Each treatment follows an established procedure:
Each appointment starts with a detailed record card being taken about your animal to gain information that will make the treatment as beneficial to them as possible.
Becky will look at your animal’s conformation to see how this may affect the way that they move. Muscle tone and symmetry are assessed as well as claw and shoe wear, as indicators of physical well being.
Now it is possible to see if the way your animal moves matches its conformation. When animals don’t move as their body type suggests it can sometimes indicate a problem. Seeing your animal move also helps to highlight potential problem areas.
Becky will palpate (feel with her hands) your animal’s skeleton to locate misalignments. Misalignments are disruptions in the bodies symmetry caused by one bone being out of alignment with those either side of it. The whole body is palpated before any treatment is given as after the process of applying adjustments begins, misalignments elsewhere in the body frequently change as muscle spasm is released.
Once the misalignments are located a very fast but gentle adjustment is made to precise bony landmarks to cause the bone to realign and restore the joints full range of motion.
Skeletal misalignments and muscle spasm go hand in hand so it is important that the muscles and soft tissue receive appropriate attention.
Muscles deep within the body can be relaxed through a specific tension release technique. This final form of therapy ensures a truly holistic, whole body treatment is experienced.
Every animal reacts differently to treatments and no two animals have the same lifestyle needs and demands so a specific after care plan is discussed at the end of each visit. This ensures that the maximum benefit is gained from the treatment.