- Ultrasound Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Hot and cold therapy
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
- Therapeutic exercises e.g. range of motion exercises, stretches, gait re-education
- Individual exercise programmes as appropriate to the pet's rehabilitation
Ultrasound therapy is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal injuries. It is based upon a stream of compression waves that forms a sonic beam, which is then transferred to the tissues through a transducer head.
The benefits of ultrasound therapy are:
- Increased blood supply
- Reduction of muscle spasm
- Pain relief
- Softening scar tissue which can be formed during healing
Phototherapy uses a certain wavelength of light to stimulate cells to work better if they are malfunctioning
Phototherapy is particularly useful in managing wound healing.
Phototherapy has been shown to ease pain and accelerate the healing process by increasing circulation which delivers more oxygen throughout the body speeding up healing, blocking pain transmitting chemicals and triggering endorphins (‘feel good chemicals’) and relieving swelling by increasing lymphatic system activity.
Use of phototherapy to assist in wound healing. The first image is the wound prior to being treated with phototherapy. The next 2 images were taken over the course of the application of phototherapy. (This was over the course of 4-5 weeks)
Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy
Pulsed electromagnetic therapy is an aid to help the natural repair of injuries by helping to establish the optimum conditions for healing to take place.
All living cells within the body possess potentials which under normal healthy circumstances are fixed. However when cells are damaged, these potentials change and therefore the balance of the cell is disrupted, resulting in inflammation, toxin build up which ultimately leads to pain and tissue damage.
By applying Pulsed electromagnetic therapy, the magnetic field interacts with the body at a cellular level by re- establishing the electrical charges around the cells, thus restoring balance.
The effects of pulsed electromagnetic therapy (when the correct setting is used) are:
- Reduce inflammation, oedema by vasoconstriction
- Increase blood supply, which delivers nutrients to the area by vasodilation
- Pain relief
- To aid in fracture repair
The word massage is derived from the Arabic word mass, which means to press. Massage can be broadly described as 'the manipulation and mobilisation of the soft tissues of the body' and as a studied therapy, it is thought to have originated in China over 5,000 years ago.
Everyone can benefit from massage whether they have two legs or four legs. It is particularly valuable for pre exercise to prepare the muscles for intense activity (in addition to an appropriate warm up) and post exercise to relax the muscles and prevent soreness and stiffness.
The effects of massage:
- Pain relief
- Relieve anxiety and discomfort
- Promotes good circulation which helps increase blood supply, therefore increasing delivery of nutrients to the muscles and helping in the removal of toxins from the body
- Relieves muscle spasm and make muscles softer and more pliable
To make an appointment or if you have any questions please call us on 07825 136619 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Poor movement and mobility problems
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- Elbow Dysplasia
- Cranial cruciate disease and repair
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