Frequently Asked Questions

Is McTimoney safe?

Yes, it’s very safe. Prior to any treatment, I’ll take a full history about the animal to ensure there are no reasons why it shouldn’t receive treatment. If I suspect a problem, which requires further investigation, then I’ll refer you to your vet before taking any further action.

Will my animal like the treatment?

On the whole, animals readily receive the treatment.

Does my animal need to be anaesthetised to have treatment?

No. The treatment involves no anaesthetic and requires no drugs to be administered. I’ll only use my hands to make adjustments to the animal’s musculoskeletal system.

How much does it cost?

Prices of individual horse and dog services, along with prices of equine packages, can be found on the Pricing page.

Will the treatment be covered by my pet insurance?

Most major insurance companies now cover McTimoney treatment. However, it’s best to phone your insurance company to check if you’re unsure.

Where are treatments and other services carried out?

All horse treatments, bit fittings, and saddle fittings are carried out at the horse’s yard or wherever the horse is located.

Dog treatments are carried out at the owner’s home or another suitable location.

What’s the difference between a chiropractor and a physiotherapist?

McTimoney is a form of chiropractic manipulation used to treat pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. It predominantly focuses on optimising alignment of the spine and pelvis in order to restore correct function of the skeletal system, nervous system and surrounding soft tissues. The technique is non-invasive and gentle and is readily accepted by animals. The treatment aims to restore dysfunction and balance the animal’s musculoskeletal system, restoring health and movement, soundness and performance.

Physiotherapists focus mainly on the soft tissues of the body. They use a combination of massage, laser and ultrasound therapy to help rehabilitation at the target injury site. Their specialty is in rehabilitation whether post injury or surgery.

What are your qualifications?

I have the following qualifications and certifications:

  • MSc Animal Manipulation (Chiropractic) from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic
  • Master Saddle Fitting Consultant – International MSFC Saddle Fitter Qualification
  • LANTRA approved Horse Bit Fit Certificate

What if I have other questions?

Just get in touch with me! I’m happy to answer any questions you might have, to give general advice about my services and whether they’re right for your animal, or anything else really.

You can get in touch using the email address or phone number at the top of the screen, you can fill in the form on the Contact Me page or you message me on Facebook. Whatever works for you.