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

Posts Tagged ‘animal manipulation’

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 & 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 ...

2014 Changes to McTimoney Chiropractic Price List and Equine Travel Charges

November 17, 2013  |   Canine Chiropractic,Equine Chiropractic,Human Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

Sorry.....hate to have to talk money.....especially with Christmas only a few weeks away. Everyone is certainly feeling the financial pinch still and so here at Waterside Chiropractic we are doing our best to keep the cost of chiropractic treatment in 2014 affordable and as close to 2013 prices as possible. Waterside Chiropractic's existing patients will no doubt be really pleased to hear that the follow up treatment charges for people, horses and dogs will remain the same ...

What Is My Dog Thinking? How can I tell if my dog is in pain and needs McTimoney Chiropractic treatment?

September 09, 2013  |   Canine Chiropractic,Latest Posts   |     |   Comments Off

What is my dog thinking?  How many times do we look at our dogs and think, "if only they could talk"! There was a time when it was thought by scientists that dogs were 'dumb animals, incapable of thought'.  I do not know of any dog owner that sees their dog this way.  Dogs seem to have similar emotions to us; they seem happy when a family member returns home, they enjoy playing games and going ...

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 ...