What is McTimoney therapy?

Different animal disciplines put different requirements on their bodies, many of which evolution did not design the body to withstand, and therefore it is not surprising that injuries can occur. Just like humans, animals may suffer from back, neck, pelvic and musculoskeletal problems and can benefit from McTimoney therapy.

The McTimoney technique is a non-invasive holistic technique that works to align and balance the animals musculoskeletal system, by manipulating any misaligned joints throughout the whole body, paying special attention to the spine and pelvis. It helps to both restore and maintain health, movement, soundness and performance.

Combining McTimoney therapy and massage techniques allows the musculoskeletal and nervous systems to be treated as a whole, thus improving overall fitness, stamina and ultimate performance. Regular therapy sessions are useful for rehabilitation following injury and also as part of a general maintenance programme, and preventative measure to head off any issues before they become established.

Only hands are used throughout the treatment, and the animal is evaluated as a whole, consideration being given to conformation, movement, muscle symmetry, tack, teeth, feet and general management and training regime. More info...

IEBWA: International Equine Body Worker Association