Biomechanical medicine combines Chiropractic and Osteopathic treatments to provide a safe and effective form of rehabilitation for your dog.
It is mostly applied for lameness, muscle and skeletal problems, but it is also effective in many other situations. The aim is to identify areas where the dog’s body is not functioning normally – these areas are then assessed to see whether biomechanical treatment is appropriate.
If appropriate, it can involve spinal adjustments as well as soft tissue treatments such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, tissue stretching, craniosacral therapy, and a whole host of other techniques.
All techniques need to be performed gently to maintain the trust and relaxation of the patient.
In some cases, other treatments, such as acupuncture, medications, or surgery are appropriate with biomechanical treatment, or instead of it. In some cases, further investigation is required (e.g. X-rays).
Once the problem area has been treated, the dog’s body is then allowed to adjust to the improved function and heal itself. This can be very quick for recent and minor problem. Longer time maybe required for profound and/or chronic issues. In this case, repeat treatments may be required.