What is McTimoney-Corley

What is Mctimoney – Corley

bc7d12f4_oThe Mctimoney – Corley technique has the advantage of being specifically adapted to treat animals. This gives the Mctimoney-Corley practitioner specific skills and methods to treat animals. It is important to realise that just because a therapist has been trained to treat humans it doesn’t automatically follow that they have the skills to treat animals as well.

Mctimoney – Corley animal practitioners see to contribute to the animal’s musculoskeletal wellbeing and physical performance by the application of gentle corrective manipulative techniques and mobilising. The McTimoney- Corley technique is designed to facilitate the natural release of joint and soft tissue dysfunction. Mctimoney-Corley is not only effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems but it can also be used as a preventative therapy to help minimise the occurrence or reoccurrence of musculoskeletal problems and assist’s to maintain or improve an animal’s overall performance.

How Mctimoney – Corley works

The central nervous system and peripheral nervous system control all body processes. The nervous system sends signals via nerveb7ebb65c_o impulses all over the body to create an action or response. The spinal colum is protected by the spinal vertebrae which are held in position by ligaments and muscles. The nerve’s exit between the spinal vertebrae influencing every aspect of the body’s physiology either directly or indirectly from the tip of the ears to the intestines, the bottom of the dock to the laminae of the hoof. As long as this communication system is not interfered with the body can operate properly and efficiently.

Increased muscle tension due to muscle spasm, scar tissue, or riding can cause normal vertebral and other joint mobility to be reduced. This can then cause pressure on the nerves exiting the spinal column and/or through pressure exerted by muscle spasm. A nerve under pressure becomes irritated and sensitive and after a prolonged period causes atrophy and this degeneration then causes the nerves ability to carry its signals to the areas of the body it supplies thus demonstrating how lack of nerve signals can cause dysfunction of organs and muscles.

8bb0add1_oThe Mctimoney-Corley treatment uses specific adjustments to help restore movement to the joint and relieve pressure exerted on the nerves allowing nerves impulses to flow freely enabling the body to work efficiently, restoring function and joint mobility.

Testimonials have shown that Mctimoney – Corley treatments do not just relieve pain but sometimes removes the cause of other disease as no cell or organ of the body can function properly without it’s correct supply of nerve impulses.


What to expect from a visit.

At consultation a full case history of the animal is taken including previous injuries, medication, behavioural changes, and771b67d5_o environment changes. During consultation a history of new or past rider injuries may be noted included discussing the current routine care for your animal such as dentistry, farriery or saddle fitting etc.

These questions are to asses if there is a cause to the problem as well as checking for contraindications to assess if the animal is suitable for treatment or if it should be referred back to a veterinary surgeon.

Georgina will assess the animal’s conformation and gait at walk and trot to look for any abnormalities or lameness. If necessary Georgina may request to see the horses worked on the lunge or under saddle if the problem is occurring only when the horse is in work or ridden. Georgina will then palpate the animal and carry out assessment which will include mobilisation of the limbs.

Once this initial assessment is completed findings will be explained and a treatment plan will be discussed. The treatment required for the animal will take place and post care treatment instructions will be provided and rehabilitation programmes where required. Georgina can also provide a full update of the treatment to the animals veterinary surgeon should it be requested.

Timings of visits vary on the animal and their individual requirements.