Reasons for Treatment

It is always difficult to know when our animals are in need of attention.  The lists below show signs that your horse, dog or cat could be exhibiting musculoskeletal issues that would benefit from treatment.

McTimoney for horses.
Tension when ridden.
Napping/ bucking/ rearing.
Grumpy when groomed or tacked up.
Refusal to stand when mounted.
Not wanting to be caught.
Stable aggressive.
Previous lameness, now resolved, but still moving stiffly.
Repetitive activities can cause muscle soreness, eg jumping/ drilling competition dressage moves.
Poor or reduced performance.

“Took my pony jumping today and he felt amazing! Thanks so much. He was able to use his front end as well as his back end and felt so soft and happy 😊.” Julie and Jester

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Previous lameness, now resolved, but still doesn’t seem to be moving quite right.
Repetitive training such as agility, obedience, flyball can cause tight, uneven muscles.
Difficulty jumping into or out of the car.
Difficulty climbing or descending the stairs.
Slower on walks.
Less enthusiastic when playing or getting tired quicker.
Poor performance, e.g. slower times, difficulty turning, usually more noticeable in one direction
Suddenly stopping and looking at a leg or area on their body.
Excessive licking or gnawing at one area of the body where skin disease has been ruled out.

Nipping, yelping, growling, short temperedness (hissing or scratching in cats) or changes in demeanour or personality can often be linked to physical pain.

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