Sarah Willeman Richter
Owner, Turnabout Farm and Gunner’s Special Nite
I first met Theresa and Jodi of Mending Fences Equine Wellness at the Vermont Summer Festival in 2010. I had my six-year-old jumper there, and since I was planning to show a couple of weeks in a row, I knew he would benefit from some bodywork. Jodi and Theresa offered to do an evaluation at no cost, and then they walked me through what they found. My horse responded very well, relaxing into the treatment, and afterwards was much more flexible and willing to do the things I asked of him.
I also received bodywork from Theresa. Her technique was both soothing and therapeutic, and it helped me to stay healthy and in top form during the show. Theresa and Jodi are skilled practitioners who truly care about the wellbeing of the horses and people they treat. It was a pleasure working with them, and I recommend them highly.
Alan Bachrach, Jr., VMD, DACVO and Spin
We knew we were presenting Mending Fences with an interesting challenge when we contacted them regarding a lamb born with a cervical spine problem. To us, physical therapy is about blending modalities, preserving the established basis, and moving forward to ensure comfort and continued well being of the patient. ‘Spin’, now a 2 year old sheep who uses a mobility cart, is involved in several pet therapy programs working primarily with children. She is a great example of how a good therapy plan can work.
I trained her in New England years ago and she took it to the animal world. If you are interested in how CFT relates to the animal world, she is THE woman to contact. She is the best animal Cranio Fascial Therapist person on the planet……She is the master.”
Dr Barry Gillespie
Director, Brain Therapy International
In 1975 Dr Barry Gillespie began his professional career as a periodontist. But because of his own headaches and sinus infections that his medical doctors could not resolve, he began his own healing journey into alternative care. When he found that craniosacral therapy, fascial therapy, and healthy living principles provided an excellent therapeutic combination for him, he he extensively worked with children to naturally correct common conditions such as asthma, earaches, ADHD, and headaches. In 2003 he joined the medical staff at The Family Hope Center and taught the team Brain Therapy. They discovered that the breathing brain and unrestricted fascia were key components for the healing of brain-injured children. In 2006 he began his research in working with newborns. After evaluating and treating hundreds of infants, he published his third book in the fall of 2010. The Brain Score Approach advocates the concept of excellent brain function at birth to optimize cognitive function for a lifetime and prevent at least thirty diseases. Dr Gillespie plans to spend the rest of his life in the healing of the world’s children.
Sharon and Daisy
“I met Jodi at a Pug Social in 2009. She evaluated my pug Daisy, and suggested that she may need chiropractic at that time. After several sessions doing chiropractic and acupuncture, Daisy’s progress leveled off and they felt it was no longer helping her. She was having trouble standing on the linoleum in the kitchen, her legs would slide out from under her. I reconnected with Jodi and she started working on Daisy – using massage and MagnaWave. Daisy improved dramatically after one treatment, and could now stand on the kitchen floor! We have continued treatments with Daisy, and through this therapy, she had been able to maintain mobility for the next year. She now has to use a wheelchair, due to the fact that she has a degenerative neurological disease, but she remains happy and mobile in her chair, and still gets her therapy sessions to help with circulation and comfort.
“Last winter, I fell on the ice and broke my wrist in several places. The doctors wanted to do surgery, but I didn’t want to do that – so I was in a cast. When Jodi and Theresa were at the house working on my dog, they offered to do an MagnaWave treatment on my wrist. The treatment lasted about 9 minutes, and was painless. I saw my doctor the next week, they took xrays….the tech set up the tray to remove my cast based on the xrays – it was 3 weeks ahead of schedule….the bones had healed with the MagnaWave treatment.”
Perry and Holly
I met Theresa and Jodi at a reining event. My mare was having trouble on her slides, her back right would skip during the slide, she couldn’t keep it under her.
Theresa and Jodi did full body massage and found her quads on her right hind were restricted and reactive. They worked the problem out. I competed later that day, and my mare slid evenly for the first time in months!!!
Audrey Safford and Bean
“I was very pleased with the results of the MagnaWave therapy used on my 7 year old Haflinger mare in 2012.She has a moderate anhidrosis,(inability to sweat), and when she does it may not be adequate for the air temp. After 2 treatments she was sweating better than she had in a number of years. There is little known about this problem and even less available for treatment. The effect the magnetic waves had on her skin receptors was very exciting, they awoke and began to register again, thus telling her body to produce sweat, so far so good. If she needs more treatments it will be a long trailer ride to the Midwest from here in the east.
I personally think this therapy has many unknown applications, and in my case we tried it knowing it would do no harm even if it didn’t help. So many of the options offered to me were ingested medications and had various side affects, and the one that helped, MagnaWave, had no side effects. It was a wonderful help for a young and talented mare. Thank you guys so much, you gave me my horse back.”