Emmett technique can be so startling in it's effectiveness that when Tony encountered Emmett Technique, his professional medical background made him highly sceptical. Compared to other complementary techniques the claims made about Emmett all seemed too good to be true.
Tony discovered that Emmett can be applied not just to the human body but also to animals, including his beloved horses and this allowed him to study the effect of this method without any concern about placebo effect. A horse will not wish itself well and so the technique either works, or not. It worked so well that Tony then began his journey to become a trainers' trainer.
Tony spent most of his adult career as a Registered General Nurse working in one of the country's most prestigious hospitals. This included twenty four years working as a highly specialist nurse with the most severely ill patients, in Adult Intensive Care. It was during this time that Tony recognised how complementary therapy had a place and indeed played an important role in the recovery of some patients.
After a riding accident left Tony with a broken back he spent many months unable to walk straight and was in constant pain. Physiotherapy and constant painkilling medications provided limited success and due to his age and type of injury, he was told he would have to live with the pain for the rest of his life. However acupuncture provided much relief and Emmett technique has gone further.
Tony is now an instructor teaching the technique on horses and dogs (and people!) as well as being the Representative for Ross Emmett for Animal training for the UK and Ireland.