MANUAL THERAPY

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MASSAGE

Massage has a vast array of benefits which will help your animal to perform to their full function. Different techniques will be applied to suit the individual, from effleurage to trigger point therapy to myofascial release. Below are just a few of the key benefits of massage... ​

  • Accelerates recovery and aids tissue healing

  • Helps to reduce pain and muscle spasm

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage

  • Prevents scar tissue formation

  • Increases muscle tone

  • Improves range of motion

STRETCHING

Stretching is a vital part of any physiotherapy programme, and is often a great way of releasing any left over tension, as well as pin-pointing areas of tightness or asymmetry in the animal's movement. Some benefits of stretching include...

  • Helps to reduce tension and encourages relaxation

  • Improving muscle tone and mass

  • Improving proprioception

  • Increasing range of motion and stride length

  • Prevents scar tissue formation and improves fibre alignment

  • Decreases risk of injury

  • Helps to built core strength

  • Reduces delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)