The AMCST AGM and Conference 2017
01 Jun 2017
The Association of McTimoney-Corley Spinal Therapists held their fifteenth annual conference and fourteenth annual general meeting on March 5th 2017.
This year we had three speakers who shared with us their expert knowledge and experience on ways to help care for both humans and animals.
After sustaining ourselves with coffee and home-made cakes, our first speaker was Di Arbuthnot who explained about how the charity Retraining of Racehorses can ensure former racehorses can have a useful life after their racing days are over. Di, who is the chief executive of the charity, leads her small team in the implementation of various RoR activities and communicates with all the various racing and equine bodies and contacts. A key part of her role is promoting the highest standards of equine welfare and providing evidence to support the racing industry’s message that it cares about what happens to horses after their racing careers. More regional centres are setting up nationwide and there may be opportunities for McTimoney-Corley therapists to help the horses recover in some instances. There will be reciprocal links to RoR set up on the AMCST website to facilitate this.
After a short refreshments break, we then had a demonstration and talk by Rona Bennett, who has her own Pilates business in Oxfordshire.
Rona soon got us up massaging our feet with balls. We hope to run a CPD course with Rona so that human practitioners can learn about the different ways Pilates can help their clients after treatment.
We then held our AGM followed by lunch.
Our final speaker, Sonia Richards showed us that having an injury or acquiring bad postural habits over a lifetime, can adversely affect the standard of our physical and mental functioning. With the aid of some of our members, Sonia demonstrated that by adopting the principles of the Alexander Technique we can significantly restore postural effectiveness in an effortless way.
The day ended with more refreshments. It was lovely to see so many people at the conference.
We would like to thank Kesia and Tina for manning the kitchen all day. Thank you also to our members for attending, some of whom have to travel many miles to come to the conference.