Animal Osteopathy

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About your Animal Osteopath

 

Sian George (M.Ost) is a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and holds a PG Cert in Animal Osteopathy from the Osteopathic Centre for Animals, run by the world renowned Stuart McGregor.

A life long horse rider and dog lover/owner, Sian qualified as a human Osteopath in 2015 from Swansea University after a long history working in professional and semi professional sport and the NHS.

Sian always knew she wanted to work with animals and it seemed a natural progression to move into Animal Osteopathy!

In her spare time, Sian potters about Gower on her Warmblood Pepe (now 28!), walks her sausage dogs as far as their little legs will go and helps her father picking up on various pheasant shoots with their 3 Labradors. Gun dog injuries being a special area of interest for her!

Young daughter Cleo is never far behind and has inherited her mothers love of animals!

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Equine Osteopathy

 

Unlike people, your horse cannot tell you what is wrong, but as its owner/rider, your instinct and knowledge of its behaviour will point to something being not right, and that they might be in pain. You will recognise subtle signs that indicate something may be wrong.

 

Signs of equine discomfort

Bucking/Rearing/Bolting/Napping

Unwillingness to work

A ‘favourite’ rein

Inability to bend or flex

Shortened stride

Head shaking

Aggressiveness

General behaviour change on the ground/in the stable

Facial changes (ears back, asymmetrical position of the bit, tipping or twisting the head)

Reduced performance

Uneven muscle bulk

 

How can we help

Improve mobility and function to joints, muscles and all tissues

Improve performance

Maintain competition horses

Reduce injury risk and improve injury recovery

Reduce stiffness

Improve behavioural issues

Pain relief

 

Each consultation consists of taking a full case history, a biomechanical assessment and evaluation (observed and palpated), treatment and a discussion of a treatment plan. A case report can be provided for your vet on request.

It is a legal requirement for any manual therapist to work under the consent of a veterinary surgeon, unless the horse is under maintenance only (Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966).

 

Treatments used

Massage

Stretching

Joint mobilisation

Joint manipulation

Remedial exercise prescription

Myofascial release

Muscle inhibition

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Canine Osteopathy

 

Osteopathy can help your dog recover from injury but can also be used as a form of preventative care for all dogs – from performance working dogs to older, arthritic pups!

 

Signs of canine discomfort

Unprovoked aggression

Lack of co-ordination

Ignoring commands

Unwillingness to work

Lameness or slowness

Reluctance to get in/out of car or cage

Uneven muscle bulk

General behaviour change

 

How can we help

Improve mobility and function to joints, muscles and all tissues

Improve and optimise performance

Reduce injury risk and improve injury recovery

Reduce stiffness in older dogs

Improve behavioural issues

Pain relief

 

Each consultation consists of taking a full case history, assessment and evaluation (observed and palpated), treatment and a discussion of a treatment plan. A case report can be provided for your vet on request.

 

Treatments used

Massage

Stretching

Joint mobilisation

Joint manipulation

Remedial exercise prescription

Myofascial release

Muscle inhibition

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