McTimoney treatment is a non invasive, gentle form of chiropractic techniques which uses very light and swift movements of the practitioner's hands only. Gentle forces are applied to specific articulations or anatomical regions.
The aim of McTimoney treatment is to;
1. Realign and balance the musculoskeletal system
2. Enduce a therapeutic response
3. Restore the function of the nervous system
4. Encourage the body's natural healing process
McTimoney treatment is a holistic method as it takes into account the animal's whole body during the assessment, treatment process and aftercare regime.
John McTimoney developed this method in the 1950s intially on humans but he soon transferred his skill set to animals with the same great success.
McTimoney treatment primarily concentrates on the neck, spine and pelvis of the individual, however as mentioned before it is a holistic method and effects from a treatment can be seen throughout the nervous system.
The central nervous system runs from the head, down through the spinal cord. The nerves separate out at each vertebrae through the foramen, these then diverge out into the peripheral nervous system. If one of the vertebrae is misaligned, this can impinge on the nerves causing pain and discomfort to the animal.
As horse and dog therapists, at Yorkshire Animal Therapy we aim to work closely with your veterinary surgeon to provide optimal
patient care. The therapies we offer treat a variety of conditions and complaints. It is a legal requirement (as per the Veterinary Surgeons Exemptions Order 2015 Section 19.19
(https://www.rcvs.org.uk/setting-standards/advice-and-guidance/code-of-professional-conduct-for-veterinary-surgeons/supporting-guidance/treatment-of-animals-by-unqualified-persons/) that ALL
therapists seek & obtain veterinary consent before any treatment can take place.
At Yorkshire Animal Therapy we request veterinary consent before an initial assessment, on an annual basis or when a condition changes or a new injury/ailment occurs. We try to work closely with veterinary practices to ensure our patients get the best possible outcome, we’re working within the law and we refer back to the treating veterinarian where necessary.
You can download a veterinary consent form here - we require you to fill this in and get your vet to sign it prior to treatment. All completed forms can be returned to us via email or in person. If you wish to give us back the form in person please take a picture of the completed & signed form and text/email it to us so we can check it prior to treatment.
Completed forms can be returned to:
Zara Mitchell - firstname.lastname@example.orgM