimoney treatment focusses on achieving symmetry & thereby improving equine athletic performance. Does your horse move equally through both hips, creating even power from both hindlimbs? How can you tell if your horse is asymmetrical in the hindquarters, and what effect does ...
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  • 4th August 2021
    McTimoney treatments at the HorseWorld Trust
    McTimoney Animal Chiropractor, Helen Jacks-Hewett has been a regular at the HorseWorld Trust for many years and is part of a team of external experts who work with them to try and keep the herd there comfortable, happy and healthy. The HorseWorld Trust said “Helen comes to treat any equine who needs it – big, small, or mule! We followed one of ...
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  • 18th June 2021
    A Career in McTimoney Animal Chiropractic
    A Career in McTimoney Animal Chiropractic Online Information Evening Thu, 24 June 2021 – 19:00 – 20:30 Interested in McTimoney Animal Chiropractic as a career? Want to be your own boss, working in a fulfilling career with animals? Want to know how to train whilst still working in your current role? Then join us via Zoom online to learn more about Animal chiropractic training… You will ...
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  • 1st June 2021
    Free Webinar - Use of Chiropractic in the Agility Dog: 10th June @7pm
    The next free webinar in the McTimoney College of Chiropractic series focuses on the use of McTimoney animal treatment in the agility dog.  Does your dog compete in agility or would you like to? Predisposition to injury can affect the working life of the modern agility dog so it is important to know how to keep your dog happy and healthy Learn about ...
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  • 24th May 2021
    Life as we know it …. a McTimoney Animal Practitioner
    Next in the series of free Webinars from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic: Thursday 10th June 2021 @7.00 – 8.30pm The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is delighted to announce their next webinar focused on the effective use of the McTimoney Chiropractic in the veterinary industry on Thursday 10th June at 7pm.  The webinar will give an insight into the McTimoney technique ...
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  • 12th May 2021
    Humble Hound gets McTimoney Treatment.
    McTimoney Animal Practitioner features on “Escape to the Farm” treating Kate Humble’s Dog Bella McTimoney Animal Chiropractic Practitioner, Sam Smith has gained a very famous client in Kate Humble from Channel 5’s “Escape to the Farm” and her border terrier Bella. Sam was asked to treat Bella on camera, as part of her ongoing treatment plan. When he first saw Bella, she ...
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  • 14th April 2021
    Multi-disciplinary Team Approach Makes Significant Difference to Recovery Outcomes.
    Lula the West Highland terrier, now 8 years old, was diagnosed by her vet with Hip Dysplasia when she was just 5! Lula’s vet, Robert Elliott – Court Vets, Farringdon, recommended adding McTimoney chiropractic to the hydrotherapy she was already partaking in. Her owner Pat took her to McTimoney Animal Practitioner Jess Harkness who explained, “I found mainly compensatory muscle spasm ...
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  • 29th March 2021
    Free Webinar from the McTimoney Animal Association
    Free Webinar from the McTimoney Animal Association ‘The Use of McTimoney Animal Chiropractic in the Veterinary Industry’ Mon 19th April 2021 @7pm – 8.15pm The McTimoney Animal Association are delighted to announce a free webinar on the 19th April 2021, providing an hour of CPD for all professionals in the veterinary industry. The utilisation of rehabilitative and complementary physical therapies within the animal industry has ...
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  • 2nd March 2021
    The effect of chiropractic treatment for horse riders on the saddle pressure distribution beneath the saddle
    The horse-saddle-rider interaction is recognised as an important factor in performance impairment. Weight bearing asymmetries in horse riders have been identified but not investigated for effects of correcting this imbalance. Positive evidence that chiropractic treatment improves the weight distribution symmetry of the rider under the saddle immediately following treatment.
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  • 2nd March 2021
    An investigation into the relationship between rider pelvic asymmetry and equine pelvic asymmetry in relation to the use of physical therapy
    Pelvic asymmetries can alter body mechanics which may affect performance. Physical therapy to improve pelvic symmetry is increasingly provided for both horses and riders. For horses and riders receiving regular physical therapy, the pelvic symmetry of both improves compared to horses and riders receiving no physical therapy. This should be an encouragement to riders to not only look after their horses but themselves ...
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  • 2nd March 2021
    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.
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