CANINE THERAPY

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE CONSULTATION? 

  • Further case history - In addition to completing a history form, we may discuss details further.

  • Assessment and Gait analysis - Observing them standing, in walk and trot to identify any specific areas that require treatment

  • Palpation - feeling for skeletal asymmetry, muscular tension and compensatory patterns

  • Treatment - Techniques including LED light therapy, Kinesiology taping, soft and deep tissue massage, passive stretching and McTimoney Chiropractic

  • Aftercare - tailored exercise plans, recommended stretches.

Follow-up treatments will be recommended based on the individuals lifestyle, workload and competition schedule. We do also offer block booking so if interested click here.

COMMON CAUSES OF INJURY/ISSUES: 

  • Slipping/ falling

  • Rough playing

  • Tugging/ pulling toys

  • Conformational faults

  • Poor posture

  • Collision

  • Pulling on the lead/harness

  • Repetitive work

  • Compensation from injury/illness

SYMPTOMS OF PAIN OR DYSFUNCTION: 

  • Sensitivity to touch or grooming

  • Decreased performance

  • Stiffness/ reluctance to exercise

  • Vocalising when standing or jumping down

  • Difficulty doing normal tasks (going up and down stairs)

  • Behavioural changes

  • Uneven stride/ lamesness