Here is a list of the different techniques and modalities we can offer your dog. We focus on pain relief, strengthening, and conditioning. We can design a therapy plan using any one of these therapies or a combination of these techniques that best suites your dog’s condition and your goals.
ACOUSTIC COMPRESSION THERAPY Using Piezo Electric technology, this new machine offers pain relief and enhances healing for musculoskeletal conditions both chronic and acute. Conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and myofascial trigger points can be treated successfully. No sedation necessary. The therapeutic effects are: alleviation of pain ,muscle relaxation, improved blood supply, stimulation of tissue.
SPINAL MANIPULATION (AKA CHIROPRACTIC) manually restores function and mobility to the spine and limbs, thereby improving patient mobility, comfort and nervous system function. A key component to spinal manipulation is that is optimizes the inherent recuperative powers of the body.
ACUPUNCTURE sterile stainless steel filiform needles placed in specific sites to reduce inflammation, normalizes circulation, inhibits sensory afferent transmission ( pain reduction)
PHYSIOTHERAPY including joint mobilizations, soft tissue mobilizations, range of motion exercises and therapeutic massage- together they stretch the joint capsule, enhance joint lubrication, promote normal joint mechanics, stimulates circulation, realigns collagen fibers, breaks up adhesions and increases fiber elasticity, enhances joint movement and improves muscle flexibility.
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES improves strength, range of motion, proprioception and core stability.
CLASS IV THERAPEUTIC LASER accelerates tissue repair and decreases inflammation.
NEUROMUSCULAR STIMULATION improves muscle strength, reduces swelling, increases circulation and provides pain relief.
COLD THERAPY decreases pain, inflammation, tissue bleeding and swelling.
HEAT THERAPY increases tissue extensibility and blood flow and reduces pain and muscle spasm.
WATER THERAPY- healthy dogs can swim for conditioning and fitness as well as for weight loss. Dogs recovering from surgery and older dogs can benefit from the buoyancy water provides, as well as the pain relief from the warm water and hydrostatic pressure.