How McTimoney-Corley Spinal Manipulation can help your animal.

I am a graduate of the Oxford College of Equine Physical Therapy (OCEPT, where I qualified as a McTimoney-Corley Animal Spinal Therapist/Manipulator.

Animal Spinal Therapy is a form of chiropractic manipulation was first introduced by John McTimoney DC in the early nineteen seventies, the technique was refined by Hugh Corley DC (OSC) later in that decade. The McTimoney-Corley technique has been adapted to treat animals; Horses, for example, are much larger and normal methods used by a Chiropractor or Osteopath on humans would have little affect on a horse.

‘McTimoney-Corley Spinal Therapy’ is a very gentle but effective treatment which can help misaligned or subluxated joints to relieve pain and for the promotion of overall good health in the animal.

How Can Manipulation Help Your Animal?

If your animal has:

  • Back pain or discomfort,
  • A subluxated (partially dislocated) joint,
  • Neck pain or injuries,
  • Pelvic misalignments,
  • Atlanto-occipital (poll) misalignment,
  • Some lamenesses.
Shadow having his atlanto-occipital junction manipulated.
Equine sacrum & lumbar spine with the illium of the pelvis.
Drawing of the pelvis meeting the spine – this is where the sacroilliac would subluxate.
Note the misalignment at the top of the hindquarter – the left side of the sacroilliac joint is sitting higher than the right. This is painful for the horse and one of the symptoms is a disinclination to canter – they tend to ‘bunny hop’ or go disunited behind.