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.
Tired and aching humans have used massage to relax and heal bodies since ancient times. Now we have evolved veterinary medicine to include massage therapy, and our four-legged friends are panting at the prospect!
Feline stress can cause a range of health problems and affect a cat’s behavior. Feliway® is the secret to happy cats. The calming effect of pheromones helps cats adjust to new places or people, reduce stress of transportation and to help stop marking behaviours.
Massage therapy, heat therapy, acu-laser and electromagnetic field therapy are very therapeutic, especially for our geriatric pets that need that extra care as they age gracefully.