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:
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.
Six year old mini poodle, Buddy, went from a bouncing super active doggy to unable to move overnight, when his brain had an infection that affected his ability to do everything. We used physiotherapy exercises and his determination to get him back moving.
Adaptil® reassures dogs during new experiences and fearful situations often associated with causing stress in our canine companions. Female dogs secrete pheromones that comfort and reassure their nursing puppies. These "appeasement" pheromones have the same calming effect on adult dogs.
After any orthopaedic injury or illness, rehabilitation therapy is an integrative part of the recovery process. All treatments are individually designed to meet each patient’s needs and goals to ensure a functional recovery.