Specialist in Assessing and Treating Back Pain, Joint Pain, Muscle Pain & Nerve problems in Animals

Costello Animal Backs is the animal division of Costello Chiropractic Clinic. Just like people animals suffer from back, neck, shoulder and joint pain, however as animals cannot tell us verbally where the pain is making it much harder for an owner to detect. The animal specific chiropractic technique used on animals is called McTimoney animal manipulation, this is a very light therapy, working alongside the animals own innate healing system to ease their pain​.

Animal Treatment Hours

​Available Monday - Friday
​Outside of the chiropractic clinic hours

​Large Animal treatment: £40 (30-45mins)
​Small Animal treatment: ​£30 (20-30mins)

Signs a horse is in pain

  • Twitching of the muscles along the spine when touched
  • Feeling of stiffness or preference of one rein when ridden
  • Unwillingness to be tacked up
  • Tail swishing, ears flat back, teeth grinding and head tossing
  • Rushing fences or refusing to jump
  • Intermittent, subtle lameness
  • Inability to round the back or neck
  • Bucking, broncsing, rearing or other unwanted behaviours

Signs a dog is in pain

  • Sensitive to touch
  • Cry out, yelp or growl
  • Limp or be reluctant to walk
  • Excessive grooming
  • Heavy panting
  • Difficulty getting up or down stairs 
  • Reluctance to get in the car

Vet Consent

The treatment of animals is controlled and regulated under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. This means that prior to any treatment commencing permission needs to be sought from the animals veterinary surgeon. This is usually done quickly and easily via a phone call the vet.