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 Techniques Come Together

December 15, 2013  |   Canine Chiropractic,Equine Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Last weekend, along with about 30 other Animal Chiropractors, I headed to the West Wiltshire Equestrian Centre for the day.   A few Veterinary Surgeons from the local B&W Vet Practice gave various talks; on the current thinking behind the aetiology of equine kissing spine (ODSP – overriding dorsal spinous processes) and the various treatments for this condition (including where we animal chiropractors fit in to the equation), modern techniques in equine dentistry and why more dental problems are emerging and how acupuncture treatment can be so worthwhile for various conditions in a variety of different animals.  Omega lasers also provided a thorough explanation on laser treatment and the difference between the various machines available for purchase on the market.  An update on the current political position of chiropractors in the animal workplace with the proposed changes surrounding regulating those working for animals was certainly food for thought…  We finished the day with demonstrations and discussions on different animal chiropractic techniques and treatment.  There are two main animal chiropractic techniques employed in the UK and it was great to see them coming together under one roof, even if just for a short time!

It was a most enjoyable day and it was lovely to see others working in the animal field.  Sometimes it can seem quite a lonely place working on your own, which most of us do on a day-to-day basis, so meeting with others doing the same job was invigorating and motivating.  We all seem to have our own little takes on how we do certain chiropractic adjustments which is always interesting and it gives you food for thought on how you can improve or adapt your own technique!

It has been a very busy year here at Waterside Chiropractic in terms of numbers of our furry friends receiving treatment.  Numbers of new patients have doubled this year, primarily as a result of word of mouth from those that have benefited from animal chiropractic treatment.  Keep spreading the word, animals like people can suffer from musculoskeletal problems and chiropractic treatment for animals can relieve that pain and discomfort that your animal can not tell you about.  If you would like your animal checked over, then don’t hesitate to contact Jackie Leftwich at Waterside Chiropractic to make an appointment.

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