Name: Jeanette Bingley
Practice Location: I am based in Sutton NSW, Australia and practise in the Sutton and Canberra regions. I only have a small clientele base and therefore can get to them within a few days of them requesting an appointment (my preference).
What certification did you earn through Angel's Animals? Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapist (EMFT), Certified Equine Craniosacral Practitioner, Certified Equine Kinesiology Tape Practitioner, Certified Animal Neuro-myofascial release Practitioner (ANMR)
Would definitely recommend ALL these to prospective students!... I cannot remember any client that I have not been able to help using at least one of the modalities have learnt through Dr Barbara's courses. Probably the most surprising to me at first was the positive reactions and releases shown by using Craniosacral Therapy.
When did you decide that you wanted to work with animals? As far back as I can remember I have always wanted to be working with animals, and lets just say that that means quite a number of years!. Initially I wanted to be a vet but life got in the road and then as the years went on I realised that there is just soooo much more to a healthy body that is free of restrictions then just Vet Science--- dont get me wrong though, vets are important and are irreplaceable in many situations.
What animal influenced you the most growing up? As a youngster I grew up with the usual dogs, cats, chooks, budgies, guinea pigs and rabbits, but all I ever wanted was a horse. so from 14yrs old I have always had at least 1 horse and have NEVER looked back. Coming from a definitely 'non-horsey ' family there was a lot of learning to do.
What animals do you currently own? I currently own 10 horse/ponies, a very enthusiastic 3yr old Labradore, 2 stable cats, a very talkative Cockatoo and the enevitiable chooks. We do live on a property so luckily room for all!
What makes your animal bodywork practice stand out? Thats a hard one. I would like to think that I take a particular interest in each and every client, their horse/ponies issues and treatment for their chosen disipline and most importantly I like to give (and follow through with ), a management plan for each of them that should change and develop over time as they improve. I am more than happy to put time into researching further any issues that are being tricky to fully to resolve. I am confident to use a diverse range of modalities and find the one that suits that client for that issue best. I always carry with me Redlights, PBM light, Level 3B Laser, rocktape and massage equipment so can cover most issues at all visits.
What message would you like to share with potential clients? During my career as a trainer, coach , breeder and competitor I identified the need for Bodywork intervention to assist my team of equine athletes to be able to train and compete at their best. I am now delighted to be able to provide this service to others. I am passionate about being able to put any horse in any discipline in as best position possible to be able to train and perform at their best without any pain or physical restrictions. From ‘paddock pony’ to Grand Prix dressage horse, they all deserve to be pain-free and as comfortable as possible. My other great aim is to educate owners/riders how to best manage their equine partner on a daily basis and how to tell when they are in need of practitioner intervention.
What message would you like to share with others who are thinking about pursuing a career in animal bodywork? DO IT--- you will never look back!. You soon realise just how much your animals are actually trying to tell you and just how much they appreciate your new found knowledge. NEVER give up on an issue whether it be with your own animals or your clients, just think a little as to what else they could be hiding that is actually the primary cause.... it may take you working through a number of layers first though. Each and every horse/pony is an individual with their own set of issues, treat each one as a challenge and opportunity to learn more! It is an AWESOME feeling to go back to a client and see improvements, and to note just how much the animal thanks you! Know that if you are doing the best you can on that day, with that horse/pony, then it is always going to be better then it would have been without you.
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