Canine manipulation

McTimoney manipulation can be beneficial for both working and leisure dogs.


Leisure dogs may require treatment for a number of reasons, these include:


  • Crying out when getting up
  • Difficulty climbing stairs or getting into cars
  • Signs of discomfort when being stroked on their backs
  • A reluctance to exercise
  • Stiffness or pain after exercise


Along with leisure dogs, working dogs, such as Gun dogs, Agility/Flyball dogs, Obedience dogs, may also require treatment, to aid with maintaining health and soundness, and to optimise performance.


Signs working dogs may require treatment include, but are not limited to:


  • measuring fences
  • uneven stride length
  • refusal to jump
  • difficulty sitting and staying in one position
  • reduced enthusiasm for work
  • stiffness and soreness following work
  • difficulty bending/weaving one direction

What is involved in treatment?


During treatment your dog will have a full history taken. This will include discussion of any previous accidents injuries or operations which have occured in the past.


Your dog will then be assessed both statically and dynamically for any abnormalities within the pace, and for any indications of misalignment within the body.



Following this, palpation for any misalignments will be carried out, and the finding discussed with you before treatment.


Treatment includes swift yet effective adjustments to the dogs spinal column and pelvis.


Specific aftercare will be given for your dog, with the aim of optimising the full benefits of treatment.



NB: It is recommended that following pelvic adjustments jumping of dogs is to be minimised. Eg. lifting the dog in and out of the car for 48 hours and no jumping on/off furniture.

Due to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and the Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order of 1962, treatment cannot be administered if veternimary permission has not been obtained. Rachael works along side veterinary practices to achieve the most effective treatment for your animal.


Rachael Jayne Barker

Tel 07792 255007



Business hours

Appointments can be made to suit your schedule. Please contact Rachael to discuss your requirements.


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