Manual therapy includes therapeutic massage as well as joint mobilizations and stretching. Megan Day has extensive training in manual techniques from her physical therapy background and brings her expertise to WagHab.
Joint mobilizations are used to decrease pain and increase range of motion following injury or surgical recovery. It can also be beneficial for pets with arthritis and any chronic pain condition.
Pets as well as people can benefit from massage therapy.
Not only for relaxation, therapeutic massage, or soft tissue mobilization, targets injured or affected muscles, promoting relaxation, decreasing pain, and increasing circulation for healing to occur.
Often, pets just melt in the massage session, falling asleep and absolutely loving their massage.
Manual therapy is an integral part to a well rounded physical rehabilitation program and often makes the difference of whether a full recovery will occur.