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McTimoney Chiropractic 

McTimoney is a gentle and non invasive form of chiropractic treatment that uses light but fast adjustments to rebalance the body. The treatment takes into consideration the whole body of the horse and is essential in supporting recovery from injury and taking care of any compensatory mechanisms. 

Indiba Animal Health

Indiba has been in elite human sport since the 80’s but in recent years has been adapted for use in animals. Elite human athletes have access to such treatments which decrease their recovery times due to serious injuries. For example a case study from a recent training event showed a footballer with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon was back match fit in just 56 days post injury. In equine practice this prognosis would be unheard of. It is common to put a horse with a ruptured tendon or ligament in the field for up to 2 years following a prolonged period of box rest. At Lowton Equine Rehabilitation our aim is to provide the same standard of rehabilitation to our equine clients that elite human athletes receive. Indiba uses radio frequency (capacitive and resistive electric transfer) on a closed circuit to run through the tissues and provide various benefits. 

Benefits of INDIBA:

  • Accelerate recovery of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries (tendinitis, bursitis, desmitis, muscle tears, etc)

  • Treatment of injuries in deep areas that other therapies can’t access (sacroiliac joint, deep gluteus muscles etc)

  • Osteoarthritis management

  • Pain reduction

  • Increased stride length

  • Can be used in conjunction with PRP and Stem cell injections

  • Post-surgical recovery (including presence of metal implants)

  • Wound healing

  • Improve tissue flexibility (muscles, ligaments, tendons)

  • Heat therapy (superficial and deep local hyperthermia)

  • Lymphatic Drainage

  • Improve muscular stability and recovery of mobility

  • Supports facilitation of manual therapy and rehabilitation exercises

    The company is run by specialist vets and qualified practitioners are able to access support on more technical cases from a team at head office. 

Laser (Photobiomodulation) 

We have 2 lasers on the yard so horses with injuries, specifically wounds or other issues close to the surface, can be treated easily several times a day. 
Laser has several known benefits including: 

  • Encouragement of an increased blood supply to the area – this creates a highly oxygenated environment ideal for tissue healing, and aids delivery of white blood cells and nutrition to tissue

  • Reduction of swelling

  • Delivery of energy to the cells that are working hard to repair the injured tissue

  • Increased collagen production, a key component of soft tissue

  • Improvement in the alignment of the collagen, leading to increased strength and elasticity of scar tissue

  • Reduction in inflammatory molecules, leading to reduced inflammation and pain

Rehabilitative Exercise Plans

Each horse that arrives with us is assessed as an individual and a plan put in place depending on the injury and any other considerations. This is then assessed as much as several times a week. 
All our plans are based around teaching the horse to engage the correct muscles for locomotion. 
We are always striving to be the top of our game in terms of rehab and so much of our knowledge is adapted from elite human sport, whole horse dissection and the work of great horsemen such as Manolo Mendez, the balanced through movement method of Celeste Leilani Lazaris and French classical teachings 

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