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TREATMENTS AND TECHNIQUES OFFERED

MASSAGE

Massage offers a wide range of benefits. In the case of competition animals, such as horses, various massage and stretching techniques can be applied to help them perform to their full potential. With pets, a massage can help improve the rehabilitation process after an injury and improve range of movement.

 

POSITIVE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

  • Increase and Improve Circulation (Vascular and Lymphatic)

  • Enhance Muscle Tone 

  • Relax Muscle Spasm

  • Prevent and Relieve Adhesions

  • Improve Joint Mobility

  • Reduce the Formation of Scar Tissue

  • Assist Flexibility and Agility

  • Stimulate the Parasympathetic Nervous System and Reduce Nociceptive Pain Receptors

SPINAL MANIPULATION

Animal manipulation was first introduced by John McTimoney DC in the early 1970s, and describes non-invasive, gentle physical therapies. Manual manipulation and mobilisation techniques are used to treat back pain, restore mobility in the spine, restore full function and movement, and to reduce muscle spasm.

LASER THERAPY

Working on the principle of photobiomodulation (PBM), laser therapy can help with;

 

  • Alleviating Pain or Inflammation

  • Promoting Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration

  • Stimulating the Production of Collagen

  • Improving Superficial Circulation

  • Releasing Endorphins

ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound effectively produces the positive effects of a deep massage with the added benefits of:

  • Improved circulation and reduced healing time in the sub-acute phase of soft tissue injury.

  • Stimulation of collagen production required for the repair of tendons and ligaments, thus accelerating the proliferative phase of healing.

  • Improving the elasticity of mature collagen

  • Reducing fibrous scar tissue post-injury.

NEUROMUSCULAR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION (NMES)

This works by stimulating muscular contractions using electrical impulses. Examples of the benefits of electrotherapy treatments include:

  • Pain Relief

  • Building Muscle following Muscle Atrophy

  • Re-Education of Muscle Function to Prevent Further Injury

  • Strengthening of Muscles and Tendons

  • Decreased Rehabilitation Time after Injury and Surgery

PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY (PEMFT)

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, also referred to as PEMFT, uses a range of electromagnetic frequencies to help stimulate different cells in the body, helping them to work more efficiently. Depending on the frequencies used, PEMFT can help with:

  • Repairing of Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Reducing of Inflammation and Oedema

  • Pain Relief

  • Optimising Conditions for Fracture Repair

  • Stimulating the Healing of Non-Union Fractures