Don’t we all enjoy a massage or a good adjustment from our chiropractor? Some of us do it to relax and some of us do it to get better performance whether we’re weight lifting, running or cycling and some of us do it just to be able to get around a little bit better and get our systems running more efficiently.Â Â You’re dog can benefit from regular massage and body care for the same reasons.Â You might have a performance dog either doing agility or fly ball or you may have a senior dog that needs a little extra support.Â We started regular body work and chiropractic care with our dogs.Â Our senior dog, Salem, is the biggest beneficiary and it’s definitely a key part of his overall wellness care plan.
Have you noticed any of the following with your dog?
* Lameness or Limping
* Improper Balance
* Limited range of motion
* Unusual hesitation to perform normal movements: walk, jog, curve, turn, jump, etc.
* Unusual behaviors: licking & biting at skin/fur, growling, whining, shortened or labored breathing, etc.
Myofascial Release & Corrective Massage
The source of functional movement is proper muscle function and skeletal alignment.
Corrective animal massage prevents injury and increases all animalsâ€™ capacity to build functional strength and to overcome limitations so that they can live the most active, healthy life.
Kristen Baker, CMT
The goal of an animal chiropractor is to restore function and mobility to compromised spinal and extremity joints in an effort to re-establish neurological transmissions or nerve function. This allows the body to perform at its optimum potential. The structure and alignment of an animal’s body is critical to his health and wellbeing.
Chiropractic care can provide an immediate reduction in pain and increased range of motion. Chiropractic can also help with many undiagnosed or poorly managed health problems due to its effect on the nervous system. For example, since each spinal nerve leads to an organ or system of organs in the body, chiropractic adjustments can improve organ function.
Julie Holland, D.C.
Due to the synergistic effect of these powerful therapies, chiropractic and corrective massage are most effective when used in conjunction to achieve optimal results for your
Canine Bodywork & Corrective Massage plus Chiropractic Care Workshop (FREE!)
Saturday, May 23, 2015
10am – 11 am
Four Muddy Paws – Edwardsville
Come and learn more about how these complimentary techniques can be very beneficial in your own pet’s wellness plan.Â A foundation built on good nutrition, nutritional supplements and regular veterinary care is very important in helping your pet thrive even into their senior years.