Osteopathic treatment often
rebalances muscular function and healthy
blood flow around sprained or pulled joints,
or from compensation from old injuries.
The techniques used are varied, from long
lever manipulation to more subtle frictions,
drainage and stimulation, cranial or visceral
techniques, all hands on. Most animals,
even in pain, usually enjoy the treatment
and start to show sign of enjoyment and
Animal Osteopathy focuses on rebalancing
the animal into a better mechanical position
and more efficient physical level which
is very important for the animal’s
comfort and activities. Unlike human athletes,
horses are often exercised consistently
without assessment of their level of health.
The flexibility and muscular fitness required
for activities such as jumping, bending,
or more complex combinations of movements
in dressage or carriage can often sprain
subtly a joint which months down the line
may developed into lameness.