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Low-level laser is a newer advance in rehabilitation. Unlike high-powered surgical lasers that are used to cut through tissues, these 'cold' (Class IIIB) low level lasers are non invasive, there are no reported adverse effects when used properly. LLL is used in rehabilitation to help accelerate healing at the cellular level allowing increased tissue repair and cell growth of structures such as skin, tendons, ligaments and muscles. It also has a therapeutic effect in the management of chronic pain, as seen with dogs suffering from osteoarthritis. There are also studies showing that there is improvement seen with peripheral nerve injuries when LLL is utilized.
Pain reduction: the intensive pulses transmitted from the hand piece to the tissue help inhibit the transmission of the pain signal (Gate Control theory)
Increased metabolism: shock waves influence the tissue on a cellular level, promoting the release of pain inhibiting and inflammatory inhibiting substances
Revascularisation: repeated shock waves influence the blood flow, promoting tissue healing and regeneration
Reduced muscle tone: shock waves help restore a normalized muscular tone by reducing the impact of pain on muscle tone
Transcutaneous Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation decreases pain by providing a low level electrical current which disrupts the normal pain perception pathways. TENS may be applied to acupuncture points as well.
Neuromuscular Stimulation : Using a low level electrical current, neuromuscular electrical stimulation decreases swelling and allows muscle contraction and recruitment after orthopedic or neurological injury.
Pulsed Electrical Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) provides pain relief from common problems associated with hip dysplasia, arthritis, muscle, tendon or ligament injury, and old-age stiffness and soreness. PEMF can help your animal feel better, usually within 1-2 weeks. You will commonly see a difference in the way your dog gets up and around in the morning, with less stiffness, and more bounce to his step. You will notice your pet enjoys PEMF therapy, because they doze off as they are being treated. It is relaxing and pleasant. Many times, a dog or cat will place the injured, sore area right on the PEMF bed.
For background on the principles of PEMF, it is believed that there is an electrical field around each joint that plays an important part in the continual regeneration of cartilage and connective tissue. If osteoarthritis or inflammatory joint disorders are present, there is a disturbance in this electrical field. PST allows reconstruction of the disturbed electrical field, which returns the natural regeneration capabilities and reactivates the cartilage and connective tissue to increase production of proteoglycans and collagen (the building blocks of cartilage) to aid in repairing the cartilage defects. PST does this by pulsing an electro magnetic field to the treatment area.
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At Canine Wellness Centre, exercises are an integral part of each rehabilitation program we provide. An exercise may be as simple as doing passive-range-of-motion (PROM) to improve or maintain a joint's flexibility, to specific exercises geared to retraining an animal to walk after full or partial paralysis. Exercises are devised specifically for each individual client, to improve the overall recovery from the specific injury. Here are some general types of exercise that we perform at Canine Wellness Centre:
Massage has long been a component of human sports medicine and rehabilitative therapy, and it is gaining wide acceptance as a therapy for cats and dogs. Massage has many benefits: increases blood circulation
Massage may have immediate benefits to a patient, but it usually takes regular treatments to bring about significant improvements in a particular condition. It is often used in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities to enhance the effectiveness of those modalities.
Acupressure is the light pressure at specific points in the body to create a physiological change. Acupressure has been used in human medicine for over 5,000 years, and in animals for over 3,000 years. Current studies have demonstrated that these specific points have thinner skin, increased mast cells (which release histamine and other chemicals), blood vessels and nerve endings directly under the points, making them invaluable for overall wellbeing. Acupressure in rehabilitation is used to relieve pain and muscle spasms, and to increase nerve regeneration and circulation.
Osteopathy is a non-pharmacological, "hands-on" approach that encourages the body to heal itself by using the body's intrinsic forces and corrective mechanisms to achieve homeostasis. Osteopathy views the body as a functional and holistic unit. The health practitioner serves only as a facilitator, not as a mechanic. This approach promotes long-term health and well being at the same time focuses on reducing any existing symptoms. Osteopathy is an established system of diagnosis and treatment with its main emphasis on the structural and functional integrity of the body.
Osteopathy – derived from the Greek words osteon (tissue) and pathos (feeling) – is essentially "feeling the motion of the tissues." Developed in the U.S. in the early 19th century, founder Dr. Andrew Still discovered a direct relationship between the musculo-skeletal system and the function of the rest of the body. His understanding was that form/structure directs the function of specific joints, which led to his conclusion that inappropriate alteration in the structure can trigger dysfunction in other parts of the body. Osteopathy Defined: Osteopathy comprises many non-invasive, manual-therapy techniques: aDirect techniques, such as high velocity/low amplitude (chiropractic) and muscle energy, aBiovalent Systems (Frank Lowen LMT), aCraniosacral techniques,aFunctional indirect techniques, aVisceral manipulation, andaStrain / counter-strain techniques. These techniques are well-known to physical therapists; however, they are foreign in traditional veterinary practices. The emerging field of osteopathy in animal rehabilitation has tremendous potential to help dogs with back and shoulder problems, particularly agility dogs, canine athletes, older and service dogs or those hits by cars. A regimen of osteopathic treatment usually helps restore a dog's normal function.