Massage & Laser Therapy for Animals
bring your bones to Valerie and feel like a pup again.
Tune-up - run fast - run clean
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You may find me working dog shows - there is nothing like a well tuned
team to win those ribbons.
I may be helping a dog to better health in the massage room or in a choice location during an in-home visit.
Pet or Performance,
big or small -
all can benefit from massage.
Holistic Touch Therapist - Certified Level I & II
Certified Veterinary Chiropractioner - CVCP
Benefits of Massage
Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues of
the body to achieve specific goals. Deep massage loosens tense muscles
and stretches ligaments. Lighter touch therapy increases circulation to
the skin and underlying muscles. Enhanced circulation relaxes healthy tissues
and encourages a healthy tone.
of specific massage goals are
release of cramped muscles or
cleaner and faster runs for
the performance dog
increase range of motion for
the geriatric or arthritic dog
promotion of a mental and physical
attitude that is calm and relaxed
A massage book and a DVD are available for further enrichment.
Enhanced Range of Motion
of Muscle Spasms
Massage Therapy is not
intended as a substitute for veterinary care.
In conjunction with veterinary
care, massage can enhance injury & surgery rehabilitation.
Val has brought her physiology and anatomy
background as a registered nurse to bear on the study of therapeutic massage
for animals. Val has completed both Level I and Level II training and
certification by Dr Sue Furman of Colorado State University. Val's massage is based on Swedish techniques with
emphasis on the canine athlete.
Most recently, Val completed her certification as a Veterinary Chiropractioner with the International Association of Veterinary Chiropractioners and will be working with local veterinarians in this new capacity.
Val's unique sensitivity to animal's needs allows
her to maximize the benefits that her skilled hands provide.
Ask her clients and they will tell you of agility
runs shortened after her touch, of older dogs with improved mobility and
comfort and of stressed dogs with a calmer outlook.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy (also called “cold laser” or LLLT) is an exciting technology which has been proven to be remarkably safe, painless, and effective in treating both acute injuries and chronic pain of various kinds.
Low-level laser therapy is harmless. Lasers used for tissue stimulation have insufficient strength to damage cells.
30 years of clinical studies and clinical use revealed no adverse effects whatsoever.
Non-invasive, non-toxic, easily applied, highly effective, cure rate > 95%, no known negative side effects
| Conditions Treated With LLLT:
Muscle, Ligament and Tendon Injuries
Arthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease, Hip Dysplasia
Ulcerations and Open Wounds
Post-surgical and soft tissue trauma
Surgery incision and wound healing
Back and Neck Pain
Dermatological Conditions/Hot Spots/Lick Granulomas
And So Much More!
|Therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of photons of light. The tissues and cells then absorb this energy
and use it to accelerate the normal rate of tissue healing.
|Therapeutic Benefits of Laser Therapy:
- Anti-inflammatory Action: Laser light reduces swelling, decreases pain, lessens stiffness, and hastens a return to normal joint and muscle function.
- Rapid Cell Growth: Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
- Faster Wound Healing: Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Laser light reduces formation of scar tissue, enhances healing, and lessens the chance of weakness and re-injury later.
- Increased Vascular Activity: Laser light increases blood flow to the injured area.
- Stimulated Nerve Function: Laser light speeds nerve cell processes that may decrease pain and numbness associated with nerve-related conditions.
|Frequency Of Treatment:
While some patients get immediate results, others require 6-10 treatments before seeing a lasting effect. Less severe or acute injuries will require fewer treatments than chronic or severe conditions.
|Google “ Laser Therapy” for dogs and people and you'll find a vast amount of info as to the amazing things laser therapy can do.
For therapeutic massage,
Val works in conjunction with:
Dr Trish Kallenbach, DVM
The Healing Place (352) 795-0250
(on Rt 44 ) in Crystal River, FL
Dr Leigh McBride, DVM
Sumter County Animal Hospital (352) 748-5454
in Wildwood, FL
For an appointment call one of the above (or)
Contact Val: (352)
257-4805 - val@dogNdive.com
Val is happy to be a local resource
products for joint health in pets.