Physical therapy

Massage, physiotherapy, etc.


Initial examination and consultation (approx. 1 - 1.5 hours) Discussion of the problems, any existing findings (e.g. x-rays, examination of the animal, discussion of treatment options, initial treatment and exercises for at home).

Muscle tension is often the result of improper strain (e.g. due to osteoarthritis).
During a massage, blood circulation is stimulated, adhesions between skin, muscles and connective tissue are loosened and the removal of pain-releasing substances is accelerated. A massage has a soothing and pain-relieving effect.
In contrast to the detonating (relaxing) massage, a toning (stimulating) massage is used for flaccid muscles (e.g. paralysis).

Has a relaxing effect, stimulates the lymph flow.

Joint mobilization

Restrictions in mobility often result not only in tension but also in muscle or tendon shortening. These muscles are stretched to restore mobility.

Magnetic field therapy is said to lead to better blood circulation, an increase in the oxygen content in the blood and an improved removal of metabolic waste products. It also has a pain relieving effect.

Warmth stimulates blood circulation, pain is relieved and the animal feels good. Additional heat treatment is recommended, especially for tense muscles or arthrosis. A cold treatment is used, for example, for inflammation, but also for paralyzed animals to stimulate nerve tracts.

After a treatment, it is advisable to stabilize the animal. The animal is stimulated to tense the muscles evenly by applying light pressure on a muscle area. Combined with equipment therapy (e.g. rocking board or trampoline), balance is trained here, among other things.

Passive movement:
With passive movement, the joints of the animals are moved individually or (e.g. in the case of paralyzed animals) in a certain sequence of movements. As a result, joint mobility is retained or improved. The joints are not stressed and the joint metabolism is stimulated. This also prevents muscle and tendon shortening, which can result from long-term restricted movement, e.g. pain in the joint.

Active movement:
Mostly combined with device therapy. Here the animal actively tones muscles and strengthens coordination. This is done using different methods such as different surfaces when running, inclines, stairs, circular running, hurdles, slalom, etc.

This treatment has an anti-inflammatory, wound healing and pain relieving effect. It is used for acute and especially chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system (joint, muscle, tendon and tendon sheath inflammation). But wound healing disorders also respond very well to laser treatment.

Acupuncture can be used in many ways. Above all, pain therapy plays an important role in physiotherapy. The principle of acupuncture is based on the connection and the exchange of information between the cells of the body. In Chinese medicine, the body is seen as a whole because all organ systems are connected to one another. If there are disruptions in the flow of energy, symptoms appear. This disturbed flow of energy is influenced by stimulating certain points. The pain-relieving effect of acupuncture has been scientifically proven.

Electrical stimulation therapy, is mainly used in pain treatment


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