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Canine Myotherapy Overview
Canine Myotherapy is a unique and highly specialised manual therapy and exercise management. It uses appropriate, effective and targeted specialised massage techniques, inc fascial manipulation, utilising non invasive tools such as Kiniseo Tape and Photizo Red Light therapy and exercise management to manage the chronic muscular pain and inflammation that is caused from many different conditions that are so common in a dogs life.
All the techniques use a hands-on approach allowing the therapist to explore the muscles for areas of tightness, spasm or soreness. Canine Myotherapy is a complementary massage therapy that covers the whole body relieving muscle tightness and compensatory tension, and therefore allowing the dog to function at his optimum.
I work closely with the dogs natural instincts to encourage relaxation and the natural healing response. I offer exercise management ideas as well as tailored work plans to ensure long lasting results and successful rehabilitation.
How will my dog benefit?
Muscular issues can manifest themselves in many different ways and muscle pain in dogs is often underestimated and difficult to diagnose.
Muscular pain causes stresses on the body’s structures that have a negative effect on how the dog functions physically and psychologically.
Injury within the muscle fibre can cause inappropriate scarring, placing added tension and stress over the joints they articulate. By identifying then treating effected muscles and muscle groups, joint function can be improved and an optimum range of movement for each situation can be achieved. This results in improved mobility, performance and a reduction in pain perception therefore reducing stress and allied symptoms.
By treating secondary or compensatory issues, myotherapy can also become part of a highly effective management programme for supporting the following canine conditions:
"Canine Myotherapy is not a substitute for veterinary attention. All work carried out is in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, which states that veterinary consent must be approved before working on any animal."
PLEASE NOTE: Prior to the initial consultation your vet must be informed your dog is to receive treatment. Myself, Alexis Jackson, will treat all information provided by the owner and vet in strict confidentiality. With the clients permission I can contact the relevant veterinary surgeon.
To ensure full benefits from your dog's massage, you will be asked at your first session to give relevant information about your dog’s health, past and present. You will be asked about your dog's day-to-day care and exercise regime and to discuss any presenting issues.
The dog will be subject to dynamic and static assessment all ensuring that I , the therapist, can tailor a treatment which is unique to your dog and ideally suited to your dog's specific needs.
Treatments can be a one off but ideally repeated on a maintenance basis, two weekly, monthly or bi-monthly. Remedial treatments should be carried out once a week for up to four visits. Canine Myotherapy is a stand-alone massage therapy but also complements osteopathic or chiropractic treatments. All consultations with Whole Healing are by appointment only at a time most convenient for you in the comfort of your own home.