movement therapy

Your way to keeping your four-legged friend healthy

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You love your dog - there's no question about that. But did you know that exercise therapy can be of great importance not only for humans, but also for our furry friends? Yes, you heard right! Exercise therapy can help dogs stay fit, prevent injuries and improve their quality of life. In this article, we will dive deep into the world of exercise therapy for dogs, show you how to keep your four-legged pal in top shape and answer your questions.

Why is exercise therapy important?

Dogs are naturally active and most of them like to romp around, run and play. But like us humans, everyday life can sometimes become stressful for dogs, and they can develop injuries or pain. This is where exercise therapy comes in.

What is movement therapy?

Movement therapy for dogs is a targeted form of therapy tailored to their individual needs. It includes exercises and activities that help to improve your dog's mobility and fitness, relieve pain and prevent injuries.

Have you already heard about Pet Physiotherapy heard? An important part is the movement therapy and is done by me in my Praxis in Lichtenberg carried out. I know exactly how to help dogs stay healthy and happy.

How does movement therapy work?

Here are some steps on how physiotherapy (e.g. movement therapy) works for dogs:

Step 1: Anamnesis

I start with a thorough history of the dog. This includes gathering information about the dog's medical history, existing health problems, pain symptoms and other relevant information.

Step 2: Initial examination (initial findings)

I perform a thorough physical examination of the dog. Joint mobility, muscle tension and other physical characteristics are assessed.

Step 3: Goal setting

Based on the medical history and examination, I set clear goals for the treatment. This can include pain relief, improving mobility, relaxing the muscles and promoting blood circulation.

Step 4: Treatment

Based on the diagnosis, I create a tailor-made therapy plan for your dog. This plan can include exercises, Massage and manual techniques, Hydrotherapy and other techniques include to address your dog's specific problems.

Step 5: Monitoring and adjustment

During the treatment, I constantly monitor your dog's reaction to the movement. The treatment can be adjusted as needed.

Step 6: Home Exercises

I will also show you exercises and techniques that can be done at home to maintain progress between treatments. The pet owner plays a crucial role in their pet's recovery.

Step 7: Follow-up appointments (regularity is the key)

Depending on your dog's needs, a series of sessions can be scheduled. The frequency and duration of the sessions will depend on the nature of the problems and your dog's progress. For therapy to be effective, it is important to do the exercises regularly. Your dog will gradually get used to the activities and hopefully find pleasure in them.

Step 8: Track progress

I will monitor your dog's progress and adjust the therapy plan if necessary. The goal is to maximise your dog's mobility and quality of life.

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Advantages of movement therapy

Now you might be wondering why you should go to all this trouble for your dog. Well, the benefits are worth it:

Pain relief

The therapy helps to relieve pain, whether from arthritis, injury or other conditions.

Improved mobility

Your dog becomes more agile and can enjoy life to the full. No more limping gait!

Prevention of injuries

Specific exercises and strengthening of the muscles reduce the risk of injury.

Increasing the quality of life

A happy, healthy dog is a happy owner. Exercise therapy helps to improve the quality of life of your furry companion.

Tips for movement therapy at home

You don't always have to rely on a professional to help your dog. There are some things you can do yourself at home to support movement therapy.

Playtime

Play is a great way to get your dog moving. Please coordinate this with me individually.

Walks

Regular walks are essential. Make sure they are appropriate for your dog, depending on age and fitness level.

Massages

A soft massage releases tension and promotes blood circulation.

Water fun

If your dog loves water, controlled swimming is a fantastic way to strengthen his muscles. Please coordinate this with me individually.

Exercises for the mind

Intelligence toys / sniffing games can challenge your dog not only mentally but also physically.

Frequently asked questions

How often should I consider movement therapy for my dog?

Can movement therapy prevent injuries?

Is movement therapy only suitable for older dogs?

How can I make an appointment with you?

Can I do movement therapy for my dog at home?

Movement therapy for dogs is a wonderful way to increase your furry friend's quality of life and keep them healthy and happy. It's about making sure your dog gets as much joy and energy out of life as possible.

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