Modalities we use...
Low Level Laser
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 shock pulses transmitted from the hand piece to the tissue help inhibit the transmission of the pain signal (Gate Control theory). This treatment is non painful for the animal so no sedation is required. Great for Soft tissue injuries (ie. bicep tendon or iliopsoas) as well as painful arthritic joints. The shockwaves Increase metabolism: by influencing the tissue on a cellular level, promoting the release of pain inhibiting and inflammatory inhibiting substances. Also it creates Re-vascularisation by the repeated shock waves which influence blood flow thereby promoting tissue healing and regeneration
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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. PEMF does this by pulsing an electro magnetic field to the treatment area
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.
Myofascial release therapy is non painful, hands-on technique used to manage myofascial pain. “Myo” means muscle. “Fascial” refers to the connective tissue that covers and supports the muscles throughout your entire body. During myofascial release therapy, the focus is on releasing tension in your fascial tissues.<br>You can think of fascia like a spider web. The stringy tissue is densely woven throughout your muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, veins and organs. Your fascia is one continuous structure throughout your body. Each part of your body is connected to it in some way. That’s why if there’s a snag in the tissue in one part of your body, it can cause pain in another part of your body.
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.
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:
Passive range of motion (PROM) exercises increase nutrition availability at the joint cartilage, stimulate new cartilage production, and is used to increase range of motion at the joint.
Stretching exercises increase circulation and muscle flexibility.
Proprioceptive exercises are exercises used to help the animal know where their feet are in space.
Strengthening exercises (stairs, underwater treadmill, caveletti’s, physio balls etc..) are used to strengthen individual muscles or muscle groups.
Canine Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation flexibility exercises uses proprioceptive input to improve muscle flexibility and strength. Proprioceptors are sensory nerve-ending in muscles, tendons, and joints. They provide a sense of the body’s position by responding to stimuli from within the body.
Ambulation exercises are exercises used to reeducate a paretic animal (severe loss of function of their limbs) how to walk.
Virtual appointments now available
CBD for Pets
To Advise, Guide and Educate.
Are you struggling with how to choose a cannabis product for your pet? As a certified VCC we can offer you step by step guidance, through virtual consultation’s, to customize a cannabis plan specific to your pets’ needs.
We have two different solutions.
30 min consult (does not include dosages only safe product suggestions)
2 month weekly check in to monitor, assess and fine tune or change a product- call for pricing.