Serving Broward & Palm Beach County Florida. Specializing in preventative and clinical massage rehabilitation therapy. Specifically focusing on hip dysplasia, muscle atrophy, tendinitis, sprains & strains, deep muscle soreness, arthritis, and back pains. We also have special treatment plans for show, agility sports competition dogs, and seniors!

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Why hire a Certified Canine Myofunctional therapist?

There are various reasons why an owner or veterinarian might seek massage & bodywork therapy for a canine patient, including the following

  • Develops muscle tone
  • Improves skeletal frame
  • Reduces recovery time after surgery
  • Increases the blood flow to help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation
  • Decelerates joint degeneration
  • Increases strength and balance.
  • Improves muscle movement and range of motion
  • Promotes blood and lymph circulation
  • Slows down the natural aging process
  • Early detection
  • Musculoskeletal problems, including head and neck disorders
  • Joint disorders including arthritis​
  • Surgery or trauma
  • Warm up prior to athletic or performance events
  • Stress (shelters, unstable home environment)
  • Grief (Loss of a human or animal companion)
  • Sedentary of inactive lifestyle
  • Neurologic injury such as disk disease, brain injury, or peripheral nerve disorder
  • Autonomic dysregulation

Additional Physiologic benefits of massage

As with any medical approach , research performed on massage offers a mixture of studies, some showing that massage has value for a given problem and others fail to demonstrate improvements as a result of this therapy. That said, the list below provides an overview of evidence indicating support of massage and soft tissue therapy for a range of physiologic effects and clinical conditions. Scientific research has shown that massage therapy produces the following changes.

  • Improves blood and lymphatic circulation, including augmentation of cerebral blood flow
  • Alleviates pain, and hypertrophic scar formation following burn injury
  • Relieves muscle tension and increase range of motion (ROM)
  • Facilitates recovery after surgery and exercise
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion 
  • Soothes sore muscles and joints
  • Reduces pain after joint replacement surgery
  • Reduces pain in acute and chronic conditions 
  • Supports proper digestion and vagal nerve disfunction

How can you tell if your dog is in need of therapy?

  • Difficulty or hesitation when jumping onto bed or into the car
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Unusual or different behavior
  • Visible muscle spasms
  • Quivering legs
  • Licking their joints
  • Avoiding turning head to one side
  • Lethargic
  • Difficulty getting comfortable
  • Abnormal gait
  • Postural changes
  • Not wanting to go for walks or exercise
  • Sitting in awkward, slanted positions
  • Favoring one or more legs

Digital Thermal Imaging

A picture is worth a thousand words! Since dogs suffer in silence. Many times, we don't know where to focus our attention. Our patients cannot talk. So, we give them a voice with DTI. These non-invasive cameras provide us with a physiological picture allowing the images to speak for them. By detecting radiant heat and converting external body temps into different color palettes. Our cameras allow us to see inflammation or problems with circulation in your dog’s body. We can now see the unseen. Digital Thermal Imaging allows us to visualize EXACTLY where your dog may be suffering from Joint inflammation, muscle tears, tendon and ligament injury, arthritis, soft tissue trauma, toe injuries, etc. This is a 100% safe, no contact, non-invasive tool that emits no radiation. We can now custom tailor a bodywork technique specifically for your pet.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is becoming more and more popular specifically if your pet is not a good candidate for surgery. It is currently being used in clinics for pain management, promote wound healing, reduce inflammation, swelling and rehabilitation. ComfortingK9s continues to provide in home therapy to relieve painful symptoms of the following:

  • Skin wounds caused by abscesses, hot spots, an lick granulomas
  • Acute and chronic neck and back pain
  • Fractures
  • Post-surgery pain, healing, and rehab
  • Muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries
  • Arthritis; degenerative joint diseases like hip dysplasia
  • Allergic conditions
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Bacterial and viral infections
  • Joint cartilage disease mainly affecting large breed dogs
  • Chronic inflammation of the intestines and urinary tract
  • Snake and insect bites

Additional benefits of LLLT treatment

  • Removes Internal Scar Tissue: Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.
  • Regenerates Muscle Tissue: Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.
  • Activates Cartilage Production: Promotes the natural cartilage growth process by increasing the production of cellular energy (ATP).
  • Accelerates Bone Repair: Simulates the bone cells to replicate and produce new healthy bone tissue.
  • Nerve Regeneration: Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.
  • Stimulates Blood Flow: Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells. 

How does Laser Therapy work?

When we apply the laser directly over the injured area, the wavelength lasers have the ability to penetrate the skins layer. Our devices use MLS technology which features a mix of both 808nm diodes as well as 650nm. The 808nm infrared diodes penetrate up to two inches below the skin level to treat deep tissues like tendons, muscles and joints. The 650nm laser diodes penetrates about a quarter inch below the skins level to treat superficial skin lesions, acupuncture points, and fungal infections.

The lasers light energy stimulates the cells to function optimally. When the light-sensitive chromophores and other elements within the cell absorb energy, this initiates a series of important photochemical changes such as increased production of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate ) providing the cell with the extra energy needed to accelerate the healing process.  

Senior pet therapy

As dogs get older, they may have more difficulty getting around like they used to. You may also notice them struggling to stand up especially if you have wood or tile flooring. They are also more prone to certain conditions such as arthritis. Senior pet therapy can help your aging dog stay active and mobile long into their teen years. Our goal is to boost their strength, reduce pain, maintain their range of motion, and restore their mobility.

"The best gift you can give your pet is the gift of health"

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