Not only can Amanda treat your horse or dog – or any other animal but she can also treat you!
As well as being a licensed McTimoney Animal Practitioner Amanda is also a Chartered Physiotherapist. She is able to assess and treat a wide variety of conditions using up to date techniques such as manual therapy, exercises, taping or acupuncture. Amanda is a member of the Acupuncture association of Chartered Physiotherapists. She uses acupuncture techniques which are based on clinical evidence and scientific research. Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the brain and spinal cord to produce chemicals such as endorphins which will relieve pain, melatonin which promotes sleep as well as serotonin which promotes well- being. The combination of which can be very effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, either as a stand-alone treatment or as an adjunct or pre-cursor to further treatment techniques.
Amanda is well aware of the physical demands that are involved when working with animals and is able to give up to date advice and treatment on dealing with acute injuries or with problems that niggle away on a continuous basis. Being a competitive rider herself means that as well as her professional qualifications and experience she can rely on her intuition of what stresses are placed on our bodies when we are regularly dealing with animals. She is of course more than happy to also treat people who are not connected with animals and may live a more sedentary lifestyle or undertake other sporting activities not involving horses!