Rachael Jayne Barker is a fully qualified and insured McTimoney Animal Manipulator, and massage therapist, and treats every animal as an individual.
What is involved in treatment?
As a qualified McTimoney practitioner, Rachael Jayne Barker will be working to develop an effective treatment, and follow up programme for your horse.
Each horse has a full history taken, to determine if there are any contraindications to treatment.
The horse is then assessed both statically and dynamically, and notations made of any conformational traits or deviations.
Palpation of the horse is carried out, working along the horses spinal column, pelvis and forelimbs, and through the muscle groups. It is at this point any misalignments or muscle soreness ise noted, and appropriate treatment is discussed with the owner/rider, in relation to the horses work schedule, or events planned.
Treatment consists of swift yet effective chiropractic adjustments, and soft tissue techniques, administered using only Rachaels hands.
When adjustments are required to the pelvis, it is necessary to have either a surface (rubber matting or arena) or bedding available, to make lifting of the hind limb as safe as possible for the horse.
Following treatment, specific aftercare is offered. This is tailored to the horse, and aims to optimise the full benefits of treatment.
NB: Following pelvic adjustments it is recommended that the horse does not do any jumping for a period of 7 to 10 days.
The McTimoney Animal Association is the professional association for McTimoney Animal Practitioners. All members have completed the Post Graduate Diploma or MSc in Animal Manipulation from the McTimoney Chiropractic college. This is currently the only validated course in Europe in teaching techniques for adjusting animals.
The McTimoney Animal Association is responsible for setting professional standards for its members and for maintaining a professional code of ethics. All members are required carry full indemnity insurance and are required to maintain their level of expertise by undertaking continuing professional development after they have qualified.