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? 

Firstly, you have to become an osteopath which takes five years and is at BSc level. Only then, can an osteopath study animal osteopathy. Glenn Sontag already holds the equivalent of a Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Osteopathy obtained from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Kent. 

Glenn has already started his last / 3rd year of animal osteopathy - at MSc level. (Due to be completed in July 2018). Following this MSc qualification, Glenn intends to broaden the range of animals that can benefit from osteopathic treatments.

Glenn is registered with both The General Osteopathic Council (GOSC) and The Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP). He is also a member of The Association of Animal Osteopaths (AAO). 


  Thanks to model Pepe and owner Bethan.

Thanks to model Pepe and owner Bethan.