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First Assessment and Follow Up Treatments

What You and Your Pet can Expect


Your Animal First Visit

During the initial visit, your Practitioner will take a detailed health history from you about your pet and perform a physical examination focusing on the spine, joints, muscles, and nervous system of your pet. If treatment is considered appropriate, a treatment plan will be developed to meet your pet's specific needs by incorporating a variety of treatment techniques including:

Joint mobilizations

Soft tissue therapy

Muscle energy techniques

Positional release therapy

Myofascial release therapy

Cranio-sacral manipulation          

Visceral (organ) manipulation    

Bioflex Laser (cold-laser therapy) - particularly successful after surgical procedures because it reduces secondary complications such as blood clots and excessive scar tissue development.

If your Practitioner finds your pet's condition would more appropriately bet treated or co-treated by another health care professional (or requires Veterinary care), she will make the appropriate referral.

Follow up visits

During follow-up visits, your pet's Practitioner may utilize one or more of the many different kinds of manual care techniques as well as the use of the Bioflex Laser therapy to further advance your pet's healing. Your pet's treatment will often include postural exercises you may be able to work on with your pet at home, and other healthy living suggestions if deemed appropriate such as supplementation for joint heal.

Nichelle provides osteopathic care for animals of all kinds and of all ages with a range of acute and chronic conditions including chronic pain, sports injuries (competitive show dogs, horses etc.), and post surgical care and rehabilitation. Nichelle is the Sudbury Osteopath and osteopath sudbury.