What do osteopaths do?

Osteopaths treat most conditions affecting the musculo-skeletal system, including muscle strain, spasms, tendonitis, ligament sprains, conformation or age-related problems.

They aim to promote healthy functioning, by correcting mechanical imbalances, reducing tension, strain patterns and helping to restore normal function so the animals can move pain free and to the best of their ability.

Veterinary consent

It is illegal for an osteopath to treat any animal without gaining consent from a vet unless it is for maintenance treatment or preparation for competition.  Therefore, we might recommend you email us a short summary of your animal’s complaint and forward your vet details, so we are able to contact them to gain consent.  We will keep the vets updated as a matter of professional courtesy.

Qualifications to be an animal osteopath:

One needs to train for 4 to 5 years to be a human osteopath first and then undergo specialised training to be an animal osteopath. In my case I graduated with a master’s degree in osteopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed a Post Graduate Certificate in animal osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Animals, training under one of the world’s renowned animal osteopaths, Stuart McGregor.