Pum Pui, the northern Thailand Elephant

“Elephant osteopathy – not your average patient, unless you’re Tony Nevin” is a short video show casing one of his patients during a recent field workshop where he shows how osteopathy can help this particular elephant.

Zoo Ost Ltd comment as follows on their You Tube video…

“In her mid 40’s this female elephant suffered a life changing injury when she was involved in a road traffic incident that left her with fractures involving her right hind leg and pelvis. Now cared for by a dedicated team of elephant experts at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, she was introduced to Tony in 2011. Since then he has included her in his workshops where he takes small groups of interested parties to get a taste of what it’s like working and living around these magnificent creatures.

“Pum Pui is great to work with, partly because she knows me so well, and trust what I’m doing to help her. At no stage should you, the viewer ever attempt any of what you see in this video. Contrary to popular belief elephants can, and are, extremely dangerous, and unpredictable creatures. They also have phenomenal memories. Working closely with the foundation Tony’s aims are to improve the health and welfare of captive elephants, whilst helping educate future generations not to keep them. This work is a life long project and is gaining international support. “

Tony Nevin

Tony Nevin set up Zoo Ost Ltd in 1998. He says “I set up Zoo Ost Ltd following 10 years in practice. I was keen to bring both aspects of my work together under a single banner. A business providing treatment for both people and animals. ‘Zoo Ost’ is just that – Osteopathy for the wellbeing of all creatures. So far, Zoo Ost Ltd has been able to help not just people of all ages, and from all walks of life, but also animals and birds from around the world. I have been privileged in treating some of the worlds rare, and endangered species as part of conservation, and rehabilitation programmes.”

Tony Nevin has pioneered a lot of the animal work, run workshops and courses, including the clinical part of the first ever MSc in Animal Osteopathy in the UK and Europe.

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