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Acupuncture, Massage, and Other Animal-Friendly Therapies

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It’s the appearance of it’s a day in the spa that includes massages and acupuncture as well as water treatments however, it’s really a normal day in an animal rehabilitation facility. These treatments provide a wide range of benefits for canines, just as they offer benefits to humans.

Hydrotherapy

Treatments using water are often utilized alongside other types of treatment. Underwater treadmills can be particularly beneficial for overweight or arthritis-prone pets and animals who suffer from neurological issues and require the buoyancy of water to reduce joint stress or to keep them upright when walking. Based on Aziza Glass, DMV, the owner of Personal Touch Veterinary Clinic, which is a mobile clinic located in Texas the treadmill can be adjusted to speed and is set in an evaporator tank that can be filled with water. The level of water is altered to control the body weight it is carrying, allowing for targeted training.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is frequently utilized in veterinary medicine to treat chronic pain. However, it can also be utilized to treat neurological problems digestion, digestive issues, or even skin conditions. Fine needles are placed in precisely placed areas within the body, with high concentrations of endorphin producing cells or nerves. Dr. Glass explains, “We may pick the spots based on their function to obtain the desired reaction.” Pet owners can continue the treatment at home, by applying pressure to the same areas by using their hands.

Massage

Animals are able to benefit from massage therapy to improve circulation, reduce swelling, and ease anxiety and anxiety. Effleurage is a method that uses gentle, slow glides to control the surface tissues and improve circulation, has become among the most popular massage techniques. Kneading is a technique employed in a more intense massage, also known as petrissage to relax muscles. In the words of Leilani Alvarez DVM who is director of Integrative and Rehabilitative Medicine at the Animal Medical Center in New York City the pet who is getting massage “is not protesting in any way; their body is fully relaxed, and they are starting to fall asleep.”

Stimulation by electricity

The transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is utilized for pain relief, while nervemuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is utilized to preserve muscles’ strength and endurance and to stimulate muscles that are weak and ease muscle spasms. TENS along with NMES both employ low-current electrical stimulation to harm pain receptors within the sensory nerves. NMES utilizes muscles to trigger the muscles to contract. While the sensation might be a shock to your pet’s first However, none of these therapies will cause any discomfort.

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PROM Therapy is a form of therapy that makes utilization of

The therapist moves the animal’s limbs in order to stretch the muscles and activate the joints within the passive range of motion (PROM). It is particularly important for animals recovering from surgeries because it stops scar tissue from developing and helps prevent long-term range in motion decline. “I utilize the levers in the bones that are connected to the joint as a method of rehabilitating the joint by using an open-hand technique. I do not force any actionto do something; it’s always guided for me “Dr. Alvarez agrees.

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