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

Animal Chiropractic for Horses & Dogs – Busy few weeks for Waterside Chiropractic!

July 21, 2013  |   Canine Chiropractic,Equine Chiropractic,Latest Posts,Testimonials   |     |   Comments Off

The last few weeks have been really busy here at Waterside Chiropractic….so please excuse the lack of blog updates!

Where has July gone?  The hot weather has certainly not seen any let up in the world of animal chiropractic.  New horse and dog patients continue to roll in with last week seeing 3 new dogs seeking animal chiropractic and another 4 new horses this week.  The hard ground and heat are taking its toll on our equines with concussion type injuries and summer skin problems becoming more of a feature in some cases.  All the more reason to get your horse checked out for misalignments so that they are best placed to deal with the ground reactive forces placing additional strains on your horses limbs and spine.  Dogs competing in sports such as agility and CaniX are also vulnerable to strains and sprains on their musculoskeletal systems if competing outside in these hot and hard conditions.

A lovely new testimonial to the benefits of chiropractic for equines was received from Jess King, whose New Forest pony ‘Misty’ has received just 2 treatments from Jackie, resulting in a significant change to Misty’s way of going.  If you would like to read more about how Waterside Chiropractic has helped Jess King and Misty….read more.

Must also not forget all the human patients that have also been receiving chiropractic treatment this month.  The chiropractic treatment room at Waterside Farm has remained at an average of 20 degrees allowing patients to appreciate and benefit from a haven from the heat and undergo treatment in a calm, cool, relaxing environment.

As you may (or may not) be aware, Jackie Leftwich is also a Practical Tutor on the MSc in Animal Manipulation for the McTimoney College of Chiropractic.  On the 8th July, Jackie tutored at Dulverton Hunt Kennels near East Anstey on the Somerset/Devon border.  8 students in their second year of training gathered to learn how to apply chiropractic adjustments to dogs, and with 170 hunting hounds available to practice on, it was a busy day…and with the sun beating down in temperatures of nearly 30 degrees centigrade, they did well to treat nearly half of the pack.  The great thing for these students are that these dogs are all of a similar size and breed which allowed them to hone their adjustment skills before venturing into the world of the pet dog.  The hounds were extremely well-behaved and many thanks go to members of the Allibone family who patiently held each dog for the students to practice on….and then also kindly provided tea and home-made cakes and biscuits for everyone throughout the day!  What superstars they are!


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