Manual Therapies


Massage

As well as providing relaxation for your animal, massage can be used to:

  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Enhance muscle repair
  • Release muscle strain and adhesions
  • Improve joint range of motion
  • Stimulate neuroreceptors in the skin to restore function in neuromuscular junctions
  • Increase rate of healing and regeneration of tissues
  • Increase mobility and extensibility of soft tissues

Stretching

Stretching is an important part of veterinary physiotherapy treatment for both equines and canines with many benefits including:

  • Increases tissue extensibility and flexibility
  • Provides greater range of motion
  • Enhances mobility
  • Reduces risk of injury
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Increases proprioception
  • Prevents muscle adhesions and fascia contraction

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