Some of you may have seen that we have super woman visit our salon, she is also known as Kate Lord, amazing back lady, McTimoney practitioner from Human Horse and Hound.
What is McTimoney we hear you ask?
You know that feeling at the end of a busy week when you back has just had enough (we know that feeling all too well!) dogs also suffer with tightness and misalignment and musculoskeletal pain. This can affect any dog be it a working dog or a pet dog, any age or any size!
Our dogs obviously can’t talk to us and tell us they are experiencing some discomfort. However, they can show us through their behaviour and movement. You should definitely consider McTimoney if your dog is showing the following signs:
– Signs of discomfort when being touched or stroked along their back
– A reluctance to exercise
– Stiffness or pain after exercise
– Difficulty climbing the stairs or getting into cars
– Discomfort or pain after an accident – where alternative causes have been ruled out.
– Unexpected temperament or behavioural changes
– Reluctance to play
– Crying/yelping on movement
– Difficulty getting up and down
– A reduction in performance, jumping ability or speed.
Any of these signs can be caused by
– Pulling on the lead
– Trauma such as knocks and falls
– Repetitive strains from agility, racing or working (e.g police dogs and guide dogs)
– Playing (tug, frisbee)
– Compensation, for example an elderly dog who is slightly stiff, might walk differently and end up with back pain as a consequence
– Conformational defects
What does the treatment involve?
Kate will do a thorough pre assessment of your dog focussing the spine, pelvis and other relevant joints. A full case history with be carried out. Kate then uses her magic hands to treat misalignments, its very gentle and non-invasive procedure that aims to restore and maintain health, soundness and performance.
Before any treatment takes place, you need to consult your veterinary surgeon as it’s illegal for a non-veterinary practitioner to treat an animal without approval. Most veterinary surgeons will happily give their permission.
We really can’t recommend McTimoney practice highly enough, Paddy finds it all highly relaxing, it’s his favourite appointment that we have! It’s like someone turns his snooze button on!
If you’d be interested in getting your dogs back treated at The Dog House, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org