Jackie Leftwich BSc MSc AMC MMCA FRCC (Animal)
Chiropractor [McTimoney/STR/IAVC] (Qualified to treat humans and animals)
Registered with GCC and RAMP
Telephone: 07738 110570
E-mail: info@watersidechiropractic.co.uk

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Tips from Waterside Chiropractic to Help Your Dog Enjoy a Happy Healthy Summer

June 30, 2014  |   Canine Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Here comes Summer and the weather is hotting up!  It's a great time to spend outside with your dog.  However, together with the fun and enjoyment that the long days and sunshine bring, also comes some challenging aspects for your dog to deal with.  Our furry friends do not tolerate the sun and heat like we do.  Here are some tips from Waterside Chiropractic to help keep your dog healthy and happy during the hot ...

How the Sport that Your Horse is Involved in May Impact On Your Horse – Part II – the Showjumper

June 03, 2014  |   Equine Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

It is probably of no surprise to most that the type of sport that your horse is involved in may impact on your horse and its way of going.  The discipline of the individual sports horse has an important impact on training regimes, conformational problems, degenerative disease and injury.  This is why animal chiropractors and others that are involved with horses need to be familiar with the various sporting disciplines and the predisposing factors that ...

Calling All Horse Owners – message from BEVA/DEFRA & Waterside Chiropractic – Your Help is Needed

May 10, 2014  |   Equine Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Calling All Horse Owners - message from BEVA/DEFRA & Waterside Chiropractic - Government needs your help with survey on horse care services

How the Sport that Your Horse is Involved in May Impact On Your Horse – Part 1 – the Dressage Horse

April 25, 2014  |   Equine Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

It is probably of no surprise to most that the type of sport that your horse is involved in may impact on your horse and its way of going.  The discipline of the individual sports horse has an important impact on training regimes, conformational problems, degenerative disease and injury.  This is why animal chiropractors and others that are involved with horses need to be familiar with the various sporting disciplines and the predisposing factors that ...

Has Your Dog’s Behaviour Changed? Don’t Let Pain Affect Your Dog’s Quality of Life

March 30, 2014  |   Canine Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

I took a very sad call from a gentleman this week asking if I could assess his dog.  The dog had completely lost all use of its back legs.  On digging deeper I discovered that for several weeks, the dog had refused to get up on the sofa for a cuddle with its owner, whereas it had always done this previously.  It had also started to become reluctant to go for a walk for about ...

How to Improve Your Horse’s Learning and Attention: a study of the effects of grooming or food rewards

March 23, 2014  |   Equine Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

I have just come across this interesting article from Frontiers in Psychology on the effects of grooming or food rewards during training of horses.  The study looks at the visual attention of the horse towards its trainer; the hypothesis being that depending on whether food or grooming is used as a reward, this will determine the level of attention that the horse will direct towards the trainer and consequently, result in improved learning performances. The ...

Waterside Chiropractic and The Truth About (Your Horse’s) Food

February 25, 2014  |   Equine Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Thanks to everyone that commented on the previous post via Facebook about The Truth About (Your Dog's) Food.  Feeding your animals is an emotive topic and many of us have quite rooted opinions about what is best for our furry friends.  I hope that it will have provided 'food for thought' and certainly seems to be the current topic of discussion, with BBC1's Countryfile, televised on Sunday 23rd February 2014, also showing Adam Henson discussing ...

Waterside Chiropractic & The Truth About (Your Dog’s) Food

February 08, 2014  |   Canine Chiropractic,Human Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

'The Truth About Your Dog's Food', a programme about the dog food industry was shown on Thursday 30th January 2014 at 9pm on Channel 5.  Unfortunately, I have only just got round to watching it, but it was great to see a documentary discussing the views of various dog food producers, professionals and consumers getting some air time.  If nothing else, it may have made people think about what they feed their animals.  There were ...

Equine Joint Health – are joint problems on the rise? Can McTimoney Chiropractic from Waterside Chiropractic help?

January 20, 2014  |   Equine Chiropractic,Human Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

You may or may not be a 'Horse or Hound' reader, but if you are, you will undoubtedly have seen the feature in the 9th January issue where Horse and Hound invited expert riders and equine professionals to a round table discussion on the issues of joint disease and associated problems.  This was followed up by a few letters commenting on this article in the Horse and Hound 16th January issue. One of the key messages ...

Out with the old and in with the new……Happy New Year 2014!

December 30, 2013  |   Canine Chiropractic,Equine Chiropractic,Human Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Waterside Chiropractic would like to wish all our patients, both human chiropractic and animal chiropractic patients, a happy and healthy New Year for 2014. We hope that despite the stormy weather during December 2013 that everyone remained safe and did not sustain too much storm and flood damage and was able to enjoy Christmas.  It was difficult watching on the news the many horses and ponies and other livestock that had to be led through the ...