Contact Helen Dawson
British Dressage Registered Trainer
Home:- 01291 691864 or Mobile:- 07714 254237
SST treatments are holistic and involve understanding the animals history, an initial assessment of movement and conformation, followed by skeletal palpation and gentle manipulation of the bones of the head, spinal column, pelvis and limbs combined with passive stretches and massage to relieve muscle spasm. Treatments can last between twenty minutes and an hour depending on the severity or number of misalignments found.
As a qualified McTimoney-Corley Spinal Therapist, Helen is trained to use her hands to assess and correct bony misalignments. The therapy works with the body not against it and by treating the whole body each time ensures that bones are not forced back into place, which in itself can cause pain, but are eased gently back into realignment and thus encouraging the bodies natural self-healing capability.
Treatments may need to be repeated depending on the nature of the conditions found and it is generally recommended that the animal is rested for 24 to 48 hours before returning to light work. This is obviously only a guideline and each case is treated strictly individually and a plan is tailor made for each case. SST also recommends that a veterinary surgeon is the first person of contact in the case of trauma or injury or an unexpected / sudden change in the horses well being or behaviour.
SST specialises in treating horses but all animals, especially dogs respond well to the treatment.