Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy involves a variety of soft tissue techniques such as massage, joint mobilisations and stretching used for both evaluating and treating patients.

Specialised manual skills are used to assess soft tissue abnormalities, muscles tightness, joint arthrokinematic restrictions and range of motion.

Therapeutic massage is used to treat muscle tension and tightness which occur secondary to joint and neurological diseases.  It includes a variety of techniques:

  • Effleurage is a soothing technique for relaxation and to reduce swelling
  • Petrissage applies moderate to deep pressure to improve circulation and tissue extensibility
  • Tapotement is a stimulatory technique to increase blood flow and oxygen to an area or to stimulate a weak muscle
  • Cross-friction is used to break down adhesions to accelerate muscle healing
  • Trigger point release or ischemic techniques eliminate tender areas and decrease spasm.

Massage stimulates endorphins which help to manage pain and decrease anxiety. We often use massage along with thermal therapy to relax the patient and warm the muscles to enhance the effect of any stretching, range of motion or exercises and ensure the patients gain the most from other forms of therapy we incorporate.

Stages of osteoarthritis and conservative management

Monday 21st August 2017

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease, which means that it gets progressively worse. How advanced is osteoarthritis in your dog, cat or rabbit? Your pet’s stage of arthritis will determine the steps you can take to alleviate their pain.

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Help ‘Em Up Walking Accessories: Walking Handle

The Help ‘Em Up Walking Handle is a walking lead that works well with XS and S sizes of Help ‘Em Up harness with a rotating handle that lets your dog walk freer with your support. **This product is only effective when in use with a Help Em Up harness.

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Online Consultation: meet our veterinary team online with Zoom

Paws in Motion now offers telemedicine to our clients. In these difficult times where travel to the clinic or home visits may be difficult, we want to put your mind at ease and help support your pet.

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