Based in Cornwall, Animal Osteopath Emily Jones
can provide a beneficial service for a wide variety of conditions and problems within the animal. Below are just a few examples that have been treated successfully.
In the Horse:
Some behavioural problems can improve
Stiffness on one rein in trot or canter
Inability to form a 'correct' outline
Maintaining mobility in older or competition horses.
In the Dog:
- Intermittent lameness
- Some training or behavioural problem
- Under performance
- Maintaining mobility in older or competition do.
Osteopathy is a system of examination, diagnosis and treatment, which uses the movement of the body, to correct structural changes within the animal to help
maintain and restore normal function. It is a holistic therapy which aims to treat the tissues causing the symptoms at the same time looking for and treating the root
cause of the problem.
Osteopathy uses a series of techniques to mobilise the body, re educate the nervous system and improve muscle tone to allow a return to normal function and movement.
Osteopathy is holistic, it does not just focus on backs! During a consultation the
animal is checked from the feet upwards and from the nose to the tail, so it is all encompassing. In many cases an animal has learnt to compensate from an old injury
in the leg for example and over time this manifests itself into pain elsewhere i.e.
along the spine. In such cases the area of pain and the root cause is treated.
The Osteopathic treatment consists of a variety of techniques, including articulation
of joints, soft tissue work, stretching, facial release and manipulation is used if appropriate.
For more detail on what osteopathy can treat it is advisable to discuss with Emily a particular case, as Osteopathy is very individual and so the treatment is tailor made
for each animal.