Articles with physical therapy

Laser Therapy for Dogs: Can Photon Power Help Your Dog?

Laser Therapy for Dogs: Can Photon Power Help Your Dog?

The word “LASER” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.  It is emitted through a “LED”: Light Emitting Diode. Lasers are one of the most underutilized treatment modalities that we have to offer animals in the veterinary world. Yet it is one of the safest and most effective devices to utilize.  Fortunately, laser therapy is rising…

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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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Canine Functional Strengthening Exercises: The What, Why and How

Canine Functional Strengthening Exercises: The What, Why and How

Have you ever heard the term “functional strengthening exercises” and wondered what it means? Not only are functional strengthening exercises helpful to human beings in physical rehabilitation or sports enhancement programs, but they are also used in canine recovery and fitness. So, what are they? What is a functional exercise? For an exercise to be considered functional, it utilizes the…

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