Lydia Critchlow BSc (Hons) MSc
McTimoney Animal Therapist
Tel: 07841 828301

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McTimoney for horses Frequently Asked Questions

Do you come to my yard?
Yes I will travel to your yard to see your horse.

How long does treatment take and how much is it?
For an initial consultation and treatment it is best to allow an hour. Usually 30 minutes for follow up treatments. Treatment is £25 for horses.

How many treatments will my horse need?
This depends on the severity of the problem; usually two treatments spaced a week to 14 days apart. A further visit can then be arranged if required.

Does my horse need to see a vet before it can be treated?
Veterinary permission is required by law for anyone to treat your animal.
A vet will not normally need to see your animal before treatment, but you must contact your vet to ensure they are happy for the animal to receive McTimoney and massage treatment. The vet referral form can be found

How soon can my horse return to normal activity after treatment?
Healing is a process, not an event and will take time. Horses need time after treatment for their musculoskeletal system to settle and adapt. This will usually take 24 – 48 hours and I recommend keeping horses off work either in the stable or out in a small paddock for at least the following day. Normal activity can then be re-established slowly and each horse will be given individual aftercare advice.

Is it recommended that horses have MOT/Check Ups even if there does not seem to be a problem?
MOT's are highly recommended. Competition horses usually have a check up at the end and beginning of the competition season. It is better to have a check up in the ‘quieter’ times of competition to allow the horse enough time to rest after treatment.

Will treatment be covered by my insurance?
Most major insurance companies cover McTimoney treatment for your animal. However, it is best to contact your insurance company to get confirmation.
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Lydia Critchlow BSc (Hons) MSc, McTimoney Animal Therapist based in Sandbach and practising throughout Cheshire and Staffordshire.
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