Not all osteopaths treat animals. Michelle trained at the Centre for Animal Osteopathy with Stuart McGregor, and gained a post graduate diploma in Animal Osteopathy. She treats mainly dogs now having treated horses as well for some years. Dogs are treated in Warfield, Bracknell
Some indications that an animal may benefit from treatment
In the dog
A treatment session comprises an assessment (either initial assessment or an evaluation of progress), where gait, symmetry of musulature, and muscle imbalances are found and related to the owner's description of the problem. Treatment is made up of appropriate techniques - this may be soft tissue massage, articulation of limbs, shoulder or hips, and specific stretches for various areas all aimed at improving the function of the animal as a whole, and more specifically the area in trouble.
Treatment is well liked by animals - a dreamy expression is common! You will be advised on what exercise is suitable for the animal after a session.
Michelle also uses gentle cranio-sacral techniques on both horses and dogs
Massage of shortened muscles plays a large part in Michelle's treatment.
Please note, your veterinary surgeon will be contacted.