During the 1950’s John McTimoney developed a chiropractic technique especially for animals. It is a whole body technique where we gently assess and adjust the alignment of the boney structures. McTimoney chiropractic is very gentle, effective, and particularly well tolerated by animals. Whatever the age of the animal it is frequently the case that overall comfort and performance can be improved and maintained with the aid of Chiropractic care.
In addition to those animals experiencing mobility problems I am particularly interested in promoting the healthy growth and development of puppies and provide “puppy checks” up to 6 months’ of age.
Using a Matscan digital pressure mat each time I treat a dog I am able to maintain an objective record of progress.
Here are some typical indicators that your animal may benefit from Chiropractic care:
• Lameness/limping/uneven gait or nails dragging on floor
• Reluctance to jump in/out of the car, or difficulty going up/down stairs
• Reluctance to exercise/stiffness after exercise
• Changes or deterioration in performance, behaviour or temperament
• Uneven muscle development
• Signs of discomfort especially when back is stroked or touched
• Absence of resolution when using conventional methods
Initially I like to see my animal patients around 3 times over a 4 week period and in many cases here at Wharfedale Veterinary Centre we find that this resolves matters. Some dogs or cats with long term issues may benefit from on going ‘maintenance care’ which is decided upon on a case by case basis. On the other hand, where it is quickly evident (often by reference to my Matscan recordings) that Chiropractic and/or Emmett Therapy is not having the desired result then I can speedily refer the animal back to its Vet for further investigation.
All animals must have been referred by their own Vet who will have concluded that Chiropractic treatment is appropriate for the presenting condition.
Animals that are not registered with Wharfedale Veterinary Centre may be referred to me by their own Vet who will remain overall in charge of his patient.