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Penny Gunter
McTimoney Animal Practitioner

Having graduated from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic, Penny Gunter, BSc (Hons) PG Dip MMA (A), working in conjunction with vets, offers a treatment and rehabilitation service for horses and dogs using chiropractic techniques developed by the late John McTimoney.

Treatment is non-invasive and holistic (i.e. whole body), working to realign and balance
the muscoloskeletal system, restoring health, movement, soundness and performance.

How does it work?

Before starting any treatment, details are taken
of medical history, diet, exercise and work regime. The spine, pelvis and any other relevant joints are analysed for any misalignments or spasm in the associated muscles.

The problem areas are then treated using only the hands, with very precise and rapid adjustments to correct the misalignment and reduce any muscle spasm.

Care following treatment usually involves rest and/or limited exercise for a few days. .

When to seek help

Any dog can benefit, but particular breeds and working dogs can suffer injury due to the nature of their work.

For example agility dogs can be injured if they land awkwardly; long-backed and short- legged breeds are also susceptible to injury.

Some of the signs that may indicate that treatment is necessary include; irregular action, difficulty climbing stairs/getting into cars, reluctance to exercise and stiffness/pain after exercise.

Most animals readily accept the therapy, and
owners like it because no anaesthetic or drugs are needed.
Several treatments may be required, depending on the problem; full advice is given on care and exercise following treatment
Treatment following an accident or after surgery can also greatly help the rehabilitation process. It is important to note that all treatment is undertaken with prior veterinary consent.

Based in Wrington, Penny is a fully qualified and registered McTimoney Animal Practitioner treating both horses and dogs.

For further information and appointments contact her on 07974 250098 or 01934 863833 or visit her website at