Animal manipulative therapy and osteopathy.
Like humans, animals can respond positively to manual therapy. There are many forms of osteopathic techniques that can be used for a variety of conditions.
But how can an animal tell you what's wrong?
Awareness of animal behaviour and findings made in the observation and examination of the animal help to understand what is contributing to the distress an animal may be feeling. This, together with the information the owner and vet supplies, helps to formulate the treatment plan, if appropriate.
What animals can be treated?
Essentially there are very few limits, with different practitioners having different specialities.
Glenn is specialised in both dogs and horses.
What is the process?
Veterinary consent to treat is required by law and is a straightforward process. Simply get in touch and this simple process will be explained. Often just a phonemail or email to your vet is all that is required.
Where does the treatment take place?
Unfortunately, animal patients are not allowed in the human practice at The Docklands Medical Centre. However, Glenn treats animals in various parks or at people's homes, yards, riding schools etc.
How well trained is the osteopath?
First of all, you have to become an osteopath treating humans which takes five years and is at BSc level. Only then, can an osteopath study animal osteopathy. Glenn was one of the first osteopaths in Europe to gain an MSc in animal osteopathy (University of Greenwich / European School of Osteopathy), graduating with a distinction in 2018.
Glenn is registered with both The General Osteopathic Council (GOSC) and The Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).
Glenn Sontag is a Member of The Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).