Prior to treatment I will obtain history about your pet to gain knowledge about their current condition. I will ask about any recent changes in behaviour, movement and their overall wellbeing, to get a clear picture about how your pet is feeling and what we can do to help improve their condition.
I will complete a static observation to assess your pet’s conformation and stance. I will then palpate feeling for muscle pain, spasm, tenderness, and areas of weakness/tightness.
Range of motion will then be tested within each of your pet’s joints, feeling for any restrictions or hyperactivity, signs of pain, crepitus and comparing symmetry left to right.
I would need to observe your pet moving in a straight line in both walk and trot. For my equine clients, I may ask to see the horse lunging, possibly ridden and circling. Using all the information gathered, I will provide a plan to improve your pets’ condition.
During treatments I will use a mixture of manual therapies, including:
· Low level light therapy
· Thermotherapy/ Cryotherapy
· Kinesiology Taping
At the end of the session I will demonstrate some exercises for you to use on your pet until your next treatment. I will provide all written notes, including an exercise programme and management advice.