Ensure your animals keep in first-class condition
As any animal owner knows, they are a big part of your life and their comfort, happiness and wellbeing is vital.
Fleximetry provides musculoskeletal therapy for horses, dogs and other animals via McTimoney Animal Manipulation Therapy, in conjunction with Animal Physiotherapy and soft tissue techniques such as myofascial release and massage. We will also provide full aftercare instructions which usually include rest or limited exercise for a few days to allow your animal’s body to restore itself more effectively.
Rehabilitation programmes can also be worked up in conjunction with your Veterinary Surgeon if required.
As part of the treatment process we will make a detailed case history, observing your animal at rest and whilst moving. The spine, pelvis and any other relevant joints are examined for misalignments and spasm in the associated muscles. Any problem areas are then treated with precise and rapid adjustments, using the practitioner’s hands only. This will correct the misalignment, restore the full range of joint motion and relieve muscular spasm.
Massage, range of motion techniques and stretches are also used to provide stimulation to joints and muscles; helping to enhance cartilage flushing and nutrient delivery and promote healing blood flow. This type of animal care is not offered by veterinary surgeons, so we have developed strong relationships with local vets to ensure your pet receives the best possible care for its rehabilitation.
Electrotherapies such as Long and Shortwave Ultra Sound, Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy, Laser Therapy and Muscle Stimulation can also be provided, if required, to aid healing following an injury.
Practice of McTimoney
The McTimoney Animal Therapy was developed by John McTimoney in the 1950’s. He is believed to be the first person in the UK specifically to transfer the chiropractic techniques from humans to animals.
The technique is very light and gentle and uses only practitioner’s hands. It works with the body’s own innate healing capability by providing a stimulus, which allows the body to heal itself by unlocking the tension and re-establishing the correct nerve impulses and natural energy flow through the body.
All quality McTimoney practitioners are members of the McTimoney Animal Association (MAA), which ensures a set of industry ethics and guidelines are adhered to. All members complete Post Graduate training in Animal Manipulation at McTimoney College, which has been externally validated by the University of Wales.
McTimoney practitioners are bound by the Veterinary Act of 1966 and the Chiropractors Act 1994.
As per the guidance set by the MAA and to comply with the Veterinary Act of 1966; permission to treat an animal must be provided by a veterinary surgeon and needs to be obtained by the owner prior to treatment. These aspects also apply to massage and physiotherapy treatment. This is a simple procedure and in general veterinary surgeons are very happy to assist.