When is treatment of dogs relevant?
Like other four-legged creatures, dogs are good at compensating for various minor injuries, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t in pain or that the injuries can’t worsen over time.
Dogs that change behaviour seemingly without reason often do so because of pain.
Work and activity
Working-, sports-, and regular dogs that attain injuries in shoulders, pelvis, neck and back. Problems with soreness or lameness. I recommend a check-up of working dogs every 4th – 6th month, depending on work and age, to avoid further developing injuries and imbalances.
Slipped disc, whiplash, SPD, a general lack of energy and happiness, lameness, bent ribs, neck- and shoulder problems. In cases of spondylosis I redirect the pressure so the strain on the area disappears and relieves pain. I can also correct water-tails and their origin.
Individual rehabilitation plans after cruciate ligament and other major operations in the locomotor system.
If in doubt, ask me. I’m very conscious of not working outside my area of expertise.
Hip- and elbow dysplasia prevention on large and medium breeds. Thorough check-up of puppies so they don’t grow up with skewnesses. Difficult births. Accidents. Puppies can be treated from 3 weeks of age.
Litter + mother:
As something new I offer a “package deal” with treatment and check of mother and puppies. The mother gets her body adjusted and reset, and the puppies get a good physical start on life.
A therapy session lasts 30 minutes max and takes place in my clinic or with a group of clients. I always reserve 45 minutes for new dogs. The dog may be tired the first few days afterwards and should only be taken for short walks.
I ask the owner to update me after a certain time so I can decide whether another session is necessary. When starting to work on a complication via the myofascial lines, it often becomes like “pealing an onion” – i.e. there are several layers of old injuries, and therefore more than one session is needed not long after the first.
If I, during session, come across something that requires a second opinion from for instance a vet, I will let you know immediately.
Video example of treatment:
First video-clip is after a visit to the vet’s; the next 6 clips are from during treatment (which starts about 2 hours after the vet) and right after treatment. Last clip is 6 hours after treatment.
Case story of Mullet the Boxer
Written by Mullet’s owner Maiken Lysholm Sten.
When my beloved boxer was 5 years old, she got a blood clot in her spine, which partly paralysed her hindquarters. The vets helped her regain most of her mobility, but some of the nerve tissue was unrevivable.
After a good while of rehabilitation she became quite functional, was pain free and happy as she had always been. But the vets told me that I should be grateful for just a few years with her because she would wear her body out quickly with her new way of walking.
Thankfully, I soon got to know Anne. She can’t revive dead nerve tissue, but she helped Mullet by adjusting her body on a regular basis, so she didn’t wear it out. And I am endlessly grateful for that. I got 12 years with my wonderful dog – which in itself is a high age for a boxer! It wasn’t until her last six months that her mobility began to deteriorate.
Mullet herself had no doubt that Anne’s treatments were good for her. As soon as we arrived, Mullet immediately went to sit on her lap. She would demonstratively back up, presenting her hindquarters ’saying’: “Come on – get going!” So Mullet was definitely a member of the board of directors in Anne’s fan club.