Articles with alternative treatments

Canine Massage–Every Dog ‘Kneads’ It.' Benefits and Techniques of Dog Massage

Canine Massage–Every Dog ‘Kneads’ It.' Benefits and Techniques of Dog Massage

Massage has always been a “cornerstone” treatment for physical therapists. The benefits of massage to human beings having various medical conditions has a proven record. Dogs can now benefit as well. Dog massage physiological benefits The benefits dogs receive from massage are many of the same benefits that humans do, The benefits include: reduced tension decreased pain reduced inflammation increased…

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PT for Dog Gastrointestinal Disorders: Can Physical Therapy Help with my Dog’s Digestive Issues?

PT for Dog Gastrointestinal Disorders: Can Physical Therapy Help with my Dog’s Digestive Issues?

Can physical therapy help with pancreatitis, constipation, colitis and many other digestive disorders your dog might face? Your veterinarian is the first point of contact for help with these issues. Any gastrointestinal disorders require evaluation by a primary care specialist for diagnosis instruction on proper nutrition, medication, and supplements Physical therapy is adjunctive care for internal disorders. However, it can…

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PRP for Partial Cruciate Tear: Pearl Is Running Again

PRP for Partial Cruciate Tear: Pearl Is Running Again

Dogs with different clinical conditions with different outcome goals, including musculoskeletal conditions, can benefit from platelet therapy. Pearl’s story Pearl was found as a stray on the streets. She was a bloody little malnourished baby girl. Veterinarians were not able to determine exactly what caused her leg disfigurement. However, because of the scar tissue and the scarring around her torso,…

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Reiki for Dogs: Is it real?

Reiki for Dogs: Is it real?

If you know your enemy, you will win most of the time. If you know yourself, there is no enemy Sun Ysu, 500 B.C Have you tried or heard of Reiki for dogs? If you have ever experienced Reiki, you probably found it relaxing and beneficial I first became aware of Reiki from my human physical therapy patients, who had…

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