Canine Osteopathy assesses and treats your dog as a “whole”, taking in to consideration the spine, joints, muscle, connective tissues with the aim of trying to find the primary problem. In many cases, dogs adapt and compensate for an area that may not be working as well and this can lead to overuse/stress of tissues in other areas.
Osteopathic treatment for your dog incorporates a variety of techniques such as massage, stretching, range of motion exercises and cranial-sacral therapy. These techniques assist in removing tension and restrictions to help improve mobility, function and quality of life for your canine friend.
The aim of treatment is to assist your dog to be comfortable in everyday activities.
Canine Osteopathy can help with the following;
- Difficulty rising from rest
- Lameness or reduced mobility
- Lack of agility when performing tasks
- Recovery from injury
- Orthopaedic post-operative rehabilitation.
- Changes in temperament and mood
The first treatment is approximately 60 minutes, this includes health history, gait analysis, photos and treatment. It is favourable to schedule treatments when your dog can be rested/gentle exercise for a couple of days afterwards, this allows your dog to adjust to any changes.
First Treatment is $70 and followup appointments are $60.
If you are interested in finding out more information please do not hesitate to contact Gail.