LW Osteopathy

Lucy Wilding - Cotswold Equine Osteopath

LW Osteopathy offers Osteopathic treatment for horses and dogs. Lucy is qualified to treat animals having completed a post graduate diploma in Animal Osteopathy. Lucy has been riding and working with horses for the past 20 years.

Just like humans animals can also suffer from back, neck and muscular injuries from trips, falls or advancing age. This can cause pain, stiffness, a reduction in mobility and even behavioural changes, and just as humans benefit from osteopathic treatment animals can too. Commonly the majority of patients seen are horses and dogs however any animal can benefit from treatment.

Animal osteopathy is complementary to veterinary care and has a holistic approach to treatment which works to realign and balance the animal’s musculoskeletal system, restoring health, movement, soundness and performance. Part of treatment may also be to give advice on exercises that the owner can do to continue the work done during a treatment session.

Conditions Treated

Your horse may be showing obvious signs that he's uncomfortable. Osteopaths can help with the following:

  • Lameness
  • Stiffness
  • Back pain
  • Cold back
  • Not tracking up
  • One sided (unwilling to bend)
  • Irregular gait (disunited canter etc.)
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Decreased Flexion of the poll
  • Tension in the jaw (holding or grabbing the bit)
  • Tail held to one side
  • Uneven muscle development

Your horse may not exhibit any obvious problems but is generally less willing in their work and is not his normal self. The rider cannot put their finger on a specific issue but there is a feeling that something is not quite right. All horses, whatever their discipline or condition, can benefit from osteopathic treatment and a general loosen up of all their joints and muscles.



20% Discount for New Equine Customers

LW Osteopathy is currently offering a 20% discount for all new customers who book in before 31st July 2015. 20% will be deducted from your first equine treatment. Offer can be claimed once per customer and can be used for up to 3 horses providing they are all treated at the same location on the same day.