Surrey Veterinary Physiotherapy

Manual Therapy and Massage for Animals

Massage, stretching, and gentle skeletal realignment are all highly effective therapies in managing animal injury and rehabilitation. They may be employed as standalone treatments, or in conjunction with electrotherapies and remedial exercise prescription.

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The benefits of massage are well documented, from effecting the removal of localised toxin build-up resulting from a hypoxic environment caused by muscular contracture, through to producing an increase in blood flow, tissue elasticity and local thermal effects which accelerate tissue recovery.

Differing massage techniques produce differing effects on the underlying tissues;

Effleurage massage addresses muscle tension and can aid oedemic drainage. This technique can be easily taught to the owner and reproduced therapeutically on a daily basis without the need for therapist presence.

Petrissage massage will increase muscle tone, and is advocated to areas of muscle loss.

Tapotement massage increased localised blood flow.

Localised friction massage can be used to address post surgical adhesions and scar tissue bonds.


Trigger Point and Myofascial Release

Localised trigger points were first identified by Travell and Simons (1993), and correspond to areas of myofascial pain syndrome resulting from pathology in joints, viscera and nervous system.These points clinically produce pain on compression and in a referred pattern, and most importantly in addressing postural compensations, restrict movement by altering the pattern of muscular activation in muscle groups. Deactivation of trigger points can be achieved through massage techniques. Applying soft tissue myofascial release techniques removes fascial tethering which can also hinder correct posture and locomotion.

Passive Range of Motion Stretches

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Stretching improves elasticity of collagenous structures, as these tissue components change microscopically in response to the stretch stimulus, and fibres of muscle elongate through the serial recruitment of new sarcomeres to the end of existing myofibrils.

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