Osteopathy for Your Dog
Dogs can suffer pain and injury, particularly after strenuous exercise, or from accidents, slips and falls. You may notice he is quieter than usual and unwilling to exercise, and is not moving quite right or dislikes a particular part of his body being touched.
Many of my canine patients are those in their twilight years, who really benefit from gentle treatment to keep the supple and relaxed.
All appointments start with a full assessment to determine the underlying problem. I assess the entire body including muscles, soft tissues, bones and joints. Treatment aims to be relaxing and stress free using specially adapted techniques for canine patients. These include massage, stretching, cranial osteopathy, fascial release and specific adjustment. Post treatment advice such as stretches and exercise prescription are given. I often will help you make some simple changes to your home to be more ‘doggy friendly’ and avoid further problems.
Regularly treated conditions:
- Joint stiffness
- Muscle spasm
- Short steps
- Back tenderness
- Loss of performance
- Difficulty performing activities: such as jumping into the car
- Injuries from training: e.g. in racing greyhounds or agility dogs
- Degenerative conditions such as arthritis
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Aiding with post surgery rehabilitation
- Breed Weaknesses:
such as Canine Hip Dysplasia (e.g. German Shephards) and Osteochondritis Dissecans (e.g. Labradors)
If any of these problems sound like your dog, an osteopathic treatment would be of significant benefit.
Veterinary consent is required prior to treatment, details will be taken at time of booking.