The McTimoney Technique
The McTimoney technique is used alongside soft tissue techniques in order to provide a whole body holistic treatment.
John McTimoney founded the McTimoney chiropractic techniques and adapted them across to be used on animals. This is a relatively gentle, whole body technique which aims to re align the musculoskeletal system in order to restore and maintain health, performance and soundness in animals of all shapes and sizes!
The spine is constructed of multiple individual vertebrae which are separated by intervertebral discs. The spinal cord runs through the spine, with peripheral nerves running out from here controlling the body systems and the limbs. The structure of the spine allows for some flexibility and movement between individual vertebrae. When one of these vertebrae is no longer aligned correctly with the one adjacent, the joint can no longer move correctly within its normal range of motion and can result in nerve impingement. This is classified as a misalignment. This is what the McTimoney technique aims to address, returning normal movement to these vertebrae in order to allow the animal to move as they should and help to prevent pain, improve performance and generally help to maintain health and wellbeing!