The McTimoney-Corley method of chiropractic treatment was developed by a man called Hugh Corley, who was a pupil of John McTimoney the founder of the McTimoney chiropractic technique.
Hugh founded the Whitney School of Chiropractic in the 1980's which trained people in human chiropractic. This method was then later refined by Shelagh James-Hudson further, specifically for animals.
By the time I trained in this method of animal physical therapy 2011 the method was being taught by Nicky Hudson at The Oxford College of Equine Physical Therapy in the form of a Diploma in Mc-Timoney-Corley Animal Manipulation - Dip MCAM (OCEPT).
The McTimoney-Corley method is known for being extremely gentle, effective method of re balancing skeletal and other related problems, along with having significant and long lasting benefits. It takes into account the whole body and as such any treatment session involves a full body assessment before the treatment session commences.
Using short thrust adjustment techniques and stretches the aim of a McTimoney- Corley treatment session is to restore balance and symmetry to the animals musculoskeletal system. This relieves muscle spasms and restores joints to their optimal range of motion, resulting in the animals body whole body coming into a state of harmony and re-alignment.
Some of the signs that your horse could benefit from a treatment session include:
-Changes in behaviour whilst being ridden such as bucking, rearing, resistance to going forwards, disuniting in canter
-Biting or tail swishing whilst being groomed
-Uneven wear on the hoof or shoes
-Slipping going downhill, occasional tripping
-If they have experienced being cast or had a fall
The benefits of a treatment can include improved general wellbeing, increased relaxation, improved flexibilty, suppleness and ease of movement through out the body.
The McTimoney-Corley method is a suitable treatment for all types of horses including competition horses, hacking horses, working horses, therapy horses, broodmares, companions and retired horses. If you have any questions about what a session might involve, or if it would be right for your horse please feel free to get in touch at email@example.com or call 07830070680 and I'd be more than happy to speak with you.
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