About the Therapy?
At Out of Step Canine, gentle non-invasive soft tissue techniques are used to assess, treat and manage injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. The techniques used help to restore balance, improve natural movement and influence the body’s own ability to repair. The body is a biotensegress system and moves as one unit. Strain or injury of any one part of your dog’s body can compromise the whole body and all systems, and over time, have a detrimental effect on mobility, mood, overall health and quality of life. By treating the body holistically the aim is to address the compensation patterns as well as the initial cause, restoring and maintaining structural alignment and well-being.
Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and even nerves. Soft tissue commands the movement and structure of the body including the bones (skeleton), therefore soft tissue therapy should be the first port of call for any muscular/skeletal dysfunction or imbalance.
Imbalance can be caused by trauma, surgery, sprains and strains, over exercise, excessive play, slips or trips, genetic or orthopeadic conditions, visceral conditions or due to compensation issues brought about by activities of daily living (often mistaken for general aging).
Using various techniques including myofascial release to affect the whole musculoskeletal system and aid the body's recovery rather than focusing on the symptomatic lameness or injury, the sessions take a holistic approach in order to improve the overall balance of the body.
The therapy can provide a very effective natural form of pain management for orthopaedic conditions such as Arthritis and can improve quality of life for these dogs and those with neurological and spinal conditions such as CDRM (Chronic Degenerative Radiculo Myelopathy) and IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease).
Proactively, it is an effective way of improving and maintaining performance of working dogs whether in the show ring or out in the field, a little like maintenance for your car, to keep it running and performing well.
Each dog is treat as an individual working within their own comfort zone mentally and physically to ensure they have a pleasant experience which in turn optimises the healing process.
Could my dog benefit?
Nearly every dog can benefit, no matter the age, breed or size. If your dog is very active or competes or has been diagnosed with a condition that affects their mobility or is showing any of the below signs or symptoms then your dog could benefit from the treatment:
Soft tissue therapy can aid your dog's recovery from injury and alleviate pain from many conditions naturally. Improvements can often be seen in the first 1 to 3 sessions:
Activities of Daily Living
We know ourselves how what we do and how we do it affects our physical wellbeing, such as sitting at a computer, repetative tasks, gardening, gym workouts, a slip or fall, injuries during sports activities for example. Our dogs are affected by their activities of daily living too, especially repetative movement, slipping, jumping or impact:
If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to give me a call or email me for further information. Or why not check out my facebook page to see some of the dogs who have recently visited Out of Step Canine
NOTE: I have recently had technical issues with my FB page and currently have no admin or editing ability.
** My new FB page, Out of Step Canine Whole Body Health pt2 is now up and running, May 2020, my previous page Out of Step Canine Whole Body Health is still available to view and check out reviews but I can no longer access messages or update it.