Massage therapy is a series of manual manipulation techniques used to improve a patient’s physical and emotional well being. Physiological benefits of massage include pain relief, improved joint mobility, relaxation and increased circulation. Many people also find that massage deepens the bond between owner and pet. Dr. Jamie provides a therapeutic massage for older dogs or those recuperating from injury or surgery and a deep tissue massage for competition dogs, training partners or active companions. Because every dog is different, Dr. Jamie builds an individualized program tailored to meet your companions specific needs.
Older dogs and those recovering from injury or surgery need special care. A soothing massage can help to maintain muscle tone, lubricate joints for better range of motion, enhance respiratory function and aid in the emotional adjustment to new physical limits. Therapeutic massage is intended to put the animal at ease, but still have an effect on pain reduction and range of motion. Depending on the animals history and presenting complaint, light stretching and range of motion may be incorporated.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to a therapeutic massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). A sports massage may help to prevent injuries and relieve stiffness and soreness that can follow strenuous activity. Dr. Jamie works to locate damaged areas and restore them by loosening muscles, stimulating increased range of motion of joints and removing waste products like lactic acid and toxins that cause pain and tightness. Gentle stretching, myofascial release and or trigger point therapy may be incorporated into treatment. The goal is to facilitate recovery, helping him get back on the field for his next event or vigorous play session.
We provide our unique approach to veterinary therapy through evidence-based chiropractic care and manual therapy, consisting of advanced joint manipulation/adjusting techniques, cutting edge manual therapy, soft tissue treatments, physiotherapy modalities and functional rehabilitative exercises. It is our goal not only to help your animal get out of pain quickly but to empower you as the owner to take an active role in your animals health care. Therapy doesn’t stop after treatment with Dr. Jamie, it continues the moment you walk out the door.
Dr. Jamie at Full Motion Family Chiropractic takes pride in offering the following:
Whether on two legs or four, each patient receives the same great quality care. Dr. Jamie has the unique ability of working as a physiotherapist for both humans and animals. That may be confusing to some, but muscles, joints and pain respond similarly across species. The key though is understanding proper body mechanics per the animal (or human) you are working on. Dr. Jamie is a licensed human chiropractor with a specialty in human sports and physical rehabilitation. After practicing on humans for several years, she broadened her certifications to include veterinary spinal manipulation – animal chiropractic – and veterinary massage and rehabilitation therapy. Dr. Jamie’s entire focus is on musculoskeletal therapies for infants, children, adults, elderly and animals, including horses.
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