The use of fine needles placed into the skin to stimulate the trigger points (which are small hubs of the nervous system located throughout the body).
The use of manual manipulation to adjust the bones of the spine in order to relieve any pressure on all the important nerves coming out of the spinal cord.
The use of non-painful light energy to increase the blood flow to the area and metabolism which speeds up the body’s natural healing processes.
This provides targeted mechanical stimulation to the area of the body that you apply it to; creating a pressure wave in the tissues that promotes healing.
Soft Tissue Therapy:
This may include massage, myofascial release, and acupressure. This is useful in animals that may have suffered from a short-to-medium term lameness and have compensatory changes in other areas of the body. Also great for our canine athletes competing in events such as agility or barn hunt.
Options for non-surgical candidates:
Surgery is the gold standard for a lameness problem. However, there are other factors which can impact whether the patient is a suitable candidate for a surgical repair (such as a concurrent disease). Dr. Sarah is experienced with brace fitting for many medical conditions, as well as fitting animals for wheels.