Welcome to this latest blog post – this time i’m introducing you to osteopathy – what this therapy is and how it can be used to help your animals.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a therapy that was developed in the late 1800’s in the USA, with the aim of helping the human body to be restored to its best health without surgery and minimal medication. It became used in Europe in the early 1900’s. But in the UK it wasn’t until the Osteopaths Act of 1993 that osteopathy became a legally regulated profession in the UK, with the introduction of the General Osteopathic Council.
This means that the title “osteopath” is protected by law – so anyone calling themselves an osteopath – even an “animal osteopath” cannot do so unless they are registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
Although osteopathy has been used to help people for over 100 years, it wasn’t until the latter half of the 20th century that it became used with animals.
So how can it help animals?
Osteopathy has increasingly gained success in helping animals who have a lameness, and reducing the reoccurrence of mobility issues. Horses who are ridden for leisure or competitively can find osteopathy of benefit. It can not only be useful for lameness issues, but as a general therapy to improve wellbeing – if your horse feels tense – perhaps tilting his/her head when ridden or feels un-coordinated (perhaps stiffer on one rein), then osteopathy may be useful.
Likewise dogs of all types and sizes can potentially benefit.
So what does osteopathy look like?
Check out this video from Claire Short – a professionally trained osteopath https://youtu.be/UhP_aUVxwzg
Get more information on osteopathy for animals including details of how YOU could train as an osteopath for animals by visiting my website at https://www.taranet.co.uk/AnimalCareDirectory/Osteopathy%20for%20Animals/
& if you’d like to find an animal osteopath for your horse, dog or other animal, please email me at info @ taranet .co.uk for help!
Until next time,
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