Testimonials

 

 

My 30 year old New Forest pony Pepper has been retired for 11 years as she was diagnosed with Cushings disease and also had occasional fits. She was getting increasingly stiff and uncomfortable and on one occasion had got stuck and unable to get up in the field.  After one treatment from Lorna she was a much happier pony.  She was able to move around much more freely and is now able to roll (which she hasn't done for years) and get up and down more easily.  She now has a treatment with Lorna every few months to keep her feeling as well as possible.

 

Gina Mills (Camborne, Cornwall)

 

 

As a riding instructor, TTEAM practitioner and McTimoney Therapist Lorna is able to help animals by drawing on a wide spectrum of experience and knowledge. I find that she considers the whole horse, and shows real empathy with the animals and their owners. She’s also warm, friendly and cheerful! My horse Sage is 21 years old and has many melanomas under her tail – she compensates for the occasional discomfort these can cause in her way of going and this creates physical imbalances through her body.  McTimoney helps her feel less than half her age.  Her neck is more flexible since Lorna has been treating her, her back is stronger, she is more supple through her shoulders and is more active and engaged in her hindquarters.  Over the summer I competed in Veteran Horse Showing and with Lorna’s help we qualified for and were then placed 6th at the VHS Affiliated Regional Final.  We are total amateurs with absolutely no affiliated showing experience so this was a lifetime achievement!  She really benefits from Lorna’s treatments and I firmly believe that her treatments combined with TTEAM keep Sage happy, active, sound and competing.

 

Corinne Moore (Bristol)

 

Lani, my 8 year old GSD, in her younger years loved going to agility regularly and also - when we had the chance - really enjoyed Flyball, as well as clicker training and learning tricks just for fun. As Lani got older, her movement didn’t seem as fluid as it once was and she seemed to become stiff after exercise. With a combination of TTouch techniques and the McTimoney from Lorna, Lani’s mobility has significantly increased.

Quinn is my rescue Border Collie. When he came to us he had some behaviour issues, he was really responsive to reward based training techniques as a teaching method to learn life skills, agility and Flyball, but was still having issues with communicating with other dogs. On regular occasions he would become quite reactive, this led me to the Tellington touch training and then to McTimoney which was the icing on the cake.

Now, as a maintenance program, Lani and Quinn have regular TTouch sessions and McTimoney every 6 months or as required. In my opinion the combination of reward based training, TTouch and McTimoney all helps to keep my active dogs in shape, Physically, mentally and emotionally.

 

Garry Hinton ( Salisbury , Wilts)

 

 

Buster was rescued by the Dobermann Rehoming Association at only 12 weeks after his mother had attacked her litter injuring three pups.  Buster was under-nourished and had suffered injuries to his head and neck; the muscle on top of his head and his ears were permanently deformed, and he had a head tilt which made it difficult for him to turn left, when he got excited or anxious he would spin clockwise and fall over.  Buster came to me at 7 months after his first home didn’t work out, through no fault of his own.  I have worked hard to reduce the spinning and to build up his muscle so the falling over has considerably reduced.

 

When Buster was two years old I was introduced to Lorna and the McTimoney method, at first I was concerned that if I interfered with his physical set-up that I would make things worse, I needn’t have worried; Lorna was very gentle with him and he soon relaxed with her touch and manipulation.  Lorna identified that he had a serious head tilt and rotation, along with issues around his shoulders and hips, which made look hunched at the front and weak at the rear (almost Hyena like).  After only his first session the head tilt and rotation were dramatically reduced and his behaviour was a lot less erratic, it was at this point I realised that the way he sat had changed – he used to sit with his back feet close together and ‘perch’ over them, he could never sit for long without toppling, clearly Lorna had allowed him to widen his base and sit more comfortably in balance.  During the following sessions Lorna introduced exercises and stretches as well as the McTimoney corrections, always working on improving his physical structure and his mental well-being.  Each time we visit there are changes in him, and after each session he is more peaceful and aware; he really enjoys his time with Lorna.

 

Buster still visits Lorna regularly, originally every two weeks for corrections at his neck, shoulders and hips, now after a year we meet up for a session every couple of months.  Buster no longer has problems around his head, his shoulder hunch is almost non-existent and his hips are much stronger.  His appearance, which will always be quite unique, is much more that of an adult Dobermann than I could have ever hoped for.  I cannot express how I felt the first time he chose to run anti-clockwise, I never thought it would be possible for him, even my other Dobermann stood aghast trying to work out what had just happened, and now he will do it just to puzzle them when they are playing.

 

Lorna has given Buster so much more life and peace than I could have ever have hoped for.  Thank-you from both of us x

 

Lorraine Lowrie (Frome, Wilts)

 

 

To date Lorna has treated my 9 month old Border Collie, Rae, 3 times.  Originally her gait was poor and Lorna found that her pelvis was out of alignment.  Since treatment she has been greatly improved and she is now fit enough to go on to train as an agility dog. Rae also has fear of people making her a difficult dog to handle.  Lorna has been kind, sympathetic and very patient with her to enable her to have the treatment without becoming too stressed.

 

Elaine  List (Frome, Wilts)