Animal OsteopathyJust like humans, animals can suffer injuries leading to pain, stiffness, lack of performance and behavioral changes. And just like humans animals can benefit from osteopathic treatment. Animal osteopathy is a manual therapy complementary to veterinary care that aims to remove tension and restrictions and encourage healing in the animal’s musculoskeletal system. The result is pain relief, improved movement and performance and injury prevention. Animal osteopathy was developed over 30 years ago in the UK and is common practice in Europe, Australia and New Zealand where it is recommended by many veterinarians. Animal osteopaths commonly treat horses and dogs.