McTimoney Chiropractic
Karen Ambrose

McTimoney for Animals

All animals may suffer from back, neck, pelvis and musculoskeletal problems at some time during their life, and like us may benefit from chiropractic care.

Whatever the age of your animal, whatever your chosen life style, activity or sport with your animal, you can improve the comfort and even performance of your animal with the aid of McTimoney chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care can help align and balance the animal's musculoskeletal system, optimising the individual's dynamic flexibility. By making subtle adjustments throughout the whole body whilst paying special attention to the spine and pelvis, health, soundness and performance may be restored and maintained.

How to tell when your animal may benefit from chiropractic treatment

below are some typical indicators

There are other specific indicators different animals may exhibit, such as dogs or cats may have difficulty climbing stairs.

Your chiropractor will ask for a full history of your animal at your initial appointment to ascertain what is normal for your animal, its performance level, its fitness level, age and any past or present problems. These details will also help define the number of treatments the animal may require. Many owners use chiropractic as a regular part of their training programme. You will be given specific after care advice for your individual animal and this will be influenced by the age of your animal, the nature and duration of any problems, current activity and fitness level.

The McTimoney Chiropractic Association is the only chiropractic association to have a specific group of chiropractors qualified and trained to treat animals. All members of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association Animal Group are registered chiropractors, who have completed a further postgraduate qualification in animal chiropractic techniques. This dual training can be a huge benefit to horse riders or dog handlers as they can be treated in tandem with their animals.

Working together

Karen is a member of the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).

Legally chiropractors may only work with the permission of the individual's veterinary surgeon, and some veterinary surgeons may suggest chiropractic as part of the remedy and in practical terms this may mean working in collaboration with the veterinary team.

See also a short video about McTimoney Chiropractic for animals.