16 Jun Rescue animals benefit from local sanctuary
by Dan Bryans
Horses, goats and cats taken in by the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in Essex are benefitting from regular check-ups from McTimoney Animal Practitioner, Sophie Plummer-Jones. Many of the animals at the sanctuary have physical problems whether due to age or circumstance and the McTimoney treatments are playing a vital role in their rehabilitation.
The Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation and runs solely on public donation. All 200 or so animals at the sanctuary have been rescued, they are mainly horses, but donkeys, goats, sheep, cows and plenty of cats are also in residence there.
Whilst undertaking her MSc in Animal Manipulation at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon, Sophie worked part-time at the sanctuary. Upon becoming fully qualified, the sanctuary were very enthusiastic for Sophie to come and use her McTimoney skills on some of the animals to help improve their quality of life.
Sophie said: “Many of the animals I treat at the sanctuary are quite elderly. The McTimoney treatments help keep them comfortable, particularly those that suffer with arthritis. I also spend time treating some of the younger horses that require more attention as part as their rehabilitation. In addition to this, animals that have just arrived at the sanctuary are treated with McTimoney as part of their new start in life.”
McTimoney treatments take a very holistic approach with the focus on rebalancing the animal’s skeletal frame to aid overall wellbeing and mobility. The McTimoney treatment uses quick light adjustments to rebalance and achieve skeletal symmetry again.